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Samosharan

the creation of samosaran is done by four kinds of dev (gods) when a tirthankar attains keval gyan(complete knowledge). the shape of samosaran is either round or even square. it is of about 8 miles i.e. approx. of 1 yojan. this immensely beautiful development is done so that all and sundry on earth, sky, water can hear the tirthankar’s speech when …

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Jain Symbol Swastik

The Jain Symbol is a congregation of various symbols, each having a deeper meaning. This symbol was adopted by all sects of Jainism while commemorating the 2500th anniversary of the nirvana of Lord Mahavira. The outline of the symbol is defined as the universe (Lok). The lower part of the symbol represents the seven hells (Naraki). The middle part of the universe …

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Mandir and Teerth

Tirth The word ‘TIRTH’ means a pilgrimage and Tirthankar is a person– the establisher of a tirth. Tirth is a place which can be a medium of a person to attain peace and mukti. Tirthankars has five auspicious occasions in his life time, namely: Entering the womb of the mother Birth Deeksha (complete detachment with worldly things) Keval Gyan (ultimate …

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Kshamavani

The word kshamaa is derived from Sanskrit verb ksham which means the ability to absorb and dissolve all assaults. The word kshamaa is also one of twenty-one names of earth in the Vedas. It means for one to be as forgiving, as all-absorbing, as the earth that withstands and forgives all tampering and digging into. Why do we celebrate Kshamavani? …

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Panch Parmeshthi

Arihantas The word Arihanta is made up of two words: Ari, meaning enemies Hanta, meaning destroyer Therefore, Arihanta means a destroyer of the enemies. These enemies are inner desires known as passions. These include anger, ego, deception, and greed. These are the internal enemies within us. Until we control our passions, the real nature or the power of our soul …

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