Vol. No. 176
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AHIMSA AND VEGETARIANISM
GOVERNMENT BANS COW SLAUGHTER: FIVE YEARS JAIL
Mar. 3rd, 2015. Mumbai. The bill
banning cow slaughter in Maharashtra, pending for several years, finally
received the President's assent, which means red meat lovers in the state will
have to do without beef. This measure has taken almost twenty years to
materialize and was initiated during the previous Sena-BJP Government.
The bill was first submitted to
the President for approval on January 30, 1996.. However, subsequent
Governments at the Centre, including the BJP led NDA stalled it and did not
seek the Presidents consent.
A delegation of seven state BJP
MPs led by Kirit Somaiya, (MP from Mumbai North) had met the President in New
Delhi recently and submitted a memorandum seeking assent to the bill. The
memorandum said that the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill,
1995, passed during the previous Shiv Sena-BJP regime, was pending for
approval for 19 years. The law will ban beef from the slaughter of bulls and
bullocks, which was previously allowed based on a fit-for-slaughter
certificate. The new Act will, however, allow the slaughter of water
buffaloes. The punishment for the sale of beef or possession of it could be
prison for five years with an additional fine of Rs 10,000. It is notable
that, Reuters new service had earlier reported that Hindu nationalists in
India had stepped up attacks on the country's beef industry, seizing trucks
with cattle bound for abattoirs and blockading meat processing plants in a bid
to halt the trade in the world's second-biggest exporter of beef. An official
at a beef transport group in Maharashtra state said around 10 vehicles
travelling to Mumbai had been stopped in the last week of February, the
animals taken away.
HARYANA GOVERNMENT TO
GO FOR NEW LAW TO BAN COW SLAUGHTER
Mar. 14th, 2015. After Maharastra,
the Haryana government is introducing a bill to ban beef and cow slaughter.
The bill will provide punishment under section 302, which amounts to murder,
for those who caught in slaughtering cows and possessing beef.
The bill is likely to be
introduced on 8th March. The proposed act is called "Cow Protection and Cow
Conservation and Development Bill'.
For the scientific test and
analysis, government is considering to establish laboratories to differentiate
beef from meat of that of other animal species. Test reports of these
laboratories will be valid evidence in the court of law.
The state will also provide
financial and technical support to cow welfare organisations that help in
taking care of sick, injured, stray and uneconomic cows. According to BJP
spokes person, the law would be amended to raise the punishment for cow
slaughter from the present five years imprisonment to penalties equal to the
crime of murder. At present the maximum punishment for cow slaughter in
Haryana is five years jail with fine up to Rs 5000. But if the punishment
becomes similar to murder, the minimum punishment will be life term.
SAYS VEGANISM CAN SAVE THE WORLD FROM DESTRUCTION
Can a vegan diet save the world?
According to a new report from the UN, the answer is yes. The Guardian writes
that a global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from
hunger, fuel poverty, and the worst impacts of climate change. The report
notes that the western preference for meat- and dairy-heavy diets is
unsustainable, especially as the population is expected to grow to 9.1 billion
The report adds that animal
products cause more damage than construction minerals such as sand or cement,
plastics or metals. Plus, livestock raised for meat consumes a large portion
of the world's crops and a lot of freshwater. Currently, agriculture,
particularly meat and dairy products, account for 70 percent of the world's
freshwater consumption. It also accounts for 39 percent of the globe's total
land use and 19 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions.
Importantly, as the population
grows, the impact from agriculture will substantially grow as well, thanks to
the the increasing consumption of animal products. The report notes that
unlike fossil fuels, it is difficult to look for alternatives. The only option
is to cut down on the number of animal products consumed. The UN isn't the
only one advocating a more plant-focused diet. A couple from the United
Kingdom are working hard to make Veganuary a global movement. The duo are
trying to convince people to eat less animal products by going vegan for the
month of January. According to a press release, 50 percent of last year's
participants said that they intended to remain vegan for good. Perhaps the UN
just found a new partner in their global mission?
UN Urges Global Move to Meat Free Diet [Guardian]
Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Consumption and Production [UN]
Activists Launch 'Veganuary' to Pressure You Into Veganism [E]
WHO BENEFITS MOST
FROM ANIMAL SLAUGHTER IN INDIA?
Report: 40% of meat consumed
locally, rest all are exported to other countries.
Mar. 11th, 2015. Mumbai. In
India, well on track to become world's largest bovine meat exporter, Muslims
are earning just a peanut as against the general perception about the trade,
and it is actually the government and non-Muslims who are benefiting the most
from about 4.5 billion US dollar animal slaughter business, it was found in a
study conducted by ummid.com. The study also found that except for Allana
Sons, a 1969 company which has a major share in frozen meat export from India,
and few other smaller players who are Muslims, majority of meat exporters and
owners of modern abattoirs, and those associated with other related industries
like bone, leather, horn, farmers, transporters, animal blood and other raw
materials are mainly non-Muslims.
Ummid.com, after talking to beef
traders in various parts of the state, organisations working for them and
going through the available records and data, found that animals are purchased
in over 95% cases from farmers, majority of them being non-Muslims. Most of
the transporters who ferry animals and meat from one place to another before
and after slaughter are also not Muslims. Except for direct consumption, where
also Muslims and non-Muslims both are at par in terms of taking benefits, in
rest all associated business including meat export, bone crushing and powder
industry, leather industry, horn processing industry, blood processing, animal
fat and soap industry, except for few exceptions, each one is dominated
entirely by non-Muslims. Some prominent names are Arabian Export of Deepak
Tijori, Al Kabeer Exports now run by Atul Subberwal, Al-Noor Export of Ajay
Sud, Mahesh Jagadale and Co, Sujata Bones of MK Deore, Dode Industries, Fine
Exports, SK Leather, Ramesh Juneja & Sons, Bharat Leather, Woodland, Raymonds,
Datta Soap, BS International, Sixth Sense, Natural Craft, Bounty Fashion
Export, Kochhar Brothers, Ravi Exports, Kalia International, and Hindustan
Unilever Ltd. - all engaged in beef and the business of associated raw
materials and products.
It is also found that some of
those associated with the trade have different names and identities for
different countries and regions. Like, Al Kabeer is 'Samurai' in Japan,
'Falcon Foods' in the UK, and 'Tayebat Al Emarat' in the UAE. It also owns
other brands like Tabarruk, Cascade and Coral Reef. It is also found that when
comes to taking benefits from the trade the government too is not far behind.
The findings showed that the state as an average charge Rs.120 for every
animal purchased and Rs.150 per animal as slaughtering fees. The All-India
Meat and Livestock Exporters Association lists 42 abattoir-cum-meat processing
plants in the country and 32 meat processing plants are registered with the
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).
