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Ahimsa Times July 2012 Issue - www.jainsamaj.org

Vol. No. 143


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July, 2012


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THIS IS MAHAVIR'S COMPASSION

SAINTS

TURMOIL FROM THE NEWS ABOUT 'SANTHARA'  BY JAIN MUNI MAITRI SAGAR JI AGAINST ILLEGAL SLAUGHTER HOUSES AT SURAT

Jain Muni Shri Maitriprabh Sagar Ji maharaj, who had recently gone on fast unto death (santhara) against allowing illegal slaughter-houses to operate, dis-allowing any new slaughter-houses any where in the state and removing meat shops in the vicinity of religious places had later broken his fast after getting verbal assurances from the local administration including district Collector and representatives of Political Party. But, he had to again resort to indefinite fasting just after one week as no action has been taken by the authorities and the assurances given not not coming out to be true. It is hoped that better sense will prevail and the state authorities and local administration would now take up the matter in the right earnest and stop all the inhuman massacre activities in the state of Gujarat, which has been acclaimed as a so-called, 'vegetarian state'..It worth-while recalling that the Jain Muni had few years back gone on indefinite fast at Meerut against allowing any new mechanised slaugheter houses in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

SHRAVANABELAGOLA BHATTARAK VISITS MYSORE AFTER 15 YEARS

Mysore: This was special and auspicious occasion for the Jain community in Mysore. Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Mahaswami of Digambara Jain Mutt, Shravanabelagola, visited the city after a span of 15 years and was accorded a traditional welcome. The Mysore Jain community was eagerly awaiting for this occasion. The seer inaugurated Sri Mahaveer Bhavan, a community hall, at Srirampura. Bhuvana Keerthi Bhattaraka Swami of Digambara Jain Mutt, Kanakagiri was also present. The seer inaugurated a garden adjacent the newly built hall by planting saplings and delivered a message of love and peaceful coexistence with flora and fauna. "Nations are finding ways to destroy mankind. Those violent nations, who are killing each other in the name of aggressive patriotism and religion, are looking toward India because religion like Jainism propagate peace that is unique to the nation," said district minister S A Ramdas. Ramdas said a corpus fund to help cancer children has been set up as directed by the seer and the 20-bedded wards will be inaugurated at the government hospitals in 20 districts. The facility will be opened on June 15, he said.

JAIN TEMPLES

MAHAMASTAKABHISHEKA FOR IDOL OF SHANTINATHA THIRTHANKARA AT HASSAN

Halebeedu (Hassan dist), June 18, 2012: In a show of devotion and grandeur, Mahamastakabhishekha was performed for the idol of Shantinatha Teerthankara, amidst chants by devotees, at the Jain Basadi at Bastihalli near here on June 18, 2012. Members of Jain Milan in Hassan, Adagur, Kadadarahalli, Hongere and surrounding areas had organised the mega event on the occasion of Janma, Moksha and Deeksha Kalyana days of the 16th teerthankara of Jain sect, aligning on the same day. The idol of Shantinatha was anointed with water, milk, sandalwood paste, turmeric, tender coconut water, rice flour, decoction of herbs and finally, with flowers. Women devotees sang songs of devotion and watched the anointment ceremony unfold in front of their eyes. Vedic chants coupled with those of Jainism created an aura of devotion. Mahamangalarati was performed after the "Shantidhaare" was completed. Mass feeding ceremony was held for all devotees and their families who had arrived to attend the auspicious event. Priests Jina Raju, A B Nagaraju, Jinendra and others performed the pooka rituals. Executive president of Jain Milan Zone 8 Prasanna Kumar, director S P Naga Kumar, Yuvaraj Bhandari, Jain Milan Arogya Raksha executive president S B Suresh, leaders S N Ashok Kumar, Prem Kumar and others were present on the occasion. Source: www.deccanherald.com

THEFT IN A JAIN TEMPLE NEAR SAI BABA TEMPLE AT SHIRDI
Shirdi, Jun 4, 2012: Two cash boxes and some items used in pooja were stolen from a Jain temple located near the Saibaba Temple in Western Maharashtra. The theft came to light when a priest opened the temple, which has two security guards. After receiving the complaint, police pressed into service a dog squad but no clue could be found.

11th CENTURY KANNADA INSCRIPTION FOUND FROM A RUINED JAIN TEMPLE

Historian and research scholar D. N. Akki Gogi from Yadagir district has unearthed an 11th century inscription written in Kannada from a ruined Jain temple in Allur village in Gulbarga district. According to the experts, the inscription, which is on a stone pillar, was written in the form of Kannada that was used in 1050 AD. The inscription was read by eminent epigraphers, including, Sitaram Jagirdar and Dr. M. G. Manjunath from Mysore University. It is said that Allur village was ruled by the chieftains of Kalyana Chalukya rulers. The ruined Jain temple, where the inscription was found, was reportedly built by the devotee Benneya Machisetty during the time of Jain saint Munigunachandra. Experts said that the threeline- ling inscription revealed an account of those who built the temple in the 11th century. Apart from the inscription, the Jain temple also houses a three-feet-long statue of Lord Parshwanath, the 23rd Tirthankara in whose memory the structure was built. “This temple is a treasure trove for researchers of ancient temples,” D. N. Akki informed Express. Experts added that the place where the inscription was found has traces.

UNIQUE JAIN TEMPLE IN BIKANER IN WHICH GHEE WAS USED DURING ITS CONSTRUCTION
This Jain temple, dedicated to the 23rd Jain Tirthankar Shri Parshwa Nath Ji, is situated in the Bikaner district of Rajasthan. This three storyed temple is known as 'Bhandeshwar Jain tample. Construction work of this temple was commenced in the year 1468 but the work could be completed only in the year 1512 A.D. It is believed that during the laying of its foundation, about 40,000 Kg. of ghee was used in place of usual mix. The temple is constructed in marble stone and its interior is decorated with pillars having carvings inlaid with gold leaves. Stories of Jain Tirthankars are written on the The marble stone pillars. The glass work for its decoration as well as the engraving on its white marble and red stone adds to its beauty.

AHIMSA, HEALTH & VEGETARIANISM

HIMACHAL PRADESH DECLARED AS  THE COUNTRY'S FIRST  SMOKING-FREE STATE

On the occasion of "World Tobacco-free day", the World Health Organisation has declared Himachal Pradesh to be the country's first smoking-free state. Dr. Rajiv Bindal, Health Minister of the state received a declaration letter and a prize in this regards from the World Bank at a function at New Delhi. To celebrate the occasion and to carry the message of becoming a smoke-free state, several programmes were organised in Himachal Pradesh. The State Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal flagged off a rally of young persons at Simla to transmit the message of ill-effects of tobacco and its products. He also started a rally of students to create consciousness amongst the masses to keep away from tobacco.

The Chief Minister mentioned at a public function that Himachal Pradesh and every district of it has been able to become smoking-free with sincere efforts of the Government as well as full cooperation from its people. The Health Department of the state with the cooperation of Himachal Pradesh Voluntry Health Organisation has been successful in making the state smoke-free. About two years back, Simla was declared smoke-free whereas a village named Tashijong in Kangda district was declared first tobacco-free village of the state. Complete ban has been imposed in the state for using any tobacco product at public places. Advertisements of tobacco-products have also been banned. Tobacco industry interference was the theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day, which took place on 31 May 2012. The campaign focussed on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry's brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine global tobacco control efforts. Ahimsa Foundation congratulations Himachal Pradesh for its efforts to make the state smoking-free. Hope-fully, it could soon be converted into a 'tobacco-free' state.

