HereNow4U - Living Jainism Tour 2006 - 04.02 Ahimsa Yatra : Taranagar - Mahatma (2)

Published: 05.03.2007
Updated: 30.07.2015
22nd November 2006, 08:00 - 09:20

Start of Ahimsa Yatra to next destination was accompanied by a variety of views and sounds we have documented in a

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22nd November 2006, 09:20 - 10:20

It was very special following the saints on Ahimsa Yatra. Their presence, together with the landscape and the sky, created an atmosphere rendering silent those who were with them. Although distance in kilometres was not much, it was an occasion to transcend constriction of tunnel vision.

Ahimsa Yatra leaving town Ahimsa Yatra leaving town

We reached the outskirts of the town and walls instead of houses bordered the street. The saints were accompanied by a group of about thirty gentlemen who succeeded in keeping up with the speed of the saints, whereas some women returned to their houses in town, called back by daily responsibilities. At the crossroad to Jaipur, Acharyashree and Yuvacharyashree blessed Munishrees Madhur and Dharm Kumarji who headed for Jaipur. A short way the ladies of Mahila Mandal Taranagar accompanied Ahimsa Yatra and then returned to town.

Crossway to Jaipur Heading towards the desert
Dr. Baid, MD & MLA Rajasthan joins Ahimsa Yatra Dr. Baid talks to H.H. Acharya Mahaprajnaji

Suddenly a car stopped and Dr. Baid approached H.H. Acharya Mahaprajnaji and joined Ahimsa Yatra.

H.H. Acharya Mahaprajnaji, Yuvacharya Mahashramanji, monks Lay followers on foot & in cars

Now we were in the desert. Some clouds appeared and the wind-dispersed sand penetrated the air. The blue sky was reflected in the white robes of the saints. Fully loaded cars came along; inside several persons occupied one single seat. It looked like a fully equipped caravan crossing the desert, a curious contrast to the unpropertied saints and the landscape.

Caravan of cars

The further we moved, the lesser people continued walking and the more cars joined. The saints were detached and seemed not taking any notice of the environment. They were concentrated on the destination to reach and the goal of Ahimsa Yatra, to create awareness for non-violence. We admired their strong-willingness and tender-heartedness, they did not exchange a single word the whole way long.

People welcomong Ahimsa Yatra on camel's back with Jain flag Saints arrive at destination Mahatma, small village of 238 inhabitants

Dr. Baid was the first to reach Mahatma on foot. He announced arrival of Acharyashree and the Sangh to the waiting people, the welcome delegation adopted final position. They were happy for the change of schedule; otherwise, Ahimsa Yatra would not have touched Mahatma. A man with Terapanthi flag sat on a decorated camel with his son; the dignitaries were gathered at the crossing where the smaller way to the village branches off the street seemingly leading to nowhere. The people seemed familiar with him and enjoyed the arrival of as many visitors this day, as they are used to receive the whole year. People wore their best clothes and all animals on the way were decorated with beautiful garments. People exclaimed, „Vande, Guru Varam!“ and “Jaihoo!”, chanted religious songs and felt honoured and proud to receive the visitors. The eyes of the children beamed with joy.

The saints on their way to the schoolhouse where they were accomodated

22nd November 2006, 09:20 - 10:20

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