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Pune: After 24 days of Santhara, cancer patient passes away

March 23, 2016 3:18 am

Fifty-year-old Sanjay Bhandari, a cancer patient who was on Santhara for the past 24 days, passed away at around 2 am on Tuesday.

Jain priest undertaking Santhara passes away

December 25, 2015 11:27 pm

A person who takes the vow of Santhara stops eating and drinking water and awaits death.

The Final Fast

September 19, 2015 12:11 am

Santhara, an award-winning documentary by Shekhar Hattangadi, explores issues around the Jain death ritual

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.

The Jain religion and the right to die by Santhara

September 02, 2015 1:25 am

Indian Express explains the issues in the legal battle around the practice of starving to death.

Life and death

September 02, 2015 1:15 am

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

Supreme Court stays Rajasthan High Court order declaring 'Santhara' illegal

September 01, 2015 1:55 am

The Rajasthan High Court earlier this month made "Santhara"punishable under section 306 and 309 IPC (abatement of suicide).