Incidently, Shankarpura in Haryana so far has been perhaps the only tobacco-free village. While elders puffing the traditional hookah, and discussing worldly issues has been a part of Haryana's out-going socio-cultural milieu, the village of Shankarpura chose to break away from the tradition by becoming perhaps the only village in the country which is free from tobacco. It is heartening to note that state of Florida has become a completely tobacco-free state in U.S.A.

ALARMING EPIDEMIC AFFECTING INDONESIA’S CHILDREN

A new segment broadcast by Australian Broadcasting Corporation highlights the alarming tobacco epidemic affecting Indonesia's most vulnerable population — its children. The story follows an eight year old boy who has been smoking cigarettes for nearly four years and illustrates how the tobacco industry targets young smokers in Indonesia.

Matt Myers of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids warns in the segment that while the young boy's story is shocking, youth smoking is common in Indonesia, where more than 60 percent of men smoke and more than 80 percent of smokers tried their first cigarette as children.

The Indonesian government needs to enact tobacco control measures, such as a comprehensive advertising ban, which are proven to reduce tobacco consumption. These tobacco control policies would help to reduce tobacco's deadly toll in Indonesia, where each year more than 200,000 people die from tobacco-related diseases. Indonesia remains the only country in Southeast Asia which has yet to sign the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which mandates sound tobacco control policies and helps to reduce the impact of tobacco around the globe.

NO NEW SLAUGHTER HOUSES TO BE ALLOWED IN MADHYA PRADESH, SAYS M. P. CHIEF MINSTER

Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of M. P.

Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of M. P. has announced that, his Government will not allow any new slaughter houses, anywhere in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The existing slaughter houses are also being communicated to care for the feelings of people living in the nearby areas so that the sentiments of the people are not hurt. He was speaking at a Jain Milan Programme.

 

120 YEARS TRADITION OF ANIMAL SACRIFICE ENDS AFTER 12 YEARS OF BATTLE

Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of M. P.

Every year Rajo Sankranti (a mass festival in Odisha , India ) is a feast day for the villagers of Srirampur and its neighbor villages under Pattamundai police limit where hundreds of animals are killed before Deity Maa Ramchandi, Srirampur. The Deity's temple is situated in the campus of Ramachandra Nodal U.P. School. The students witness hundreds of animals killed by slaughterer (ghatak). The innocent kids of 5 to13 years age are shocked by the event every year. Jilla Pashubali Pratirodha Mancha a district level forum for prevention of animal sacrifice and animal welfare organization APOWA (Action for Protection of Wild Animals) jointly campaigned for abolition of this heinous superstitious tradition. As a result of this vigorous campaign this year on 15th June, 2012 animal sacrifices were completely stopped. Police arrested to the slaughterer named Chaitany Rana of near by village Damarpur. Volunteers carried out the awareness campaign by distributing leaflets and picketing in front of the temple. The support of youth, district administration and the police station needs to be acknowledged and thanked for their support and co-operation. It is noteworthy that last year more than 320 animals were sacrificed in that place. Source: Bijaya Kumar Kabi, Convener, Jilla Pashu Bali Pratirodha Mancha, and Director, Action for Protection Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA), At-Hatapatana, PO-Kadaliban, Dist.-Kendrapara, Orissa, Pin-754222, India, Tel.- 06729 225908, E-Mail : bijayakabi@apowa.org, www.apowa.org

MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT ORDERS TO SHOOT DOWN HUNTERS ENGAGED IN KILLING TIGERS
In view of the illegal shooting of tigers by professional hunters and fast-depleting number of tigers in the country, the Government of Maharashtra has ordered the concerned department to shoot down hunters, who are found killing tigers. Presently, the total number of tigers in the country is estimated to be only 1706. If the illegal killing of tigers goes on indiscriminately in spite of strict orders by the Government, the number of tigers would decrease further and a day will come when these rare animals would become completely extinct.

DIKSHA NEWS

DIKSHA CEREMONY
Ankit Mehta, aged 21 years, son of Shri Jitendra Bhai Gulab Chand Mehta, a stationery merchant belonging to Jam Nagar in Gujarat accepted Jain Muni Diksha at Vasna in Ahmedabad. Religious festivities were held from 26th to 28th may in Jam Nagar. Diksha was granted by Shri Chandra Shekhar Ji Maharaj. Mumukshu Ankit had been moving with the Munishri undergoing training and education in Jain rites, rituals and penance.

CHATURMAS 2012 NEWS

THIS CHATURMAS PERIOD TO LAST FOR FIVE MONTHS
There is good news for Jain community this year in 2012. The annual chaturmas this year is commencing from 2nd July (Ashadh Shukla 14) and lasting up to 27th November 2012 (Guru Poornima, Kartik Shukla 14). Previous to this, five months chaturmas was held in the year 2004. Paryushan Parva this year would commence from 14th August and end on 21st August, 2012. (For Shwetambar sect). This would allow longer time period for the devotees to perform religious austerities, penance, spiritual contemplation and self-introspection.

CHATURMAS OF EMINENT SAINTS
Acharya Shri Hira Chand Ji Maharaj: Jaipur
Acharya Dr. Shiv Muni Ji Maharaj: Ludhiana
Acharya Shri Mahashraman: Jasol, Balotra (Rajasthan)
Acharya Shri Gunratan Surishwar Ji Maharaj: Ahmedabad
Upadhya Shri Pravin Rishi Ji Maharaj: Chennai

इस वर्ष चातुर्मास पांच माह का
जैन धर्मावलम्बियों के लिए वर्ष 2012 खुशखबर लेकर आया है। वर्ष 2012 में चातुर्मास (वर्षाकाल) पांच महीने का होगा। इससे पूर्व पांच माह के चातुर्मास का दुर्लभ संयोग वर्ष 2004 में हुआ था। भाद्रपद दो होंगे यानी हिन्दी महीनों के अनुसार बारिश के समय में सीधे एक माह का इजाफा हो रहा है। विक्रम संवत् 2069 की भाद्रपद शुक्ल प्रतिपदा 18 अगस्त 2012 से अधिक पुरूषोत्तम, मास शुरू होगा, जो भाद्रपद अमावस्या 16 सितम्बर 2012 तक रहेगा। जैन मान्यतानुसार चातुर्मास आषाढ़ शुक्ला चौदस से प्रारम्भ होकर कार्तिक पूर्णिमा तक चलता है। पुष्करवाणी ग्रुप ने जानकारी एकत्रित कर बताया कि भारतीय मान्यताओं के अनुसार आषाढ़ शुक्ल एकादशी देवशयनी, से कार्तिक शुक्ल एकादशी देवप्रबोधिनी तक चातुर्मास माना जाता है। आधा आषाढ़, श्रावण, भाद्रपद, आश्विन और आधा कार्तिक माह बारिश के माने जाते हैं। भाद्रपद दो होने से पूरा एक माह बारिश बढ़ेगा। वर्ष 2012 में दो भाद्रपद होने के कारण इस वर्ष प्रथम भाद्रपद में पर्यूषण महापर्व की धर्म आराधना होगी। दिनांक: 14 अगस्त 2012 से प्रारम्भ पर्यूषण की पूर्णाहूति संवत्सरी महापर्व के दिवस दिनांक: 21 अगस्त 2012 पर होगी। अहिंसा विचार मंच अध्यक्ष डॉ. दिलीप धींग के अनुसार जैन परम्परा की मानें तो चातुर्मास के आयोजनों में एक माह अधिक होने की वजह से तप-आराधना का समय एक माह और मिलेगा। इससे इस साल विभिन्न धार्मिक आयोजनों की अधिकता रहेगी।

