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Ahimsa Times September 2008 Issue - www.jainsamaj.org

Vol. No. 99

September, 2008

PARYUSHAN PARVA
Paryushan Parva is an annual religious festival of the Jains. Considered auspicious and sacred, it is observed to deepen the awareness as a physical being in conjunction with spiritual observations. Generally, Paryushan Parva falls in the month of September. In Jainisim, fasting is considered as a spiritual activity, that purify our souls, improve morality, spiritual power, increase knowledge and strengthen relationships. The purpose is to purify our souls by staying closer to our own souls, looking at our faults and asking for forgiveness for the mistakes and taking vows to minimize our faults. Also a time when Jains will review their action towards their animals, environment and every kind of soul.

Paryashan Parva is an annual, sacred religious festivals of the Jains. It is celebrated with fasting, reading of scriptures, observing silence etc. preferably under the guidance of monks in temples. Strict fasting where one has to completely abstain from food and even water is observed for a week or more. Depending upon one's capability, complete fasting spans between 8-31 days. Religious and spiritual discourses are held where tales of Lord Mahavira are narrated. The Namokar Mantra is chanted everyday. Forgiveness in as important aspect of the celebration. At the end of Fasting, all will ask for forgiveness for any violence or wrong-doings they may have imposed previous year. The practice of forgiving transcends religious boundaries.


Digambara Jains observe it for a period of ten days during which Dashalakshana vrata is undertaken. Tatwartha Sutra of Umaswati is recited. They celebrate Ananta- Chaturdasi on the Chaturdasi. Svwetambara Jains celebrate it as an 8 day festival which ends with Bhadarpada Shukla Panchami. Kalpa Sutra is recited thought the period of Samvatsari. The last day of paryushan Parva is called Samvatsari. As in the previous years, this year too, the event was celebrated by the Jain community throughout the country and abroad with religious rituals, fasting, austerities, worships and listening to discourses on Jain scriptures

TEMPLES

JINALAYA PRATISHTHA MAHOTSAVA-2008 IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Under the spiritual guidance & inspiration of Param Pujya Shri Jinchandraji and blessings of Param Pujya Gachchhadhipati Aacharya Shrimad Vijay Jayghoshsurishwarji Maharaj Saheb, Nitin Doshi & family has built the first Jain Derasar (Grah Jinalaya with 5 Marble and 1 Panch Dhatu pratimaji) in Melbourne, Australia. In the interest of Jainism and all Jains in Australia, Melbourne Shwetambar Jain Sangh Inc. was the proud sponsor/organiser of the historical Pratishtha event and auspicious occasion. An action packed, 4-day Pratishtha Mahotsav was held from 25th till 28th April 2008. Some of the highlights of the Mahotsav included: Varghodo, Various Poojas, Jinchandraji's Pravachans & Bhavana, Prabhuji 18 Abhishek, Bhakti Mahotsav & Cultural programme, Prabhuji Pratishtha, Parshva-Padmavati Poojan & Dandiya Raas and Dwar Udghatan on the last day. We were fortunate to have Param Pujya Shri Jinchandraji (one of the three brothers popularly known as Bandhu Triputi) of Tithal (Valsad), India to grace the milestone Jainism event in Australia. The event was also energized by a musical ensemble from India.

NEW JAIN TEMPLE COMPLEX IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPENS
BUENA PARK, The Jain Center of Southern California has announced eleven-day cultural and spiritual programmes on the occasion of the inauguration of their new temple and meditation and reflection hall. The programmes will be held from September 26 to October 6, 2008 in Buena Park, California. This event will mark a historical milestone for the JCSC as the doors open for the community. Activities during the event will include cultural events, a parade, and various religious ceremonies and discourses by visiting dignitaries and scholars. The Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) started preliminary plans to expand the existing Jain Center by constructing a new Jain Bhavan (Complex) nearly 14 years ago. The new Complex in Buena Park offers a glimpse of Jain culture and its contribution to the city. Decorated with paintings, murals, tapestries, and sculptures to depict the Jain way of life, the opulent features of the architecture reflect the famed ancient Jain temples in India. For more information please visit www.jaincenter.net

About the Jain Center of Southern California - The Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC), located in Buena Park, California, was founded on September 15, 1979 by 30 families with one important mandate -- to practice, promote and teach Jainism with no sectarian bias. Today, with over 1000 families as members, the JCSC's major activities include: religious celebrations, educational programs, lectures from visiting dignitaries, free medical camps open to all, humanitarian relief projects and much more. The JCSC is one of the four original Jain organizations that helped establish the Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) in May 1981 which has been honored with numerous awards and honors, including one from the United Nations.

APPEAL FOR DONATION TO SHREE DIGAMBER JAIN MANDIR, VASUNDHRA, GHAZIABAD
We are writing to you on behalf of Shree Digamber Jain Mandir Samiti, Vasundhra Ghaziabad for speedy and hurdle free construction of Shree Mandir Jee. We need Your help and Support to make this temple the state of Indian architecture. The project is huge to the extent of Rs.1.35 crores. It is a giant task for a small group of devotees therefore we earnestly request every one to donate generously for a good cause. Donations can be made on regular monthly basis or one time as per the aspiration of the donor. Donations can be made on the birthdays of family members, on the occasions of their marriage anniversaries and on all festivals like Deepawali, Mahavir Jayanti etc the details can be obtained from Mandir Samiti. You are hereby once again requested to donate generously to the above project and be a part of it. Even your small contribution would make a lot of difference. Please send your donations through crossed cheques/bank drafts in favour of "Shree Digamber Jain Mandir Samiti" or you may also log on to our website www.jainmandir.net for donating online through your existing bank accounts net banking facility, credit cards. Alternatively donations can also be deposited directly to UTI Bank Ltd a/c no 296010100040910 in any of their branches across the globe. Naveen Kumar Jain, General Secretary, E-Mail: - naveenjain.er@gmail.com, Tele : +91 9910339268

SAINTS

JAIN MUNI LOKPRAKASH LOKESH, FELICITATED IN CALIFORNIA
New York, September 6: Jain Muni Lokprakash "Lokesh", founder of Ahimsa Vishva Bharti, (earlier from Terapanth) who recently undertook a global peace march to promote religious harmony and peace, was presented ‘Key of the City’ by the Mayor Joe Esteves of Milpitas in a ceremony in New York. Lokesh was honoured for his work on the cause of peace, non violence, spiritualism and religious tolerance. Stating that the world is passing through difficult a situation, the Mayor stressed on the role played by leaders like Muni to establish communal harmony and peace. In his address, Lokesh, urged leaders of all religions to find ways and means to propagate peace and brotherhood, as terrorism is wrecking destruction all across the world. Later, the Mayor also visited the Jain temple where some 800 Jains community members welcomed the Mayor.

DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GYANMATI MATAJI AT HASTINAPUR
Ganini Pramukha Aryika Shiromani Shri Gyanmati Mata ji will be entering into her 75th year of birthon Sharad Poornima, on the 14th October, 2008. In order to celebrate the occasion, the devotees of entire Digambar Jain community would be organising a series of events, round the year, consisiting of a world peace conference, a grand worship programme in the honour of the first Digambar acharya, Shri Shanti Sagar Ji maharaj, prize distribution to celebrities, Sarswati adoration and worship and a series of meeetings and seminars.Born in the year 1934, she had accepted kshullika diksha in from Acharya shri Desh Bhushan Ji maharaj in 1953 and Aryika diksha from The first Pattacharya Shri Veersagar ji maharaj in 1956. She has more than 250 publications on Jain religion, philosophy and culture to her credit. It has been announced that live telecast of the celebrations will be held on the 12th, 13th and 14th October, 2008.

CONFERENCES & EVENTS
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NON-VIOLENCE, REDISCOVERING GANDHIAN WISDOM
On behalf of the Ahimsa Center, we wish to invite you to our forthcoming International Conference on Nonviolence, Rediscovering Gandhian Wisdom: Building a Peaceful Future to be held at Cal Poly Pomona campus, October 17-19, 2008. The conference schedule is now on the web. The conference highlights include distinguished speakers such as Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson and biographer of the Mahatma; Samdhong Rinpoche scholar-monk and the prime minister of Tibet government-in-exile; Bernard Lafayette Jr., a colleague of Martin Luther King Jr. , who led several campaigns during the Civil Rights Movement, and numerous outstanding scholars and professionals; sessions on relevance of Gandhian wisdom to education, business, and sustainability; workshops and dialogues; concert of devotional songs (bhajans) from Gandhi's prayer meetings; and a book exhibition. For details, including speaker bios, conference schedule and registration options, please visit: www.csupomona.edu Daniel Price, Center Assistant, Ahimsa Center, Nonviolence in Thought and Action California State Polytechnic University, Pomona CA 91768. [Courtesy: Dr. Sulekh Jain]

FEBRUARY 2009 - SEMINAR ON JAIN WAY OF LIFE & RELEVANCE TODAY
Two days All India Seminar on Jain way of life & its relevance today is being organized by Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology, Delhi on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th February 2009 in India International Centre, New Delhi. Dr. J. B. Shah is the convener of this Seminar.

In a press release Dr. Balaji Ganorkar, Director of the Institute has expressed that the humanity today is getting the most serious threat from terrorism. Life for common man was never so difficult as to-day. World, because of the terrorism, has been in the grip of problems, which are not ending easily. With materialistic approach, religious and social
liberalization is not doing well but causing harm to the humanity and society. To-day, our youth deprived of the knowledge of our culture, is adopting the life-style of western world which is creating a number of problems. To get rid of these problems, understanding and knowledge of the Jain way of life is very useful. In this scenario the Institute has
organized this interesting Seminar. There would be serious deliberations here on the vivid aspects of life as depicted in Jain texts. The leading scholars like Dr. S. R. Banerjee (Kolkata), Dr. Sagarmal Jain (Shazapur), Dr. Dayanand Bhargava (Jaipur), Dr. Phool Chand Jain (Varanasi), Prof. Mukul Raj Mehta (Varanasi), Dr. Kokila Shah (Mumbai), Dr. Dharma Chand Jain (Jodhpur), Dr. Hama Nagarajaiha (Bangalore), Dr. S. P. Narang (Delhi), Dr. Shashiprabha Kumar (JNU), Dr. A. K. Singh (Delhi), Dr. Dinanath Sharma (Ahmedabad) etc will present their papers in seven academic sessions during two days. Contact for further information to Mr. Balaji Ganorkar, Director, B. L. Institute of Indology, 20th Kmts. G. T. K. Road, P.O.Alipur, Delhi 110036, Tele Fax : 91-11-27202065/27206630, E-Mail: balajiganorkar@yahoo.co.in

JITO TO OPEN GLOBAL JAIN BUSINESS CHAPTER IN DUBAI
Dubai, Sep 26 In a bid to explore business opportunities in India and the United Arab Emirates, a global Jain business forum will open a new Dubai chapter this month. The Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO), comprising Jain businessmen, industrialists, knowledge workers and professionals from across the world, has announced that the new Dubai chapter will be opened in the course of a conference here on Sep 26-28. “This is where in the business opportunities in India and UAE will be explored and industry wise B2B group meetings and group visits to relevant locations, including sector wise meetings, shall be arranged with respective authorities for sectors like real estate, information technology, diamond, gems and jewellery, construction, gifts and novelties, finance and banking, automobiles, metals, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, textile and garments, electronics and home appliances,” JITO said in a statement.

Mrs. Shantaben Devshi Shah a Jain breaks her 111-day fast in Nairobi , Kenya

A HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE DAYS FASTING BY A 75 YEAR OLD JAIN LADY OF KENYA
How many days can you go without food? Well, before you answer that, ponder this: a 75-year old Kenyan lady living in Nairobi has entered the annals of world history for going for over 111 days without food by now, just taking water between sunrise and sunset, Shantaben Kapurchand Shah has thrown the Jain community in Kenya into a frenzy after becoming the first person to fast that long during the last four centuries. Leaders of the church in Palatana and Shankheshwar in Gujarat, where Jain believers go for pilgrimmage, have also recognised her by sending her congratulatory letters, She had hit the 100-day mark almost a fortnight back and is continuing with the fasting until Sunday, September 21, this year, making it 125 days without food. Interestingly, Shantaben, whose husband and four children say is a staunch follower of the Jain religion, has been discharging her duties normally. And this is not the first time she has fasted for that long. She has previously done 30 days on two instances, 33 days on one occasion, 45 days on another two occasions and 70 days last year. Husband Kapurchand Devshi said his wife has been performing household chores as usual. Shantaben wakes up at 4 am every day and prays for one hour, after which she makes her way to the temple, located along Limuru Road. She returns to the house at 7 am and prays for another whole hour before starting the household chores. Control Shantaben says her ability to fast for 100 days has been enabled by her connection to Mahavira, the God worshipped by Jain community. "If one gives up eating, it results in control over the senses and the mind, good thoughts begin to enter the mind and the person experiences a state of happiness. Giving up food gives you control over the senses," said Shantaben. [Courtesy: Dr. Sulekh Jain]

