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JAIN TEMPLES – STRUCTURE SYMBOLISM

JAIN TEMPLES – STRUCTURE SYMBOLISM

(Arihant Bhagwant ni agya thi) Although Jain temples frequently share architectural and artistic elements found in temples of other religions, they are distinctively Jain. Their religious buildings are specifically adapted to reflect Jain spiritual ideas and ritual practices. There are three striking features of Jain religious buildings. • there is…

WHY DO WE RING THE BELL IN A JAIN TEMPLE?

WHY DO WE RING THE BELL IN A JAIN TEMPLE?

(Arihant Bhagwant ni agya thi) Upon entering a Jain temple, the devotee sees a suspended bell that they ring. Further bells are rung at various times, symbolizing various things and for various reasons: 1. As we get closer to the Ghabhärä, we ring the bell 3 times to symbolize that…

Kartik Sud Punam Vidhi

Kartik Sud Punam Vidhi

It is the 15th day of the first month- Kartik in the Gujarati calander. After the four months of rainy season (Chaturmas), the pilgrimage of Shatrunjaya reapons. It is said that the meaning of the Shatrunjaya is winning over enemies. The pilgrimage of Shatrunjaya is performed to win over the…