These are over and above the municipal slaughterhouses which according to a
rough estimates stand at 3,600. India became the world's biggest buffalo meat
exporter in 2012, ahead of Brazil. A report by the US Department of
Agriculture says buffaloes are inexpensive to keep. This makes their meat a
dollar a kg cheaper than beef. The Indian government has invested heavily in
abattoirs. Recently released Ministry of Food Processing data showed that
India exported 1.89 million tonnes of beef in 2012-2013, which is a 50 per
cent increase over five years ago.
The total value of India's
buffalo meat exports for the year 2010-11 was USD 1.9 billion which touched
USD 2.3 billion during 2012-13. Exports have nearly tripled since 2009, rising
to 1.65 millon tonnes in 2012, according to USDA figures. According to data
released by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development
Authority (APEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce, Indian buffalo meat exports
touched an all time high of Rs.13,917 crore in value terms in April-October
2013, representing an increase of nearly 58% over same period last year. In
terms of quantity too, there has been 23% rise in buffalo meat exports from
India. Among Indian states, Uttar Pradesh (UP) has emerged as the biggest
exporter of buffalo meat, followed by Punjab and Maharashtra. Besides having
the country's largest buffalo population, UP also has the highest number of
abattoirs- cum-meat processing export units. The state has 317 registered
slaughterhouses and, in addition, 24 export-oriented units for buffalo meat.
Of the total Indian carabeef exports, 67% originates from this state.
Mumbai in Maharashtra has a
distinction of having Deonar abattoir Asia's largest. It has a capacity of
about 4000 animals and recruit over 1200 people besides 30 medical
professionals. Among the important buyers of Indian bovine and other meat are
Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. India
exports both frozen and fresh chilled meat. China is a big market for Indian
meat. Currently, one third of the total buffalo meat is exported to Vietnam.
Records show that buffalo meat export to Vietnam has seen a surprising growth
in the recent period. Between April-October 2013, buffalo meat exports to
Vietnam rose by 229% in value terms, and more than 100% in quantity terms over
the same period last year. Vietnam accounts for close to 40% buffalo meat
exports from India. It is also found that, barring some 2% that can be called
illegal, most of the slaughtering at these places were done at government
approved, state owned or private, abattoirs, and in the presence of the
government appointed qualified medical professionals. Interestingly, it was
found that a doctor was appointed by the government but the payment is borne
by the owners of the respective slaughter houses.
To encourage and support the
industry which earns the state handsome revenue, the centre provides a
transport subsidy of Rs. 70 a kg for buffalo meat exports. It also gives
grants of 50 per cent for general areas and 75 per cent for hill areas up to
Rs.15 crore for setting up and modernising abattoirs. Between 2006-07 and
2011-12, the Centre's total subsidy for setting up abattoirs was Rs.240 crore,
another Rs.300 crore went into buffalo rearing. In India, cow is considered as
sacred and its slaughter is banned since 1976. However bulls, bullocks and
calves slaughter was allowed in most of the Indian states including
Maharashtra. But, Maharashtra passed an amended legislation banning cow
slaughter this month banning also bulls, bullocks and calves slaughter.
Buffalo meat is treated in India as beef, and its export is flourishing under
the government patronage.
The report has been summarised,
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MINISTERS REJECT CALL TO BAN RELIGIOUS SLAUGHTER
Mar. 7th, 2015. A petition
demanding an outright ban on slaughtering animals without stunning them first
has attracted more than 100,000 backers - but the Government insisted it still
had 'no intention' of outlawing religious slaughter. Vets chief John Blackwell
vowed to continue the fight, warning ministers they 'simply cannot ignore the
strength of public feeling' over animal welfare and a failure to let consumers
know how their meat was killed. Campaigners will now press for a fresh Commons
debate on the issue after quickly exceeding the six-figure threshold required
on the parliamentary petition site to trigger a possible time slot. The
controversy surrounds legal exemptions for religious purposes such as Muslim
halal and Jewish shechita - which Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to uphold
in a speech last year to the Israeli parliament. Opponents say they respect
the various faith traditions but insist animal welfare must take priority -
with scientific evidence clear that those that are killed without stunning
The petition - which backs calls
by the RSPCA, the British Veterinary Association (BVA), the Farm Animal
Welfare Committee, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe and the Humane
Slaughter Association - points out that more than 80% of halal meat in the UK
is pre-stunned. 'We must differentiate between religious and non-stun
slaughter. Our concern does not relate to religious belief but to the animal
welfare compromise,' it states.' Non-stun slaughter affects millions of
animals. We support a good life and a humane death for all animals.' There are
also concerns about large quantities of meat being sold without any indication
of how the animal was slaughtered and the petition says that until a ban is
imposed, consumers must be told what they are buying.
BVA president Mr. Blackwell said:
'This is a truly fantastic result for animal welfare. 'BVA has long argued
that all animals should be stunned before slaughter to render them insensible
to pain and we are delighted that the British public has got so firmly behind
our campaign. 'Consumers value the high welfare of British produce and care
deeply about the provenance of their food. 'But under the current legislation
meat from non-stun slaughter can end up in the food chain unlabelled as such,
which is completely unacceptable. 'Scientific evidence tells us that non-stun
slaughter allows the animal to perceive pain and compromises animal welfare.
This is an issue that affects the welfare of millions of individual animals
every year. 'The Government simply cannot ignore the strength of public
feeling and we look forward to petitioning the Backbench Business Committee
for a full debate in the new parliament.' The Department for the Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) remained unswayed by the petition hitting the
100,000 milestone - achieved by only 35 demands on the e-petition site since
2011, around 0.1% of those accepted.
THOUSANDS OF ANIMALS
RESCUED FROM ILLEGAL SLAUGHTER HOUSE: MIAMI (UNITED STATES)
Mar. 13th, 2015. The
investigation into the roughly 200 acre Coco Farms was conducted by Miami-Dade
Police, the volunteer-led Animal Recovery Mission and the State Attorney's
Office, and found at least 3,000 animals kept in unsanitary conditions. "These
animals were starved to death," said Richard Couto of Animal Recovery Mission.
"They're drinking polluted water. The animals that were fed were being fed
intestines of newly slaughtered animals." Police and volunteers worked well
into the night Thursday and into Friday and recovered some 3,000 plus pigs,
cows, goats and even dogs from the property, located at 41st Street and
Northwest 118th Avenue in northwest Miami-Dade. "Regular families were coming
in here and picking out an animal and having it butchered in some of the more
unsanitary conditions in the country," Couto added.