VEGETARIAN
EVEN THE COMPASSIONATE CONSUMERS ACCEPT ANIMALS-BASED PRODUCTS
Your choice as a consumer affects the lives (and death) of millions of animals. By consciously avoiding the use of animal-based products you not only save animal lives, you set an example to others and eventually force manufactures to use alternatives. When you buy animal-based products, you are consciously supporting and promoting the exploitation of animals. There are many products in the market that are ostensibly vegetarian but in fact contain animal based ingredients. It is therefore necessary to both recognize them yourself as well as alert others to them .You should also examine the packaging e.g. jewellery may not contain animal parts but if it comes in a silk-lined leather box, be sure to state your objection, refuse the packaging and deduct the cost of it from your purchase. It is very disheartening that unkowingly Many companies are fooling vegetarians by adding Non-veg. ingredients to Day to Day consumable products.

How to raise consciousness about animal-based products- The most common category with animal products is food Products. Write to leading manufactures asking if their Products contain animal parts and also that this information should be clearly mentioned on the label. Get as many signatures as you can to these letters. In a country where a large percentage of the population is vegetarian by the religion, and conviction, it is vital to have this information available so that people do not violate their faith unknowingly. Under the law, manufactures are obliged to respond as this is part of your right as a consumer.

LISTING OF ANIMAL BASED food PRODUCTS
Albumen: derived from eggs from factory farmed hens.
Alcohol: Clarifying agents can be obtained from a variety of sources including gelatin, egg albumin, charcoal made from bones. Alternatives are tannin cellulose, pectinases and fungal protease. Isinglass (fish derivative) may be replaced with bentonite, kaolin and silica gel. Traditional cask beers are usually clarified with isinglass derived from swim bladders of fish. Canned and some bottle beers are filtered without using animal substances. All beers, Kingfisher, Khajurao, charger, kalyani Black label etc., made in India use Isinglass.
Aspic: jelly derived from meat & fish.
Ajinomoto: Japanese product made from fish hydrolysate. Similar to mono sodium glutamate, which is made from sugar beet pulp and Wheat gluten.
Breads/buns /rolls: often glazed with eggs, milk, melted fat or oil usually utilizing a pig bristle brush. Oil mixed in a little oil can replace eggs used for coating and glazing. Calcium phosphate of animal origin (bones) is sometimes used to improve dough-making properties of bread. Vegetarian breads are Gardenia White & whole meal breads Oven pick Bread, klassic.
Biscuits: Kwality biscuits use animal-based enzymes. Shramik Foods biscuits contain margarine. Vegetarian brands are parle-G, Glucose, Monaco, Krackjack, Cheese lings.
Cheese: milk-based. Most foreign cheeses contain calf/ animal rennet (stomach acids obtained by slitting the stomach while still alive) or pepsin, an enzyme derived from a pig's stomach. Calf rennet is illegal in India. Plant rennet is used instead to make cheese. Non animal rennet is available in India: Meito from Arun & co., Fromase TL from BC Exports Pvt, Ltd., Hannilase, Modilase and Optimo from Essdee Chemocrat.
Kraft cheese contains animal rennet. Amul & Aavin does not. Soya milk can be used instead of milk dairy products to make cheese.
Casein: is the principal protein of milk derived by adding the enzyme rennin (from animal stomach) or an acid. Check with manufacturer.
Chewing Gum: usually made of vegetable gum may contain glycerin, gelatin, stearic acid and emulsifiers of animal origin.
Chips: always fried in animal fat abroad especially in fast food eateries. Packaged Indian crisps must specify cooked in vegetable oils or it should be assumed that they are not. Some crisps use whey (chhas or buttermilk) for flavour. Whey used for industrial food is made from the same process as cheese. So if rennet is used in one, it is used in the other as well.
Chocolate: Commonly used animals ingredients in chocolates are egg white or albumen, eggs lecithin, shellac and gelatin. Toblerone contains egg. and honey as does notmost nougat chocolates. Nestle's Kit Kat made in London contains calf rennet. Turkish Delight contains gelatine.
Fruit rolls, toffees, marshmallows, jujubes, peppermints usually contain gelatine. parle Extra Strong original peppermints contain gelatine though it is not mentioned on the wrapper. Polo minutes contain beef as stated on one of its foreign wrappers. So do many other sweets especially if manufactured in the Middle East. Smarties contain cochineal. Marzipan may contain eggs. Parle mango bite, Kisme Elaichi and Melody Sweets are vegetarian as are Amul chocolates.
Custard Power: may contain eggs.
Gelatine: obtained by boiling bones, connective tissues, animal skins, tendons, ligaments in water.
Agar: (China grass) dried seaweed or marine algae. This can be used instead of gelatine. Alginates derived from another variety of seaweed can be used instead in ice cream, processed cheese, salad dressing, frozen desserts, cake mixes, puddings, toothpaste etc.
Glycerine/Glycerol: Parallel product of soap industry, it depends on whether the soap is made from animal fat or vegetable oils. Most of the glycerin available is of animal origin. However it can be manufactured from petroleum or fermentation of sugars. Once in its chemical form it cannot be tested to know the source of its origin. Manufacturers never find out the origin of glycerin so it can be considered a substance of animal origin.
Gravy: eggs are often used to thicken gravies and soups. Cornflour or arrowroot flour are an effective substitute for eggs.
Ice Cream: Could contain eggs and or gelatine obtained from boiling cattle udders, noses and anuses
Jam: may contain gelatine.
Malt extract: could contain 10% glycerol of animal origin. Used as an ingredient in processed foods such as enriched bread an ingredient in processed foods such as enriched bread, chocolates, breakfast cereals.
Margarine: may contain animal fat, fish oil whey, gelatin.
Pastry: Eggs are added to baked products because they cause the dough to rise. Soda water, baking soda,soda bicarbonate or a mixture of vinegar and baking soda can be used instead of eggs for baking.
Riboflavin: commonly used as a coloring agent (orange-yellow) is obtained from egg yolk, liver milk. It can also be derived from green leafy vegetables. Check with the manufacturer.
Shortening: Unless it says otherwise, this contains animal fat.
Shark's fin: used for soup obtained by cutting off the shark's fin and leaving the wounded fish to die.
Varak or Silver Foil: made by placing thin metal strips between the steaming intestines of a freshly slaughtered animal .The metal is intensely pounded between the ox-gut and the sheets then carefully transferred between special paper for marketing. It is estimated that the varakh consumed on mithai alone by an average family per year would represent the use of ox-guts of 3 cows/bulls.
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Some Useful Health TIPS - Don't eat kurkure because it contains high amount of plastic if you don't believe burn kurkure and you can see the plastic melting. Avoid these tablets they are very dangerous D cold, Vicks action- 500, Actified , Coldarin, Cosome, Nice, Nimulid, Cetrizet-D, They contain Phenyl- Propanol -Amide PPA, which causes strokes and these tablets are banned in U.S.

