Kolkata - Akshay Tritiya Function on 20th April 2007

Published: 28.05.2007
Updated: 30.11.2012

On 20th April 2007, Akshay Tritiya 2007 in Kolkata was celebrated in the auspicious presence of Sadhvishree Nirvanshree, Sadhvishree Dr. Yogkshem Prabhaji, and Samani Dr. Chaitanya Pragyaji in Satyam Towers. Terapanth dignitaries and a huge gathering followed the drama performance on the life of Lord Rishabha, the first Tirthankara, by Gyanshala students.

Sadhvishree Nirvanshreeji addressed the audience by accentuating that Lord Rishabha was a glorious person of pre-historical days, being accepted as first person of civilisation. He has practised Sadhana in the way of Japa, Tapas, and Swadhaya.

According to Samani Dr. Chaitanya Pragyaji Lord Rishabha was the originator of social order and laid down many rules for healthy society.

Sadhvi Dr. Yogkshem Prabhaji mentioned that Lord Rishabha first did not have the intention to practise Tapas. People at that time were not aware how to properly give alms to a monk, and therefore Lord Rishabha could not accept the food offered to him. In this period, he experienced the process of purification initiated by observing fast. Sadhvi Dr. Yogkshem Prabhaji expressed her thanks towards all those engaged in Tapas to pay tribute to Lord Rishabha.

Shri Ranjeet Kothari, Shri Surendra Dugar, Shri Narendra Munot, Shri Mahavir Dugar, and Shri Prakash Dugar had taken the responsibility to make function a success.

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At Satyam Tower, South Kolkata devoted layperson are attending function of Akshay Tritiya in presence Of Sadhvi Shree Nirvan Shree on 20th April.

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Sadhvi Shree Nirvan Shree taking gochari from a lady who completed Varshi Tap (year long alternative fast) on Akshay Tritiya day.

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Gyanshala student performing drama on life of first Teerthankar Bhagavan Rishabhnath on Akshay Tritiya day.

Sources
Sushil Bafana, HereNow4U-Kolkata corespondent
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  1. Akshay Tritiya
  2. Chaitanya
  3. Gochari
  4. Gyanshala
  5. Japa
  6. Kolkata
  7. Mahavir
  8. Rishabha
  9. Rishabhnath
  10. Sadhana
  11. Sadhvi
  12. Sadhvi Dr. Yogkshem Prabhaji
  13. Samani
  14. Samani Dr. Chaitanya Pragyaji
  15. Satyam
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  17. Swadhaya
  18. Tap
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  20. Teerthankar
  21. Terapanth
  22. Tirthankara
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