Jainism (जैन धर्म)

Jainism, जैन धर्म

The word "Jain" is derived from the Sanskrit jina, meaning "conqueror", an epithet given to the twenty-four Tithankaras (Ford makers), who, through austerity, conquered their minds, bodies and passions to attain deliverance from the endless cycle of birth. Jainism stresses spiritual independence and equality of all life with particular emphasis on non-violence. It is generally believed that the Jainism is divided into two major sects, Digambar and Shvetambar. Mahavira, last of the twenty-four Fordmakers, was the greatest of all jain ascetics.


About Jainism

The word "Jain" is derived from the Sanskrit word jina, meaning "conqueror" or "victory." Thus, Jainism is the religion of the "victorious one" - any human being who by his or her own effort has conquered the lower passions and thus become free of attachments to any materialistic things....
Navkar Mantra

Navkar(Namokar) Mantra

Navkar Mantra is the universal prayer of Jainism. The Navkar Mantra is the most important mantra in Jainism and can be recited at any time. This mantra is also called Namaskar (नमस्कार) or Namokar (णमोकार) Mantra. ...
Jain Daily Prayers

Daily Prayers

The Daily Prayers of Jain. One of the most important Jain prayers is the Namaskara Sutra which praises the five great beings of Jainism. The prayers of Forgiveness, Friendship, and Gratitude in Hindi and English Text with their meanings ....
Mahavir Chalisa

Shree Mahavir Chalisa

Lord Mahavira, a great spiritual hero, is considered by Jain's to be the last Tithankaras. His life is celebrated in legends and festivals and is considered as a model for all Jain's. Shree Mahavir Chalisa, is a beautiful forty-verse prayer, full of praise and plead with devotion of Mahavir Prabhu....
Mahavir Jayanti

Shree Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti marks the birthday of Mahavira, founder of the modern Jain religion and the last in the galaxy of 24 Teerthankaras (Jain Prophets).He was born on the 13th day of the rising moon of Chaitra, in either 599 BC or 615 BC .....
Jain Calendar

Jain Calendar

The Jain calendar is a “Lunisolar” calendar. It is based on the position of the Moon with respect to the Earth and it is adjusted by adding an extra month once every three years, ,to coincide with the Sun. Here we present a date-wise list of jain festivals.....
Jains use the following eight items to perform puja of a Tirthankara in the temple. Symbolically each item represents a specific religious virtue and one should reflect on it while performing puja.

Jala Puja: Water
Chandan Puja: Sandal-wood
Pushpa Puja: Flower
Dhup Puja: Incense
Dipak Puja: Candle
Akshat Puja: Rice
Naivedya Puja: Sweet food
Fal Puja: Fruit