Posted: 24.03.2017
 
The Times Of India TNN | Mar 23, 2017, 01.46 PM IST PATNA, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will be conferred with prestigious 'Anuvrat Award' by the Shwetambar Terapanthi Sabha, a religious sect of Jainism, for enforcing total liquor ban in the state and spreading the message of de-addiction across the country. Two years back, former deputy prime minister L K Advani was conferred with the award for promoting moral values...
Posted: 29.09.2016
 
The Times Of India TNN | Sep 29, 2016, 06.20 AM IST KOLKATA: When Sohini Devi Dugar was diagnosed with throat cancer last July, her family took her to reputable hospitals. But at that advanced stage, the 83-year-old's condition deteriorated despite treatment. The octogenarian finally decided to embrace death through Santhara, a voluntary fast unto death practiced among religious Jains. Dugar, who had to be...
Posted: 07.08.2016
 
The Times Of India Sushmi Dey | TNN | Aug 3, 2016, 03.06 AM IST NEW DELHI: Now, be assured of vegetarian sweets. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has banned the use of any material of animal origin in silver leaf (chandi ka warq), commonly used in confectionaries and sweets like barfi for decoration and also in pan and packaged supari. According to sources in the ministry, the move comes...
Posted: 23.05.2016
 
The Times Of India Ahmedabad (Gujarat), May 12, 2016: A holy Sanskrit text dating back to the 9th century will be discussed for seven days by experts from across India, in Ahmedabad from May 22 to 29. The workshop for the discussions, to be held at the Ahmedabad University, is being organized by the LD Institute of Indology along with other organizations. The text, "Upmati Bhava Prapancha", is known for its...
Posted: 23.04.2016
 
The Times Of India 20.04.2016, Nashik: The prevailing drought situation in the state has turned festivals and religious functions into opportunities to provide a helping hand to the parched areas. While celebrating Mahaveer Jayanti on Tuesday, Jain Social Group and Jain Seva Sangh in Nashik resolved to adopt 10 remote villages in tribal belt of Nashik district for the next two months. These social organisations...
Posted: 28.03.2016
 
The Times Of India Bhavika Jain & Hemali Chhapia | TNN | Mar 28, 2016, 09.30 AM IST MUMBAI: Students of the prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, through a crowd funding campaign, have managed to save Prakrit classes from being discontinued for the 2016-2017 academic year. SOAS is the only college in the UK to offer the course. Prakrit, like Sanskrit, is no longer...
Posted: 02.03.2016
 
The Times Of India Chaitanya Deshpande | TNN | Mar 2, 2016, 03.39 PM IST Nashik: The first 'mahamastakabhisheka' ritual of the record 108-ft tall idol of lord Rishabhnatha in Mangi Tungi entered in its final phase on Tuesday. The darshan and abhishek facility would now be open for common visitors until March 6. "Many devotees could not register for the religious event due to various reasons. Those wanting to...
Posted: 13.02.2016
 
The Times Of India Yudhvir Rana | TNN | Feb 12, 2016, 08.40 AM IST AMRITSAR: The demolition of historical Jain temple in Lahore has led to an uproar in Pakistan, with leader of opposition in Punjab assembly Mian Mehmood-ur-Rashid demanding an inquiry into the incident. Rashid condemned the demolition of the temple while speaking to TOI from Lahore on Thursday, saying: "We condemn the incident. We have demanded...
Posted: 19.01.2016
 
The Times Of India A Jain priest performs a ritual on an idol of Lord Mahavir. (TOI file photo) MUMBAI: Born in the lap of luxury, life for 22-year-old Juhu resident Akhil Doshi was one big party till the day he decided to renounce it all and become a Jain monk. Akhil is one among eight young members of the Jain community who will renoun ce the world and take diksha on February 14 during a grand function in the...
Posted: 06.01.2016
 
The Times Of India Yogita Rao | TNN | Jan 5, 2016, 10.19 PM IST Mumbai: International Conference On Science and Jain Philosophy A three-day international conference will be held at a premier technology institute on the co-relation between Jain philosophy and science. The conference at the IIT-Bombay Powai campus from Friday will not be on the latest developments in the field of nanoscience, genetics or emerging...
Posted: 05.01.2016
 
