Posted: 30.07.2014
By Dr. Satish K. Kapoor
Virchand Raghavji Gandhi (1864-1901) had many firsts to his credit. He was the first celebrated Jaina to have graduated with honours from Elphinstone College, Bombay (Mumbai) in 1880, the first authorized Jaina plenipotentiary to a global religious conclave in 1893, the first to win admirers and adherents to his faith outside India, and the first non-Hindu to defend Hinduism in America and Europe. He was much...
Posted: 31.10.2013
 
Chicago Jains Celebrated 150th Birth Anniversary of Jain Scholar Shri Virchand Raghavji Gandhi In the celebration of life of an extra ordinary Jain scholar who brought Jainism to the attention of the western world 120 years ago, also a super patriot and ambassador of India, Jain Society of Chicago arranged various programs. It was a memorable day of Sept 11, 1893, the Columbus hall of Art Institute of Chicago...
Posted: 31.08.2013
 
Hon’ble PM inaugurated Commemorative Coffee Table Book on Virchand R. Gandhi at International Conference organized to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary. Pankaz Chandmal Hingarh, Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni, Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh & Cultural minister Smt Chanresh Kumari Kotach inaugurating first copy of the 150th birth anniversary commemorative coffee table book written by Acharya Lokesh...
Posted: 30.08.2013
 
New Dehli, On August 26, 2013, a delegation of Jains from the US went to India to meet with the Prime Minister Shri Man Mohan Singh on the occasion of Government of India launching one yearlong celebration for the 150th anniversary of Jain Leader Shri Virchand Raghavi Ji Gandhi. Prominent Jain leaders from all sects of Jains from all over India also joined the delegation and in the celebration of life of an...
Posted: 25.07.2013
 
A noncommercial, educational & honorary film by Pankaz Chandmal Hingarh. Salute to Son of India : Shree Virchand Raghavji Gandhi & lets celebrate his 150th Birth Anniversary. A. For Pankaz Chandmal Hingarh's article on Virchand Raghavji Gandhi in South Asian Times & India Tribune written in 2012 please visit: thesouthasiantimes.info indiatribune.com (Author's contribution in august ,2012) B. For Latest Posters...
Posted: 06.03.2013
 
Click to enlarge: 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Virchand Gandhi Virchand Raghavji Gandhi (1864-1901), 19th Century Benevolent Indian A dauntless patriot who defended Hinduism, Indian Culture, had represented Jainism in 1893’s Parliament of World Religions in Chicago on 11th, 25th & 27th September,1893 . Audience applauded on his patriotic speech & Closing Day Speech. As per Henry Steel...
Posted: 20.11.2012
 
Click to enlarge: Virchand Gandhi, Forgotten Indian Patriot who defended Indian Culture, Hinduism & represented Jainism had captivated western public in 1893’s parliament of world religions in Chicago (USA). Great Swami Vivekanand wrote from 541, Dearborn Avenue, Chicago, to the Diwan of Junagadh “Now here is Virchand Gandhi, the Jain whom you knew well in Bombay. This man never takes anything but...
Posted: 19.11.2012
 
Click to enlarge: “The universe is not for man alone, but is a theater of evolution for all living beings. Live and let live is its guiding principle. Ahimsa Parmo Dharmah- Non-injury is the highest religion” Virchand Gandhi (1864-1901). Represented Jainism in 1893 Parliament of World religions at Chicago and delivered 535 captivating speeches in USA and Europe. VIRCHAND RAGHAVJI GANDHI (VRG,...
Posted: 18.11.2012
 
Click to enlarge: Virchand Gandhi, Anagarika Dharmapala, Swami Vivekanand – 3 heroes who captivated public in 1893’s parliament of World Religions in Chicago, Sitting on Parliament Stage. Parliament of World Religions Chicago, On The evening of the Last Day, 27th September, 1893, Virchand Gandhi (Sitting on Stage – Highlighted), 1893, Parliament of World Religions Chicago, Virchand Gandhi...
Posted: 17.11.2012
 
Click to enlarge: “This is my country, that is your country, these are the conceptions of narrow souls, to the liberal minded the whole world is a family” Virchand Raghavji Gandhi (1864-1901), Reference: ‘Gandhi Before Gandhi’ by Dr. Bipin Doshi & Smt. Pritiben Shah. “May peace rule the universe; may peace rule in kingdoms and empires; may peace rule in states and in the lands of the...
Posted: 16.11.2012
 
Click to enlarge: Dharam Veer Karnti veer Veerchand Raghavji Gandhi – Shree Palitanaji Teerth Shree Sammet Shikharji Teerth – Samayik - by Chandresh Dhiraj Gandhi, Great Grand Son of Veerchand Gandhi “As you go on forgetting yourself materially, just in the same proportion do spiritual peace and spiritual powers flow in towards you.” – Virchand Raghavji Gandhi (1864-1901) quote on Spirituality,...
Posted: 15.11.2012
 
Click to enlarge: On 29th Nov. ,1897 The New York Times described Virchand Raghavji Gandhi (1864-1901) as "Wearing a turban of Yellow, signifying knowledge and a robe of purple , portraying purity and activity..." Gandhi Ni Gaatha Gandhi Ni Jubani Author - Chandresh Dhiraj Gandhi (Mahuva/Surat) (Great Grand Son of Virchand Gandhi) 1893 OFFICIALLY FIRST GUJARATI TO VISIT USA Virchand Gandhi (1864-1901)...

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