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Jainism Historical Sites Temples List

In Religion, India on January 6, 2014 at 09:13

India is not merely the Home of the Hindus.

Hinduism has given birth to two great Religions,Jainism and Buddhism.

Though these two Religions were initially founded against the Vedic School of Thought, it is a fact that they are included as a part of Hindu tradition.

In fact they are regarded as the nastika sect of Hinduism, meaning one which does not accept the Vedas as the authority.

Most of the essentials of Jainism and Buddhism are from Hinduism.

A separate post follows on this.

It is our responsibility to preserve these monuments and promote them as a part of our heritage.

Jains and Buddhists have contributed a lot to Indian Culture and Literature.

I am providing a list of Jain Temples and historical sites.

The list is not complete.

 

 

Sravana Belagola Site, Karnataka

Gomateswara Sravana Belagola,Jainism Site

Nalanda University

Nalanda,Bihar

Digambar Lal Jain Mandir

Digambar Lal Jain Mandir Delhi

 

Jains Historical Sites.

Jains Tirh Places

Kanchipuram Jain Temple

Jain Temple Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu

 

The Dilwara Temple.

Dilwara Temple,Rajasthan

Bihar Jain Temple

Shri Champapur Jain Temple,Bihar

List of Famous Jain Temples in India.

  1. Ranakpur Temple (Jodhpur and Udaipur)
  2. Palitana (Bhavnagar, Gujrat)
  3. Dilwara Temples (Mount Abu, Rajasthan)
  4. Shravanabelagola Temple (Gomateshwara, Karnataka)
  5. Khajuraho Jain Temples
  6. Sonagiri (Madhya Pradesh)
  7. Lal Mandir (New Delhi)
  8. Ranakpur Jain Temple (Udaipur)
  9. Nasiyan Digambar Jain Temple (Kshetra, Arthuna)
  10. Parsvanatha Jain Temple (Bhubaneswar)
  11. Shree Mahavir Ji (Karauli)
  12. Chandkheri Temples (Jhalwar district)
  13. Atishay Kshetra Tijara (Alwer)
  14. Shree D.J. Parsvanath Teerth Kshetra (Bijoliya, Chavleshwar)
  15. Kesharaipatan-Atishay Kshetra (District Bundi)
  16. Atishay Kshetra Nagaphani Parshawanatha (Doongar)
  17. Atishay Kshetra Chamatkar ji (Sawaimadhopur)
  18. Shree 1008 Andeshwar Parshwanath Atishay Kshetra (Andeshwar)
  19. Shri Shantinath Digamabar Jain atisaay Kshetra (Jhalarpatan)
  20. Shri Mahavirji (Karauli, Rajasthan)
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Jainism Buddhism Created By Lord Vishnu.

In Hinduism, Religion on November 16, 2013 at 06:29

There are twelve Avatars of Vishnu which is in vogue.

There is also a list of the 28 Avatars of Vishnu, about which I have blogged.

The Vishnu Purana states that the Jainism and Buddhism were a created deliberately by Lord Vishnu as a curse to ensure that the Asuras do not follow the Vedas, as the strict adherence to the Vedas by the Asuras were making them stronger and more powerful than the Devas.

The narration is like this.

Mahavir , the Founder of Jainism

Mahavira,Jainism-The last Thirthankara.

During one of the innumerable wars between the Devas ans the Asuras, the Asuras were gaining the upper hand and the Devas entreated Lord Vishnu to save them.

Lord Vishnu created Maya Mohan,One who appears to be Real but illusory, that is the Preaching would be deceptively similar to the Vedas but against the Authority of the Vedas.

Maya Mohan taught the new system to the Asuras and as they were listening attentively, he ,Lord Vishnu, kept repeating ‘Arhatha, Arhata’,’Be Deserved for this’

This body of Teaching later came to be known as ‘Arhatha’ which term became corrupted later and was known as Jainism.

So the Asuras started following the new Religion.

The word Jainism is derived from a Sanskrit verb Jin which means to conquer. It refers to a battle with the passions and bodily pleasures that the jainaascetics undertake. Those who win this battle are termed as Jina (conqueror). The term Jaina is thus used to refer to laymen and ascetics of this tradition alike.

It could also indicate thet Lord Vishnu conquered the Asuras or the Devas conquered them.

The Jaina meta Physics closely resembles, in fact most of them are from, Hinduism.