A word about cotton ear buds also. Please do not show sympathy to people selling buds on roadside or at Signals..... Just wanted to warn you people not to buy those packs of ear buds you get at the roadside. It's made from cotton that has already been used in hospitals. They take all the dirty, blood and pus filled cotton, wash it, bleach it and use it to make ear buds. So, unless you want to become the first person in the world to get Herpes Zoster Oticus (a viral infection of the inner, middle, and external ear) of the ear and that too from a cotton bud, DON'T BUY THEM!* News report from Times of India.

HONORS & AWARDS

OHIO SENATE HONORING MAHA VIR VISION, INC. ON ITS COMMUNITY SERVICE
On behalf of the members of the Senate of the 127th General Assembly of Ohio, we are pleased to pay tribute to Mahavir Vision, Inc., on sponsoring the Visual Art Exhibition of Ancient Jain Art and Architecture from India at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower Art Gallery, September 2-30, 2008.

Mahavir Vision is deserving of the highest praise for its efforts to promote cultural enrichment and the arts locally through its sponsorship of the 2008 Ancient Jain Art and Architecture Exhibition in Columbus, Ohio. This event, which will provide a venue to highlight the work of Jain artists dating from 200 B.C. to present day, is a fitting time to acknowledge the exceptional work done by the many individuals who have been involved with Mahavir Vision.

All those associated with Mahavir Vision are to be applauded for their foresight and dedication. These fine people have earned the respect and admiration of many and have set an example of concerned and responsible citizenship worthy of emulation. Thus, we commend Mahavir Vision, Inc., on its innumerable contributions and extend best wishes for ongoing success. Also read attachment .Courtesy: Dr. Sulekh Jain

Kathleen Hagerty and Dean Dipak C. Jain in leading Kellogg

STORY OF JAIN INDIAN WHO MADE IT BIG IN THE US
Dipak C Jain was 17 minutes into his first presentation as the Dean of Kellogg School of Management when the world changed. This was 8.17 AM Chicago time, an hour behind New York. The date was September 11, 2001. It would have been easy to wallow in this most inauspicious of beginnings. Instead, Jain, the first Indian to head a top-flight US business school, quickly got down to writing letters to the school's alumni seeking their help in placing the graduating students. "I could see that the global economic environment would become tough and placing the students would be equally so. So I wrote to our former students many of who were in decision-making positions at small and medium enterprises that did not recruit from the top business schools," says Jain.

He was criticised for demeaning the Dean's position by "going around with a begging bowl". However, after Kellogg reported 91 per cent placement rate, the best among all B-schools in the country, in that troubled year, this went on to be become standard practice among the top B-schools. That's Jain for you. Born and brought up in Tezpur, Assam, he has devoutly followed the age-old Indian ethic of accepting one's fate and moving on to address the situation at hand. "There are biases everywhere. I may have very well faced them. But even if they became obstacles for me, I did not notice them," says Jain. He says he faces more bias in India. Some time ago, in the breakfast queue at a five-star hotel in New Delhi, the man on the counter wanted to bypass Jain and serve the foreigner behind him.

A five-star hotel in Hyderabad put Jain in a dingy room while allotting spacious suites to each of his three American companions, little knowing that they wouldn't have come to India but for the lure of spending time with the Kellogg Dean. Courtesy: Mr. Satyesh Bhandari, E-Mail: Satyesh.Bhandari@ril.com

Bhavarlal Jain, Chairman, Jain Irrigation Systems.

JAIN WHO CHANGED FARMERS' LIVES
Dreaming of a better future for India's downtrodden farmers, Bhavarlal Jain created the world's second-largest micro-irrigation company. Until recently Ram Krishna Khodpe and his four brothers were eking out a meager living cultivating cotton on their 5-acre farm in the semiarid region of Jalgaon in India's western state of Maharashtra. To supplement his family's income, Khodpe ran a small shop selling sugarcane juice.

Then two years ago he saw a drip irrigation system being demonstrated in his village. This uses a motorized pump to push water through long black plastic tubes that are laid out in rows along the base of the plants. Instead of flooding the field, just the required amount of water "drips" slowly through intermittent holes in the tubes directly onto the plant's
roots. This irrigation-efficient system, Khodpe was told, could double crop yields and save up to 60% of the water that flood irrigation methods consume. The system wasn't cheap: $600 an acre, of which half would come from a government subsidy. Scraping together the family's savings, Khodpe took the plunge.