Police have arrested and charged
69-year-old Gregorio Santa Ana and 35-year-old Jose Armando Solis, both of
Miami, on a long list of counts of animal cruelty. Friday afternoon, Solis
appeared in bond court on those charges, and was ordered held on a $19,000
bond. It is not yet known if Solis had hired an attorney. Santa Ana appeared
later in the day Friday and was ordered held on $169,000 bond, with additional
instructions to stay away from the slaughterhouse property. Santa Ana resides
on that property, but prosecutors said that as of now, the property remains an
active crime scene.
Santa Ana claimed in court that
he has been dealing with animals for at least 40 years. He was appointed a
public defender in bond court, but said he intended to hire his private
attorney for all future hearings. Additionally, attorney Warren Eth has been
assigned as the special prosecutor in the case. Officials initially reported
that 3,000 animals were recovered from the property. Investigators later
estimated that there may have been at least twice that number of animals on
the property. Many of the animals were in such poor health they had to be
euthanized by veterinarians on the scene. Couto estimates that hundreds of
animals had to be put down, and many are still dying. Police and crews also
found a number of already deceased animals scattered throughout the property,
as well as diseased animals living in deplorable conditions. The animals that
authorities were are able to save are being handed over to volunteers with the
Animal Recovery Mission to receive proper medical care and nutrition.
Ultimately, ARM hopes to hand these animals over to sanctuaries in northern
and central Florida. Source:
JAIN TEMPLE COMPLETES 200 YEARS
Feb. 9th, 2015. Mumbai. The
intricately carved Shree Shantinath Jain Mandir, better known as Pydhonie
Derasar, is celebrating its milestone 200th anniversary this year. The Jain
Community is organised a series of cultural activities to highlight issues of
social importance in a week-long programme.
This derasar located opposite
Minara Masjid was built by one Motisha Sheth in 1815. Another shrine of the
same name in Bora Bazaar, Fort, observed its 200th anniversary in 2008.
Pydhonie Derasar's celebration
was presided over by the Acharya Rajyeshwarisoori Maharaj Saheb, Ganivar
Vitragyash and Upadhyay Vishrutyash Vijay. Managing trustee Pundrik Shah said,
"On January 23, Chief Justice Mohit Shah of the Bombay High Court inaugurated
the celebrations". Jain lawyer Dhanpal Solanki said, "The aim is to create
awareness on issues that the Jain community believes in for instance,
vegetarianism, women's education, the battle against female foeticide, gutkha,
smoking and drug addiction. Gynaecologist Mahendra Patel made a presentation
against foeticide while a young girl named Bhasha Vaghani made a touching
speech on the subject."
The derasar authorities gave away
artificial limbs to 200 handicapped people and donated tricycles, hearing aids
and study material. The Jain Doctors Federation organised medical camps and
blood donation drives at Saifee School nearby under the guidance of Prashant
JAIN TEMPLE OF GANGA
Jan. 4th, 2015. Mandya Dist. A
Jain Basadi, built during Ganga dynasty in the sixth century, has been
excavated near Arethippuru village, Maddur taluk, Mandya district.
In the month of September and
October, a team of more than 30 Archeologists of Archeological Survey of India
had taken up the excavation works. A Jain temple, measuring about hundred feet
in length and 40 feet in width was discovered, along with seven statues atop
Chandragiri Hill. The Jain temple consists of a facade, an entrance and
sanctum sanctorum. Ten stone pillars, statues of Bahubali, Yaksha and Yakshini,
have been excavated. Apart from them, several other relics that were used to
perform rituals at the temple were also discovered during the excavation.
Experts opine that the Basadi was dedicated to one of the Tirtankaras of
Jainism and was once a popular place for pilgrims, along with the temples at
Shravanabelagola. According to ASI officials, there were chances that four
more Jain temples are present around the excavation site.
THEFT IN JAIN TEMPLE
Feb. 25th, 2015. Agra. Ornaments
worn by deities worth more than Rs 5 lakh were allegedly stolen from a
600-year-old Jain temple in Awagarh, 25-kms from Etah district, making this
the fifth theft in a place of worship in the Braj region this month.
Angry devotees gheraoed the
Awagarh police station and blocked roads, demanding immediate arrest of the
culprits. Police force from several nearby stations was deployed in the area
to avoid any untoward situation. UP DGP AK Jain has ordered cops to solve tem
ple theft cases on a priority basis. Police said 40 g of gold and 6.5 kg
silver were stolen from the temple. According to Police, the thieves had
entered the temple by cutting the grills installed on the rooftop. The
ornaments of the idols in the temples have been stolen along with utensils and
some cash. An FIR has been lodged against unidentified men. Earlier on
February 14, an 'ashtadhatu' idol of Lord Buddha was stolen from a temple in
Tedhi Baghiya under Etmadaula. Angry devotees had protested against the theft
outside police station and jammed Agra-Hathras highway for more than an hour.
Police lodged an FIR but no further development has taken place in the case so
far. On February 8, around 200-year-old idols of lord Radha-Krisha, made-up of
'ashtadhatu' went missing from a temple in Kheragarh. Later, the statues were
recovered from a garbage heap near an under construction building by the
Three ancient shivlings were
stolen from temples in Barsana block of Mathura district on February 4. The
thefts had rocked the region as a seer sat on demonstration and police had
alleged the involvement of anti-social elements in the act. Later, after a
day, the shivlings were found dumped in a nearby field. On February 2, there
was a similar theft at a temple in Bodla (Agra). The idol was broken by the
thieves who failed to take it away. "In all the previous cases, the idols were
recovered from garbage or from outskirts. We suspect that some people intent
on creating mischief are behind the incident," said a police official.
FOUR IDOLS STOLEN
FROM JAIN TEMPLE
Feb. 18th, 2015. Tiruvannamalai.
Four bronze idols, estimated to be worth Rs 3 lakh, were stolen from a Jain
Temple in Salukkai village near Vandavasi. The incident came to light when the
priest had gone to perform the regular pooja and saw the main gate and the
door of the sanctum broken open in the morning. On information, Police of
Vandavasi along with two inspectors conducted an inquiry. Police officials
said that the bronze idols weigh around 20 kgs and include idols of Mahaveer
Jain and Thirthankar. The miscreants scaled the compound wall of the temple
and broke open the main gate of the sanctum and decamped with the idols.
Special teams have been formed to investigate the case.
SADHVI CONCLAVE - 2015
After a gap of almost 28 years,
Sadhus and Sadhvis from Jain Swetamber Sthanakwasi Sect are holding long
awaited conclave at Indore. A week long meet, which is being attended by over
800 Sadhus and Sadhvis, will start on 20th, March under the auspicious
blessings and guidance of Acharya Dr. Shivmuniji M. S.
