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Modi calls for unity, harmony on last day of Jain festival

india Updated: Sep 06, 2016 14:08 IST
Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished Jains on the last day of ‘Paryushan Parva’, sending the message of unity and harmony. (Reuters File Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished Jains on the last day of ‘Paryushan Parva’, sending the message of unity and harmony.

“Michhami Dukkadam. May the spirit of forgiveness & compassion enhance the spirit of harmony & togetherness in our society,” Modi wrote on Twitter.

Paryushan Parva is a major Jain festival that lasts seven days, culminating in ‘Samvatsari Parvi’.

On this day, Jains greet each other with “Michhami Dukkadam” and observe a day-long fast.

‘Michhami Dukkadam’ is an ancient phrase from Prakrit language, which is uttered by one seeking forgiveness for any ill-will or bad deeds and offering a renewal of relationship.