25 July, 2014 / Ramazan 26, 1435

Paryushana is a major Jain festival of fasts and spiritual awareness held for 8 to 10 days and emphasises on non-violence, reading of the scriptures, salvation, preservation of animal life, and symbolic cleansing.

Indian Jain devotees visiting the temple.
Indian Jain devotees visiting the temple.
An Indian Jain devotee prepares a coating to be placed on a Jain God idol for decoration.
An Indian Jain devotee prepares a coating to be placed on a Jain God idol for decoration.
An Indian Jain devotee prepares a coating to be placed on a Jain God idol for decoration at the Hutheesing Jain temple on the first day of Parushan Parva in Ahmedabad.
An Indian Jain devotee prepares a coating to be placed on a Jain God idol for decoration at the Hutheesing Jain temple on the first day of Parushan Parva in Ahmedabad.
An Indian Jain temple guard is seen carrying a wooden plank outside the temple.
An Indian Jain temple guard is seen carrying a wooden plank outside the temple.
An Indian Jain devotee leaves the main prayer room at the Hutheesing Jain temple.
An Indian Jain devotee leaves the main prayer room at the Hutheesing Jain temple.
Indian Jain devotees are seen praying on the first day of Parushan Parva in Ahmedabad.
Indian Jain devotees are seen praying on the first day of Parushan Parva in Ahmedabad.

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ivehadit
Sep 04, 2013 12:36am

another gem from Dawn. thanks for broadening our minds and enlightening our hearts.