The conclave will also be
attended by over 5000 community members from all over the country. The
Chairman of All India Sthanakwasi Jain Conference Shri Nemnath Jain is
personally supervising the massive arrangements. The National Conclave
Committee includes members from all over the country. Shri R. D. Jain, Delhi,
Shri Ram Kumar Jain, Ludhiana, Shri Anand Prakash Jain, Delhi, Shri Manmohan
Jain, Mujaffarnagar and Shri Sumermal Lunawat Jain, Chennai are the chief
patrons of the organising committee. Although the detailed agenda of the
conclave is not public, it is expected that wide range of subjects will be
discussed. It is also possible that, Acharya Shri Dr. Shivmuni may announce
his successor in this conclave. In Last such conclave at Pune, in 1987 Acharya
Shri Anand Rishiji M.S. had declared Devendra Muniji as his successor.
Community Members are also hopeful that this event will bring reformist
standardization in ritualistic and daily practices.
Whatever is conversed or resolved in this conclave by our revered saints, it
will have multi dimensional impact on whole of the community. The expectation
is very high at all levels. Some of the issues, where clear guidelines are
expected can be enumerated as follows.
1. Nomination of Chief amongst Female group and their empowerment with
appropriate responsibilities. It is note worthy that today females are 65% of
the total saint number.
2. Recognizing of middle category i.e. Saman and Samni on the lines of
Terapanth and rules for that.
3. Management of Institutions by saints and donation collection.
4. Security issues while on highway movement.
5. Rituals for Diksha and basic minimum requirement in individuals.
6. Approval for Diksha from Acharya Shri.
7. Medical treatment and old age provisions.
8. Chaturmas approval from top and chaturmas expenditure.
9. Political associations, attachments and patronage.
10.Responsibilities of Disciplinary Committee.
11.Use of modern technology e.g. laptops and mobile phone.
12. Use of wheel chair.
13.Rules about personal baggage and baggage carrying vehicles.
14. Rules regarding last rites.
We hope all these issues will draw appropriate attention and resolved with
common consent of one and all. The success of the conclave will definitely be
a new dawn for the Sthanakwasi Community.
Siddarth Jain from Melbourne
Australia ( email :
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : +61490476323 ) About this Jain Conclave in Indore, I thought I should say
Here are the real issues, I think
should dominate the agenda.
1. How about scrapping the
multi-sect mentality, and uniting all under a single umbrella of Jainism. I
think it's more about the saints' ego, than us lay-people that actually
bringing about this change seems so delusive. The sheer foolishness of
multiple 'Parushan-parv' dates within the same religion speaks loads about the
forgotten "Anekant", and our indentity hungary demeanor.
2. How about abandoning the
discrimination against Female monks, and observing them equally honored
phisically and spiritually. Which includes no-nonsense feet-touching when the
male saint is younger than the lady monk.
3. What about absurd flamboyant
ornamentation ('aangi') of idols. What about those rich showy marriages --
assessing the quality of arrangements by number of food items? And the king of
all, those temples - extremely beautiful, but totally senseless. All this is
just a manifestation of our fetish of money, and the desire of prosperity.
Where is Mahaveer?
4. Mahaveer never taught
subjugating human intellect, curiosity, exuberance and explorative ness under
the blindfold of scripture recitation. We need to become true adventurers of
innerness, the pursuers of self-realization, instead of slaves of verbiage. We
have literally reduced the great "Sramana Dharma" to gaudy display of "tapasya"
with "palna celebrations" which we all gawk as if it is the path to
enlightenment. It's time we thought about all this hypocricy, and together
with the saints, set forth a true spiritual realm, where Mahaveer is realized
not followed, "Jinatva" is experienced not preached, and "Dharma" is endowed
within, not buried inside scriptures. - Sent from my iPhone.
ROAD ACCIDENTS OF
JAIN SAINTS IN GUJARAT AN ISSUE OF WORRY FOR COMMUNITY
Jan. 7th, 2015. Ahemdabad.
Frequent accidental deaths of Jain saints on National Highways is an issue of
concern for the entire Jain Community. Recently, we have seen a few fatal
accidents in Gujarat. The reasons for such mishaps has been subject of
discussion in various forums including social media platform. Even Prime
Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, in a message to Ahimsa Foundation has expressed
his apprehension and requested Gujarat Police to examine the issue. It is
definitely a thought provoking issue as a section of our community feels that
this occurrences are not normal. There may be something more to it. It is
feared that some organised group may be behind.
A group of Jain Journalists from
All India Jain Journalist Association has taken the initiative to study the
circumstances in which these accidents have occurred. They visited accident
locations on Nation Highways in Gujarat. The journalist study group was also
accompanied by Gujarat Senior Police Officials. The group checked up the facts
and circumstances with nearby Police Stations, shopkeepers, restaurants,
petrol pump employees etc. The study group has concluded that, early morning
movement of our saints is the reason behind these accidents. Our saints start
moving very early in the morning, when it is still dark. At this time the
truck drivers on Highways are also somewhat tired and
sleepy. Besides, Road visibility is also very low in early morning. At high
speed, the truck drivers can not instantaneously apply the brakes. This result
into accidents and deaths. There does not appear to be any other reasons. Any
other reason is ruled out.
As a matter of precaution, saint
groups should be requested to restrained from early morning movement. They
should start only when the day light is adequate. Besides, they should also be
escorted by group of followers and regular caution should be given. This can
not be the responsibility of the government. It is our community
responsibility and we have to come forward and protect our saints. If we can
spend lakhs and crores on Ceremonies, Chaturmas Programmes, Sadhu Samhelan
etc. Temples, then why can't we have some budget for the protection of our
JAIN SADHU'S 180-DAY
FASTING TO BE CELEBRATED
Feb. 22nd, 2014. Mumbai. The flow
of devotees seeking blessings of 47-year-old Hansratnaji Maharaj is
consistently increasing. Jain sadhu Panyas Hansratna Vijayji Maharaj has not
shown any sign of fatigue.
Already, he has completed 174
days into fasting of cha masi upvas tap (six months of fast and penance), The
47-year-old Hansratna, a thin figure, will soon achieve what few in the
community have. He will be one of 12 people in Jain history to have fasted for
180 days. A fast that is observed by surviving only on boiled water that can
be consumed between 9am and 6pm. It was Lord Mahavir who started this
soul-testing fast and did it twice in his lifetime while preaching to his
The last person in the community to achieve this feat was Ahmedabad-based
Kinjal Shah, three years ago. She was felicitated in Mumbai because she had
achieved the feat after over three centuries by someone else in the community.
Now, Vijayji's achievement is being seen in high esteem by members of the
community because he has been continuously traveling in the city even as he
fasts. Since he started the fast, the monk has moved to a different Jain
temple each day, traveling up to Borivili in the city.
