Jainworld ►News Letter 2013.11

Published: 14.11.2013
Updated: 02.07.2015

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"Jewels of Jain World" Award

Jain World Foundation USA is pleased to announce the 2012 Jewels of Jain World Award. This award, announced on Diwali day of 2013 is conferred on:

Prof. Dr. Padmanabh S. Jaini USA
Dr. Hukumchand Bharill India
Dr. Hampa Nagarajaiah India
Dr. Peter Flügel UK
Prof. Dr. Sagarmal Jain India

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Breaking News - Moodabidri's Stolen Rare Precious Jain Idols Recovered

On October 5, 2013: In one of the important developments, the rare precious Jain idols that were stolen from the 'Siddantha Darshan temple' of Moodabidiri have been recovered. His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of Moodabidri Jain Math has confirmed this.

First Confirmation to JHC - The news was first communicated to JHC by R.P.Jain of New Delhi at 9.00 pm on October 5, 2013.

Unlike many other theft cases the recovery of the Jain idols has a very interesting story. A courier that was well packed in a box containing the Jain idols that were stolen from the Siddantha Mandir were sent to the police commissioner office at Mangalore.

The police commissioner's office invited Abhijith M. and Bhattarakha Swamiji of Moodabidri Jain Math to visit their office as they will be opening the box and as per some confidential sources they had received a communication stating that the box contains the stolen idols from 'Siddantha Darshan temple' and that they would like to have their presence during this process.

The Bhattarakha Swamiji was called up at around 7.00 pm to kindly visit the Mangalore police commissioner office. Immediately Swamiji started for Mangalore.

Opening of the Box - Exactly at 8.35 pm with the video cameras the box was opened and the idols were taken out of the box.

What was present in the box? A total of 12 idols, 7 of them made of different precious stones, 5 idols made of spathika (natural crystal). Of the 5 spathika idols one of them is broken.

Idols that were recovered earlier during a raid to the prime accused's wifes (Deeptimoyi Mohanty Pattnaik) house by ACP Ravikumar & team with the help of Nitinjeet Singh (deputy commissioner of police, Bhuvaneshwar) on July 18, 2013?

1 Tirthankar idol is standing posture made of Neela Mani (blue stone)
1 Tirthankar idol is sitting posture made of Neela Mani (blue stone)
1 Tirthankar idol is sitting posture made of Spathika

Remembering Tarla Dalal

Passes Away at 77 | 1936 - 2013

Tarla Dalal, the Julia Child of Indian vegetarian cooking and author of over 17,000 recipes and 170 cookbooks, died in her sleep this past week at the age of 77.

सी. बी. आई. जांच शुरू न होने से जैन समाज में रोष

इन्टरनेट पर गैरकानूनी रूप से 11वीं सदी की भगवान पार्श्वनाथ की प्रतिमा की नीलामी द्वारा विक्री और मूडबद्री की चोरी की सी. बी. आई. जांच शुरू न होने से जैन समाज में रोष

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Noble Perspective behind Morpicchi, Ogha & Katashna

Its really sad that ignorantly or knowingly at times, Jain community and its sentiments are hurted. So an able clarification is provided here from a basic jain layman.

No peacock is technically required to be harmed for deriving Peacock feathers for mor picchi, Nor any Sheep is required to be harmed for deriving wool for katashna / ogha. Our earlier enlightened Jain Saints have always taken care to protect even smallest insects and organisms.

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Self Reflection (Bhavna)


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