Posted: 19.07.2011
 
A Story of Kundkundacharya Kundkundacharya was born in Kondkunde village during the first half of the first century A.D. He is known by five other names i.e. Padmanandi, Kundkund, Vakragriva, Elacharya and Grudhrapichchha. However, there prevails a difference of opinion regarding the authenticity of these names. But this much is certain that his name was Padmanandi but true to the Dravid tradition, he came to...
Posted: 19.07.2011
 
A Story of Suracharya Suracharya also occupies an important position among the first rank of versatile Acharyas (head of a medicant group) of the Solanki period in Gujarat. His scholarship was profound while his poetic power was matchless. In his teaching, he never allowed or tolerated any short-coming or lethargy. In case any of his pupils made mistakes in his lesson, he was beaten with a wooden stick of a...
Posted: 04.07.2011
 
A Story of Acharya Hirvijaysuri Once Emperor Akbar was looking towards the main road from the balcony of his royal palace in Fatehpur Sikri. Meanwhile he saw a huge procession passing by, wherein at the centre a Jain laywoman (shravika) named Champa sat in splendour and attired in expensive clothes. On inquiry, the emperor came to know that the shravika had undertaken fast for 6 months during which she had...
Posted: 04.07.2011
 
A Story of Acharya Padliptasuri Acharyashri Padliptasuriji's life is an illustrious example of rare combination of miracles achieved through unusual power and books composed on the strength of imagination. He was born in Ayodhya situated on the banks of Saryu and Ganga. Fullachandra, his father was a rich businessman of the town and Pratima, his mother was a beautiful and virtuous woman. It was because of...
Posted: 06.06.2011
 
A Story of Shasansamrat Shri Vijaynemisuri Acharyashri Vijaynemisurishwarji had earned the title of the most competent Suri Chakravarti of the twentieth century. Right at the beginning of his saintly life Acharyashri had identified aims of his life, first of which was enhancement of knowledge. Besides preservation of scriptures, book-writing and publishing, he also provided useful guidance regarding systematic...
Posted: 06.06.2011
 
A Story of Shri Shayyambhavacharya Shri Prabhavswami, a great disciple of Jambuswami, was worried about his successor as he was getting old. Acharyashri Prabhavswami himself had taken over the Acharyapad (head of a medicant group) at a very old age of ninety four so he was anxiously looking for some deserving person to whom the responsibilities of Shrisangh (congregation) could be entrusted. Finally his search...
Posted: 07.02.2011
 
A Story of Acharya Mandevsuri A monk’s way of life leads to upliftment and well-being of the self and the society. Laghushanti Stava always sung by the Jain community, is composed by Mandevsuri for the well-being of the shreesangh. Having listened to the sermons of Pradhyotansuriji, he felt an inclination for renunciation. He made a deep and intensive study of the scriptures in a very short time and mastered...
Posted: 07.02.2011
 
A Story of Acharya Mantungsuri Bhaktamar stotra composed by Acharyashri Mantangsuriji, is the most beautiful high peak of stotra literature of India. Composed with intense devotion and spiritual approach, it is being popularly sung for more than 1300 years. Composed in Vasanttilaka meter in melodious and moving tunes, this stotra (devotional song) is being recited daily by thousand of devotees with great...
Posted: 13.12.2010
 
A Story of Acharya Jindattasuri Shri Jindattasuri (also called Jinadatta Suri) is renowned as a great and leading acharya having profound impact on Jain religion. Since his early childhood his mother Vahaddevi used to take him to religious discourses and by listening to the most inspiring religious tales, he thought of renunciation. As a result, he expressed his desire to accept a monk’s way of life. The...
Posted: 13.12.2010
 
A Story of Acharya Kalaksuri In the history of Jain religion Acharya Kalaksuri (Kalaka Suri) had a remarkable insight with regard to the religious scriptures. He had a revolutionary outlook and approach. One thing that strikes most in his life is his constant insistence on performance of duty. Without expecting any assistance from any quarters, he incessantly struggled to achieve his goal. Acharya Shri...

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