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Jainism at A Glance: Jain beliefs and practices

Jainism at A Glance: Jain beliefs and practices

Jainism is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live lives of harmlessness and renunciation. The essence of Jainism is concern for the welfare of every being in the universe and for the health of the universe itself. Most Jains live in India, and according to the 2001 Census of India …

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Tirthankara: Jain Culture & Traditions

Tirthankara: Jain Culture & Traditions

In Jainism, a Tirthankara is a human being who helps in achieving liberation and enlightenment as an “Arihant” by destroying their soul-constraining (ghati) karmas, became a role-model and leader for those seeking spiritual guidance. Tirthankaras revitalize Jain Society by organisation of fourfold Jain Order consisting of monks, nuns, laymen and laywomen. Not all Arihants can become Tirthankaras. There are twenty-four …

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History of Jainism: Jain Culture & Traditions

History of Jainism: Jain Culture & Tradition

Jainism doesn’t have a single founder. The truth has been revealed at different times by a tirthankara, which means a teacher who ‘makes a ford’ i.e. shows the way. Other religions call such a person a ‘prophet’. As great omniscient teachers, Tirthankaras accomplished the highest spiritual goal of existence and then teach others how to achieve it. In what Jains …

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Jain Prayers: Jain Culture & Traditions

Jain Prayers: Jain Culture & Traditions

Bhaktamara Stotra Bhaktamara Stotra is the most famous of the Jain Sanskrit prayers. It was composed by Acharya Manatunga. The name Bhaktamara comes from a combination of two sanskrit names, “Bhakta” (Devotee) and “Amar” (Immortal). So, it is said that by recitation of this Stotra, a person gets free from the worldly bonds, attains salvation, and hence becomes immortal. As …

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Lord Mahavir Sayings in English

Lord Mahavir Sayings in English

Mahavira, also known as Vardhamana, was the twenty-fourth and last Jain Tirthankara (Teaching God). Mahavira is often called the founder of Jainism, but this was not the case because the Jain tradition recognizes his predecessors. Mahavira was born into a royal family in what is now Bihar, India, in either 599 BC or 480 BC. At the age of 30, …

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भगवान महावीर के अनमोल वचन Lord Mahavir Quotes in Hindi

Lord Mahavir Quotes in Hindi

भगवान महावीर के अनमोल वचन: पंचशील सिद्धान्त के प्रर्वतक एवं जैन धर्म के चौबिसवें तीर्थकंर महावीर स्वामी अहिंसा के मूर्तिमान प्रतीक थे। जिस युग में हिंसा, पशुबलि, जाति-पाँति के भेदभाव का बोलबाला था उसी युग में भगवान महावीर ने जन्म लिया। उन्होंने दुनिया को सत्य, अहिंसा जैसे खास उपदेशों के माध्यम से सही राह दिखाने की ‍कोशिश की। अपने अनेक प्रवचनों …

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Mahavir Jayanti Greetings

Mahavir Jayanti Greetings

Mahavir Jayanti Greetings: Mahavir Jayanti, also known as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, is the most important religious holiday for Jains. It celebrates the birth of Mahavira, twenty fourth and the last Tirthankara (Teaching God) of the present time cycle. On the Gregorian calendar, the holiday occurs either in March or April. Here we have collection of Lord Mahavir greeting cards, share with your …

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Lord Mahavira: Jain Culture & Traditions

Lord Mahavira: Jain Culture & Traditions

Mahavira is regarded as the man who gave Jainism its present-day form; although this is true only in the widest sense. He is sometimes wrongly called “the founder of Jainism“. Mahavira is only this world’s most recent tirthankara (and will be the last one in this age). It may be more useful to think of him as a reformer and …

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Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti

India has produced many great saints and spiritual leaders. The days commemorating the birthdays or the incidents in the lives of these great sons of the soil, are considered especially holy. The birthday of Lord Mahavira is observed by both the Digambra (Sky-clad) and Svetambra (White-clad) Jains on the 13th day of the bright half of the Chaitra month (March-April). …

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Customs of Diwali: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Customs of Diwali: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Many interesting rituals and traditions have been attached to the celebrations of Diwali. It is a five-day long festival, which is celebrated with fun and fervor. The blissful festival calls for the exchange of gifts, sweets and heartfelt wishes. Fire crackers are burst and people enjoy wearing new clothes, on the auspicious day. Although the way of merrymaking is different …

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