Posted: 30.05.2011
 
A Story of Sadhvi Devananda Bhagwan Mahavir had his fourteenth 'rainy' residence (Chaturmasa) in the Bahusal garden near Brahman Kund. Having heard the news of his arrival, Brahman Rishabhadatta and his wife Devananda arrived in a chariot to Bahusal garden. They paid their respects and bowed to him and thereafter they listened to his preaching. All the while, Devananda was incessantly staring at Bhagwan...
Posted: 23.05.2011
 
A Story of Sadhvi Chandanbala Mahasati (female ascetic) Chandanbala occupies a unique place among the leading 16 satis of Jain relegious history. Besides being learned, virtuous and devoted to penance, she became the first sadhvi (nun) of the sadhvi sangh (order of nuns) founded by Bhagwan Mahavir and thereafter she enjoyed the honour of being the first sadhvi-president (head of the order of nuns) of 35000...
Posted: 23.05.2011
 
A Story of Sadhvi Yaksha In the annals of Indian history, during the times of the kings of Nand dynasty, the Jain religion had a widespread following and extensive propagation. Pataliputra's Nandraja Mahapadma's chief minister Shaktal was an ascetic's votary; his wife Lanchhandevi was a religious teacher. They had two sons Sthulbhadra and Shriyak and also seven daughters, namely Yaksha, Yakshdatta, Bhuta,...
Posted: 16.05.2011
 
A Story of Sadhvi Tarangvati Sadhvi Tarangvati had gone to seek for alms in the region ruled by king Kunik. Having seen her peerless beauty, the wife of a rich merchant became curious to know as to what might have compelled this extremely beautiful woman to renounce the worldly life. As she repeatedly asked and requested her to let her know the secret of such a renunciation, sadhvi Tarangvati ultimately told...
Posted: 16.05.2011
 
A Story of Sadhvi Yakini Mahattara Two disciples of Acharya Haribhadrasuriji, namely Hans and Paramhans were killed at the hands of followers of other religion. Acharyashri suffered great mental commotion. The shock of the killing of his loving disciples caused a sense of revenge in him. Acharyashri decided to kill 1444 students and lecturers of Bauddha Vihar by roasting them alive in boiling oil. Anger and...
Posted: 09.05.2011
 
A Story of Sadhvi Rukmini A great personality and a great saint Arya Vajra had arrived at Pataliputra and was staying near the garden outside the city. Almost the entire city had been out for his darshan. Rukmini, the only child of Pataliputra’s richest merchant, had also gone to the garden with her friends. All of them - the young and the old - were engrossed in the heavenly delight of the religious...
Posted: 09.05.2011
 
A Story of Sadhvi Sukumalika Princess Sukumalika was extremely beautiful. Both her brothers had accepted initiation from the Jainacharya and their faces too glowed with the luster of sainthood. The princess also desired to follow the path of her brothers. Great and glorious is the path of penance. It destroys the karmic bondage and leads to the path of salvation. Leaving behind the luxury and pleasures of royal...
Posted: 02.05.2011
 
A Story of Sadhvi Pushpachula Sadvi Pushpachula’s life-sketch is a unique example of devotion to guru (spiritual teacher). Queen Pushpavati, the wife of Pushpaketu, the king of Pruthvipur, gave birth to twins - a baby-girl and a baby-boy. The boy was named Pushpachul and the girl was named Pushpachula. There was great love between the brother and the sister so much so that they could not stay apart even for a...
Posted: 02.05.2011
 
A Story of Sadhvi Rudrasoma Somdev was a royal priest to the king of Dashpur. His wife Rudrasoma gave birth to a brilliant child named Aryarakshit. An authority on Vedas (the oldest sacred books of the Hindus) and a learned man, Somdev was immensely loved both by the king and the people. His wife Rudrasoma was held in high respect by the common people because of her intense love for the Jain religion. Somdev...
Posted: 25.04.2011
 
A Story of Sadhvi Poyani It is an outstanding feature of the Jain religion that along with the monks, it has also accorded a respectable place to nuns. A look at the order of Jain nuns would give an idea that women from all castes, creeds and classes have been admitted to it for spiritual pursuit, without any narrow minded considerations. It is not that only women from the royal families, having abundant...

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