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क्रमांक 51-

दादा गुरुदेव जिनकुशलसूरि (भाग 7)

संकलन श्रीमती सरला बोथरा, मुंबई


स्व. महोपाध्याय विनयसागरजी रचित खरतरगच्छ का बृहद इतिहास

जंगम युगप्रधान श्री जिनकुशलसूरि जी का लोकोत्तर प्रभाव दिनोदिन बढ़ने लगा था। सिंधु देश में उस समय मिथ्यात्व का प्रचार बहुत प्रबलता से था
सन्मार्ग प्रवर्तन व मिथ्यातत्व के उन्मूलन में दादा गुरुदेव को सर्व प्रकार समर्थ जानकर, उच्चानगर एवं देवराजपुर केश्रावकों ने सूरिजी को सिंध प्रान्त पधारने की विनती की। भावी शासन प्रभावना जानकर पूज्यश्री ने जालौर से सिंध की लिए विहार किया।
प्रचंड ग्रीष्म ऋतू में कुशल गुरुदेव
जैसलमेर होते हुए रेगिस्तानको पार कर देवराजपुर (देराउर) पहुंचे। आपके नगर प्रवेश के समय हज़ारों की संख्या में चारों वर्णों के हिन्दू व मुस्लिम नगरवासी तथा सरकारी कर्मचारी आदि स्वागत के लिए आये। गुरुदेव ने वहां पर स्व-प्रतिष्ठित आदिनाथ प्रभु को वंदन किया।
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📣 Kalya Inscription restored & protected!

An Important inscription has survived the tests of time, giving us a strong account of the atrocities towards #Jains in #Karnataka, has been protected by locals. Though recorded in the EC, it's whereabouts were unknown for long
Rulers of Hoysala Dynasty were #Jains till King Vishnuvardhana aka Bitti Deva. In 12th century CE, Ramanujacharya who migrated to #Karnataka from Chola Kingdom converted many into Vaishnavism, including Bittideva whose name he changed to Vishnuvardhana after conversion.
However, his primary queen Shantala Devi remained a devout Jain & built a number of artistic Jain temples in the Hoysala Empire. The frequent attacks on #Jains by Vaishnavas eventually lead to migration of Jains from the capital Halebidu to places like Kalya, Sankighatta etc
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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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Daulatabad fort, near Aurangabad, #Maharashtra

We know the fort for the Bharat Mata mandir or a Masjid but how many know this is actually an old #Jain temple?? 🤔

Deogiri/Devgiri is a historic fortified citadel located in Devagiri village, later renamed to Daulatabad.

Recently, while ASI was cleaning the fort, a cave temple was re-discovered that belonged to the #Jains. This site has been occupied since 100 BCE. Around 6th century CE, Devagiri emerged as an important upland, along caravan routes going towards western & southern India.
The historical fortress was initially built around 1187 by the first Yadava king Bhillama V. It was the capital of the Yadava dynasty (9th-14th century CE). In 1327, Muhammad bin Tughluq of Delhi Sultanate transferred his capital to Devagiri & renamed it 'Daulatabad'
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Important #Thread

My visit to Qutub Minar, #Delhi in 2019. The whole place speaks volumes of temples that once stood there. It was thrilling to search & spot our Tirthankar carved on a pillar. The ceilings too clearly reveal the same architecture as in our #Jain temples
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Construction of Qutub Minar "victory tower" begun by Qutb-ud-din Aibak to mark his victory over Rajput Jains, was finally completed by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1368 AD. Apart from this, other structures include Quwwat ul-Islam Masjid, Alai Darwaza, Alai Minar & the Iron pillar
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Construction of the Quwwat ul-Islam masjid started in 1193 CE by Aibak. Acc to a Persian inscription on the inner eastern gateway, it was built with parts taken by destruction of 27 #Jain temples built during the reign of Tomaras & Prithviraj Chauhan.
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Impalement of #jains in Madurai & around in 7-8th Century CE

This hidden piece of history is seen in paintings & sculptures in temples & literary sources in Tamil Nadu. Annual festivals are celebrated for victory against Samanars. Impalement sticks are found in some places.
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It occurred during the time of a Jain Pandya King & Shaivite monk Sambandar who converted him. His queen Mangayarkkarasiyar & minister Kulachirai Nayanar both were staunch Shaivites. Koon Pandiyan had ordered the impalement of 8000 #Jains.
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Although the legend is still debated, temples have customs, sculptures & paintings of the massacre. During the annual festival of Meenakshi temple, effigies were impaled on sticks & taken around as part of a ritual called Samanar Madam Adakkal. The ritual was stopped in 1974.
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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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📰 #Jain News!

