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Supreme Court allows prayers in 3 Jain temples in Mumbai for 2 days

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said it was strange that economic activity was allowed but when it involves religion, government says it cannot be permitted due to Covid-19
The Supreme Court allowed prayers at 3 Jain temples in Mumbai on the condition that no more than five devotees are in the temple at any point of time(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court allowed prayers at 3 Jain temples in Mumbai on the condition that no more than five devotees are in the temple at any point of time(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 06:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

Akshay Tritiya 2020: Why it is auspicious to buy gold on this day

The auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm by the Hindu and Jain communities all over India every year. The significance of this festival is that it is believed that the line of destiny changes on this very day.
It is believed that Lord Kubera, the God of wealth had prayed to Goddess Lakshmi on Akshay Tritiya due to which he was showered with money.(Bloomberg)
It is believed that Lord Kubera, the God of wealth had prayed to Goddess Lakshmi on Akshay Tritiya due to which he was showered with money.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 26, 2020 10:15 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Deora booked for violating model code

On April 4, Deora is reported to have said. “The Sena insulted the Jain community a few years ago when its workers cooked meat outside your temples during Paryushan. Remember this when you go out to vote.”
“In my speech, I was making a simple point that the Sena in the name of Modi took votes from the people in 2014 and then turned against them.(HT Photo)
“In my speech, I was making a simple point that the Sena in the name of Modi took votes from the people in 2014 and then turned against them.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 22, 2019 07:05 AM IST
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Jains seek Punjab government apology for ad

The advertisement, which appeared in all leading English and vernacular dailies in the state, infuriated members of the Jain community who accused the state government of hurting their religious sentiments.
Navi Mumbai, India - April 17, 2019:Jain community celebrates Mahavir Jayanti with procession from Jain Mandir to Sector-14 Vashi during Mahavir Jayanti at Vashi in Navi Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Navi Mumbai, India - April 17, 2019:Jain community celebrates Mahavir Jayanti with procession from Jain Mandir to Sector-14 Vashi during Mahavir Jayanti at Vashi in Navi Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 18, 2019 01:18 AM IST
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ByAneesha Sareen Kumar

Punjab government goofs up, prints Buddha’s image in Mahavir Jayanti ad

The advertisement, which appeared in all leading English and vernacular dailies in the state, infuriated members of the Jain community who accused the state government of hurting their religious sentiments.
The Punjab government put an image of Gautam Buddha instead of Lord Mahavir in an advertisement published in newspapers on Wednesday to greet people on Mahavir Jayanti.(HT Photo)
The Punjab government put an image of Gautam Buddha instead of Lord Mahavir in an advertisement published in newspapers on Wednesday to greet people on Mahavir Jayanti.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 10:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByAneesha Sareen Kumar

Mahavir Jayanti 2019: Who is Lord Mahavira and why is Mahavir Jayanti celebrated?

Mahavir Jayanti 2019: Mahavir Jayanti is one of the most important festivals in Jainism. The day is comprised of religious processions, prayers and teachings. Jain temples on Mahavir Jayanti are decorated with flags, and alms are offered to the needy.
Mahavir Jayanti 2019: Who is Lord Mahavira and why is Mahavir Jayanti celebrated?(Instagram)
Mahavir Jayanti 2019: Who is Lord Mahavira and why is Mahavir Jayanti celebrated?(Instagram)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 07:44 AM IST
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2019 Lok Sabha polls: Shiv Sena woos north Indians in Thane constituency

Sena, known for its pro-Marathi plank, reaches out to north Indian, Gujarati and Jain communities in attempt to woo new voters and shake off old image
In a short speech on Wednesday evening in Mira Road, Aaditya Thackeray said he had come to seek “blessings” before the start of campaigning for the polls(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
In a short speech on Wednesday evening in Mira Road, Aaditya Thackeray said he had come to seek “blessings” before the start of campaigning for the polls(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 09:50 AM IST
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Bombay HC refuses to stay Oct 26 release of Saif-starrer Bazaar

A Pune-based non-governmental organisation has approached the HC complaining about the purported wrong use of a word – “Michhami Dukhdum” – used widely in the Jain community on the last day of Paryushana, the most important annual holy event of the Jain calendar.
Bazaar is scheduled to be released on Friday, October 26.
Bazaar is scheduled to be released on Friday, October 26.
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 12:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai

Jain monk Tarun Sagar dies at 51, PM Modi, President Kovind offer condolences

Born on June 26, 1967, in Madhya Pradesh, the renowned Digambar Jain monk has a huge following in the Jain community. He was popularly known for his sermons titled ‘Kadve Pravachan’.
Jain monk Tarun Sagar passed away on Saturday at Delhi’s Radhapuri temple after a prolonged illness.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Jain monk Tarun Sagar passed away on Saturday at Delhi’s Radhapuri temple after a prolonged illness.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 12:20 PM IST
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Chandigarh Jain temple seeks probe into viral video of monk with woman

The monk rumoured to be in the video finds himself in the eye of the storm as holy men from the Jain community are expected to live a life of strict austerity.
Shri Digamber Jain Mandir(Wikipedia)
Shri Digamber Jain Mandir(Wikipedia)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 12:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

The boy who gave up his Ferrari, riches and became a Jain monk

Son of Surat diamond merchant rides a chariot like the one in the movie Bahubali before his renunciation.
Bhavya Shah rides a chariot in Ahmedabad before joining a order of Jain monks.(Parul Mahadik/ HT Photo)
Bhavya Shah rides a chariot in Ahmedabad before joining a order of Jain monks.(Parul Mahadik/ HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 12:51 PM IST
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