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🍽️The Jain Kitchen Basics & Eating Out as a Jain🧵

Today marks the holy 'Akshay Tritiya' known for the food (aahar) daan(donation).

Jain kitchens have to follow certain rules before providing food to saints or vraati sadharmis.
#jainism #AkshayaTritiya
1. All food should be prepared with filtered water only.
2. The spices, flour, and everything used should be cleaned, washed, dried, and should be within its expiry date (maryaada).
3. The food should always be prepared during day. No pre-preparation should be done at night like soaking chickpeas in water at night.
4. The kitchen should not have root vegetables or any other non-edibles(abhaskshya).
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अरिहंत भगवान् के 34 अतिशय

दस अतिशय जन्म के समय होते हैं वे हैं―
शरीर की स्वेद रहितता, शारीरिक-निर्मलता, श्वेत-रुधिर, समचतुरस्रसंस्थान, सुगंधित शरीर, अनंतशक्ति, शरीर का उत्तम लक्षणों से युक्त होना, अनुपम रूप, हितमित-प्रिय वचन और उत्तम संहनन ।

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केवलज्ञान के समय होने वाले दस अतिशय ये हैं―
विहार के समय दो सौ याजन तक सुभिक्ष का होना, निर्निगल का दृष्टि, नख और केशों का वृद्धि रहित होना, कवलाहार का न रहना, वृद्धावस्था का न होना, शारीरिक-छाया का न होना, एक मुंह होने पर भी चार मुंह दिखायी देना,

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उपसर्ग का अभाव, प्राणिपीड़ा का अभाव और आकाश-गमन ।

चौदह अतिशय देवकृत होते हैं ।

जीवों में पारस्परिक मैत्रीभाव, मंद सुगंधित वायु का बहना, सभी ऋतुओं के फूल और फलों का एक साथ फूलना-फलना, दर्पण के समान पृथिवी का निर्मल होना,
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April 14 is celebrated as #MahavirJayanti. Rightly, it is #MahavirJanmaKalyanak - celebration of the birth of Mahavir swami by #Jains, who is the 24th & last Tirthankar of this Avsarpini. He was born in 599 BC on Chaitra Sud 13 at Kundalpur/Kundagram in today's #Bihar

In Jainism, Panch Kalyanaks are the 5 chief Auspicious events that occur in the life of a Tirthankar.
🔸 Garbha - Conception (when the soul enters the womb)
🔸Janma - Birth
🔸Diksha - Renunciation
🔸Kevalgyan - Omniscience
🔸Moksh - Salvation
🔹His birthday is celebrated as 'Mahavir Janma Kalyanak' & his Nirvan day is observed as 'Deepavali' by Jains.

🔹He was born in 599BC at Kundalpur & attained Moksh in 527BC at Pawapuri, #Bihar.

🔹His chief disciple Gautam attained Kevalgyan the night that he attained Moksh.
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The famous epic #Ramayan is written by many authors, original believed to be written by Sage Valmiki. There are over 300 versions in India alone, apart from foreign versions. And there are differences in each. Lets have a look at what's in the #Jain Ramayan.
Ramayan is composed by dozens of Jain authors from all over India not just in Sanskrit, Prakrit & Apabhramsha but also in several vernacular languages such as Kannada, Gujarati & Hindi. The fascinating feature of the #Jain versions of Ramayana is the treatment of Ravan.
Ravan was a very powerful Vidhyadhar (humans who possesed extraordinary powers) king. He was an Ardha Chakri, one who ruled the 3 khands of Bharat kshetra. His capital was at Lanka located on Triktuchal mountain on Rakshas island in Lavan ocean of Jambudweep.
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Sri Ranganatha Temple in Srirangapatna, #Karnataka

It is a #Hindu temple. But how many of us know it's connection with #Jainism??

