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Surat girl drops out of school to embrace monkhood

May 29, 2019 12:01 pm

Khushi, who scored 97 per cent marks in class VI, left school in November last year to lead a simple life. "The pleasures we enjoy here aren't permanent as this world is temporary and it will remain so. The only way to peace and salvation is to lead a simple life and that is why I want to take Diksha," she said.

Santhara: The debate

September 06, 2015 6:55 am

A person needs permission of their guru to perform Santhara.

A santhara row that divided Rajkot

September 06, 2015 12:36 am

Sections of the Jain community alleged that santhara had been declared for Girishchandra Maharaj for uchhamani (donations made by visitors during santhara).

At Bikaner, a ‘mrityu mahotsav’

September 06, 2015 12:02 am

Badni Devi Daga, 82, took up santhara on July 25, the 24th anniversary of the death of her husband, who had also taken the vow during his last days.

Santhara: Glorified suicide or essential practice?

September 06, 2015 6:55 am

Glorified suicide or essential practice? Family pressure or personal choice? Cruel end or dignified ending? With the Jain practice of santhara caught in legal row, Manasi Phadke & Tanushree Venatraman try to find out.

Life and death

September 02, 2015 1:15 am

The santhara case offers yet another opportunity to re-examine the legal status of suicide.

Santhara ruling: Woman dies after week-long fast, Jain leaders cry foul

August 13, 2015 4:22 am

Saints who undertake Sallekhana are cremated in a private land after performing special rituals.

Syndicate polls: Chatrath-Jain-DAV group wins 8 seats

December 10, 2013 2:25 am

While the Chatrath group had joined hands with the Jain and DAV group,the Goyal camp fought the elections on its own.

Jains seek increase in frequency of Pune-Indore Express

October 07, 2013 2:13 am

Jain devotees from the city are demanding that the frequency of the Pune-Indore Express be immediately increased from thrice a week to four times a week.

Bring bill guaranteeing separate religious status to Sikhs: MP

September 08, 2012 6:06 am

Seeking a Constitutional amendment to provide independent religious status to Sikhs,Buddhist and Jain communities,SAD MP from Kadoor Sahib (Punjab) Rattan Singh Ajnala met Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday and him to bring a bill in this regard.