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  1. Man addresses state parliament completely nakedRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Metro UK News

    Local politicians apparently listened attentively to the 40-minute-long talk, nodding in agreement and seemingly unphased by his nudity. Sagar is from the 'Digambara' sect of Jainism, in which monks totally reject all worldly possessions - including clothes - to live as ascetics.

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  2. Rajashtha villages tie the austerity knot, ban DJs at shaadisRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | The Times of India

    MUMBAI: Many villages in Rajasthan have passed resolutions to cut down on expenses. Doing away with the pre-wedding sangeet ceremony and DJs, which are not part of the core rituals but were added as an excuse to splurge, and restrictions on menus are some of the new set of rules that Rajasthanis, especially Jains, have to follow.The diktat that receptions be concluded before sunset has been reiterated.

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  3. Jain holy period of Chaturmas commences in Delhi with Jain Munis' entryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2016 | Merinews

    The holy period of four months "Chaturmas", which is much observed in Jainism, has begun from Shayani Ekadashi - the eleventh day of the first bright half, Shukla Paksha of Ashadh, in the first week of July, which will last until Prabodhini Ekadashi, the 11th day of the first bright half of Kartik or October. Chaturmas is the period of rainy season in the country and meant for self-purification.

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  4. 9th century Jain bas relief found near ChennaiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | The Times of India

    A 9th century bas relief of Parshwanath and some ruined Jain beds have been discovered on Mudipalli, a hill near Tiruttani, about 90km from here. Chennai: A 9th century bas relief of Parshwanath and some ruined Jain beds have been discovered on Mudipalli, a hill near Tiruttani, about 90km from here.

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  5. Aid to dying: What Jainism - " one of India's oldest religions - " teaches usRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2016 | Religion News Service

    Women from the Jain community, followers of a religion founded by Mahavir, attend a prayer meeting for world peace in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad September 28, 2014. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Amit Dave On June 9, a law allowing patients with terminal illnesses to end their lives with help from a physician came into effect in California, opening conversations about whether human life should be prolonged against the desire to die peacefully and with dignity.

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  6. What One of India's Oldest Religions Teaches Us About DyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | Time

    A Jain Sadhu prays in a room at the Jain Temple in the old quarters of New Delhi on August 31, 2015. On June 9, a law allowing patients with terminal illnesses to end their lives with help from a physician came into effect in California, opening conversations about whether human life should be prolonged against the desire to die peacefully and with dignity.

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  7. A place of worshipRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Jordan Independent

    Just steps from Chaska's western border, a mysterious turn lane on County Road 10 leads to a newly paved road that ends in a farm field. It's vacant now, but later this year a building will begin to emerge from the sea of green pasture.

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  8. 22 things to do around Mumbai from May 15 to May 21Read the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    All you need is a smart casual ensemble, your swimwear and a rocking attitude for Aquaholic, a party by the pool. In the line-up are DJ Trex, DJ Remy, DJ Rohan, and more.

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  9. Indian group seeks exemption to allow monks to defecate in the openRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Ghanamma.com

    A sect of the Jain religion in India is petitioning a state government to exempt its monks from expected rules banning defecation in the open - a practice said to be part of their traditions. The Digamber Jain Social Group Federation, which represents Digambara Jains, one of the two main sects of Jainism, said it is petitioning Gopal Bhargava, Madhya Pradesh's state minister of panchayat and rural development, to exempt monks and seers from expected bans on defecating in the open.

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  10. Indian Jain group seeks exemption to allow monks to defecate in the openRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | UPI

    A sect of the Jain religion in India is petitioning a state government to exempt its monks from expected rules banning defecation in the open -- a practice said to be part of their traditions. The Digamber Jain Social Group Federation, which represents Digambara Jains, one of the two main sects of Jainism, said it is petitioning Gopal Bhargava, Madhya Pradesh 's state minister of panchayat and rural development, to exempt monks and seers from expected bans on defecating in the open.