A procession will be
taken out from Godiji Jain temple in Pydhonie to celebrate the nearing of the
completion of 180 days of his fast which goes on till February 27. A
fast-breaking ceremony (Parna) will be held on February 28 at Wilson College
grounds at Marine Drive. The community will celebrate the last five days in a
open park. This will have the sadhu blessing people by sprinkling Vaskshep
(spiritual sandalwood powder) on their heads. On the last day, it is expected
that at least 10,000 Jains will witness Parna at Wilson College grounds. The
event will start around 6.30am and Jains of all sects will attend it.
JAIN SAINT ACHARYA
SEEMANDHAR SAGARJI FOR HEAVENLY ABODE
Indore: 99 years old Acharya
Seemandhar Sagarji of Digamber Sect accepted sallekhna Samadhi at Indore and
left for heavenly abode. Paalki Yatra of the Saint started from M. M. House,
Dakachya and passed through several areas. The rituals were perfomred by
Acharya Shri Pushpdunt Sagarji, Muni Tanmay Sagarji, Vipranat Sagarji and Muni
PRATIBHA PATIL WILL
BE THE CHIEF GUEST OF INDORE JAIN WOMEN CONFERENCE
Jain Women Conference organised
during Sadhu Sammelan to be held at Indore in the auspicious presence of
Shraman Sangh fourth Pattdhar Param Pujya Acharya Samrat Dr. Shiv Muni Ji M.
on 28 March 2015 will be graced with by Ex-President of India Smt. Pratibha
Jain delegation in the leadership
of All India Shwetamber Sthanakvasi Jain Conference, National Vice-President
Shri Subhash Oswal Jain invited Smt. Patil to be the Chief Guest in the Jain
Women Conference. Smt. Patil gladly accepted the invitation and said that this
Sadhu Sammelan will give new direction to the spiritual world.
Ex-President Smt. Patil
addressing the Jain delegation said that Bhagwan Mahavir philosophy of
Non-violence, Renunciation and Unity in Diversity has important role in
establishment of peace and harmony in the society. Jain community has been
constantly working for Nation Building. She expressed hope that through this
Spiritual Mahakumbh Jain community will get an opportunity to be unified and
will work for the development of society with more perseverance.
Smt. Patil said that organisation
of Women Conference on the occasion is a milestone in achieving women empower
in the country. Women have special role in establishing harmony in the
society. Any society can be empowered only when the women of the society are
empowered. It a matter of happiness that Jain community is organising Women
Conference on such large scale. She expressed hope that women participating in
this conference will give new heights to the society and will be set examples
of women empowerment. Indore the spiritual city of Maa Ahilyas will witness
this event of women empowerment is a matter of happiness. Source : Shri Subash
Oswal Jain, E-Mail :
S. K. JAIN'S 'KALACHAKRA
Mar. 6th, 2015. Bengaluru.
Astrologer S K Jain released his book Kalachakra Ephemeris in the city.
Stating that the book will help people calculate their destiny, Jain said that
no other book has come close in terms of accuracy of predictions.
The book deals with the movement
of planets and is intricate in terms of information provided. Though one needs
basic knowledge of astrology and astronomy to understand the book, it can also
be understood by the common man after some reading. Astrology has progressed
tremendously since the time when there werent even telescopes.
Yet, Indian astrology is accurate
in every sense, and this is the main essence of the book, said Dr. Jain.
Kalachakra Ephemeris has been supplied to all major book stores and is priced
CENTRE ASKS STATES TO
ENSURE JAINS GET MINORITY CERTIFICATES WITHOUT TROUBLE
Feb. 21st, 2015. New Delhi. Union
Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla has instructed states to issue
minority certificate to the members of Jain Community, whenever requested.
She has written to all Chief
Ministers..... "I would request you to kindly direct the concerned authorities
under your government to issue minority certificates to the Jains
expeditiously, as and when they apply for the same, so that the Jains will
also be in a position to avail the benefits arising there from, by virtue of
their inclusion in the list of recognized minorities within the country."
Minister has acknowledged having
received a large number of representations from Jain Community in this regard.
Community members have often experienced reluctance of revenue authorities and
other designated officials while issuing them minority certificates. The said
certificate is the only acceptable proof of a member's minority status. Jains
were notified as a minority community in January 2014, the latest to join the
list comprising Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Parsis. The low
level of awareness about the decision is seen as the reason for the hurdle in
obtaining certificates. Minority groups are eligible for various schemes run
by the minority affairs ministry, like scholarships for all levels of school
and university education, skill development besides loans to start businesses
ORDERS SURVEY ON ALL MINORITIES EXCEPT MUSLIMS
Feb. 16th, 2015. New Delhi. The
Minority Minister Mrs. Najma Heptulla has ordered a survey to assess the
socio-economic conditions of Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Parsis and Buddhists.
This is the first attempt to understand problems faced by the country's
minorities. However, the Muslims have been kept out of the study. According to
the Minister, there have been surveys like the one by the Sachar Panel that
focused only on Muslims.
According to the Minister, the
problems faced by the five communities were different from those of the
Muslims. The survey will help us know the problems of the five communities and
formulate policy accordingly to address their problems. Soon after assuming
office, Minister had said the Parsis were the only minorities in India and
cited their dwindling population to assert that her ministry would give utmost
importance to stem the decline. Over the past few months, however, her
ministry has received complaints from other minority groupings, too,
especially the Jains, demanding that the government address the problems faced
by the other five notified minorities. A representative body of Jains had
moved the Supreme Court last December alleging discrimination by the Centre
and states in allocating benefits for the community and preferential treatment
of a fellow minority grouping for political reasons.
The petition alleged that the
government had adopted an "appeasement policy towards Muslims" and all the
benefits were being given to them. Last month, a bench headed by Chief Justice
H.L. Dattu asked the Centre to examine within four months the Jain community's
allegations. National Minorities Commission Chairperson Naseem Ahmad said "not
only Muslims but all the other five communities were beneficiaries of welfare
MINORITY STUDENTS MAY
GET LOAN WITHOUT INTEREST FOR STUDIES ABROAD
Feb. 24th, 2015. Jain Minority
students may get a loan upto Rupees twenty lacs now without interest to study
in foreign countries. No Interest on this amount will be paid by the students.
Ministry of Minority commission is giving this facility under there scheme "Pado
Pradesh" Those students who have already taken loan for the year 2013-14 may
also apply for refund of its interest. This facility is available for Higher
education, PhD, and research . To avail the facility, the total income of the
parents from all sources should not be more than six lacs per annum. Source:
Mr. R. P. Jain, E-Mail :
SCHEME FOR MINORITIES
FOR DOING BUSINESS
Feb. 23rd, 2015. National
Minorities Development & Finance Corporation provides term loan of maximum 9
lacs for new business projects to minority community members. The loan is
subject to a very low rate of interest of 6% at reducing balance method.
