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Jains around the world celebrate by doing charity, saying prayers and observing fasts. They also pay a visit to Jain temples and meditate.(Wikimedia Commons)

Mahavir Jayanti 2020: Significance and history of the day

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 08:21 AM IST
Mahavir Jayanti is one of the most important festivals in Jainism, and it celebrates the birth anniversary of the 24th Tirthankara Mahavir, who played a significant role in preaching Jainism.
Stories of hope for the environment, a study of dharma, and the writings of a well known tax and constitutional lawyer on this week’s list of good reads.(HT Team)
Stories of hope for the environment, a study of dharma, and the writings of a well known tax and constitutional lawyer on this week’s list of good reads.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 06:46 PM IST
This week’s pick of good reads includes a book on stories of hope from the natural world, another on the central place of dharma in Hindu thought, and a collection of a renowned constitutional lawyer’s writings
A sadhu dancing on a platform at Meer Ghat in Varanasi.(LightRocket via Getty Images)
A sadhu dancing on a platform at Meer Ghat in Varanasi.(LightRocket via Getty Images)

Review: Ganga: The Many Pasts of a River by Sudipta Sen

Hindustan Times | By Rahul Jayaram
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 05:22 PM IST
Sudipta Sen’s comprehensive work on the river is certain to become one of the go-to books on studying the Ganga
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 07:44 AM IST
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.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh/Osho in a still from the Netflix series, Wild Wild Country.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh/Osho in a still from the Netflix series, Wild Wild Country.

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: I found the great Osho’s lectures laughable

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 11:08 AM IST
In this week’s column Vir Sanghvi writes about his incredulity at the ever-popular godmen of our country. “I attended (Osho’s) discourses and found them laughable,” he writes.
Shri Digamber Jain Mandir(Wikipedia)
Shri Digamber Jain Mandir(Wikipedia)

Chandigarh Jain temple seeks probe into viral video of monk with woman

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 12:01 PM IST
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.
A worker adjusts loudspeakers at a camp during the Magh Mela festival in Allahabad on January 6, 2018.(AFP)
A worker adjusts loudspeakers at a camp during the Magh Mela festival in Allahabad on January 6, 2018.(AFP)

Loudspeakers permitted under noise pollution rules: Delhi Police tells High Court

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 12:30 PM IST
The Delhi Police made the submission before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar which was hearing a PIL seeking ban on use of loudspeakers at religious places in the national capital.
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