ज्योतिष विशेषज्ञ व जौहरी राजकुमार बाफना के अनुसार अधिक मास का निर्णय अमांत मास एक अमावस्या के अंत से अग्रिम अमावस्या के अंत तक, आधार पर होता है। हर माह में अलग राशियों की संक्रांति आती है। जिस अमांत मास में किसी राशि की संक्रांति नहीं होती उस मास को अधिक माना जाता है। वर्ष 2012 में भाद्रपद में कन्या संक्रांति नहीं होने पर भाद्रपद अधिक हुआ है। बाफना के अनुसार विक्रम संवत् 2050 में एक भाद्रपद मास, वि. सं. 2058 में एक अश्विन मास, वि. सं. 2061 में एक श्रावण मास और इस वर्ष एक भाद्रपद अधिक मास में है। वर्ष 2012 के पश्चात् अब 7 वर्षों के अंतराल के बाद विक्रम संवत् 2077 में एक अश्विन मास अधिक होगा, उसके पश्चात् विक्रम संवत् 2080 में एक श्रावण मास की अधिकता रहेगी जिससे इन वर्षों में चातुर्मास पांच माह का रहेगा।  प्रेषक - श्री पुष्पेन्द्र मुनि श्री तारक गुरु जैन ग्रन्थालय, उदयपुर, E-Mail : pushpendramuni@gmail.com

त्रिलोक तीर्थ , बडागांव में होगा धर्मयोगी संत क्षु. श्री 105 योगभूषण जी गुरुदेव का मंगल वर्षायोग-2012

आचार्य श्री विध्याभूषण सन्मति सागर जी महाराज के प्रियाग्र धर्म प्रभावक शिष्य परम श्रद्धेय मंत्र मह्रिषी, ध्यान प्रज्ञ, धर्मयोगी संत क्षु. श्री 105 योगभूषण जी गुरुदेव का दूसरा अद्वितीय चतुर्मासीय धर्मंवर्षायोग-2012 अपने पूज्यपाद गुरुदेव आचार्य श्री विध्याभूषण सन्मति सागर जी महाराज के साथ त्रिलोक तीर्थ, बडागांव, में सम्पन्न होने जा रहा हैजिसकी मंगल कलश स्थापना दिनांक 01 जुलाई, रविवार 2012 को प्रातः 8:30 बजे की जाएगी समारोह में मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में चौ. अजित सिंह जी, (केंद्रीय मंत्री, भारत सरकार), श्री अरविन्द सिंह लवली (परिवहन मंत्री, दिल्ली सरकार) उपस्थित रहेंगेभक्ति संगीत स्वर लहरी के लिए भारत के सुप्रसिद्ध भजन गायक श्री संजय पारीख, एवं सुश्री उमा लहरी जयपुर से पधारेंगेपूज्य श्री योगभूषण जी गुरुदेव के निजी प्रवक्ता ओमांश जैन ने बताया कि 2014 में होने वाले त्रिलोक तीर्थ पंचकल्याणक महामहोत्सव, का शुभारम्भ इसी वर्ष शरद पूर्णिमा, 29 अक्टूवर 2012 से 48 दिवसीय श्री भक्तामर स्तोत्र के अखंड पाठ से किया जायेगा तथा महा महोत्सव की शुभ समाप्ति हेतु 51 करोड़ णमोकार महामंत्र की जाप्य की जाएँगीपूज्य श्री 105 योगभूषण जी गुरुदेव के आगामी कार्यक्रम की जानकारी हेतु निम्न दूरभाष पर संपर्क करें - 09548797818 ,09999379478, 09953474775. www.dharmyogi.com, www.sewaparivar.com, Facebook ID: yogbhooshan. Twitter ID: Dharmyogiji, प्रेषक : ओमांश जैन

JAIN EDUCATION

PROGRESS OF JAIN ACADEMIC STUDIES OVERSEAS IN 2012

This year International School of Jain Studies is offering 6 courses to be held at different locations. Bangkok is also considered a suitable venue to conduct a course over there. A total of 80 participants will join this program to study Jainism. ISJS has been making significant advances in its mission of promoting Academic Studies of Jainism in the universities overseas. Press Note issued by ISJS has informed Ahimsa Times about their ongoing activities which is being placed here under:

1. Fulbright scholar: Mr Christopher Fleming, who had come to ISJS in August 2011 has completed his studies of Sanskrit based on Jain holy text 'Ratna Karand Shravachar' on May 18th 2012. He has since been admitted to Harvard Divinity School for a PhD program. His thesis title is' Digamabar Jain tradition in South India'. He will write the thesis in Sanskrit. As a part of his PhD studies he will spend significant time with ISJS in India as well. We extend our best wishes to Mr Fleming and hope this as the beginning of a new activity of ISJS.

2. Prakrat Studies: Five language scholars from Europe and Australia have spent more than 6 weeks each with ISJS at Jain Vidhya Sansthan Jaipur to study Prakrat language. They intend to return for such advanced studies in near future as well as recommend the same to their colleagues and students.

3. ISSJS 2102 at Bangkok: The fifth ISJS at Bangkok Thailand was held from April 25th to May 12th 2012 at Mahidol University College of Religious Studies. Eleven students and five Buddhist monks attended the program. Mr Wisitsak form the group is attending ISSJS2012.4W in India to further enrich his knowledge of Jainism. ISJS has also commissioned a study at by College of Religious Studies (Dr Nomnian) Mahidol University to conduct research on Jains in Thailand and their contribution to Thai society.

4. ISSJS2012 in India: ISJS is organizing three ISSJS programs namely 3W for undergraduates, 4W for graduates and 6W for research scholars and faculty members. Today the programs start in Delhi with the 3W program already completing their stay at Somaiya Vidhya Vihar Mumbai and are now in Indore. The record number of students attending these programs are as follows:

i. 3W Three weeks 6 Mumbai, Indore, Delhi and Jaipur
ii. 4W Four weeks 18 Delhi, Aligarh, Varanasi, Jaipur
iii. 6W Six weeks 14 Delhi, Jaipur and Varanasi
    Total 38  

Highlights of the year's program are award of 3 credit hours for 4W participants and their acceptance by VCU, CLU and FIU. Prof Chris Chapple is the foreign guest faculty this year. Prof Daniel Smith from VCU is providing academic support to the 6W participants.