Families having less than Rs.83,000/- income per annum in rural area and Rs.
1,03,000/- in urban areas are covered under NMDFC Scheme. The scheme is for
individual beneficiary and implemented through SCA ( State Channelizing
Agency). The scheme covers sectors like, Agriculture and allied, Technical
trades, Small business, Artisan & traditional occupation and Transport &
service sector. Source: Rajendra Prasad P, E-Mail :
HONOURS AND AWARDS
INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY
CELEBRATING MUSIC DIRECTOR DR RAVINDRA JAIN'S 72ND BIRTHDAY
Saturday, 28 February 2015. The
film music industry celebrated the 72nd birthday of India's leading music
director, Dr. Ravindra Jain. Leading singers from the country will be
participating in this specially organised 'Ravindra Sangeet Sandhya'.
It was Dr Jain's childhood dream
to become a music director. His impaired vision did not stop him from
composing, singing and giving a melodious foundation to Indian film and
Having started his career with
Radhey Shyam Jhunjhunwala's 'Lori' in 1972, Dr. Jain went on to work for N N
Sippy's film 'Sil Sila Hai Pyar Ka', Rajshri's 'Saudagar' and then superhit 'Chor
Machaye Shor'. He wanted Kishore Kumar to sing 'Ghungroo ki tarah...'. The
latter was at the time very busy, but after hearing the mukhada (opening
verse) he readily agreed. "I developed a good relation with him like I had
with Rafisaab. I did several songs with both these legends. Kishore was a fun
loving person and a great singer, while Rafisaab was a bit sober and a
committed singer who had recorded songs even when he had fever. Rafi's 'Tu hi
who hasee hai' and 'Ek dal pe thotha bhaite...' were instant hits," he noted
modestly. He made his debut as a singer in Basu Bhattacharya's 'Madhu Malti'.
He has composed music for over
150 films including 'Geeta Gata Chal', 'Ankhiyon Ke Jhaokhon Se', 'Chitchor',
'Pati Patni Aur Woh', ' Paramveer Chakra', 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili', 'Vivah'. 'Ramayan',
'Jai Hanuman', 'Jai Shri Krishna', 'Alif Laila', 'Jai Maa Vaishno Devi', 'Nupur'
and 'Shani Ki Mahima' were among the many TV series he did. He has also worked
on several dance ballets. All leading singers including, Rafi, Lata, Asha,
Kishore, Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey and the present generation singers
have worked with him. He discovered Yesudas, Jaspal Singh, Hemlata, Suresh
Wadkar, Aarti Mukherjee and others for Hindi film music. Winner of several
awards from the president and various state governments, his rich contribution
to Indian music, art and culture fetched him a doctorate degree from the
Teerthanker Mahaveer University. He has translated 'Quran Sharif' from Arabic
to easy lyrical Urdu and composed former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's
work 'Qadam Milakar Chalna Hoga'. He also authored "Ujalon Ka Silsila' and 'Sunhare
Pal', which are based on his memories. Dr. Jain plans to start a music and
fine arts university to preserve Indian literature and the classical work and
will be urging the chief minister of Maharashtra to help him out. His music
academy in Bhopal is under completion. However in a few months, he will be
launching his online music course in voice training, voice modulation and the
knowledge of 'sur-taal'.
NAVEEN JAINS MOON
EXPRESS EXPECTS TO SEND FIRST COMMERCIAL ROBOTIC SPACECRAFT TO MINE THE MOON
Mar. 11th, 2015. A Billionaire
who wants to extract precious resources from the moon is aiming to send the
first commercial robotic spacecraft to the moon next year with the blessing of
NASA. Naveen Jain, who left India for the US in 1983, is co-founder and
Chairman of Moon Express, a California-based company, says the core plan is to
explore the moon for resources of benefit to humanity.
It is known that the moon has
vast riches: gold, cobalt, iron, palladium, platinum, tungsten and Helium-3, a
gas that can be used in future fusion reactors to provide nuclear power
without radioactive waste. If the first commercial robotic spacecraft landing
is successful, Its second and third missions would likely involve bringing
precious metals, minerals and even moon rocks back to earth. But who owns the
moon? The United Nations 1979 Moon Agreement, which only came into force in
1984, states that the Moon and its natural resources are the common heritage
of mankind. The UNs Outer Space Treaty, which came into force in 1967,
states that the exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for
the benefit and in the interests of all countries and shall be the province of
all mankind. Yet NASA is working with Moon Express, Astrobotic Technologies of
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Masten Space Systems of Mojave, California, to
develop commercial robotic spacecrafts. According to Naveen Jain founder of
Infospace and Intelius, NASA has an amazing amount of expertise when it comes
to getting to the moon, and it wants to pass that knowledge on to a company
like ours that has the best chance of being successful. Moon Express recently
signed an agreement to take over the decommissioned Space Launch Complex 36 at
Cape Canaveral. The launch pad will be used for Moon Expresss lander
development and flight-test operations.
MRS. INDU JAIN OF
TIMES OF INDIA IN BILLIONAIRE LIST OF FORBES
Mar. 3rd, 2015. Mrs. Indu Jain is
one of the five ladies in India to to get a place in Forbes Billionaire's list
in 2015. There are four other female names from India. Last year it was just
The number of females
billionaires is consistently increasing and this year 11% of the total number
belongs to them. In 2015, out of the total 1826 billionaires around the world,
197 were female. Last year this number was 172.
Mrs. Indu Jain is the Chairperson
of Media Baron Group, "Bennett Coleman & Co. Limited".
NISHANT JAIN TO
REPRESENT INDIA AT THE WORLD SKILLS COMPETITION 2015
Mar. 5th, 2015. New Delhi.
Nishant Jain, NIIT student from Chennai, has emerged as the national winner in
the final selections for the WSC 2015 in the IT Software Solutions for
Business skill category. With this win, Nishant gets an opportunity to
represent India at the 43rd World Skills Competition to be hosted at Sao
Paulo, Brazil from 11-16 August, 2015. Nishant was short listed after an
intensive nationwide competition held in the capital. He was judged on the
following parameters - communications & interpersonal skills; problem solving,
innovation & creativity; analysing & designing software solutions; developing
software solutions and testing & documenting software solutions. SSC NASSCOM
had facilitated India's participation in the WSC 2013 ITSSB category in the
past and the candidate, representing India in that category, Sarthak Jain, was
awarded a 'Medallion of Excellence'.
