Posted: 17.12.2012
By Dinesh Z. Shah
Chaturmas is a holy period of four months (usually July to October) during which some important Jain festivals are celebrated. Majority of Jain festivals are characterized by renunciation, austerities, study of the scriptures, recitation of hymns, meditation accompanied by chanting of mantras, and expressing devotion for the Tirthankaras. Jain festivals are noteworthy for the muted and restrained demeanour of...

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