5. ISSJ2012-3W Ahinsa: ISJS is organizing a special program of three weeks on Ahinsa /non violence for school teachers from USA. Fifteen teachers from USA and two senior administrative services officials from Spain and Japan are attending this program which starts from July 1st in Delhi-Aligarh and Jaipur. This program is a very special project which presents a golden opportunity to Jains to extend their doctrine of Non Violence to help youngsters, school teachers and administrators alike improve their performance. JAINA is actively supporting this program which is coordinated by Ms Laura Hirshfield from Boston USA.

6. Extension of ISJS programs by University of Ottawa: Prof Anne Vallely of University of Ottawa who had been associated with ISJS for last six years has brought a group of 14 students to University of Mumbai for Jain studies for three weeks. Congratulations Prof Vallely, an alumni and key executives of ISJS for last seven years, for your supporting the mission of ISJS to promote Jain Studies oversees. We hope many more such experiments will flower in future.

Source : Sulekh C. Jain, PhD, Chairman, ISJS Governing Council and, Past President JAINA. Houston, Texas, USA, Phone # 281 494 7656 (home), 832 594 8005 ( cell), E-Mail : scjain@earthlink.net

FESTIVALS & EVENTS
SINGAPORE JAINS ORGANISING RELIGIOUS HARMONY GAMES
Jains are one of the smallest religious groups in Singapore, but the group is gearing to show their presence through bringing different faith communities together. The Jain community (Singapore Jain Religious Society and the Young Jains of Singapore) organised this year's Harmony Games, an initiative to bond followers of different faiths through fusion of traditional games like 'catching' and 'kampung bola'. Supported by the National Steering Committee on Racial and Religious Harmony and the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, the Harmony Games have been organised by a different religious group every year in Singapore since they were started in 2008. The event was attended by over thousand participants and acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Mr Chan Chun Sing, was also at the event.

TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF WWW.JAINHERITAGECENTRES.COM AT BANGLORE

Bangalore (Karnataka): The 10th anniversary celebrations of the popular Jain website www.jainheritagecentres.com will be held on Sunday June 24, 2012 at Kannada Sahitya Parishath, Chamarajpet, Bangalore. The event scheduled to being with a key note address by Dr.H.A.Parshwanath, professor of pathology, S.D.M. Medical College, Dharwad and editor-in-chief of ‘Jaina Voice’( a publication of JHC). This will be followed by the inauguration of 10th anniversary celebrations by Sri Dharmasthala Surendra Kumar, executive president, Bharatiya Jain Milan. Prof. Jevendarakumar K.Hotapeti, renowned professor of history will deliver the congratulatory note. Sri P.Y.Rajendrakumar, former director of the department of public libraries, Govt of Karnataka will be chief guest of the event. Renowned writer & research scholar Nadoja Dr.Hampa Nagarajaiah will preside over the function. Sri H.P.Nitin, the founder & the executive director of the website will share his thoughts & experiences, he & his team had during their “Journey over a decade”. The felicitation programme has also been planned on the occasion. 12 contributors from across India who have contributed towards the growth & development of JHC will be felicitated. Latter in the evening an event ‘Tirtha Darshana’ has been arranged at 6.30 pm. Here, Nitin will be presenting a slide show that will take the audience through the various Jain Heritage Centres across the world. Nitin, is an IT professional working as senior programme coordinator in internal communications team at Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. For further details of the event please contact Nitin H.P. (Ph: 9880818869, E-Mail: info@jainheritagecentres.com). Click here for a bigger version of the invitation

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
ANJANI JAIN, AN INDIAN AMERICAN APPOINTED DEAN OF YALE UNIVERSITY IN US

Washington: The prestigious Yale University announced the appointment of Indian American academician, Anjani Jain to the top university position. She will join Yale School of Management as senior associate dean for the full-time MBA programme. Jain has served in multiple leadership roles at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, including 10 years as vice dean of its full-time MBA programme. Anjani is highly motivated by Yale SOM's mission to educate leaders for business and society. As senior associate dean for the full-time MBA programme, Jain will focus on Yale's flagship full-time MBA programme, assuming lead responsibility for admissions, career development, and student and academic services. Earlier Anjani Jain has had a distinguished and impact full career at Wharton for the last 26 years. For the past two years, he has been the vice dean of the MBA programme for executives, and before that, he spent ten years as vice dean of the MBA programme. Jain has taught a range of courses and conducted important research in production and operations management. Among the many teaching and education awards he has received, Jain was recognised for his contributions to African-American students with the Howard E Mitchell Award. Jain received a BS from the University of Indore in India, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Ph D from the University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Management.

VINEET JAIN NOMINATED DIRECTOR ON ADANI POWER BOARD
Adani Power Limited has appointed Vineet Jain as the executive director. Vineet Jain's appointment would be with effect from 14th of May, 2012. Vineet Jain joined Adani group in the year 2006. A mechanical engineer by qualification, Jain has more than 20 years of experience in the power sector. He was conferred the Power Man of the year - Young achievers in the power sector award in the year 2011 by Enertia. He was also conferred the 'Outstanding Manager' (2011) by the Ahmedabad Management Association. Mr Vineet Jain has successfully implemented 4620 MW thermal power plant at Mundra, 40 MW solar power plant, the world largest private HVDC transmission network and has been responsible for O & M of operating power plants. He also leads the development of 3300 MW power project at Tiroda, Maharashtra and 1320 MW power project at Kawai, Rajasthan. After taking over the business development function, Mr Vineet Jain now assumes the overall leadership role of project implementation, O & M and business development initiatives of the power business of Adani group.

MUMBAI UNIVERSITY AWARDS PHD IN JAINISM

Dr. Anil Jain, Firozabad, (UP) has been awarded Ph. D Degree in “Eco philosophy” titled “Jainism Perspective about Environment & Ecology - A critical studies” from Mumbai University. This Ph D thesis has been rated for publication. This thesis gives insight & prospect that, how Jainism principles conserve & protect the ecology & environment & has also proved that “Lord Mahavir” was the greatest Ecologist of his age. Dr. Jain has been a bright student since his childhood & presently he is working in a very senior position as Vice President & Head- Health, Safety & Environment at Essar Steel India Limited, Surat, Gujarat. Dr. Anil Jain, M: 9909901224, E-Mail: Anil.Jain1@essar.com

JAIN IRRIGATION WINS PRESTIGIOUS G20 AWARD

Mumbai, 20 June 2012: Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (JISL), India’s largest and world’s second largest micro irrigation company has been declared a winner of the prestigious “G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation” award. The Company received this globally acclaimed honour at a high profile event at the G20 Leaders Summit at Cabos, Mexico, on June 18. The G20 Challenge recognizes businesses that have succeeded in developing innovative, scalable and commercially viable inclusive business models that addresses the particular needs of people living at the base of pyramid. This is for the first time 15 global companies from different fields have been awarded for their efforts in inclusive business innovation. JISL has bagged the award for its contribution to the agriculture sector. JISL is a farmer-centric company and micro irrigation has been its mainstay since the mid-1980s. The company has pioneered a green revolution through micro irrigation technology, which comprises mainly of drip and sprinkler systems. These are agricultural irrigation systems that focus on efficient and judicious use of water through its controlled release only in the root zone of the plants. In contrast, the conventional flood irrigation system waters the field rather than the plants, is wasteful and degrades the soil quality in the long run.

