Posted: 30.07.2012
 
The life and teachings of Bhagwan Mahavira is a glorious chapter of infinite compassion as the he promoted universal welfare. He was the benefactor, unequaled guide to mankind for leading right path of life and to establish universal peace and solidarity. There are twenty four Tirthankaras, also known as Jinas, meaning Self Conquerors in Jainism. Among them the first Bhagwan Rishabha is universally regarded as...
Posted: 27.07.2012
 
Monks of the Digambara sect In the Digambara asceticism the monks are known as Muni or Muni Maharaj. They are organized in two different sanghas or groups which are known after the master of the group or Acharya. The one who wants to renounce the world on religious grounds, begins to qualify successively for the 11 basic vows. He starts to control his behavior, to abstain from violence, to practice truth, to...
Posted: 26.07.2012
By Manish Modi
|| ॐ श्री पार्श्वनाथाय नमः || Aum Shri Parshvanathaya Namah Summarized Life of Jina Parshvanatha Based on Acarya Gunabhadra’s Uttarapurana Lord Parshvanatha is the 23rd Tirthankara in the Jain tradition. He was born to King Vishvasena and Queen Vasundhara, the rulers of Varanasi. He was born on the 11th day of Pausha. His birth was celebrated with great joy and pomp by...
Posted: 26.07.2012
 
Monks and Nuns of the Shvetambara sect The Shvetambara sect is divided into a number of sub-divisions, called gaccha , which is a community of monks. The various communities are known after their Acharya, the master. Such an order of monks and nuns is called sangha and is again divided into various parivars , i.e. families. The head of each such family is a senior monk or nun. It is advised that the monks and...
Posted: 25.07.2012
By Dr. H.A. Parshwanath
There are seen five phases in the Jaina ascetism. These include Brahmacharya, Kshullakha, Ailaka, Digambara and Aryika. These ascetics were traveling continuously from one place to another. Hence they did not require mutt, the residential place to stay permanently in a single place. In the later days a sect of ascetics called Bhattaraka (or Bhattarakha) Swami evolved to take cognizance of Shravakas to lead them...

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