Acharya Tulsi - A Peacemaker Par Excellence ► 1 ►A Many-splendored Personality ► Childhood

Posted: 06.04.2013

There is a beautiful and well-planned town called Ladnun situated in Nagaur district of Rajasthan. It is also known for its historical importance for some of its Jain temples date back to the tenth century. One of them has a rare image of Saraswati - goddess of learning. The town is inhabited by a large number of Jains belonging to both Swetambar and Digambar traditions. Most of the Swetambar Jains are followers of the Terapanth Jain sect. It was here that Acharya Tulsi was born in an Oswal Khattar family. His father's name was Jhumarmalji and his mother's Vadanaji. He had six broth­ers and three sisters. The child Tulsi was the youngest of his broth­ers. He was brought up in the circumstances often encountered by a middle class family in India. He first went to school at the age of eight years. His teacher was a Brahmin named Nand Lai who taught him for one year in the beginning. Then he joined a private school run by Shri Heera Lai Jain. He studied in this school for two years. He was also the monitor of his class.

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