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Wednesday, January 29, 2020



Long ago, by the Sarayu

October 27, 2019 8:53 am

The tussle to stake ownership over Ayodhya, and define it by the Hindu-Muslim question, has concealed the myriad other factors that have gone into making the city and, by implication, India.

In city’s first Jain Diksha ceremony, 44 community members seek monkhood

March 12, 2019 2:02 am

Once inducted, the 44 members —comprising both male and female diksharthis and aged between 12 and 66 years — will lead an ascetic life that will include rules like remaining barefoot and eating once a day.

This is how the Jain community has survived test of the times

March 30, 2018 12:30 pm

The community’s tenacity and survival can be attributed to its intra-community bonding and relative affluence as a result of engagement with trade and commerce as its primary occupation.

Death and the sovereign

August 19, 2015 12:00 am

Santhara judgment is court’s bid to colonise ways in which death can be interpreted and life given meaning.

Philatelic exhibition on Jainism from today

August 31, 2013 4:36 am

Enthusiasts have an opportunity to see more than 40 commemorative stamps and special covers themed on Jainism and associated culture,including a few rare released during pre-Independence,to be displayed at a three-day philatelic exhibition beginning Saturday

Bal Diksha: Final hearing on August 1

July 05, 2012 12:21 am

Observing that determining the position of religious custom of Bal Diksha in Jainism under the law would be a complex matter,the Bombay High Court on Wednesday posted the case for final hearing on August 1.