The G20 Challenge Award citation describes JISL as a company that “works with small holder farmers on both ends of the food supply chain seeking out progressive, receptive farmers; providing them with micro irrigation systems; training them in efficient planting, irrigating and harvesting; selling them organic fertilizer and high-yield seeds; and, finally, purchasing their raw produce. By shedding their dependence on wasteful traditional forms of irrigation, farmers increase their income by US$100 to US$ 1,000 per acre (Rs.5,500 to Rs.55,000 per acre) at the same time as conserving 500 million cubic metres of water per year compared to flood irrigation.” Mr. Anil Jain, Managing Director and CEO, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. said, “We are humbled by this global recognition of our work. Our innovative inclusive business model represents a new paradigm for achieving widespread and lasting development impact and making a significant contribution to solving social challenges and creating income generating opportunities to millions of people. The award will inspire us to work with renewed vigour to propagate the technology at a greater pace throughout the country and the world.”

INDIAN NUCLEAR SCIENTIST S. K. JAIN TO HEAD WANO TOKYA CENTRE

Mumbai: Indian nuclear scientist S.K. Jain has been elected chairman of the Governing Board of World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), Tokyo Centre. The first Indian to hold the position, Jain is a former chairman and managing director of the Nuclear Power Corp of India. He was elected at a meeting in Tokyo Wednesday. He will represent WANO Tokyo Centre at the main WANO Governing Board, London. WANO is the international nuclear organisation of utilities and operators committed to work for the enhancement of safety and reliability to the next higher level. All utilities which operate nuclear power plants are member of WANO, which is headquartered in London and has four regional centres in Tokyo, Moscow, Paris and Atlanta.The Nuclear Power Corp of India is a member of WANO, Tokyo Centre.

डॉ0 उदयचंद जैन ‘राष्ट्रपति सम्मान’ से सम्मानित

उदयपुर, 21 जून 2012। प्राकृत विद्या के महामनीषी एवं प्रसिद्ध भाषाविद् डॉ. उदयचंद जैन को मंगलवार 19 जून 2012 को राष्ट्रपति भवन के अशोक हॉल में आयोजित समारोह में राष्ट्रपति श्रीमती प्रतिभा देवीसिंह पाटील ने ‘राष्ट्रपति सम्मान’ प्रदान किया। समारोह में मानव संसाधन मंत्री कपिल सिब्बल भी उपस्थित थे।

डॉ. जैन को यह सम्मान उनके प्राकृत-पालि के मौलिक विशिष्ट योगदान के लिए प्रदान किया गया। सम्मान रुप में प्रशस्तिपत्र एवं शॉल प्रदान की गई। पुष्करवाणी ग्रुप ने जानकारी एकत्रित कर बताया कि डॉ. जैन यह सम्मान प्राप्त करने वाले राजस्थान के दूसरे प्राकृतमनीषी हैं। मानव संसाधन मंत्रालय द्वारा यह सम्मान प्रतिवर्ष संस्कृत, प्राकृत-पालि, अरबी, फारसी इत्यादि भाषाओं में विशिष्ट साहित्यक योगदान के लिए दिया जाता है। ग्रन्थालय सहमंत्री मानसिंह रांका ने बताया कि विगत 27 वर्षों से उदयपुर को अपना कार्य क्षेत्र बनाने वाले डॉ. जैन का जन्म 2 अप्रैल 1947 को मध्यप्रदेश के बम्हौरी गांव ‘छतरपुर’ में हुआ था। जबलपुर एवं बनारस में अध्ययन कर शास्त्राचार्य (बी. एच. यू से स्वर्ण पदक प्राप्त) जैन दर्शन एवं विविध दर्शनों का अध्ययन करते हुए उन्होंने अपना कार्य क्षेत्र उदयपुर चुना। मोहनलाल सुखाड़िया विश्वविद्यालय उदयपुर के जैन विद्या एवं प्राकृत विद्या के पूर्व एसोसिएट प्रोफेसर डॉ. जैन अप्रैल 2007 में विश्वविद्यालय से सेवानिवृत्त हुए और इनके निर्देशन में 30 शोधकार्य संपन्न हुए हैं।

उल्लेखनीय है कि डॉ. जैन प्राकृत के आशुकवि एवं योग्य लेखक हैं। प्राकृत हिन्दी शब्दकोष (2 भाग), संस्कृत हिन्दी शब्द कोष (3 भाग), संस्कृत प्राकृत हिन्दी एवं अंग्रजी शब्दकोष तीन भागों में प्रकाशित हुए हैं जो विश्वविख्यात हैं। अपनी साहित्य साधना के लिए डॉ. जैन को द्विवागीश पुरस्कार 1994, अनेकान्त पुरस्कार अहमदाबाद 1994, कुन्द-कुन्द ज्ञानपीठ इन्दौर पुरस्कार 1996, पर्यावरण पुरस्कार 2002, प्रशान्त मूर्ति पुरस्कार 2007 सहित कई पुरस्कारों से सम्मनित किया जा चुका है। श्री जैन अब तक कई राष्ट्रीय संगोष्ठियों में भाग ले चुके हैं। Courtesy - Pushpendra Muni, Shri Tarak Guru Jain Granthalaya, Guru Pushkar Marg, Udaipur {Raj.}313001

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

RECENT JAIN VIDEOS ON YOU-TUBE - JAIN ENLIGHTENMENT

This 5 min video clip is a 5-parts of TV series titled: "Jain Enlightenment" available as five one hour programs on DVDs:
i) A Cosmic Way of Life
ii) The Prophet Mahavira
iii) King Adhinathan's Golden City & the Dying Dancer
iv) Legend of Bahubali
v) Magnificance of Jain Temples
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPkbAwnFkUs&feature=player_detailpage

STRINGENT LAW PASSED BY LOK SABHA AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN
A Bill proposing strict law for severe punishment against sexual abuse and exploitation of children has been passed by the Minister for Women and Child welfare, Government of India was placed before Lok Sabha for its approval. The House considered the matter as extremely serious and immediate passed the bill by voice vote. The Bill covers all chidren under the age of 18 years. Hard punishment has been suggested for six types of sexual abuses and exploitation. Use of children in pornographic films have also been included in the bill. It covers any incident of sexual abuse happening on the road, inside or outside the house or in a hotel.

T. N. GOVERNMENT SUBSIDISES MOUNT KAILASH PILGRIMAGE

With the Tamil Nadu Govt. in India announcing a 40% (Rs.40,000) subsidy on travel costs to Kailash-Manasarovar, the dream of visiting this hallowed pilgrimage spot is coming true for hundreds of Indian pilgrims and seekers. The legendary Kailash has been worshipped for millennia by the Jains, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Bons as the living form of divinity. Located in the trans-Himalayan range in the western corner of Tibet, this breathtaking snow-capped monolith rises to a majestic 22,000 feet above sea-level. The sacred lake of Manasarovar at the foot of Kailash is among the highest freshwater lakes on our planet, located at 15,060 feet and spanning 320 km2 in surface area. Kailash is also the source of four of Asia’s longest rivers. Well-hidden from the eyes of the causal tourist, Kailash still remains a virgin land of rugged natural beauty. Devout Hindus regard Kailash as the dwelling of the supreme Lord SHIVA and His consort Devi. Tibetan Buddhists believe this mountain to be the abode of Buddha Chakrasamvara, while followers of the Jain religion worship Kailash as the place where Rishabhadeva, their primary spiritual guide, attained liberation. In the Vedic scriptures, Kailash is described as the earthly manifestation of Meru, the legendary mountain which is the source and axis of the universe. In fact, Hindus consider Kailash so sacred that going around the mountain just once is enough to destroy all karmas and grant the pilgrim the ultimate liberation. Over the centuries, innumerable spiritual masters have traveled to this remote spot in the mountains for the vision of Kailash, including the Buddha and Adi Sankara, the 12th century pioneer of India’s Vedic renaissance.