He reaped a bonanza. The yield on his cotton crop increased two and a half times, earning Khodpe $1,200 an acre, enough to recover the cost of the device in the first season. The family landholding has since expanded to 40 acres, says a beaming Khodpe as he walks visitors through his flourishing fields. Image: A farmer irrigates a field with a water-saving irrigation system. Courtesy: Mr. Satyesh Bhandari, E-mail: Satyesh.Bhandari@ril.com

DIKSHA
JAIN DIKSHA
It is surprising to observe that increasing number of Jain devotees are accepting diksha every year. The total number of Jain monks (sadhu and sadhwi of all sects put together ) was just 9426 in 1986. This number rose to 12,105 in the year 2000 and 13,947 in 2007. It is estimated that the number of monks would be around 14,500 by the end of this year. Still remarkable is the fact that women taking diksha outnumber men to a very large extent. Of the 13,947 monks in the year 2007, 10,654 were sadhwis, taking into account the fact that 1200 deaths of monks occur every year. One should not believe that young persons take diksha out of poverty or as an impulsive action. They give up material prosperity for the sake of a life of austerity with the objective of attaing moksha or salvation. One carries forward certain innate values from one's previous birth, according to eminent Jain saint, Shri Vijay Ratna Surishwar ji maharaj. It is worth noting that in many cases, persons taking diksha are highly qualified and educated. Some are post-graduates in arts or science, some are chartered accountants and many others are sucessful businessmen. Group dikshas are also common at holy places, like Palitana, Hastinapur, sammet Shikharji, Kundalpur etc. in the holy presence of eminent acharyas. (Figures based on All-India Jain Chaturmas Suchi, by courtesy of T.O.I.)

1. Shri Atul Shah, resident of Walkeshwar, Mumbai, who is known as diamond king amongst his close business circles, bid farewell to the materialistic world and his multi-crore company, family and all the comforts of the world at the young age of just 30 years. He took the vow of diksha (renunciation) from his guru maharaj recently in the swetambar murti-pujak sect. He stepped off the silver chariot to commence a journey that required him to pluck his hair and wrap a white linen cloth around his body.

2. Terapanth Acharya Shree Mahapragya Ji maharaj would be according Jain diksha to five mumukshu (persons waiting to take vow of renunciation) on the 19th October, 2008 at Jaipur. Five persons include four males, Shri Manav Singhi from Dungargarh, Shri Lakshit from Surat, Shri Gaurav Kothari from Ahmedabad and Sri Pradeep Kothari from Ganga Nagar (Saman Diksha) one female, Km. Karuna from Kelwa (Raj.). It is expected that thousands of devotees will reach Jaipur to participate in the celebrations. Courtesy: Shri Mahendra Jain, Media prabhari

MISCELLANEOUS
PATNA MAHAVIR TEMPLE PROVIDES SHELTER TO FLOOD VICTIMS
In an outpour of sympathy for the flood victims escaping flood-ravaged villages in the North Bihar, the Mahavir Temple management has opened up a special camp to provide short-term relief to passengers getting off from trains at Patna Junction with no place to go and in dire need of food and medical attention. The temple secretary Acharya Kishore Kunal said the temple has made arrangements to provide overnight shelters to those who have no place to spend night. Free food and medicines have also been arranged for those needing them while milk and cookies are being made available to small children, he said. The Director of the Temple Dr. Jitendra Kumar Singh said emails have been sent to people living in other parts of the world urging them to come forward and help their motherland in its hour of need. Meanwhile, donations have been pouring in from various smaller organizations including the Bihar State Primary Teachers' Association, Senior Engineers Association, and Bihar Secretariat Employees Association in an unprecedented display of solidarity for the fellow citizens of Bihar.

REQUEST FOR SUPPORT - MAHAVIR MEDICAL COLLEGE, HYDERABAD
I am under the capacity as a one of the trustee addressing you prayer in brief to grace your blessing. Our Bhagwan Mahavir Charitable Hospital Hyderabad is in functional since 1983 and we have completed this year 25 years of Human seva. Past 5 years back we have got the Honour to start a Medical College by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and our Hospital had taken up this project of Worth around 60.00 crores but we could not manage the funds on time and we have spent more than 34 crores on the project with loans from Financial institutions and donation etc. Since the Project is in crucial crisis of financial requirement under any sort of feasible proposal from any investor or Donor for around Rs20.00 crores in total i.e, 10 crores immediate requirement and balance 10 crores in intervals of every 6 months which is required for a period of minimum 3 years expenses to meet our smooth functional operation of the college their after it shall generate is self revenue to meet it own expenses and even can grow other sectors in medical Science to serve society. We request you kind blessing / advice and active association and involvement with the project and expecting your blessings at the earliest. Please write for information to ramram1137@rediffmail.com

GOD SAVE OUR GOD................?
Would you like your Gods bulldozed like garbage ? and treated like this ... ? or dumped like this ? left to rot for scavengers to feast ... ? Lying at your feet ..Helpless .. Abandoned by worshippers ! Maimed ? Desecrated ? And you create a hue and cry when some statue in your city gets 'desecrated' ? You burn down busses and call for bandhs ? Ab Kya hua ?  Was that statue a GOD, OR Is this GOD only a Statue ? You decide. Wake Up ! This is our GOD ! Atul Bafna E-mail: abafna@yahoo.com

MUMBAI JAINS VOW TO AVOID WEDDING CEREMONY & DINNER AFTER SUNSET
Accepting the fact that having food after sunset is almost equivalent to killing living-beings, the Jain community of Mumbai, at a large congregation comprising of more than 3000 persons, organised at Shanmukhanand Hall at Matunga in the presence of a large number of Jain saints, took the vow voluntarily for not arranging dinners after sunset and not organising wedding ceremonies during night time. The call to abstain from eating in night comes at a time when monks have been lamenting the erosion of Jain values and traditions. It was a pity that monks from across the whole country had to gather and remind the community about the most basic tenet of Jainism, said Shri Hemchandra Sagar ji maharaj, a very senior monk. There was a time when Jain households closed their kitchens with sundown. Earlier, religion influenced the way of life in Jain society.

