JAIN COMMUNITY CELEBRATES DEEKSHA
Emotional moments were maximum available when four women converted themselves as sadhvis to serve the mankind and work for the welfare of non-violence,communal harmony and teaching the basics of humanity or brotherhood without any selfish motive and left their parents and the family thus devoted themselves to the community..Thousands of people present they had tears in their eyes & were saluting the simplicity of these women in the modern era where young generation of their age are having everything they desire..
Four Women (Manju Daga from Jaipur,Shilpa Srisrimal from Shimoga,Shilpa Bagrecha from Koppal & Preeti Kanunga from Hubli ) of Jain Community have taken DEEKSHA (A VOW TO RENOUNCE THE WORLDLY PLEASURES AND LEAD A LIFE OF AUSTERITY) on 15.5.10 at 12.15 pm approx at Maratha Hostel under the banner of SHREE JAIN RATNA HITESHI SHRAVAK SANGH BANGALORE AND UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF MAHASATI SRI GYANLATAJI SADHVIJI & THEIR FELLOW SADHVIS WITH THE BLESSING OF OUR ACHARYA SRI HEERA CHANDRAJI MAHARAJ SAHIB.
Earlier,at 10 am they were brought to the venue at Bull Temple Road in the specially arranged Horse-carts which were having two horses each and band party with lot of their followers in colourful dresses.Mahasati sri Gyanlataji & their group of total seven sadhvis did the ceremony by chanting mantras and took the permission of their family members,parents & jain sangha members before that.Afer the ceremony their renounciation is total which means they are completely detached from the social and worldly activities and they do not take any part in those activities anymore. Instead, they spend their time spiritual uplifting their souls and guiding householders such as ourselves how to uplift our souls.They took five major vows and will act strictly in accordance with those vows. The five great vows are
1.Vow of absolute non-violence
2. Vow of absolute truthfulness
.3) Vow of absolute Non-stealing
4) Vow of absolute Celibacy
5) Vow of absolute Non-attachment.
THE JAIN SADHU OR SADHVI DON'T TAKS FOOD AFTER SUNSET OR BEFORE SUNRISE.THEY ALWAYS WALK BAREFOOT.THEY PLUCK THEIR HAIRS OR THEY GET THE HAIRS PLUCKED BY OTHERS BUT THESE THINGS ARE NOT DONE BY A BARBER.THEY ALWAYS WEAR UN-STICHED OR MINIMALLY STICHED WHITE CLOTHES.THEY DO NOT COOK THEIR FOOD BUT THEY GO TO DIFFERENT HOUSES OF JAINS OR VEGETERIANS & RECEIVE A LITTLE FROM EACH HOUSE..THEY BESTOW THEIR BLESSINGS ON ALL UTTERING THE WORDS.."MAY YOU ATTAIN SPIRITUAL PROSPERITY"..
ALL THE ACTIVITIES OF THEIR LIFE HAVE ONLY ONE AIM NAMELY SELF-PURIFICATION FOR SELF REALISATION..ON ACOUNT OF THE MODE OF THEIR LIFE ,THEY ARE UNIQUE AMONG THE MONKS..
SHREE JAIN RATNA HITESHI SHRAVAK SANGH & THEIR MEMBERS WERE HAPPY AND JUBILANT WITH THE SUCCESS OF THEIR EFFORTS & THANKS GOD FOR THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY ..
HOPE THIS AUSPICIOUS NEWS GETS HIGHLIGHTED IN YOUR ESTEEMED DAILY .. THANKS A LOT..
Sajjan Raj Mehta
M.C.MEMBER.SHREE JAIN RATNA HITESHI SHRAVAK SANGH