COMPOSITION AND SIGNIFICANCE OF JAIN'S FLAG

The Jainism flag has five different colours. The red color represents for Siddha, Yellow for Acharya, White for Arihanta, Green for Upadhyaya and Blue for Sadhu. There is a symbol of the dharmic swastik in the central strip. The three dots above the swastika represent the three jewels of Jainism: Samyak Darshan (Right Faith), Samyak Jnan (Right Knowledge), and Samyak Charitra (Right Conduct). Courtesy- Rahul Jain, E-Mail: rahuljain@hotmail.com

READER'S VIEWS & NOTES

VIEWS OF MR. VIRENDRA MEHTA OF CHOTTI DADAWARI, NEW DELHI ABOUT THE WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE AT GODIJI TEMPLE, MUMBAI

It is indeed alarming to learn about the waste of crores of rupees just  to celebrate one function in Mumbai, particularly when lacs of poor people do not have even one meal, nor hv drinking water & shelter .. Entire Jain samaj must wake up now & scrupulously follow the austerity measures propagated by Bhagwan Mahaveer, else we shall be inviting troubles from the destitute in the society.. we are promoting the gulf between the 'Haves' & 'Have nots'.. It's vulgar display of wealth which will lead to frustration as reflected in Raj Thakre's warning to Jains for levishly celebrating 200th year of the Jain temple in Paydhuni , Mumbai. Better Late than Never..Let it be a wake up call & let Ahimsa Foundation be a crusader to  lead this movement.

Best wishes- Virendra Mehta, S-247, G.K.-2,NEW DELHI-110048, Mobile : 98 100 88299 (Ahimsa Times, Editor - Surprisingly, we have received only one observation / statement on this issue amongst thousands of active readers of Ahimsa Times. We thought the community, probably, does not endorse such expensive religious ceremonies.)

NEWS FROM AUSTRALIA - BY MR. SUNIL JAIN

The Beginning of Jainism in Australia - Sydney Jain Mandal started with a very humble begining in 1990 when 5 families at Sydney first decided to get together to celebrate Mahavir Jayanthi. It was then decided to meet every month and since then Jain Community in Sydney never looked back. We have over 100 Jain families who are involved in Jain Mandal activities regularly even though not all of them can make every month. About 12 years back, we decided to take the next step and installed Jain Pratima in Hindu Temple at Florey in Canberra, Australia. A huge Pratima of Mahavir Swamy Ji in white marble was brought from Jaipur to Australia and pratishtha was done by Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamji of Humcha Jain Mutt. Then in 2003, Jain Mandal took another initiative to bring two Pratima's from Jaipur, one of Mahavir Swamy in white marble and another Parasnath Bhagwan in Black marble and these were installed in Hindu Temple at Auburn in Sydney. The pratishtha cereony was once again done by Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamji of Humcha Jain Mutt.

 

Abha Jain comparing Mahavir Jayanti Programme

Present Activities - Sydney Jain Mandal has a monthly get together on last Sunday of each month from 3PM- 5PM, followed by community Dinner. In the monthly get togethers we do Bhajans, Swadhyaya, Discussions and close out by Aartis. In addition to monthly get together we also do two functions on a grand scale i.e. Mahavir Nirvaan & Mahavir Jayanthi. Abhisekh & Pooja, second Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Auburn Hindu Temple Community Building activities such as Holi, picnics, bush walks etc. Sydney Jain Mandal celebrated Mahavir Jayanthi on Sunday, the 15th April 2012 at Auburn Hindu Temple, 286 Cumberland Rd, Auburn, NSW, Australia. Program started at 9AM with Abhishekh, followed by pooja, cultural program & lunch. It was a great success and more than 200 people attended and received dharmalabh, networking, delicious community lunch and some fun too.

Mission for future - Currently, Sydney Jain Mandal is focusing on three missions.
1. Building our own Jain Temple. Currently Jain Pratima's are installed in Hindu Temples in Canberra & Sydney. We are now aspiring to build our own Jain temple and currently involved in many fund raising activities.

2. Jain Matrimonial: Jains in Australia is relatively a small community and as the children are growing up in to young adults, there is a huge challenge for young boys & girls to find suitable Jain life partners. So we are building a website to help young boys & girls to help them connect with each other to help them finding their life partners.

3. Youth Activities: We are working on a youth charter, so the young jains can learn more about our religion, culture and rituals and actively participate in Jain activities.

For further information on Jainism in Australia, please contact, Abha Jain, +61 432 248 791, E-Mail :  abhajain12@yahoo.com
You can also visit our website www.sydneyjainmandal.com Sunil Jain, E-Mail: skj2125@hotmail.com

JAIN CELEBRITY - INTERVIEW

MAHAVIR SANGLIKAR'S INTERVIEWS JUSTIN LUNDEEN ON HIS ADOPTING JAIN RELIGION
Justin is 28, graduated high school, currently live in Galesburg, Illinois USA. He can be contacted at: jlundeen84@yahoo.com

MAHAVIR SANGLIKAR

JUSTIN LUNDEEN

Q. What was your original religion before converting to Jainism?
Justin: My parents do not practice any religion, so I wasn't born into any specific faith. I got home Internet access for the first time when I was in junior high school. This opened up whole new worlds to me. I spent years studying all of the religions of the world, but never really studied Jainism. Then, after I graduated high school in 2003, I started reading more into Hinduism. I contacted a Hindu woman, of whose daughter I had known in school, and she and I discussed Hinduism at length. At that point in time, I decided I was a Hindu. I followed Hinduism up until about 2010, which is when I first looked more in-depth at Jainism. So, I guess you could say my original religion was Hinduism, although it wasn't from birth.

Q: When you first became aware of Jainism?
Justin: In 2005, I went to a Hindu temple for the first time. It was 45 minutes from where I lived, and I went frequently. There was an idol of Bhagavan Mahavira Swami at the temple and at one of my first visits, I asked someone who the idol was, and they said it was a Jain idol. I had read about Jainism in the Hindu books I read. At first, I had the incorrect notion that Jainism, as well as Buddhism, were offshoots of Hinduism. There is also an incorrect belief that Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs are sections of Hinduism. This is also not true. Each of these four religions (Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism) are seperate religions in and of themselves with their own unique identities, philosophies, world views, and practices. At first, I was not aware of these things. Then, in 2010, I started reading online about Jainism and realized the truth about those beliefs. So, that is how I first became aware of Jainism as a seperate, unique religion unto its own.

I first converted to Jainism sometime in 2010. There was no ceremony, at least for me, since there are no monks near where I live. I have read that you can go to a monk (if you are a man) or a nun ( if you are a woman) and take the vows of a layperson, but this wasn't an option in my case. I just started reading and practicing on my own.

