Tag Archives: Jainism

The High Places

In the Old Testament, High Places were mentioned often as bad, and worthy of destruction.  These were places of worship on high ground, places where alters were built and idols were worshiped.  Today you will still find high places in … Continue reading

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Jains

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 There are over 5 million Jains worldwide, and close to 1 million of them live in Gujarat.  Jains follow the religion of Jainism, an Indian religion … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Kashmavani Parva is an observation of forgiveness. On this day, Jains will first forgive themselves and then will approach family, friends, and coworkers and ask forgiveness for wrongs they have commited. This is to relieve themselves of the burden of … Continue reading

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Seeking salvation

The Digambar are one of two Jain sects that live in Gujarat. Daslakshna parva–the Digambar Jain festival of 10 virtues–is observed for 10 days. This year the festival is held from 2-12 September. During these 10 days, Jains will strictly … Continue reading

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