Records say that it was constructed extensively using material of 101 #Jain temples demolished nearby at Kalaswadi by a Vaishnavite Timmaya.
An inscription in the temple reveals it was first consecrated in 984 CE by Tirumalaiah, a vassal of the Western Gangas. He founded 2 temples on the island - one of Ranganatha & a smaller one of Tirumala Deva enclosing them with a wall; & called the place Sri Rangapura/pattana
Ranganatha temple is protected by @ASIGoI. It is just 400 metres away from Tipu's Summer palace in Srirangapatnam. In the early 12th century, Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana (1108-1152 CE), granted the village of Srirangapatna to Ramanujacharya as an Agraharam (place of learning)
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घूमने की अभिलाषा:
सारा जग घूम रहा है। कही कोई शिमला, मनाली तो कहीं गोआ जा रहा है, ऐसे में 'मैं भी सैर करूँ' इस प्रकार की भावना आती है। life तो इनकी देखो, क्या मौज से घूम रहे हैं! ऐसे thoughts आ ही जाते हैं।
#jainism #thoughts
घूमने के चलते कुछ घरों में झगड़े भी होते हैं की कही घूमने नहीं ले जाते । इस क्लेश का निवारण कैसे करें?
1.अनादि काल से संसार में परिभ्रमण कर करके एक परमाणु नहीं बचा जहाँ हम न गए हों।
2. जिन्हें ज्यादा घूमने का विकल्प चलता रहता है वे संसार में घुमाने वाले कर्म बांध लेते हैं। ड्राइवर आदि की जॉब इसका प्रत्यक्ष उदाहरण है।
3. घूमने से आंखों के विषय कुछ समय के लिए जरूर पूरे हो सकते हैं, पर क्या आज तक किसी को घूमने से तृप्ति मिली है? क्या उसने और नहीं चाहा?
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Pre-12th century Someshwara temple, Abalur, #Karnataka was a #Jain temple

Ambaluru was an important centre of #Jainism in ancient times. Its influence started waning frm 12th century when a proponent of Shaivism Ekantada Ramaiah stood up against Jains.
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Legend has it that he cut off his own head during a religious dispute with the #Jains & was brought back to life by Lord Shiva himself. The incident is narrated by an inscription of 1200 CE found here.

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On the right portion of the gateway is a sculpture showing Sankagavunda handing over a document to Ekantada Ramaiah and another sculpture depicting the breaking up of the Jina image & the consecration of the Shivalinga by the latter.

#ConvertedTemples #ConvertedJainism
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Many non-vegetarians ask what justifies the lives of Jains ? As eating grains, pulses and vegetables also cause violence. And even germs are killed every day by antibodies in their gut. अहिंसा preaches non-violence even to the smallest bacteria. Is this a violation of अहिंसा ?
This is certainly not a violation of the Principle of अहिंसा as preached in Jainism. The Principle of अहिंसा of Jainism is often misunderstood. Here are a few important points that need to be understood :
Certain types of हिंसा are permissible in Jainism:

In Jainism, हिंसा has been broadly classified in four categories:

1) संकल्पी हिंसा – deliberately killing a living-being

2) आरंभि हिंसा - हिंसा resulting from day to day household work
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Story of Kuldhar's daughter



In the city of Champapuri, lived a rich merchant named Kuldharand & his wife Kulnanda. They had 7 daughters. All daughters were married to rich merchants & were very happy. Kuldhar
& his wife Kulnanda gave birth to their 8th daughter, but they were not happy, at her birth. (2/n)
They did not perform a naming ceremony. The
8th girl was less fortunate. As she grew up, her father did not care to find her a husband. If someone brought this matter to his attention, he would only say that
she would be settled as soon as he found the right groom for her. (3/n)
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What is the difference between Bhavya Jeev (भव्य जीव) and Abhavya Jeev (अभव्य जीव) in Jainism?

Before explaining the difference between Bhavya and Abhavya Jeeva, it is pertinent to mention that there is a third category of jeeva too which is referred as Jaati Bhavya.(जाती भव्य)

Here is the explanation:
Bhavya Jeeva : Those jeevas that have the ability to attain moksha (मोक्ष)and will attain moksha sooner or later are called Bhavya Jeeva. Such Jeevas can attain knowledge of all the 14 poorvas(पूर्व). They achieve Samyag-Darshan and ultimately end their cycle of birth and death.
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The story of Bahubali of Dharmasthala, #Karnataka

This 57 ft idol is a wonder of the Modern world, created nearly 400 yrs after the last Bahubali at Venur. No one had any concrete idea about how such a massive statue would be sculpted, transported or erected.
#Thread #Jainism
However, Shri Rathnavarma Heggade made a bold decision to make it happen come what may & initiated the plan. Unfortunately he passed away before his vision was brought to life. His illustrious son Dr.Veerendra Heggade succeeded him at a tender age of 20 & continued work!
Sculptor's Salt Sacrifice for 6 Years:
Renjala Gopala Shenoy who was 64, completely sacrificed salt until the statue was completed! At Karkala, he found a perfect 100 ft tall stone to begin with & laborers, mostly migrants from Tamil Nadu worked for 6 long yrs to complete it!
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अच्छेरा :

जिन शाशन में जो घटना कभी होने की सम्भावना ही न हो, पर वह हो जाये उसे अच्छेरा कहते है। अच्छेरा - आश्चर्य.

