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Jains set to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti tomorrow

Nagpur: Preparations are on in Jain neighborhood for celebrations of Shri Mahavir Janam Kalyanak Mahotsav on April 17. Cultural actions and processions began at various Jain temples from Sunday and the principle events will be on Wednesday.
“Abhishek will be performed at Parvarpura temple in Itwari and Shri Parshvnath Digambar temple at Sadar. Rallies will be taken out from both the temples,” knowledgeable Arun Jain, president of Shri Jain Seva Mandal, Nagpur.

A procession will be taken out from the Parvarpura temple at 7.30am that can transfer thru Shahid Chowk, Badkas Chowk, Mahal, Kalyaneshwar temple and achieve Suresh Bhat auditorium the place various cultural events will be held. “At Sadar temple mayor Nanda Jichkar would be the chief visitor while at Suresh Bhat we have invited Nitin Gadkari and Ajay Sancheti,” Jain mentioned. The events will be adopted by means of a lunch for all the neighborhood.

Ahimsa awards will be given to individuals from the neighborhood selected from different spheres of work and repair. Various cultural events may also be introduced by means of different groups of members from among the neighborhood. “On this instance, all events are held at neighborhood and social degree and all shows are made by means of talented individuals from the Jain samaj,” mentioned businessman Anil Raoka.

Another event of importance that is going on in the community during this time is felicitation of Rajesh Shantilal Baj who will turn out to be a monk on May 15. “This is a matter of great delight for all the neighborhood as it is after 4 or 5 a long time that somebody from the Jain neighborhood in Nagpur will have this honour, We are fortunate to have him in the city in this pious instance,” mentioned Mukandchand Sethi, a member of the neighborhood.

Rajesh Baj, who hails from town, has been dwelling with different Jain monks for the past 30 years. “He has been dwelling in muni awastha and will be taking diksha at Kunthugiri close to Kolhapur. It is for the primary time that somebody from the Khandelwal samaj will be a muni,” mentioned auto dealer Naresh Patni. He mentioned Baj was once being felicitated by means of all the neighborhood at various temples.

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