The Times Of India Yogita Rao | TNN | Jan 5, 2016, 10.19 PM IST Mumbai: A three-day international conference will be held at a premier technology institute on the co-relation between Jain philosophy and science. The conference at the IIT-Bombay Powai campus from Friday will not be on the latest developments in the field of nanoscience, genetics or emerging technologies in the administration of drugs. In sync...
Posted: 03.12.2015
 
The Times Of India TNN | Dec 4, 2015, 02.19AM IST PATNA: The Bhojpur unit of Jain Sangh has written to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, expressing satisfaction over his decision to recommend CBI probe into the theft of an ancient idol of Lord Mahavir from a temple at Lachuar in Jamui district last week. The incident has shocked members of the Jain community in the state and elsewhere in the country. The community also...
Posted: 06.09.2015
 
The Times Of India Sandhya Nair,TNN | Sep 6, 2015, 02.20 AM IST MUMBAI: Residents of Mira Road and Bhayander in the northern suburbs will have to go without meat for eight days during the Jain fasting period of Paryushan this month. The BJP, which took power at the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) last year, won a vote to ban sale of meat and slaughter of animals during the fasting period that falls...
Posted: 01.09.2015
 
The Times Of India Allows Jains To Give Up Life By Not Taking Food Times of India Mumbai edition 1 Sep 2015 Dhananjay.Mahapatra @timesgroup.com New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday took less than 60 seconds to stay the Rajasthan High Court judgment which branded Jainism’s centuries-old ‘Santhara or Sallekhana’ custom as attempt to suicide warranting prosecution under Section 306 of the Indian Penal...
Posted: 01.09.2015
 
The Times Of India TNN | Aug 31, 2015, 01.22 PM IST Ahmedabad On Sunday, the participants of the TOI-Heritage Walk series were introduced to a city which made the Mughal emperor Akbar ban animal slaughter.The walk revealed how the powerful and influential Jain Madir to Masjid walk community showed the world it was possible to blend different cultures into one form, without unsettling one's individuality. The...
Posted: 26.08.2015
 
The Times Of India Bharti Jain,TNN | Aug 26, 2015, 03.51 PM IST NEW DELHI: The Muslim population grew by 24.6% between 2001 and the 2011 Census, against the 16.8% decadal growth rate of Hindus in the same period. Though the all-India decadal growth of Muslims was less than 29.3% between 1991 and 2001, their statewise decadal growth rate, as reflected in the 2011 Census, is higher than Hindus in all 35 states...
Posted: 25.08.2015
 
The Times Of India TNN | Aug 24, 2015, 05.21 AM IST KOLKATA: Close on the heels of the Rajasthan high court terming 'Santhara', the Jain ritual of systematic fasting to death, an offence, community members in Kolkata announced being part of a nationwide protest with a silent rally on Monday. "The Jain community is unhappy with the recent decision of the Rajastha HC that equaled Santhara to suicide and declared...
Posted: 17.08.2015
 
The Times Of India TNN | Aug 15, 2015, 03.09 AM IST NAGPUR: Digambar Jain muni Prasanna Sagarji Maharaj, one of the most revered in the community, on Friday termed the Rajasthan High Court's outlawing the Jain practice of Santhara or Sallekhana (fast unto death) as unfortunate. Prasanna Sagarji, who is in the city for his four-month-long Chaturmaas, told reporters, "It has hurt the feelings of...
Posted: 14.08.2015
 
The Times Of India TNN | Aug 14, 2015, 01.24 PM IST INDORE: Youngsters of Jain community of Indore came up with a signature campaign on a 108-feet canvas against Rajasthan High Court ban on 'santhara' ritual followed by Jain community that has been considered suicide by court. President of Jain youth wing Deepak Jain said, "We have started a signature campaign at Rajwada against the ban on...
Posted: 11.08.2015
 