यह अवसर्पिणी काळ में 10 अच्छेरे हुए है ।
1. उपसर्ग - मनुष्य, तिर्यंच और देव के द्वारा किये गए उपसर्गो को उपसर्ग कहा जाता है। महावीर स्वामी को केवलज्ञान होने के बाद गोशलक ने उपसर्ग किया था। क्यूंकि केवलज्ञानी आत्मा को कभी उपसर्ग नहीं होते, फिर भी हुआ इसलिए यह अच्छेरा कहा गया।
2. गर्भ हरण. गर्भ का एक उदर में से दूसरे उदर में रखना। तीर्थंकर हमेशा अच्छे(क्षत्रिय) कुल में जन्म लेते हैँ। परन्तु पूर्व के कर्मो की वजह से प्रभु महावीर देवानंदा (ब्राह्मण) की कुक्षी में उतपन्न हुए।
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Muni Shri Devsiddhavijayji Maharaj ~Born as Devraj in Davangere, Karnataka in a non Jain family, he was a non-vegetarian since birth. Today he completed 108 yatras of #Shatrunjay hill in 27 days while fasting - i.e. without food. His transformation story in thread #jainism #jain
One day, her Jain employer forgot some stuff at the derasar (Jain temple), & asked him to collect it for her. He went there & was awestruck at the glimpse of the lord. This was the first time Devraj had seen the glory of Tirthankar prabhu. While returning he saw the notice board.
The notice in Kannada mentioned that the sangh was organising a Maskshaman Tapasya (Fasting for 30 days straight) - but Devraj misinterpreted it as Mas-Bhakshan (consumption of meat). He enquired the same to her employer who made her understand the Jain way of life
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Udayagiri caves (MP): A thread
These are 20 rock-cut caves dating early 5th century CE. The caves contain some of the oldest surviving Hindu temples and iconography. Apart from Hinduism, Vaishnavism, Shaktism and Shaivism iconography are also found. T ImageImageImageImage
The site at Udayagiri Caves was the patronage of Chandragupta II. This sculpture is believed to be of Chandragupta II, paying homage to Vahara, avatar of Vishnu.(Cave 5) Image
This is the Vahara panel which narrates the story of man-boar avatar of Vishnu rescuing goddess earth from the depths of cosmic ocean. The various other figures are: Vishnu, Prithvi, Brahma, Shiva, Adityas, Agni, Vayu, 11Rudras, Ganadevtas, Rishis, Samudra, Virasena, (Cave 5) ImageImageImageImage
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In memory of the 742th Birth anniversary/Janma Mahotsav of #Jain Acharya Jinkushal Suri ji. He is one of the prominent 4 Dadagurus of Khartar Gachh of the #Shwetambar sect

He was born in VS 1337 in #Rajasthan & belonged to the Chhajer clan. He was named Karman

Glimpse of yesterday's celebrations in Derawar, #Pakistan. A group of bards singing stavans in memory of Dada Guru Jin Kushal Suri ji's Janmotsav. These events are being organised in Pakistan by a Sadharmik #Jain from #Delhi in order to revive Jain #heritage there.
At the age of 10, Karman Kumar was initiated into monkhood by Acharya Jinchandra Suri ji in VS 1347 & acquired the name Muni Kushal Kirti. In VS 1375, when he realised that Muni Kushal Kirti had the merit & ability, he endowed the designation of Vachan-Acharya on him at Nagaur.
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The 2k kids are very different. My elder son who is in 8 (#CBSE) had to submit an assignment for the Social Sciences subject yesterday (which was the deadline) and was quite restless about the same.This is not the case normally as he is quite self reliant and organized.(1/8)
Ram and I stepped in to help him. The assignment demanded students to put up a picture which depicts #secularism, write a few lines about (glorifying) #secularism and further write about three major religions of India.(2/8)
My son exclaimed us saying it was you people who enlightened me about what is happening in our country in the name of #secularism and I have also read and understood about it. If I do an assignment glorifying something which I don't believe in just for the sake of marks, (3/8)
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How did Prabhu Mahavir actually look like?