As to why I converted, well, Jainism just makes sense to me. For example, ahimsa (non-violence) and the vegetarian diet. Jainism stresses testing things for yourself to see if it applies to you. Looking at nature, when you observe a predator and its potential prey, the potential prey makes every attempt to make sure it is not killed and eaten. Also, the natural fear a lot of animals have for humans is because they don't want to be hurt by the human, so they run away. No living being wants to be hurt, including humans. So, it is natural to be vegetarian, if you look at things in this manner. Basically, Jainism is rational. This is just one example.

Q: Which Jain philosophical books you have read?
Justin: I have only read a few primers on Jainism at this point. I have read Jain Philosophy and Practice I, which is published by the Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) and is a good book to start with. I have also read the Studies in Jainism series published by the Jain Study Circle in Flushing, New York. I also am currently reading Samman Suttam, and I have many other books to read, including the Tattvartha Sutra. Admittedly, some of the philosophical reading is above my head, but I have confidence that I will master it one day.

Q: Was there any difficulty in understanding Jainism?
Justin: As far as understanding the religious aspects i.e., the antiquity of Jainism, the four-fold Jain Sangha, the devotional aspects, the six Avashyakas (daily essentials), vegetarianism, etc., no, there was no problem understanding those things. I think I have a pretty firm grasp of the Three Jewels, Nine Fundamentals, Six Universal Substances, Eight Types of Karma, etc. Some of the more detailed aspects of the philosophy are hard to understand, but I know I'll get it someday. I am interested in all aspects of Jainism and hope to one day be a pandit (scholar), even if only in my private life.

Q: Do you have any guide?
Justin: I do have guides, but they are all through e-mail contact, being as I am the only Jain where I live.

Q: What benefits did you get by converting to Jainism?
Justin: I have had many benefits to becoming a Jain. I used to be a very angry and hateful person. That has pretty much vanished. I don't get as angry as I used to and I certainly don't hate anyone. Also, by being vegetarian, I know I'm not hurting any animals for my sustenance. I can also appreciate the philosophy of anekanatavada (multiplicity of viewpoints; truth is many sided) because of all of the different religions, cultures, etc., that I have studied. I know that one view may be true for one group, but not for another. If humanity could just learn to tolerate and respect this fact, it would go a long way in solving some of the worlds' problems.

Q: You have used many Jain terms from Indian languages in your answers. Have you learned Hindi? Are you planning to learn ancient Indian languages like Prakrits and Sanskrit?
Justin: No, I can't read or speak Hindi, or any other language other than English. I know these terms from studying English books and articles on Jainism, both online and off. I also am familiar with some terms from previous studies of Hinduism and Buddhism, even though certain terms may have slightly different meanings within each group. As to whether or not I will learn Prakrit, Sanskrit, or even Hindi, probably not. I know this may prevent me from becoming a pandit outside of my own personal life, but that's okay with me. If I ever do go to India, I would more than likely try and pick up the basics of Hindi, to at least be able to speak to the local population, even if only for simple and common ends.

Mahavir Sanglikar can be contacted at E-Mail: jainway@gmail.com

JAIN CALENDAR FOR THE MONTH OF JULY, 2012

(VIR SAMVAT 2538 JAIN CALENDAR VIKRAM SAMVAT 2068)
Produced By Mr. Kishor B. Shah E-Mail: kshah12179@aol.com

 

Aatham | Chaudas | Pancham | Bij | Agiyaras

 

Jain Festival

 

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Jain Festival
Date: 2 - Chaumasi Chaudas
Date : 3 - Guru Purnima
Auspicious Day
Date : 2 - Vasupujyu Nirvan Kalyanak
Date: 6 - Shreyansanath Nirvan Kalyanak
Date : 10 - Anantanath Chavan Kalyanak
Date : 11 - Naminath Janma Kalyanak
Date : 12 - Kunthunath Chavan Kalyanak
Date : 21 - Sumatinath Chavan kalyanak
Date : 24 - Neminath Janma & Diksha Kalyanaks
Date : 26 - Parshavanath Nirvan Kalyanak

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GANINI ARYIKA SUPARSHWAMATI MATA JI PASSED AWAY AT JAIPUR
Digambar Jain Ganini Aryika Suparshwa Mati Mataji left for her heavenly abode on 13th April, 2012 at the age of 84 years. She had been holding Chaturmas at Jaipur since the year 2007. She was cremated at Chudiwal Farm house, located at Bad Ka Bala Ji on the Jaipur- Ajmer Road. She was considered as senior-most Ganini amongst all the Ganini Aryikas.

SAD DEMISE OF SADHWI IN ROAD ACCIDENT
Four Jain Shwetambar Murti-Pujak Sadhwi, while moving on their Vihar on the highway towards Viramgaon met with a serious accident with a fast-moving tempo. As a consequence, one of them died on the spot. On getting the sad news, several Jain devotees rushed to the place of accident and other three sadhwi being seriously injured were immediately rushed to V. S. hospital at Ahmedabad. It is unfortunate that such incidents have been happening frequently on the road side but no preventive steps are being taken by the Jain community.

Mahasati Shri Madan Kunwar Ji Maharaj disciple of up-pravartini mahasati Shri Vimal Vati Ji Maharaj belonging to Shwetambar Sthanakwasi Shraman Sangh left for her heavenly abode after prolonged illness. She had accepted santhara at Jodhpur on the 12th May, 2012 . Condolence meeting to offer shradhanjali and pay homage to the departed soul was held at Jodhpur on the 13th May in the holy presence of Shri Raj Tilak Vijay Ji Maharaj, Shri Moksh Tilak Vijay Ji Maharaj, Mahasati Shri Vimal Vati Ji Maharaj, other Sadhwi and large number of devotees from Shwetambar sect.