On her #birthday today, Acharya Shri Chandana ji will be conferred with the #PadmaShri National Award for Social Work by the Govt of India 🇮🇳 @rashtrapatibhvn

This is a great recognition of her dedication & tireless work for the society. #PadmaAwards2022
She was born on 26 January 1937 as Shakuntala, into a Kataria Bhil family in Chaskaman village of #Maharashtra. She took formal education till 3rd class. At the age of 14, she renounced the world, took #Jain diksha & became Sadhvi Chandana.
Acharya shri belongs to the Amar Muni Sampradaya of Sthanakvasi of the #Shwetambar #Jains. It is the only Jain monastic lineage to have promoted a nun to the rank of Acharya in 1987. She is fondly called as 'Tai Maharaj'
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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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As we enter the year Veer Nirvan Samvant 2548, wishing u all a #HappyNewYear! 💐

"Nutan Varsh Abhinandan"

We have heard of Vikram Samvat, Saka era, but how many #Indians know of one of the oldest calender system called Vir/Veer Nirvan Samvat?
Vir Nirvan Samvat is a calendar era beginning on 7th Oct 527 BCE. It commemorates Nirvan of Mahavir swami, the 24th #Jain Tirthankar. It is one of the oldest system of chronological reckoning which is still used by #Jains. On 21st Oct 1974, 2500th Nirvan Mahotsav was celebrated.
The earliest text to mention 527 BCE as the year of Lord Vardhaman Mahaveer's Nirvan is Yati Vrishabha's 'Tiloya Pannatti' (6th century CE). The relationship between the Veer & Saka era is given in 'Titthogali Painnaya' and 'Dhavalaa' by Acharya Virasena.
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SH. SUKHLAL SANGHVI (1880 - 1978)
Also known as Pandit Sukhlalji was a Jain Scholar and Philosopher. He belonged to the Sthanakvasi sect of Jainism. Pandit Sukhlal lost his eyesight at the age of sixteen on account of small-pox. However, he overcame
this handicap and became profoundly versed in Jain logic and rose to become a professor at Banaras Hindu University. Paul Dundas calls him as one of the most incisive modern interpreters of Jain philosophy. Paul Dundas notes that Sanghavi represents what now seems to be a
virtually lost scholarly and intellectual world. He was a mentor for famous Jain scholar Padmanabh Jaini. During his lifetime he won many awards like Sahitya Akademi Award and won recognition from the Government of India by getting Padma Bhushan award. Sukhlalji was also known
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Las Vegas Jain Temple Story:
This Jain temple was constructed for the 1904 St. Louis World's fair, termed 'Louisiana Purchase Exposition'. The Jain temple was made of teakwood and was a copy of a white marble temple 8 times as large at Palitana


#Jainism #Jains
The reproduction took 2 years work of 65 artists and was made expressly for the fair. The beauty of the temple is that it can be dismantled into approx. 1600 parts and can be boxed. The structure is of the size 15 ft X 20 ft X 35 ft high and weighs nearly 4500 Kg.


The temple is a rare surviving eg. of Indian tradition of wooden architecture. It is believed that it was originally carved at the Ahmedabad Woodcarving Co. jointly run by Maganbhai Hutheesing and Lockwood de Forest, a painter & an architect of New York city.


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They are Jains.
Yes the forgotten and neglected jains of our society.
Sarak 🙌
This video is from orrisa .
Where our jain brothers are teaching them about jainism and reintroducing them with religious beliefs.
They don't eat nonveg or kand mool ,if u ask them why
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Why they don't eat .
They say they don't know why but their ancestors also never ate it so even they don't.
Many sarak jains don't even use words like kaatna (cut) maarna etc.
These are the strong religious sentiments which r deeply coded into them
which is making them follow it
Their gotra is from the name of tirthankars,
parshwnath , dharmnath n etc.
In a way they from the same lineage of the tirthankars.
But with time they are all left behind totally neglected by Jain samaj..
@vinayak_jain @JainMaggii @JainismWay @NishithJain11
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Lala Deen Dayal (1844 - 1905) was born in Meerut in a Jain family of jewellers. He is considered as a pioneer of Indian photography. Nizam of Hyderabad appointed him as his court photographer & conferred upon him the title of "Raja".


