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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Akha Teej will come twice this year

There will be two Baisakh (Vaisakh) months in this year. This is because of Adhimas system in Indian lunar calendar (Panchang). Akha Teej falls on the lunar month of Baisakh. Hence, there are two days for Akha Teej or Akshay Tritiya in this year. The first day falls on April 17 and the second on May 16, 2010.
Akshay tritiya or Akha teej is largely celebrated in Jain communities.

There is a dispute between different sects of Jain community regarding this auspicious day. Some sects will be following Akha Teej on the first date i.e. April 17 and some on the second i.e. May 16.

Lord Rishabhdev, Adinath, broke his year long fast (Varshi Tap Parna) on this day in Hastinapur. Jain community celebrates this auspicious day to commemorate Parna of Lord Rishbh Dev. Large numbers of Varshi Tap Tapaswi go for Parna on this day to Palitana and Hastinapur.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Concept of universe in Jainism

The Universe is eternal entity according to Jainism. It is never created hence beginning less. According to Jainism beginning less substances are also endless. The universe is eternal.

Most of the religions and philosophies believe that the universe has a beginning and a creator God has created the Universe. However, Jainism does not believe in a creator God and concept of Universe in Jainism is self supported. This is the unique concept of Jainism that also matches by and large with modern sciences and astronomy........
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Jainism: Concept of Universe

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Old Jain idols in Bikaner brought out for Darshan and Puja

 
Bhanda Shah Jain temple 

Bhamda Shah Jain Temple, Toran Dwar  

Old Jain idols kept underground for centuries at Chinatamani Parasnath temple in Bikaner, Rajasthan are brought out for Darshan and Puja. The temple trustees have decided to bring all these 1100 Prachin Jain Tirthankara Pratima for public viewing and worship.

Most of these Jain idols are Panch Tirthi and made of Panch Dhatu. Some of these idols are of Marble and one is of rock crystal (Sfatik Ratna). These idols were kept underground since Mogul period to save them from Muslim invaders.

Bikaner Jain Samaj has organized Dasanhika Mahotsava to celebrate this event between January 31 and February 10, 2010. Thousands of devotees from all over India and overseas have been coming to visit, view and worship those old idols.

Bikaner is a major Jain district with 35 Jain temples. Chintamani Parasnath, Bhanda Shah, Neminath and Adinath temples are the most famous Jain temples in Bikaner.

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