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1. Jatin Jain, Swetambar,Indore,Madhya Pradesh,Business
2. Mahavir Chand Jain,Swetambar,Jaipur,Rajasthan,Retired
3. Manhar Lal Gandhi,Swetambar,Surendra Nagar,Gujarat,Service
4. Anil Badjatiya,Digambar,Udaipur,Rajasthan,Medical
5. Rahul Munot,Swetambar,Pune,Maharashtra,Business
6. Akshaya Jain,Swetambar,Gurgaon,Haryana,Retired
7. Hemant Shah,Swetambar,Mumbai,Maharashtra,Business
8. Rakesh Kothari,Swetambar,Rtc Colony,Secundrabad,Service
9. Khetu Kumar Kawad,Swetambar,Hubli,Karnataka,Others
10. Sunil Kumar Dagliya,Swetambar,Udaipur,Rajasthan,Service
11. Pasand Kumar Jain,Digambar,Churu,Rajasthan,Government
12. Vijay Kumar Runwal,Swetambar,Bijapur,Karnataka,Medical
13. Rajan Jain,Digambar,Dungarpur,Rajasthan,Finance
14. Gowtham Chand Roonwal,Swetambar,Mysore,Karnataka,Business
15. Deepak Mehta,Swetambar,Jodhpur,Rajasthan,Business
16. Priyansh Kumar Jain,Digambar,Indore,Madhya Pradesh,Business
17. Bhopal Chand Mehta,Swetambar,Jodhpur,Rajasthan,Government
18. Shreyans Bothra,Swetambar,California,Usa,Management
19. Paras Bothra,Swetambar,Adelaide,Australia,Management
20. Sanjeev Kumar Jain,Digambar,Bhind,Madhya Pradesh,Government
21. Abhishek Mehta,Swetambar,Chittorgarh,Rajasthan,Finance
22. Damji Dedhia,Swetambar,Kutch,Gujarat,Service
23. Prashant Jain,Swetambar,Ghazibaad,Uttar Pardesh,I.T
24. Kishore Kumar Jain,Digambar,Noida,Uttar Pradesh,I.T
25. Kewal Chand Gandhi,Swetambar,Hyderabad,Andhara Pradesh,Business
26. Mahender Kumar Pitaliya,Swetambar,Hyderabad,Andhara Pradesh,Business
27. Praveen Jain,Swetambar,Pune,Maharashtara,Marketing
28. Ashok Kumar Jain,Digambar,Nasirabad,Rajasthan,Law
29. Krutika Khandare,Digambar,Amravati,Maharashtra,Engineer
30. Prashant Jain,Digambar,Amravati,Maharashtra,Engineer
31. Shital Shah,Swetambar,Kurundwad,Maharashtra,Others
32. Naresh Jain,Swetambar,Thane,Maharashtra,Engineer
33. Anand Kumar Jain,Digambar,Gurgaon,Haryana,Marketing
34. Rishabh Kumar Jain,Digambar,Agra,Uttar Pradesh,Student
35. Sukant Jain,Swetambar,Gurgaon,Haryana,Engineer
36. Prashant Jain,Swetambar,Ghazibaad,Uttar Pardesh,Engineer
37. P. C. Jain,Digambar,Sadh Nagar,Delhi,Finance
38. Kamal Bhandari,Swetambar,Jodhpur,Rajasthan,Socialwork
39. Sumat Prakash Jain,Digambar,Jaipur,Rajasthan,Engineer
40. Gaurav Jain,Digambar,Alwar,Rajasthan,Government
41. Ashish Jain,Swetambar,Barisadri,Rajasthan,Business
42. Bhoor Chand Shrishrimal,Swetambar,Barmer,Rajasthan,Service
43. Ratan Sain Jain,Digambar,Agra,Uttar Pardesh,Academics
44. Vijay Kumar Kasliwal,Digambar,Indore,Madhya Pradesh,Retired
45. Deepak Bhandari,Swetambar,Ahmednagar,Maharashtra,Business
46. Prashant Jain,Swetambar,Noida,Uttar Pardesh,I.T
47. Payal Jain,Swetambar,Ghaziabaad,Uttar Pardesh,Arts
48. Lalit Surana,Swetambar,Auranagabad,Maharashtra,Law
49. Shweta Jain,Digambar,Jaipur,Rajasthan,Business
50. Nitul Shah,Swetambar,Anjar,Gujarat,Scientist
51. Amit Kumar Jain,Swetambar,Amritsar,Punjab,Business
52. Harsh Jain,Digambar,Yamuna Nagar,Haryana,Arts
53. Vijay Jain,Swetambar,Palanpur,Gujarat,Business
54. Mayur Turakhia,Swetambar,Mumbai,Maharashtra,Business
55. Rajendra Kumar Patni,Digambar,Jaipur,Rajasthan,Engineer
56. Amit Surana,Swetambar,Eedwa,Rajasthan,Engineer
57. Pramod Kumar Jain,Digambar,Muzaffar Nagar,Uttar Pradesh,Finance
58. Jagmohan Jain,Digambar,Kolkata,West Bengal,Business
59. Kamal Kumar Jain,Digambar,Ujjain,Madhya Pradesh,Business
60. Prem Chand Arage,Digambar,Madurai,Tamilnadu,Business
61. Anil Bohra,Swetambar,Jodhpur,Rajasthan,Business
62. Santosh Ranka,Swetambar,Jodhpur,Rajasthan,Finance
63. Anju Jain,Digambar,Ambala Cantt,Haryana,Academics
64. Basant Kumar Jain,Digambar,Bhopal,Madhya Pradesh,Government
65. Vipin Jain,Digambar,Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh,Government
66. Dinesh Kumar Jain,Swetambar,Jaipur,Rajasthan,Service
67. Deepak Jain,Swetambar,Nellore,Andra Pradesh,Arts
68. Akhil Jain,Swetambar,Ambala City,Haryana,Business
69. Dharmendra Jain,Digambar,Mehgoan,Madhya Pradesh,Management

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4. Sonal Jain,27,Digamber,Bhopal,Madhya Pradesh,Others
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6. Rajshi Jain,26,Digamber,Agra,Uttar Pradesh,Service
7. Chandana Rajendra,30,Digamber,Bengaluru,Karnataka,Service
8. Akanksha Jain,23,Digamber,Andrews Gunj,Delhi,Computer
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3. Umesh Shah,41,Swetamber,Ahmedabad,Gujarat,Divorcee
4. Vikas Kumar Baid,26,Swetamber,Shahadra,Delhi,Business
5. Manish Jain,Patodi,32,Digamber,Raipur,Chhtisgarh,Business
6. Kunal Bagadia,27,Swetamber,Kandivali West,Maharashtra,Business
7. Dharnesh Jain,36,Digamber,Mysore,Karnataka,Business
8. Kalpesh Tatiya,27,Swetamber,Pimpalner,Maharashtra,Medicine
9. Keyur Ramesh Kothari,28,Swetamber,Surendra Nagar,Gujarat,Business
10. Kamlesh Jain,32,Swetamber,Pune,Maharashtra,Service
11. Sanyam Palecha,26,Swetamber,Nimbahera,Rajasthan,Engineering
12. Mahavir Halingale,22,Digamber,Sangli,Maharashtra,Service
13. Vikram Kumar Palrecha,31,Swetamber,Kottur,Karnataka,Business
14. Ankur,24,Swetamber,Bhilwara,Rajasthan,Business
15. Priyank Jain,29,Digamber,Ashok Nagar,Madhya Pradesh,Engineering
16. Amit Kumar Tater,30,Swetamber,Udaipur,Rajasthan,Service
17. Vikram Jain,27,Digamber,Thane,Maharashtra,Engineering
18. Ravi Kumar Jain,35,Digamber,Indore,Madhya Pradesh,Service

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10. Singhvi Traders,Tirupur,Tamilnadu,Trading
11. Cyber Hut,Vadodara,Gujarat,Computers
12. Shri Shivshakti Prak,Jaipur,Rajasthan,Publications
13. Prithvi Computers,Mumbai,Maharashtra,Computers
14. Deepak Medicals,Bijapur,Karnataka,Medical
15. Arihants,Karol Bagh,Delhi,Finance
16. H. L. Huf,Ahmedabad,Gujarat,Textiles
17. Mohan Lal & Com,Jaipur,Rajasthan,Trading
18. Annapurna Hing Pvt. Ltd.,Ahmedabad,Gujarat,Food
19. Rishabh Trading,Bilaspur,Chhattisgarh,Equipments
20. Patwari Bakers Pvt.Ltd.,Madurai,Tamilnadu,Food
21. Jain Bakers,Bangalore,Karnataka,Food
22. Kantech Rubber Indus,Ahmedabad,Gujarat,Trading
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