#Jainism #Unknownjains
He set up his first studio in Indore in 1868. Later he set up studios in Hyderabad and Bombay. He took more than 6000 photographs. In 2006 Indian Govt issued a stamp to honour him.

The below photograph is of the ceiling of Jain Temple at Chittorgarh taken in 1882.


Lala Deen Dayal was appointed as the photographer to the Viceroy of India in 1885. In 1905-06, he accompanied the Royal tour of the Prince & Princess of Wales.

The below photograph is of Jain Idols in TinTal Cave of Ellora taken in 1889.


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Day 2
उत्तम मार्दव ।
Supreme humility.

A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you Arrogant.
Such is the importance of being humble.
#दस_लक्षण #jains #Jainism #jain Image
Humility’ or ‘Not to be Proud’ is the character of this Dharma. To think that all my worldly glamour, my own body, higher caste, strength, worldly knowledge etc. will definitely destroy one or the other day then why to be proud of these?
Thus considering all the worldly possessions like a dream one becomes fully humble or modest to proceed long on the eternal path of liberation.
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Those who think Hinduism and jainism are very alike, with no differences and is a part of it,
plz read this.
Jainism is Not a branch of Hinduism.
In Jainism, one definite path to attain liberation (moksha) is prescribed. The prescribed threefold path consists of the three jewels
of Jainism
 (Right belief, Right knowledge, Right conduct).
In Hinduism, no one definite path to salvation is prescribed.
#JAINS #Jain #Jainism
According to Jain cosmology, the universe is eternal, it is neither created nor it can be destroyed.
In Hinduism, it is believed to by a creator, and destroyed by God, to be created again.
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Wonders of india.

Wonder (1/n) Kumbhariyaji Temples.

A cluster of 5 temples made from white marble, the beauty of the temples here is comparable to that of the delwara Temples.
The original name of the town was 'Arasana' taken frm guj word Arasa-meaning 'Marble'(1/6) Image
The 5 temples are currently dedicated to
Bhagwan Neminathji
Bhagwan Parshwanathji
Bhagwan Sambhavnathji
Bhagwan Shantinathji
Bhagwan Mahavirswamiji

The original Pratimaji are lost. The current were installed in the 17th Cen.

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The town had once a very prosperous #Jain Community. Epigraphical record here show atleast one temple to have been built by the Jain Sangh collectively, and the Neminathji temple by Trader Pasila.

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Bapna also Bafana or Bapna or Bafna (Hindi: बाफना / बाफणा )is Indian Jain or Brahmin community. The name was used 4 for Brahmin in #Andhra. Derived from Bahufana & Bafanha. Phaṇa ( Sk. phaṇa) the hood of a snake. How did #Jains end up with #Sudra??This is major spiritual #fraud
#Brahmins are apparently meant to be one group with Jains-this is covenant system. They were imposed on Sudra in British era when Tirupati temple was set up. #Nemi (Jain/Jinn) statue removed and the Tirupati Jinn installed. This is not good news 4 Brahmins as #Nemi is #wrathful
"To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning". "So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead" (vegan) #Daniel 1:16 #JainBrahminAramic
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A short #Thread to dispel doubts on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019
Q) Does the Bill disallow citizenship for #Muslim migrants ?
A) NO , The bill merely mandates any #Muslim migrant to spend 11 yrs resident in #India before applying for citizenship.
Q) Does #CitizenAmendmentBill discriminate against #Muslims who are citizens of #India or remove any privilege of citizenship they hold?
A) No, the #CABBill makes no comment on the citizenship of existing #Muslim citizens.
Q) Why does the bill disallow #Muslim migrants from #Pakistan #Afghanistan & #Bangladesh from it's ambit.
A) The Bill is meant to provide a safety valve for minorities in adjoining nations who do not wish to live under a #Islamic regime. #Muslims are a majority in these nations.
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