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Aug 13 • 11 tweets • 5 min read
Sheth Motichand sha
He was born in 1782, to Seth Amin Chand & Roopa Bai at Bombay. Amin Chand had migrated from Khambat to Bombay in 1758 at the age of 13 where he started jewellery business. There he built a griha jinalay.
But when he died, the family was left behind in a critical financial condition. His eldest son Nemi Chand started brokerage & paid off father's debts but died young at 31. Within 5 years Motichand developed business to great heights & became a millionaire (2)
For the first time ever in 76 years, since the 1947 Partition of India & Pakistan, #Jain monks enter #Pakistan to visit their #Jain Pilgrimages today!
Gachchadhipati Acharya Shri Dharmadhurandhar Suri takes the message of Peace & Ahimsa of Jinshashan to #Pakistan to visit the Samadhi mandir of Param pujya Acharya Shri Atmaramji Maharaj at Gujranwala. He belongs to Punjab Kesari Acharya Vijay Vallabh Surishwarji's Samuday (2)
1) Shwetambars to continue Management 2) Digambars to worship acc to 1905 Agreement 3) Shwetambars can continue lep procedure as per Privy Council order
On 05.02.23, under the guidance of Bhaktiyogacharya Yashovijay ji, the newly built Antarikshji Parshwanath Shwetambar Tirth Pratishtha was done. Call it a co-incidence or devotion, it seems it paved way for the years-long pending case of Antarikshji 🙏🏼😍
Jan 5 • 6 tweets • 5 min read
🥳 Big News! Today's meeting of Jain delegates with Central govt to #SaveShikharji has given positive results. Shikharji will remain a Holy Pilgrimage site, not a Tourist centre. All steps will be taken to protect its sanctity like banning Meat, Liquor, Anti-social activities (1)
Ministry of Environment,Forests & Climate change (Wild life Division) issued an official letter
The declaration of Parasnath hill under eco-sensitive zone is stayed. 2 Jains+1 Tribal will form a committee to monitor progress
Unauthorized camping, trekking will be prohibited (2)
16.11.22: In Britain's House of Commons, London, the 'Ahimsa Award' was awarded to Dr.Kumarpal Desai by the Jain All Party Parliamentary Group, an organization of more than 30 org in England #Thread
This Ahimsa award is given every year during the celebration of Ahimsa divas/Non Violence day. It is given to a person who has spread the spirit of compassion through his life's work, meritorious contribution in literature & journalim, education, religion & social service. (2)
Arittapatti, #Tamilnadu gets notified by GOTN as the 1st Biodiversity Heritage Site in Tamil Nadu. It is a biodiversity paradise with several endemic species & a Historical Heritage site dating back to 1000s of years! 😍 @ASIGoI #Thread
Arittapatti (also called as Pancha Pandava Padukkai) is a village set near a rocky hill in Melur block, about 25kms northeast of Madurai, #Tamilnadu. It has one of the oldest known Tamil Brahmi inscriptions dating back to the 2nd century BCE in Kalinjamalai, Arittapatti. (2)
Nov 4, 2022 • 15 tweets • 10 min read
'Siribhoovalaya' is a unique work of multi-lingual literature by Kumudendu Muni, a 8th century Kannada #Jain monk. It contains valuable information about various sciences including mathematics, chemistry, physics, metallurgy, astronomy, medicine, history, space travel etc #Thread
The work is unique as it doesn't use Alphabets, but is composed entirely in Kannada numerics called Anka lipi. Totally there are 26 chapters in big volumes, of which only 3 have been decoded. This method of writing/coding represents 18 scripts & over 700 languages! (2)
We know from Ashoka's inscriptions at the base of the hill that it was a major pilgrimage site from at least 250BC. This tirth is dedicated to 22nd Tirthankar Shri Neminath. (1) @GujaratTourism
Around the 8th century CE, a temple was constructed dedicated to Goddess Ambika at the top, the current temple was rebuilt in the 15th century. It was under the Solanki Chaulukyas around the 12th century that temple construction here reached its pinnacle (2)
Oct 23, 2022 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Om Shanti 🙏🏼
Sallekhna Samadhi of #Jain monk 8Param Pujya Shri 105 Kshullak Satyanand Maharaj at Sri Kshetra, Ponnur Hills, #Tamil Nadu at 12.20 pm yesterday.
Sallekhna or Santhara is one ritual that has come a long way & consistently practiced for 2300+ years #Thread
Memorial stones, Inscriptions, Chambers, Sculptures are some of the archaeological evidences of Sallekhana being an ancient practice. Sallekhana is always voluntary, undertaken after public declaration, and never assisted with any chemicals or tools. (2)
History & Heritage Researcher @Deepak4Heritage visits the site & identifies Tirthankar Parshvanath, Rishabhnath, Shantinath, Chandraprabha, Yakshi Ambika & Chakreshwari.🙏🏼 #Thread
Ada is an ancient village certainly having historical background behind it. There are some images related to Brahmanical faith present in this village. The early Uma-Maheswar image kept in front of the Chateswar Mahadeva temple is a fine specimen of Kalingan iconography. (2)
🔹Jignesh bhai & Amit bhai Doshi from #Gujarat are living on road since 2.5 mths
🔹Lived without light & fan since 4 yrs in their home
🔹Used to hv sales turnover of 4-5 lakhs of coconuts daily
🔹Unable to pay Annual rent of 1500/- lost case & are homeless
🔹They live in Mahua, #Gujarat
🔹They are #Jain Vaniyas
🔹One has lost his mental balance, the other is crying for death than such a life
📰 Just in: Ancient #Jain idols found while digging a house in Gambhu village, Becharaji/Bahuchara ji town, Mehsana dt, #Gujarat
Village Gambhu is known for 108 Tirths of Parshwanath bhagvaan.
Many ancient idols have been discovered here from underneath the earth in the past. Apart from a Tirthankar idol, a head of Tirthankar has also been found.