WSC is the largest international
'Vocational Skills Competition' in the world. It takes place in a different
country every two years and brings together over 1,000 young people from
across the globe to compete in skills ranging from welding to web design. The
competitors pitch their skills against the best of the best and compete for
gold, silver and bronze medals. WSC attracts thousands of visitor such as
schools, colleges and training providers, government representatives,
employers and teachers. Details about the WSC can be accessed at:
India became the 48th member of
the World Skills International on 20th January 2007 with CII as its only
member organization; the responsibility has been taken over by National Skills
Development Corporation (NSDC), set up by the Ministry of Finance under Public
Private Partnership (PPP) mode, to provide the prestigious event national
visibility. NSDC represents World Skills activities through World Skills
India. NSDC, an empowered organization will be the official body representing
the country at the World Skill Competition. In general, there are 6 Skills
Clusters, namely Transport & Logistics, Construction and Building Technology,
Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, ITC Technology, Creative Art and
Fashion, Social and Personal Services. The competitors are required to be not
more than 22 in the year of competition with exception being for Mechatronics,
where the competitors must not be older than 25 years in the year of
Speaking on occasion, Mr. Vijay
Thadani, CEO, NIIT Limited said, "It has been our continuing endeavor at NIIT,
to set global standards and promote excellence in IT and Beyond IT skills
through cutting-edge learning solutions. India's participation in World Skills
Competition, 2015 is a great step in that direction and we are delighted to be
a part of this initiative. I am sure Nishant Jain,a promising student from
NIIT Chennai, who has been selected to represent India in the ITSSB skills
category at the 43rd World Skills Competition, will make us all proud by
putting up an impressive performance in Brazil later this year."
IRS OFFICER S K JAIN
APPOINTED OSD TO ARVIND KEJRIWAL
Mar. 13th, 2015. New Delhi. IRS
officer Sukesh Kumar Jain has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD)
to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Sukesh Kumar Jain, a 1992 batch
Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, is at present serving as a Director in
the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) under the Finance Ministry. He will
be "relieved of his duties" with effect from March 16 to take up the new
assignment, a Finance Ministry order said. S. K. Jain has been appointed as
OSD to Kejriwal, who is also an ex-IRS officer. This appointment is for a
period of three years on deputation basis.
VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD
CHIEF TAKES DIKSHA IN GUJARAT
Mar. 4th, 2015. Gujarat. Former
President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad of Patan District Dr. Bharatbhai Shah took
Diksha to become Jain monk in Thara village of Kankrej taluka in North
Gujarat. Bharatbhais wife also took Diksha and left worldly life. Dr.
Bharatbhai has been given new name Hempadmaratna Vijayji Maharaj by his
Guru. Acharya Hem Prabhusurishwarji Maharaj Sahebs Guru Balmuni Maharaj Saheb
and other Jain monks were present on this occasion.
JAINISM : AN
INTRODUCTION, BY DR. JEFFREY D. LONG, 2010 22 x 14 CM 240 PAGES, PAPERBACK RS.
This is a book about Jainism, a
fascinating and ancient religion of India which, despite its vast age, and
despite its having some features that many in the West would regard as exotic,
is in many ways highly relevant to the contemporary world. It is a religion
which has a lot in common with the Buddhist and Hindu traditions of India,
with which it has existed for at least two and a half millennia. But it is
also a religion that has many of its distinctive features and insights which
distinguish it quite clearly from these other traditions.
The main goal of the author is to
make the Jain tradition accessible to the average Western reader, on the
assumption that knowledge of this tradition will be of global benefit. This is
not a book for experts on Jainism. Nor does it claim to be an exhaustive or
comprehensive account of Jainism, or a reference work where one could find
everything one wanted to know about this tradition. It is not a detailed
monograph on one particular aspect of Jainism. Nor does it pretend to be a
book that would explain to Jains how they should view their own tradition.
The author is not a Jain. But he
views both the Jain religion and the Jain community as embodying ideals and
practices that have relevance for all human beings. The author is not the
first non-Jain to so view the tradition for, Jainism, throughout its long
history, has had a significant impact on the Hindu and Buddhist traditions
which have been its primary interlocutors. It is the view of author that a
global extension of the influence of Jain ideals would be a welcome
development: that Jain principles like nonviolence (ahimsa), non-attachment (aparigraha)
and non-absolutism (anekantavada) are vitally important, globally relevant
principles that have a great deal to recommend them even to those who are not
Jain. In other words, one need not be a Jain in order to learn valuable
lessons from Jainism. Even though its primary mandate is to describe Jainism
as accurately and as fairly as possible, what makes this book one the best
books on Jainism written in English in the past decade is that the author, Dr
Jeffery D Long, offers both: description as well as interpretation. He
explores Jain asceticism, Jain worship, the life of the Jain layperson,
relations between Jainism and other Indic faiths, the Jain philosophy of
relativity (anekantavada), and the implications of Jain ideas for the
contemporary world. This book presents Jainism in a way that is both authentic
and engaging to specialists as well as the common reader.
Dr. Jeffery D. Long chairs the
Department of Religious Studies,at Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania. Source
: Manish Modi, Hindi Granth Karyalay, E-Mail :
JAIN KUTCHI OSWAL
TRUST RESTORES 140-YEAR-OLD WATER FOUNTAIN IN MUMBAI
Mar. 8th, 2015. Mumbai. An ornate
140-year-old water fountain and clock tower located in Masjid area has been
rededicated to Mumbai City. The fountain was originally built by trader
philanthropist Kessowji Naik. Naik had contributed the largest share of
private land to the Bombay Port Trust. He wielded tremendous influence during
the Raj era and was awarded the Peace of Justice Award by the British
governor. According to the trust President, Nayan Bheda, it has been restored
by his native Kutchi Dsaha Oswal Jain Mahajan community at a cost of Rs 30
lakh. The Jain trust also runs a 182-year-old Shri Ananthnath Derasar nearby.
This is reportedly the third oldest Jain temple in Mumbai and was built to
honour the 14th Tirthankar. The rededication ceremony was attended by the
Chief Minister, Fadnavis along with State Minister Prakash Mehta and other
AJIT JAIN MAY INHERIT
WARREN BUFFET LEGACY
Mar. 2nd, 2015. Warren Buffet
Group has recently hinted that, Orrisa born Ajit Jain may be declared
inheritor of Warren Buffet assets at Berkshire Hathway Inc. assets.
Ajit Jain and Greg Able are
presently heading Hathway business operations. Warren Buffet has been publicly
appreciating Ajitt Jain's business acumen.
SPECIAL COVER ISSUED
ON JAIN TEMPLE "MITHLA TIRTH"
Feb. 23rd, 2015. On the occasion
of installation ceremony of Jain idols at Mithla Tirth, a special cover and
special cancellation has been released on 23rd Feb. 2015 at Sitamarhi (Bihar).
