Posted: 16.01.2018
 
The Times Of India (From left) Viral Dedhia, 32, Dharmil Dedhia, 16, Sanket Parekh, 29, and Chandresh Poladia, who will renounce the world on January 22. MUMBAI: For 29-year-old Sanket Parekh, a chemical engineer from IIT-Bombay, life was all about targets and achievements. He had a well-paying job and was planning a post-graduation course in the US. But an online chat with his senior changed everything. Now he...
Posted: 26.10.2017
 
The Times Of India Srishti Dasgupta | Updated: Oct 24, 2017, 15:10 IST Social activist and culturist Sundeep Bhutoria attended a religious meet where he took blessings from Acharya Mahashraman, head of Terapanth segment of Jain religion, and Sadhvi Pramukha Kanakprabha, on Saturday. The spiritual congregation was attended by several devotees, many of whom even came from different parts of the country. They...
Posted: 24.03.2017
 
The Times Of India TNN | Mar 23, 2017, 01.46 PM IST PATNA, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will be conferred with prestigious 'Anuvrat Award' by the Shwetambar Terapanthi Sabha, a religious sect of Jainism, for enforcing total liquor ban in the state and spreading the message of de-addiction across the country. Two years back, former deputy prime minister L K Advani was conferred with the award for promoting moral values...
Posted: 29.09.2016
 
The Times Of India TNN | Sep 29, 2016, 06.20 AM IST KOLKATA: When Sohini Devi Dugar was diagnosed with throat cancer last July, her family took her to reputable hospitals. But at that advanced stage, the 83-year-old's condition deteriorated despite treatment. The octogenarian finally decided to embrace death through Santhara, a voluntary fast unto death practiced among religious Jains. Dugar, who had to be...
Posted: 07.08.2016
 
The Times Of India Sushmi Dey | TNN | Aug 3, 2016, 03.06 AM IST NEW DELHI: Now, be assured of vegetarian sweets. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has banned the use of any material of animal origin in silver leaf (chandi ka warq), commonly used in confectionaries and sweets like barfi for decoration and also in pan and packaged supari. According to sources in the ministry, the move comes...
Posted: 23.05.2016
 
The Times Of India Ahmedabad (Gujarat), May 12, 2016: A holy Sanskrit text dating back to the 9th century will be discussed for seven days by experts from across India, in Ahmedabad from May 22 to 29. The workshop for the discussions, to be held at the Ahmedabad University, is being organized by the LD Institute of Indology along with other organizations. The text, "Upmati Bhava Prapancha", is known for its...
Posted: 23.04.2016
 
The Times Of India 20.04.2016, Nashik: The prevailing drought situation in the state has turned festivals and religious functions into opportunities to provide a helping hand to the parched areas. While celebrating Mahaveer Jayanti on Tuesday, Jain Social Group and Jain Seva Sangh in Nashik resolved to adopt 10 remote villages in tribal belt of Nashik district for the next two months. These social organisations...
Posted: 28.03.2016
 
The Times Of India Bhavika Jain & Hemali Chhapia | TNN | Mar 28, 2016, 09.30 AM IST MUMBAI: Students of the prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, through a crowd funding campaign, have managed to save Prakrit classes from being discontinued for the 2016-2017 academic year. SOAS is the only college in the UK to offer the course. Prakrit, like Sanskrit, is no longer...
Posted: 02.03.2016
 
The Times Of India Chaitanya Deshpande | TNN | Mar 2, 2016, 03.39 PM IST Nashik: The first 'mahamastakabhisheka' ritual of the record 108-ft tall idol of lord Rishabhnatha in Mangi Tungi entered in its final phase on Tuesday. The darshan and abhishek facility would now be open for common visitors until March 6. "Many devotees could not register for the religious event due to various reasons. Those wanting to...
Posted: 13.02.2016
 
The Times Of India Yudhvir Rana | TNN | Feb 12, 2016, 08.40 AM IST AMRITSAR: The demolition of historical Jain temple in Lahore has led to an uproar in Pakistan, with leader of opposition in Punjab assembly Mian Mehmood-ur-Rashid demanding an inquiry into the incident. Rashid condemned the demolition of the temple while speaking to TOI from Lahore on Thursday, saying: "We condemn the incident. We have demanded...

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