The Times Of India Jains to move SC against court order TNN | Aug 11, 2015, 02.25 AM IST JAIPUR: Reacting to the ban on Santhara practice by the Jain community, Munishri Praman Sagarji Maharaj, a Digambar Jain saint, termed it "unfortunate" and said that the community will appeal against it in the Supreme Court within 90 days. At a press conference on Monday after the court's verdict, Maharaj...
Posted: 11.08.2015
 
The Times Of India JAIPUR:10.08.2015 The court called the practice punishable under section 309 of the IPC as an attempt to commit suicide. The Rajasthan High Court on Monday declared the practice of 'Santhara' or 'Sullekhana' within the Jain community as illegal. Santhara means a fast unto death. A person after taking a vow of 'Santhara' stops eating and even drinking water and awaits death. The court called...
Posted: 08.08.2015
 
The Times Of India TNN | Aug 4, 2015, 01.54 AM IST KOLKATA: A documentary on the Jain practice of santhara, where a person takes a vow of abstinence and starves to death, has won a Special Jury award at the recently concluded Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival 2015. The 25-minute film has been written, directed and edited by Mumbai-based journalist-filmmaker Shekhar Hattangadi. The film, 'Santhara',...
Posted: 28.07.2015
 
The Times Of India NEW DELHI: 27.07.2015 In a significant move that may also be termed as a major victory for animal welfare activists across the globe, Nepal's temple trust on Tuesday announced to cancel all future animal sacrifice at the country's Gadhimai festival - the world's biggest animal sacrifice event held every five years. The Trust also urged all devotees not to bring animals to the festival - a...
Posted: 03.07.2015
 
The Times Of India About 2 million head of cattle are smuggled into Bangladesh annually from India. DHAKA, Bangladesh: Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have a new mandate under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government this year - stop cattle from crossing illegally into the Muslim-majority neighbour. Roughly every other night, troops armed with bamboo sticks and ropes wade...
Posted: 10.06.2015
 
The Times Of India WASHINGTON: 02.06.20 The US and India need to fight violence, terrorism and poverty together, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has said. The US and India need to fight violence, terrorism and poverty together, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has said. In her remarks to a delegation led by Jain leader Acharya Dr Lokesh Muni, Clinton said in future India will play...
Posted: 10.06.2015
 
The Times Of India BIKANER: The birth of the chick, reported to have occurred in the desert in Khetolayi village of Kolayat tehsil, has come as a welcome surprise. A wild life conservator spotted a rare sight in Bikaner recently, a vulture chick. It belongs to the endangered long-billed vulture species. The birth of the chick, reported to have occurred in the desert in Khetolayi village of Kolayat tehsil, has...
Posted: 03.06.2015
 
The Times Of India AHMEDABAD: 01.06.2015 |Ankur Tewari |TNN Overall, 1.5 lakh people participated in the ceremony. Delhi's 'plastics king', Bhanwarlal Raghunath Doshi, gave up his over Rs 600-crore business empire to embrace Jain monastic life at an extravagant ceremony in the city on Sunday. Doshi became a monk under the discipleship of Jain Acharya, Shri Gunratna Surishwarji Maharaj. Doshi became the 108th...
Posted: 10.04.2015
 
The Times Of India President Pranab Mukherjee honouring philanthropist Dr. D.V. Heggade with the Padma Vibhushan at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. NEW DELHI, 09.04.2015 Stealing the show quietly in this year's Padma list were seven members of the Jain community. Barely 0.4% of the country's population, Jains have always punched well above their weight. In this year's Padma list, the community accounted for...
Posted: 10.01.2015
 
The Times Of India M T Saju | TNN | Jan 8, 2015, 03.25 AM IST CHENNAI: It was because of his love for "Silapaddikaram" that this retired professor erected a sculpture of Kannagi (the central character in the epic) near Pammal a year ago. For J. Srichandran, life remains a journey from one epic to the other. Having authored 35 books and having written commentaries on all major epics in Tamil, particularly Jain...
Posted: 11.11.2014
 
The Times Of India AHMEDABAD: 11.11.2014 Analyses contained in Dwadasharnayachakra - a fifth century AD Jain treatise on comparative Indian philosophy - are key points of reference for scholars from across the globe who come to Gujarat to study Indian religious thought, particularly that of Jainism. Few are aware though that this treasure was reported lost some 1,300 years ago. The version of the book that is...
Posted: 23.07.2014
 
