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8-day festivities to mark Bhagwan Adinath’s birth anniversary

DNAHM52952 | 3/14/2012 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :169 | Religion & Spirituality

The city will witness magnificent celebrations as part of the biggest Jain mahotsav from Thursday. For the first time 27 Jain acharyas, more than 750 Jain monks, sadhvis and more than one lakh devotees will converge in the city for eight days. The event is being organised to mark Bhagwan Adinath s birth and diksha, Shashan Shirtaj Shree Ramchandrasurishwarji Maharaja s Diksha Shatabdi and also to commemorate the noble deeds of late Sheth Shree Maneklal Mohanlal, Smt Leelavati Maneklal and their son Sheth Shree Kumarpalbhai Maneklal. Various religious, cultural events and different events have been planned for the celebration. These include a grand 10-km-long rath yatra with a 3.5-km-long procession which will cover areas between Anjali CharRasta and Sanskar Kendra. A 10-feet-high stage has been created for performances. This religious mega event will have 1.8 crore Navkar Mantra Jaap . For the first time, 2,700 Jain families will be served food on one table. More than one lakh devotees will be served food during the entire mahotsav.

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