One of the earliest physical descriptions of Lord Mahavir Swami occurs in an Upang Agam named Shri Aupapatik Sutra. Must know for all Jains. Read the entire thread below~

#jain #jainism #mahavir #Aagam
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#GaneshChaturthi2021 @LevinaNeythiri @changu311 @jkd18

-Lord Ganesha is not just loved in #Hinduism but #Buddhism & #Jainism too
-In addition to #India #Ganesha is revered in many SE Asian countries
-World’s tallest (90ft) Ganesh near Kolhapur, Maharashtra Traveltwosome
-#Ganesh in #Indonesia
-#Javanese manuscript known as Smaradahana narrates Ganesha’s birth
-Ceremony ‘Rishigana’ is performed to appease Ganesha
-During economic meltdown of 90s Lord Ganesha appeared on #Indonesian currency notes
-Ganesha in #Cambodia
-Lord Ganesha is known as Prah Kenes
-Many temples & manuscripts dedicated till 13th century
-Ganesha images in Cambodia are mostly two-armed
-In 1 description he appears with Lord #Shiva as his attendant & called Shri Vinayaka
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It is the holiest 8-day festival in the annual Jain calendar followed by Shwetambar Jains. Similarly, Digambars follow Das Lakshana, a 10-day spiritual festival that starts when Paryushan ends, on the Samvatsari day.

#jainism #jain #paryushan #festival
This festival is important for Jains since it only comes once in a year. #Jain festivals are characterized by renunciation, austerities, study of the scriptures, repetition of holy hymns, meditation & expressing devotion for the Paramatma.
Not only underground vegetables but consuming of fresh vegetables & fruits is also prohibited during Paryushan. Everyday some or the other Tap is followed. In any tap, chauvihar is a must ie, No food or water after sunset until Navkarsi (48 minutes after sunrise) next day.
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How Bharat🇮🇳 can lead the world to solve climate crisis

The primary dharma in #Hinduism #Jainism & #Buddhism is ahiṃsā for innocent beings.
& they follow veg diet.
-The idea that human being don’t kill any life-forms for FOOD.

You cant be a non-vegan Environmentalist.
In this #Thread

We're going to talk about a really INCONVENIENT TRUTH.

If you care about
Climate change
World Hunger
Global warming
Water waste
Effect on wildfire
Rain forests
& virtually every other environmental ill.



Climate change

- Number 1 leading cause of #ClimateCrisis and #GlobalWarming is MEAT industry.

- Then doesn't that need to be number 1 focus?

- MEAT industry is the leading cause of deforestation,water consumption & pollution.
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The Chintamani Parshwanath Jain Temple in Bhujia Bazar Bikaner preserves 1116 ancient idols made of Panchdhatu (5 metal alloys). Of these-
11th CE - 9 idols
12th CE - 10 idols
13th CE - 63 idols
14th CE - 259 idols
15th CE - 436 idols
16th CE - 339 idols
#jain #jainism #heritage
In Samvat 1633, Akbar's Commander Tursamkhan attacked Sirohi and got to know of the various Jain panchdhatu idols preserved in various jinalays. He knew that the Gold content in these idols was very high, so he captured 1050 panchdhatu idols from various nearby temples of Sirohi
Tursamkhan collected them all and carried them all to Fatehpur Sikri. In the meantime this news reached Karmachand Bacchawat of Bikaner who rushed to Fatehpur Sikri to prevent the idols from melting. Karmachand arrived at Akbar's court with various gifts which pleased the king
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Glimpses of Shantidhara Abhishek conducted today on the ancient & divine idol of Shri Uvassagaharam Parshwanath, (believed to be installed by Kesi Swami) at Nagpura Tirth, Chattisgarh in the holy presence of Pujya Shri Prashamrativijayji Maharaj.

#jain #jainism #parshwanath
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Abhishek with Aushadhis Image
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Doddappa temple, Adargunchi #Karnataka

Many #Jain temples in Karnataka were converted into Veerashaivite/Lingayat temples. Either the Jina idol was uprooted & Linga was placed or it was converted into a Veershaivite or it was taken off the Main shrine & placed at the entrance.
Built sometime between 10th & 11th century, the temple today is fronted by a stone sculpture of the bull Nandi and houses a massive black stone statue of a Jina, placed alongside a Shiva linga (phallus, the form in which Lingayats worship Shiva).
The entire temple was re-built during the Virashaiva takeover of the basadi. Instead of removing the idol, they converted it & retained it as a sign of domination and control, thereby sending a clear signal of Virashaiva’s triumph over Jainism.
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Today is the Rath Yatra of #Jagganath!

Was Jagganath temple of #Orissa a Jain temple?? Is the idol the Kalinga Jina? Scholars, Historians, Architecture, Stambha, Rituals, Literature, Tirthankar idols carved on walls indicate it was. Jaganath is none other than Adinath!

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