Today, it seems, religion and society are completely disconnected added Shri Vimal sagar Ji maharaj. Mr. Sudhir Patni of Matunga Jain Sangh mentioned that even in Delhi, a millionaire's reception dinner had to face a mute satyagraha from Jain community with almost 80% of the guests politely rejected dinner and it was quite an embarrasment for the rich family, which has a high status in the community. Large quantities of rich untouched food had to be thrown away. According to Jain scriptures, food or water should be consumed only before evening settles in, because when the temperature dips, bacteria in the air increase and settle on the food. Consuming any food or even water in the post-twilight zone is supposed to be equivalent to killing of living-beings. This practice of eating before sunset is being practiced in Ahmedabad, Surat and othe towns in Gujarat. [By courtesy of Times of India, 22nd Sept., 2008]

JAIN SCHOLAR DATABASE BEING DEVELOPED AT www.JainLink.org - My name is Bobby Tarumi. I am working with the Jain Scholar Program team from JainLink, an online portal designed to connect the many communities of Jains around the world, in an attempt to gather the names, contact information, and general information of every scholar of Jainism worldwide. This gathered information will be put into an online database at www.JainLink.org called the "Jain Scholar Database" which will be used as a single online resource where Jain scholars can easily communicate and collaborate with one another. If you are interested in becoming a scholar member of Jainlink, you can register at www.JainLink.org. All you have to do is click Register, select the member type "Jain Scholar", search our directory to find your name, and then continue to finish up the registration process from there. [Courtesy: Dr. SulekhJain]

JAMMU - SUBASH CHANDER JAIN & OTHERS ARRESTED FOR ANTIQUE THEFT
Acting on a tip-off, the Crime Branch of Jammu arrested four smugglers including Subash Chander Jain from the Janipur area of Jammu. The police recovered antique sapphire items valued around Rs 10 crore. They also seized two Safari vehicles from the suspects. THE CRIME Branch, Jammu, achieved a major success when it recovered four antique pieces of sapphire weighing about one kg along with some rare coins from the possession of some suspects from the Janipur area of Jammu. The value of the seized items in the international market is estimated to be not less than Rs 10 crores plus. Two Safari vehicles were also seized from the suspects.

From their possession, two idols, one of Radha and Krishna, one Shiv Ling, one statuette of Bhagwan Mahavir and one ornamental pendant carved out of sapphire were seized. The value of the seized items in the international market is estimated to be more than Rs 10 crores. The identity of the accused has been ascertained as Subash Chander Jain, a resident of Jain Bazar, Chander Kumar, driver, a resident of Khadak Panja Kalakote, Rajouri, Zafar Hussain Ganai, a resident of Haderpora, Janipur and Subash Chander Saraf, also a resident of Bohri Talab Tillo.

A case (FIR No. 24/2008) under Sections 4/5 of the Sapphire Act 1982, 5/25 of the Antiquities Art Treasures Act and 379 RPC has been registered at the Crime Branch, Jammu and investigation has been taken up to ascertain the source and the destination of these precious materials.

CHATURMAS
LIST OF CHATURMAS OF DIGAMBER SAINTS
Aandhra Pradesh - Muni Shri Prasann Sagar Ji Maharaj (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Pushpadant Sagar Ji Maharaj)
Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Agarapura, Hyderabad.

Aasam - Kshullika Bhakti Bhushan Mataji Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Dibrugad, Gowahati.

Bihar - Muni Shri Praman Sagar Ji Maharaj (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj)Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Gaya

Chattisgarh - Muni Shri Pavitra Sagar Ji Maharaj (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Siddhant Sagar Ji Maharaj)
Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2 Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Bhatapara, Raipur Chattisgarh Contact No: - 94255236604
Muni Shri Shashank Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Siddhant Sagar Ji Maharaj) Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Shanichari Bazaar, Durg Chattisgarh
Aaryika Anant Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj) Total Pinchi in Sangh – 20, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Rajim Nagar. Dist- Raipur Chattisgarh

Delhi - Aacharya Shri Vidya Nanad Sagar Ji Maharaj Shri Digambar Jain Sabha, Rishabh Vihar, Bhagvan Mahavir Marg
East Delhi - 110 092, Contact No: - 011 2237-6806, 98100-15678, 98110-55547
Aacharya Shri Pushpadant Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 3, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Bahubali Enclave, Delhi-92
Aacharya Shri Vidyabhushan Sanmati Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 12, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Model Town, Delhi-09, Contact No: - 9810031318
Aacharya Shri Anand Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Dhyan Tirth, Vasant Kunj, Delhi, Ailacharya Shri Shrut Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Shalimarbag, Delhi
Muni Shri Vishok Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,, Jain Nagar, New Usmanpura, Delhi-53, Contact No: - 9891365052, 9811521188
Muni Shri Vikarsh Sagar Ji Maharaj (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Virag Sagar Ji Maharaj) Total Pinchi in Sangh – 1, Shri Digambar Jain Sabha, Rishabh Vihar, Bhagvan Mahavir Marg, East Delhi - 110 092, Contact No: - 011 2237-6806, 98100-15678, 98110-55547.
Muni Shri Saral Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 1, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Jawahar Park, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi – 92, Contact No: - Sarvesh Jain – 9810691612
Muni Shri Ativeer Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Bank Enclave, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi – 92, Contact No: - 9810691612, 9891119357
Aaryika Shrut Devi Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Bahubali Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Vivek Vihar, Delhi, Contact No: - 9810031318
Aaryika Chandra Mati Mataji, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, R.K.Puram, Sector 4, New Delhi, Contact No: - 26165653
Aaryika Syadwad Mati Mataji, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, Delhi
Aaryika Muktilakshmi Mati Mataji, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Bhogal, Jangpura, Delhi
Aaryika Dristi Bhushan Mataji, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Navin Shahdra, Delhi

Gujarat - Aacharya Shri Sukumal Nandi Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Naroda, Ahmedabad, Contact No: - 9824087237, 9824080743
Aacharya Shri Nirmal Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra, Nirmal Dhyan Kendra, Girnar Ji, Junagarh
Contact No: - 0285-265108, 2621516, 2650611
Muni Shri Sudhesh Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 3, Shri Vidya Sagar Tapovan, Taranga Ji, Near Idar, Contact No: - 02761-253430
Aryika Sangam Mati Mataji, Shri Aadinath Digamber Jain Mandir, Parvat Patiya, Surat
Aaryika Subhushan Mati Mataji, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2, Shri Sambhavnath Digmbar Jain temple, Dist- Sabarkantha, IDAR – 383430, Gujarat, Contact No: - 02778 - 250481, 09426346301
Kshullak Shri Dhyan Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Talod, Contact No: - 02770-220901

Hariyana - Aacharya Shri Bahubali Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Siddhant Jain Kshetra, Delhi Jaipur Road, Shikohpur, Gurgaon
Muni Shri Gyan Bhushan Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Sarvodaya Tirth, (Shri Nasiyaji), Near Housing Board Colony,
Huda Sector - 2, Palwal, Faridabad
Muni Shri Vishok Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Hansi
Muni Shri Prabhavna Bhushan Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Baraut
Muni Shri Punay Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Panipat
Muni Shri Amit Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Sonepat, Contact No: - 9996471543
Aaryika Jin Devi Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Bahubali Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Baradari, Gurgaon, Contact No: - 9810031318