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  11. Mahavir Jayanti and the tradition of making rice SwastikaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | Merinews

    Often rice Swastika is made by the followers at Jain temples in front of Jain deities or on religious events as a sign of good omen or auspiciousness. Swastika is an important Jain symbol, which is also a part of Hinduism and Buddhism.

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  12. Mahavir Jayanti special: ABC of Karma doctrine of JainismRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | Merinews

    Today, as we celebrate Mahavir Jayanti, there is a need to revisit the tenets of philosophy of life and Jain doctrine of living. Often, rituals and externalities of celebration of the event delude us further rather than liberating us from the Karmic bondages, many think.

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  13. Mahavir Jayanti is on April 19: Knowing the essence of JainismRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | Merinews

    The birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir - the 24th and last Tirthankara of Jain religion - is going to be celebrated by the followers across the world on April 19 this year. It would be essential to revisit and know the basics of Jainism as a way of living the human life.

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  14. Three-day Jain festival of Mahavir Jayanti kicks off in JaipurRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2016 | Merinews

    Three-day festival of the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Mahavir began in Jaipur on April 17 with singing of devotional songs at a 'Bhajan Sandhaya' in the evening at the Jain temple at Gopalji Ka Rasta in the city. According to Rajasthan Jain Sabha, on the 261st birth anniversary of the founder of Jainism, a morning devotional rally 'Prabhat Pheri' will be held on April 18 and sermons of various Jain Munis and Ariyakayas will be organised.

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  15. Hinduism Religions ancient and modern by D BarnettRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2009 | Mary Ward Books

    Description: Archibald Constable & Co 1906: Religions Ancient and Modern series; dark green hardcover with blind stamped decoration and lettering to front: gilt decoration and lettering to spine: approximately 4.75 x 7 inches tall: 66 pages. Synopsis: An analytic history of Hinduism including sections entitled as follows: -- Meaning of Hinduism.

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  16. Hinduism Religions ancient and modern by D BarnettRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2009 | Mary Ward Books

    Description: Archibald Constable & Co 1906: Religions Ancient and Modern series; dark green hardcover with blind stamped decoration and lettering to front: gilt decoration and lettering to spine: approximately 4.75 x 7 inches tall: 66 pages. Synopsis: An analytic history of Hinduism including sections entitled as follows: -- Meaning of Hinduism.

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  17. Pope Francis Restores the Good Sense of Jesus-by Leonardo BoffRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2016 | Tikkun Magazine

    Editor's Note: We at Tikkun continue to rejoice in the good teachings of the world's most prominent Spiritual Progressive- Pope Francis. If only his teachings could become mainstream within his own church instead of being resisted by so many conservative forces within the Catholic hierarchy! And if only all the other branches of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Budhism, Jainism, Quakerism, Unitarian Universalism, Moromonism, and the varieties of secular humanism and atheism could produce leaders with this level of courage and insight to bring the world closer to becoming drenched in the love and compassion that this great teacher of humanity seeks to spread.

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  18. Prosperity theology - A perversion of God's word?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2016 | The Gleaner

    "God said, 'It is time to tell the money you don't belong to the wicked, you belong to us ... money come to me now'." Their claims of divine colloquy are brazen, outlandish, and unverifiable, yet the purveyors of this new Christianity are overseers of mega-churches.

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  19. Central Florida Jains find peace in nonviolence, self-disciplineRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Bhavya Sheth, 21, entered the ornate white marble temple Sunday in his colorful striped worship garb and bowed before the idols that line the walls, a prelude to the ceremony he and his fellow Jains perform every week. The ritual helps Sheth, a University of Florida mechanical engineering student, his brothers, their father and grandfather remember their values: nonviolence, rejection of materialism, restraint and kindness.

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  20. Central Florida Jains find peace in nonviolence, self-disciplineRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Bhavya Sheth, 21, entered the ornate white marble temple Sunday in his colorful striped worship garb and bowed before the idols that line the walls, a prelude to the ceremony he and his fellow Jains perform every week. The ritual helps Sheth, a University of Florida mechanical engineering student, his brothers, their father and grandfather remember their values: nonviolence, rejection of materialism, restraint and kindness.

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