This cover bears image of idols of 19th Jain Tirthankar Bhagwan Mallinath and
21st Jain Tirthankar Bhagwan Naminath. Source : Sudhir Jain, E-Mail :
WASHINGTON GOVERNOR FOR TASK FORCE ON HATE CRIMES
Commending Washington Governor
Jay Inslee for reported drawing attention to the recent vandalizing of Bothell
and Kent Hindu temples and stressing the need of standing against acts of
intolerance and hate, Hindus are urging him to create a Washington Governor's
Task Force on Hate Crimes.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a
statement in Nevada today, said that Hindus were highly concerned about two
vandalizing incidents involving Hindu temples in Bothell and Kent in Seattle
metropolitan area in February, which were about 34 miles apart. Zed, however,
thanked Inslee for meeting with Hindu temple leaders on March five and
condemning acts of intolerance, intimidation and violence.
Zed, who is President of
Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that it was shocking for the
hard-working, harmonious and peaceful US Hindu community numbering about three
million; who had made lot of contributions to the nation and society; to
receive such signals of hatred and anger.
Rajan Zed suggested that this
Task Force, headed by the Governor, might include senior state administration
officials, law enforcement agencies, school district superintendents,
religious leaders, community and human/civil rights activists, academic
experts, etc., and should be designed to prevent/deal-with conflicts
threatening community stability and well-being and eradicate
hate/bias-motivated crime, besides developing strategies and increasing
Zed noted that besides grappling
with issues of hate/bias motivated crimes, this Task Force should also aim to
foster strong relationships/partnerships and build trust with diverse
communities through robust outreach/interaction/coordination. No Washingtonian
should fear being the victim of crime because of hatred/bias based on
religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other circumstances.
Rajan Zed also suggested that hate crime reporting should be further
strengthened and law enforcement policies/procedures/practices should be
reviewed to further energize their response to hate crimes. Creating broader
awareness might also help.
Zed stressed that basics of major
world religions should be taught in both public and private high schools of
the state and first responders should be imparted cultural competency training
so that we understood each other better in view of increasing diversity of the
JAIN CALENDAR FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015
VIR SAMVAT 2541 JAIN CALENDAR VIKRAM SAMVAT
Chaudas | Pancham | Bij | Agiyaras
FAGAN - MARCH 2015 - CHAITRA
AVOID GREEN & ROOT VEGETABLES
Date : 1 | 4 | 7 | 11 | 14 | 16 19 | 22 | 24 | 27 | 28 | 29 30 |
AVOID ROOT VEGETABLES
Date : 2 | 3 | 5 | 10 | 13
Date : 03 - Siddhachal Chhagau Yatra | Pradishana
Date : 04 -
Date : 05 - Poonam (Bhav Siddhachal Yatra)
Date : 13 - Varshitap
Date : 19 - Pakhi Pratikraman
Date : 27 - Ayambil Oli Starts
Date : 02 - Mallinath Nirvan Kalyanak
Date : 02- Munisuvrata Diksha Kalyanak
Date : 10 - Parshvanath Chavan & Kevalgnan Kalyanak
Date : 11 - Chandraprabhu Chavan Kalyanak
Date : 14- Adinath Janma & Diksha Kalyanak
Date : 22 - Kunthunath Kevalgnan Kalyanak (Trij)
Date : 24 - Ajitnath Nirvan Kalyanak
Date : 24 - Sambhavanath Nirvan Kalyanak
Date : 24 - Anantanath Nirvan Kalyanak
Date : 28 - Sumatinath Nirvan Kalyanak
Date : 31 - Sumatinath
Date : 05- World Book day
Date : 08 - International Womens
Date : 6-7 - Holi
FAGAN: 1 TO 20 MARCH CHAITRA: 21
TO 31 MARCH
Vad Dasam Agiyaras
Sud Bij Trij
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2. Dipak Khot,Digambar,Sangli,Maharashtra,Consultancy
3. Deepak Singhvi,Swetambar,Chittorgarh,Rajasthan,Business
4. Tanmay Kothari,Swetambar,Udaipur,Rajasthan,Law
5. Arun Kumar Bohra,Swetambar,Hyderabad,Telangana,Government
6. Sourabh Kumar Jain,Digambar,Lalitpur,Uttar Pradesh,Arts
7. Amit Kumar Mishra,Digambar,Jabalpur,Madhya Pradesh,Engineer
8. Madhuri Bansali,Swetambar,Pune,Maharashtra,Others
9. Rahul Jain,Swetambar,Gulbarga,Karnataka,Marketing
10. Arihant Jain,Digambar,Rawat Bhata,Rajasthan,Engineer
11. Manu Singhi,Swetambar,Sirohi,Rajasthan,Finance
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13. Surendra Kumar Jain,Swetambar,Bilaspur,Chhattisgarh,Business
14. Nitin Luniya,Swetambar,Bangalore,Karnataka,Business
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17. Maulik Vora,Swetambar,Mumbai,Maharashtra,Student
18. Khushboo Gulecha,Swetambar,Ahmedabad,Gujarat,Business
19. Siddu Kagawad,Digambar,Nandagoan,Karanatak,Arts
20. Arun Kumar Jain,Digambar,Ghaziabad,Uttar Pradesh,Medical
21. Nitin Kumar Jain,Digambar,Tikamgarh,Madhya Pradesh,Marketing
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23. Darshan Chougula,Digambar,Sadalga,Karnataka,Others
24. Arvind Jain,Swetambar,Bhopal,Madhya Pradesh,Engineer
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26. Shrut Shaha,Digambar,Daund,Maharashtra,Student
27. Vama Shaha,Digambar,Daund,Maharashtra,Student
28. Archana Shaha,Digambar,Daund,Maharashtra,Others
29. Ajay Jain,Digambar,Nagpur,Maharashtra,Finance
32. Dharmendra Mehta,Swetambar,Ahmedabad,Gujarat,Service
33. Rajesh Jain,Swetambar,Panipat,Haryana,Business
35. Jatin Gathani,Swetambar,Baran,Rajasthan,Business
36. Vishal Jain,Digambar,Agra,Uttar Pradesh,Service
37. Mahaveer Chand Gothi,Swetambar,Jodhpur,Rajasthan,Business
38. Jitendra Kumar Malu,Swetambar,Chennai,Tamilnadu,Business
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8. Ritika Jain,25,Swetamber,Uttam Nagar,Delhi,Computer
9. Tripti Jain,24,Digamber,Gurgaon,Haryana,Engineering
10. Pooja Jain,26,Swetamber,Ratnagiri,Maharashtra,Arts
11. Darshana Jain,25,Digamber,Ahmedabad,Gujarat,Service
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