Jharkhand - Aacharya Shri Vardhman Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Siddha Kshetra, Sammed Shikhar Ji, Dist- Giridih, Jharkhand
Aaryika Shri Vibha Shri Mataji, Shri Digamber Siddha Kshetra, Ranchi

Karnataka - Aacharya Devsen Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Bahubali Sagar Ji Maharaj)
Aacharya Shri Shanti Sagar Anath Chatravas, Satpuri, P.O Shedwal, Taluka- Athni, Belgam
Upadhyay Shri Vidya Nand Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Pattankudi, Taluka - - Dist- Belgam
Upadhyay Shri Nijanand Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri 1008 Adinath Digambar Jain Mandir, Elephant-Stone Road, Near South End Circle, 3rd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore, Contact No: - 080 – 26634819
Muni Shri Niyam Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Majgaon, Dist- Belgam, Contact No: - 08312440705,9448193705,9964358733
Muni Shri Sukh Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Dharwad, Contact No: - 9964178515
Muni Shri Punay Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Kalghatagi, Dist- Dharwad
Muni Shri Pay Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Lakshmeshwar, Teh-Shirhatti, Gadag
Muni Shri Dharmsen Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Bhutbali Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Kothali (Kuppan Wadi), Chikkodi, Dist-Belgam
Aaryika Kundshree Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Kunthu Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digmaber Jain Atishay Kshetra
Sharavanabelagola, Dist- Hassan

Maharashtra - Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh - 40, Shri Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra,
Ramtek. Dist-Nagpur. Maharashtra, Contact No: - 9371227373, 9822927255, 07114 - 255117, How to reach: - 50KM from Nagpur
Aacharya Shri Sanmati Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Atishay Kshetra Kunjvan - Udgaon, The- Sirol, Dist- Kolhapur, Contact No: - 02322-228149, 94225-13025
Aacharya Shri Virag Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 35, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, 2nd floor, Bhoomi Sarswati Bldg, Ganjawala Lane, Borivali (W), Mumbai-92, Contact No: - 09324840367,09820348956
Aacharya Shri Subahu Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 3, Shri Teenmurti Mandir, Podanpur, Near Tata powerhouse, Borivali (E), Mumbai, Contact No: - 022- 28861427, 022- 28862138
Aacharya Shri Vairagya Nandi Ji Mahara Mumbai, Aacharya Shri Kunthu Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Teerth Kunthu Giri, Kunthu Giri. Taluka – Hathkangli, Dist-Kolhapur, Contact No: - 0230-2487500, 2487160
Aacharya Shri Vimad Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Nagpur
Aacharya Shri Siddhant Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Sanmati Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 18, Shri Parshvanath Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra, Kachner, Dist- Aurangabad, Contact No: - 0240-2644108
Aacharya Shri Sunil Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Sanmati Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2
Shri Kasad Digamber Jain Mandir, *Solapur*
Aacharya Shri Hem Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Sanmati Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 1
Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Shivaur
Aacharya Shri Susheel Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Sanmati Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 1, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Verul (Pahad), Ellora
Upadhyay Shri Mayank Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Rayan Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 3
Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Vasagade (Ichalkaranji)
Upadhyay Shri Soumya Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Sanmati Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 3, Shri Parshvanath Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra, Kachner, Dist- Aurangabad, Contact No: - 0240-2644108
Muni Shri Vinit Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Mahaveer Bhavan, Baramati, Contact No: - 02112-222426,221666,9822459279
Muni Shri Samta Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Washim, Dist – Akola
Muni Shri Uttam Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Shirhatti, Shirol, Kolhapur, Contact No: - 02322-260117
Muni Shri Prashant Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra Nemgiri, Jintur, Dist – Parbhani, Contact No: - 02457-220490
Muni Shri Akshay Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 4, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Gaonbhag, Teh-Miraj, Sangali, Contact No: - 0233-2333108
Muni Shri Punya Sagar Ji, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 5, Shri Teenmurti Mandir, Podanpur, Near Tata powerhouse, Borivali (E), Mumbai,Contact No: - 9460829449, 022- 28861427, 022- 28862138
Muni Shri Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 3, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Aurangabad, Contact No: - 0240-2368529, 2334403
Muni Shri Shanti Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri *Siddhant* Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2
Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Beed
Muni Shri Vibh Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Sanmati Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Aurangabad
Muni Shri Arihantbali Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Bhutbali Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Mangaon, Kolhapur
Muni Shri Chitragupt Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Bhutbali Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Naslapur, Miraj- Sangali
Muni Shri Dharma Nand Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Bhutbali Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Faltan, Ganini
Aaryika Suprakashmati Mataji, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Andheri East, JB Nagar, Mumbai
Ganini Aryika Prajnamati Mataji, Shri 1008 Parshvanatha Digambar Jain Mandir, 308, Jawahar Nagar Road No. 16
Goregaon West, Mumbai, Contact No: - 22 2873-0249
Aaryika Sudrasht Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Shreyans Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Mahaveer Nagar, Georai
Aaryika Shreyans Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Shreyans Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 3, Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra, Mangi Tungi
Aaryika Kushal Vani Mataji, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 5, Shri Parshvanath Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra, Kachner, Dist- Aurangabad, Contact No: - 0240-2644108
Kshullak Shri Subhadra Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Shreyans Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Georai, Dist- Beed

