Nagaland

Dimapur Jains celebrates Ananta Chaturdashi

Dimapur, September 12, (NE): The Digamber Jains of Dimapur celebrated the Salvation Anniversary of 12th Lord Vasupujya Nath Tirthankara today with rest of India on the day of Ananta Chaturdashi with a procession surrounding Jain Temple, Dimapur.

In a press release, SD Jain Samaj, Dimapur, information and publicity Secretary said today is the culmination of celebration of 10 Dharmas i.e. Forgiveness, Humility, Simplicity, Inner-Healing, Limitations, Truth, Meditation, Sacrifice, Detachment & Celibacy which every Jain should imbibe as far as possible in this holy month in particular.

Following Jains in Dimapur have fasted completely (water once a day) 2 monks- 32 days, 9 Jains for 16 days , 25 Jains for 10 days & many more for 5, 3 days for World Peace, besides hundreds fasting for a day. 105 Vindhyashri Mataji & 105 Vidwatmati Mataji are continuing their 32 days fastings, which will culminate on September seventeen with Mahaparana at S. D. Jain Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur.

All Digamber Jains will be celebrating this sunday on September 15 as Forgiveness Day across the world.