Once a year, around the monsoons in India, Jains observe the festival of Paryushan. During this time, the community comes together at temples to pray, meditate and to listen to religious discourses by learned teachers.
Monsoons in India are traditionally understood to be the four months of rain that visits this subtropical part of the world.
Diksha, in India, refers to the ceremony of formal initiation into a tradition. In Jainism, diksha is the ceremony through which a lay person becomes an ascetic, and adopts several vows which they are expected to follow throughout the course of…
Early in April, we were talking to various people to find different voices on Jainism. We found our mark through a number of coincidences and approximations
Our journey to seek a wholesome understanding of Jain principles and philosophy took us to Rajasthan – a place where we were to meet Suri Sri Ajay Sagar ji.