Madhya Pradesh - Aacharya Shri Vishuddha Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Virag Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 5, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Boarding Area, Jabalpur
Aacharya Shri Padam Nandi Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Thandla, Dist- Jhabua
Upadhyay Shri Gyan Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Tukoganj, Indore
Upadhyay Shri Gupti Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra, Bawangaja, Badwani
Muni Shri Kshma Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Gada Kota, Contact No: - 9329414169
Muni Shri Pavitra Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Bhata Para
Muni Swabhav Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Vara Sevani, Muni Shri Ajit Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Shahgad
Muni Shri Nirnay Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 7, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Bada Mandir, Begam Ganj
Muni Shri **Prabuddha Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2
Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Lordganj, Jabalpur, Contact No: - 09424659181
Muni Shri Aarjav Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Naya Bazar, Gwalior, Contact No: - 0751-2436374
Muni Shri Pawan Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Maharajpur, Dist – Sagar
Muni Shri Mardav Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Banwar, Teh- Bandakpur, Damoh
Muni Shri Pushpadant Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Rahatgarh
Muni Shri Samadhi Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Sonagir, Datia
Muni Shri Pranam Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Pushpadant Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Khandwa
Muni Shri Arun Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Pushpadant Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
Goleganj, Chindwara
Aaryika Guru Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Ganj Basoda
Aaryika Dran Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Banda, Dist- Sagar
Aaryika Aadarsh Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Gotegao
Aaryika Tapo Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Panchayati Mandir,
Bara Malehra, Chhatarpur
Aaryika Prabhavna Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Talbehat
Aaryika Upshant Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,Sihora
Aaryika Akamp Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Panna
Aaryika Riju Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Bina-Ganj
Aaryika Gun Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Pathari
Aaryika Kushal Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Char Gavaan
Aaryika Apurva Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Jabalpur
Aaryika Purna Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Shiv Nagar, Damoh Naka, Jabalpur
Aaryika Mradu Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Malthon
Aaryika Prashant Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Khaniyadhana
Aaryika Chintan Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Bandri, Sagar
Aaryika Vigyan Mati Mataji, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vivek Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Tendukheda
Aailak Shri Nishank Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Vidisha
Aailak Shri Daya Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Bairagarh

Punjab - Muni Shi Prabal Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Pushpadant Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,, Sector 27-B, Chandigarh

Rajasthan - Aacharya Shri Abhinandan Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Mahaveer Nagar, Dungarpur
Aacharya Shri Vipul Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Parshvanath Digamber Jain Mandir, Mandi Ki Naal, Udaipur
Aacharya Shri Vimal Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra, Mahaveer Ji, Hindon, Karauli, Contact No: - 07469-224323
Aacharya Shri Bharat Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Adinath Digamber Jain Tirth Kshetra, Kesaryaji, Dist- Udaipur, Contact No: - 02907-230744
Aacharya Shri Nirbhay Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Jodhpur
Aacharya Shri Suvidhi Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 11, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Narwali, Dist-Banswara
Aacharya Shri Shanti Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Rampura, Kota
Aacharya Shri Vishad Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 3, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Ajmer
Aacharya Shri Vinit Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 1, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Bundi
Aacharya Shri Gundhar Nandi Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Neminagar, Jaipur, Contact No: - 0141-2314663
Aacharya Shri Kanak Nandi Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Sagwara, Dist- Dungarpur
Pattacharya Shri Samta Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Agarwal farm, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Contact No: - 9314517649,9351558213
Upadhyay Shri Nirnay Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra, Tijara Ji, Alwar
Muni Shri Sudha Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Kshetra,
Nareli
Muni Shri Chinmay Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Kshetra,
Dhan Mandi, Kuchaman City, Nagaur, Contact No: - 9414117785
Muni Shri Punya Nandi Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 1, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Chandu Ji Ka Gada, Dist-Banswara
Muni Shri Gun Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 1, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Chakwara, Phagi-Jaipur
Muni Shri Shreyans Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 1, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Jaipur
Muni Shri Prateek Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Pushpadant Sagar Ji Maharaj), Total Pinchi in Sangh – 1
Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Niwai, Tonk
Muni Shri Pulak Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Pushpadant Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,
21,Sarvaritu Vilas, Gulab Bagh, Udaipur, Contact No: - 0294-2483663
Muni Shri Pragya Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 1, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Chaksu, Near Shivdaspura-Padampura, Jaipur, Contact No: - 09351313000
Muni Shri Inder Nandi Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 5, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Deai, Bundi
Muni Shri Vinamra Sagar Ji Maharaj, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 2, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Dewali, Tonk
Muni Shri Vinishchay Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Virag Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Kishangarh
Muni Shri Chaitya Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vimal Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Loharia, Dist- Banswara
Ganini Aryika Vishuddha Mati Mataji, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 6, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Talwandi, Kota
Ganini Aryika Suparsavmati Mati Mataji, Shri Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra, Chulgiri (Khaniyaji), Jaipur, Contact No: - 0141-2680699
Aaryika Parshva Mati Mataji, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 1, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Phagi, Jaipur
 Aaryika Aadi Mati Mataji, Total Pinchi in Sangh – 3, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, TodaRai Singh, Tonk
Aailak Shri Chetan Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Chandra Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Adinath Digamber Jain Mandir, Kadodiya, Teh-Pirawa, Dist- Jhalawad, Contact No: - 9431806322, 9928903737
Kshullika Kirti Mati Mataji, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Varun Path, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Contact No: - 0141-2390702,9414778804

Tamil Nadu - Aacharya Shri Dev Nandi Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Kunthu Sagar Ji Maharaj), Munisuvrat Swami Jain Nav Grah Mandir, 13, Padvatt Aamman Koyal Street, Konditop, Chennai, Contact No: - 42189141, 938CC00008
Muni Shri Vivarjan Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Virag Sagar Ji Maharaj), 16,Gandhi Street, Vanuvampet,
Adambakkam, Chennai-600088, Contact No: - 22456100

Uttar Pradesh - Aacharya Shri Sanman Sagar Ji Maharaj, Namokar Sadhna Kendra, Khushahali Aasharam, Dedupur, Choubepur, Kanpur
Aacharya Shri Dhram Bhushan Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Hastinapur
Balacharya Shri Yogindra Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Merrut
Upadhyay Shri Nayan Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Shanti Nath Digamber Jain Mandir, Munim Colony, Nai Mandi, Muzzaffar Nagar
Muni Shri Saral Sagar Ji Maharaj, (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Sanvaliya Parshvanath Atishay Kshetra, Karguvan Ji, Jhansi, Contact No: - 0517-2320044
Ganini Aryika Gyan Mati Mataji, Shri Jambudweep Digamber Jain Mandir, Hastinapur
Aryika Srastibhushan Mataji, Shri Parshvanath Digamber Jain Mandir, Sultanpur (Chilkana), Saharanpur, Contact No: - 097193-25421
Aaryika Aadi Mati Mataji, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Devband, Saharanpur. Contact No: - 9837063068
Aaryika Swasti Bhushan Mataji, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Surya Nagar, Ghaziabad
Aailak Shri Sampoorn Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Digamber Jain Mandir,Agra

West Bengal - Aacharya Shri Daya Sagar Ji Maharaj, Shri Parasnath Digamber Jain Mandir, Pali, Ganga Ghat, Hawrah
Muni Shri Anekant Sagar Ji Maharaj - (Shishay – Aacharya Shri Abhinandan Sagar Ji Maharaj), Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Dhuliyan

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