Posted: 08.04.2015
By Dr. M.B. Modi
Jain religion addresses the basic question of human existence, its purpose and goal of life. It gives a very strong message that we are not puppets in the hands of some divine power but we can change our fate and make our own destiny. We have cosmic origin which can take different physical forms and identities like trees, animals, human beings, hell beings and God. Knowledge, Awareness and Divinity are our...
Posted: 05.04.2015
 
Christians and Jains: Together to promote care for the elderly 2015-03-31 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) The Pontifical Council for for Interreligious Dialogue has sent a message to the Jain community on Mahavir Jayanti, the holiday in which they mark the birth of Vardhaman Mahavir. Jainism is an India-based religion with around 5 million adherents worldwide, that is known for its emphasis on non-violence and...
Posted: 02.04.2015
 
International Business Times India Edition The main festival of the Jain community, Mahavir Jayanti, falls on 2 April this year. It marks the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira and is also known as 'Mahavir Janma Kalyanak.' Lord Mahavira was the twenty fourth and the last Tirthankara; and his birth anniversary is a religious holiday for Jains. He was the propagator of Jainism and developed a five-fold path for...
Posted: 01.04.2015
By Prof. Dr. Nalini Balbir
JainPedia The festival of Mahāvīr Jayantī is celebrated annually in commemoration of the birthday of the 24th Jina, Mahāvīra. It takes place on the 13th day of the bright half of the month of Caitra, which runs roughly from mid-March to mid-April. One of the few festivals celebrated by all sects of Jains, Mahāvīr Jayantī is also the only Jain festival officially recognised by the Indian government...
Posted: 01.04.2015
By Dr. Kusum Lunia
Amongst all the planets of the solar system, earth is the most beautiful. On its floor, 2613 years back, on Chetra Shukla Treyodasi (27th March, 598, B.C.), Vardhamaan Mahavir was born at Shatriye Kund Gram in Vaishali . He devoted his entire life towards social welfare and welfare of the soul. According to Acharya Hazari Prasad Diwedi , “Lord Mahavir is one of the pure souls on which India could be proud in...

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