Jainism

2009 JAINA Convention

July 1, 2009

Author: Dilip V. Shah

Source: Ahimsa Times

http://www.jainsamaj.org/magazines/july-2009.htm

15th Biennial JAINA Convention was held at the Jain Center of Southern California’s from July 2nd to 5th at Jain Bhavan complex in Los Angeles. The complex is spread over 62,000 sq ft . Over 2500 community members attended the convention from world over. The Theme for the convention was “Ecology the Jain Way”. Care and concern of the...

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Holy Chants, Cleansings Mark Groundbreaking for Jain Center In New Jersey

June 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ahimsa Times

http://www.jainsamaj.org/magazines/may-2009.htm

Nine shila stones were ceremonially cleansed with milk and placed in the excavated site of the future Jain Center on Cedar Grove Lane in Somerset. Members of the Jain Center of New Jersey chanted holy mantras during a recent groundbreaking ceremony as they buried the stones beneath the spot where the main altar will be located. During the Shilanyas Mahotsav ceremony...

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Mahavir Jayanti Celebrations

May 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ahimsa Times

http://www.jainsamaj.org/magazines/april-2009.htm

WASHINGTON - The 2608 th birthday of Lord Mahavir, was celebrated by Jain Society of Washington Metro area at High point High school in Beltsville Maryland. Community Affair Minister of Indian Embassy, Mr. Sanjay Sinha, was the chief guest, who was representing Indian Embassy and Mr. Parag Mehta, a member of Obama transition team was special guest. More than...

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Ancient Jain Religion Has New Temple In Phoenix

December 19, 2008

Author: Lawn Griffiths

Source: The East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/132824

Jains say their religion had no beginning and it has no end. They say it has existed since existence itself began. But temporal existence has a milestone starting today for the Jain community in Arizona.

For seven days through Friday, Jains, well-known for their nonviolence, tenacious protection of life and belief in the power of karma, will...

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Jain Temple in Andhra Opens for Pilgrims After 20 Years

December 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: IANS

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/004200812081521.htm

The 2,500-year-old Sri Shwethambar Jain Tirth temple was reopened for pilgrims after 20 long years of renovation work.

The temple at Kolanpak in Andhra Pradesh's Nalgonda district was opened Sunday after a day-long special puja "pran pratishta" of a four-faced idol of Jain deities "Chaumukha" was performed by Acharya Rajesh Suriswar, temple...

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Indian-Americans Hold Vigil in Phoenix to Honor Terror Victims

November 29, 2008

Author: Lindsey Collom

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/11/29/20081129indiavigil1129.html

Leena Raval spent the past two days watching television for word of her uncle's fate.

He went to dinner at a restaurant at one of the hotels that came under siege in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday. She said it was the same restaurant where she last saw him two years ago.

Raval,...

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New Temple Dominates California Neighborhood

October 11, 2008

Author: Gillian Flaccus

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/religion/story/505574.html

In a suburban landscape dotted with evangelical megachurches and auto malls, followers of an Indian religion thousands of years old spent days decorating marble idols and lighting incense to herald the opening of one of their faith’s largest temples.

The new $20 million Jain temple complex, celebrating a...

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Jain Center of Southern California Concludes Eleven-Day Community Event With Grand Closing Ceremony

October 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Business Times

http://www.ibtimes.com/prnews/20081007/parade.htm

The Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) today announces its conclusion of the eleven-day cultural and spiritual event for the inauguration of their brand new Derasar (temple) and Aradhana (meditation and reflection) Hall with a closing ceremony held at the JCSC. The event was held from September 26 to October 6, 2008 in Buena Park,...

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Adherent of Jainism Fasts for More Than a Month, Setting a Bartlett Temple Record

September 15, 2008

Author: Russell Working

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-jain-fast-15-sep15,0,745050.story

For more than a month, the only thing Eva Mehta put in her body was water, and never after dark.

At times, the 17-year-old was so weak and nauseated that her parents had to use a wheelchair to bring her from their van to their Jain temple in Bartlett. When the hunger pangs hit hard,...

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Indian Spiritual Leader Felicitated in California

September 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/story/358117.html

An Indian spiritual leader has been honoured for his work on peace, spiritualism and religious tolerance by a US state of California.

Jain muni Lokprakash Lokesh, founder of Ahimsa Vishva Bharti, who recently undertook a global peace march to promote religious harmony and peace, was presented ‘Key of the City’ by the Mayor Joe Esteves of...

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New Jain Temple and Cultural Complex in Southern California Opens

September 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Jain Center of Southern California

http://www.emediaworld.com/press_release/release_detail.php?id=157011

The Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) today announces its eleven-day cultural and spiritual event for the inauguration of their brand new Derasar (temple) and Aradhana (meditation and reflection hall) on September 26 to October 6, 2008 in Buena Park, California. This event will mark a...

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Jain Society of Greater Atlanta’s Temple Project

June 16, 2008

Author: Mahadev Desai

Source: NRIPulse

http://www.nripulse.com/CityNews/JainTempleProject.html

Atlanta’s Jain Community, which practices Jainism, is a very close knit, progressive, vibrant and well-respected community, whose members have excelled in many fields and have contributed significantly to Georgia’s economy as well as to its cultural diversity. The subcontinent of India, a cradle of civilization is also the birthplace of...

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