The Times Of India 21.07.2014 CHENNAI: Fourteen Jain rock beds dating back to the 5th century AD have been excavated inside three caverns on top of a hill in Vellore district. Lord Mahavir (Representative image) The beds were found on the Bhairavamalai in Latheri on the Vellore-Gudiyattam road when Jeeva Kumar, a Jain priest, was on a study tour in search of abandoned and neglected Jain sites in Tamil Nadu. "It...
Posted: 08.05.2014
 
The Times Of India By: Acharya Mahaprajna on May 07, 2014 Man and society are two realities. Individualistic philosophers believe that man can live without society, implying that before he became part of a society, he was an individual in his own right; that for the security of his property, rights and life or for the attainment of some other goal, man created society. Socialist philosophers believe that man...
Posted: 14.04.2014
 
The Times Of India AHMEDABAD: The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), a community of world's leading astronomers and geophysicists, on Friday awarded its prestigious fellowship to Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) scientist Rajmal Jain. He is the only scientist on the Asian continent to be conferred the fellowship. Jain is professor at the astronomy and astrophysics division at the PRL. He led the...
Posted: 19.06.2013
 
The Times Of India Meenu Nageshwaran, 53, felt she had been handed a life sentence when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2012. What followed was never-ending appointments with doctors and a long list of prohibited foods. The grave malady left her anguished - and that is when she discovered the power of veganism. "My reason to turn vegan was purely by choice. I was very scared when I heard the news...
Posted: 22.05.2013
 
The Times Of India Pratiksha Ramkumar, TNN Apr 1, 2013, 02.44AM IST CHENNAI: The Centre's Pink Revolution to promote meat production and export has led to a 44% increase in meat consumption and export in four years, but it has failed to regulate the industry. According to data compiled by the animal husbandry departments of all states, meat from registered slaughterhouses increased from 5.57 lakh tonnes in 2008...
Posted: 15.02.2013
 
The Times Of India Vaivasvat Venkat , TNN Feb 15, 2013, 06.10AM IST LUDHIANA: The last rites of the Jain spiritual leader Amar Muni jee, who had breathed his last on Wednesday, were performed at Lord Mahavir Homeopathic College and Hospital on Thursday, in presence of a large number of members of Jain community from across the country. Chief advisor of All India Jain Conference, Hira Lal Jain, who is a resident...
Posted: 11.01.2013
 
The Times Of India TNN, Allahabad, 10.01.2013, 12.16PM IST Protesting against the recent attack on a Jain saint in Junagadh district of Gujarat, members of Jain community took out a silent procession here on Wednesday to condemn the incident. Holding placards and banners demanding punishment for the guilty persons, the protesters, including men, women and children, said the attack on saints amounts to insult of...
Posted: 03.01.2013
 
The Times Of India Harish Joshi, TNN Jan 2, 2013, 11.09PM IST Bharuch, Wide spread protests have been reported following the mowing down of two Jain monks by a truck near Asuria village located nine kilometres from Bharuch on Tuesday. Stone pelting on the police and subsequent lathi charge took place during their Palkhi Yatra in Bharuch on Wednesday. More than 10,000 people from the Jain community across the...
Posted: 10.04.2012
 
The Times Of India 10.04.2012, Madurei: In an effort to create awareness on the rich heritage of Jainism in Madurai, second year MA English students of Fatima College have come out with a documentary film on the subject. The documentary called 'The Caves of Wisdom' speaks about the growth of Jainism in Madurai by 3 BC and how the Jain monks took abode in the hillock caves surrounding Madurai. In the film,...
Posted: 20.03.2006
By Gurudev Chitrabhanu
Mahavira understood the roots of violence in the human psyche. His warning, therefore, was against absolutism and dogmatism. His stress on Anekantvada was a plea for the recognition of the multi-faceted nature of reality. The perception of reality depends on the time, place, nature and state of the viewer. Absolute truth cannot result from any particular viewpoint alone.

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