Jaina metaphysics is based on seven or nine fundamentals which are known as tattva, constituting an attempt to explain the nature of the human predicament and to provide solutions to it:[34]

  1. Jīva: The essence of living entities is called jiva, a substance which is different from the body that houses it. Consciousness, knowledge and perception are its fundamental attributes.
  2. Ajīva: Non-living entities that consist of matter, space and time fall into the category of ajiva.
  3. Asrava: The interaction between jīva and ajīva causes the influx of a karma (a particular form of ajiva) into the soul, to which it then adheres.
  4. Bandha: The karma masks the jiva and restricts it from having its true potential of perfect knowledge and perception.
  5. Saṃvara: Through right conduct, it is possible to stop the influx of additional karma.
  6. Nirjarā: By performing asceticism, it is possible to shred or burn up the existing karma.
  7. Mokṣa: The jiva which has removed its karma is said to be liberated and to have its pure, intrinsic quality of perfect knowledge in its true form.

Some authors add two additional categories: the meritorious and demeritorious acts related to karma. These are called puṇya and pāpa respectively. These fundamentals acts as the basis for the Jain metaphysics..

Jainism Karma Theory is the strict interpretation of Hindu Karma Theory.

Buddhism.

As some of the Asuras did not follow these teachings, Lord Vishnu taught another body of thought saying ‘Buddhyatvam, Buddhyatha’.

The One who propounded this Theory was called the Buddha.

This body of thoughts became known as Buddhism.

Buddhism also closely follows Hinduism excepting the denial of God.

It may be appreciated that Adi Sankaracharya was called a ‘Pseudo Buddhist for his interpretations of the Mahavaayas, while arriving at Advaita.

Buddhism is Nihilist while Advaita defines Reality as Not Two.

This may be the reason for the fact that Jainism contains most of the Teachings of the Vedas, especially the Rules to follow in Life.

Source;Vishnu Purana.

Hinduism Third Or The Largest Religion ?

In Hinduism on October 21, 2013 at 20:49

PEW Study has published a  paper where it states that with approximately 15% of the World Population, it is the third largest Religion.

It has to be noted that while arriving at this conclusion, the innumerable sects of Christianity,like Protestants,Catholics,Greek Orthodox,  and many more have been clubbed under Christianity as a whole for calculation.

Hinduism in the World.

Hinduism World Distribution.-PEW Study.
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In the case of Muslims, Shia and Sunni sects and various other Group like Wahabi and the like have been taken together to arrive at Muslim population.

Hinduism is the root for Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.

Buddhism is more akin to Non Dualism, the difference  is that while Buddhism ends up with Nireeswara vada or nihilism Advaita or Non Dualism declares the Reality to be non- one .

There are more finer points on the proximity of Hinduism and Hinduism so much so Buddha is consideerd as an Avatar of Lord Vishnu and Adi Shankaracharya is even called a ‘Pseudo Buddhist!’

One can find fundamental  unity in Principles between Jainism and Hinduism.

And it is no secret the founders of these two Religions were Hindus and they have kept the essentials of Hinduism in their thoughts.

Separate blog follows on the subject.

Sikhism , no body needs to remind, is closer to Hinduism than Jainism and Buddhism.

These three Religions are more close to Hinduism than Christianity and Islam to their sects.

So clubbing these three Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism to Hinduism is equally logical as the clubbing of the sects of Islam and Christianity in one lot.

On these lines,the population figures should be,

But ‘Indian-Hindu root religion’ is still the largest religion of world if you consider Hindus (15%) + Buddhist (7%) + Other Religions (nearly 1% most of them are Sikhs, Jains etc) +  Religiously Unaffiliated (16% most of them are in China and hide their practicing Buddhist culture due a oppressive Communist Govt & others actually follow the offshoot of Hindu faiths)……… SO THERE IS AT LEAST 35% INDIA ROOTS RELIGIONISTS IN THIS WORLD LARGER THAN 32% CHRISTIANS AND 23% MUSLIMS SO FAR.

(hinduexistence.org)

By this logic Hinduism is the largest Religion in the World.

With such a population in the world, Hindus have one country to call as Hindu”Nepal!

If the 32% stake holders Christian has about 30 declared  Christian Countries (157 Christian-majority nations) in this world….

The 23% stake holders Muslims have 57 declared Muslim Countries….

The 7% stake holders Buddhists have 8 Buddhist Countries….

The 0.2% stake holders Jews have 1 Jews Country…

http://hinduexistence.org/category/hindus-under-christian-aggression/

http://www.pewforum.org/2012/12/18/global-religious-landscape-hindu/

Orgasms Brought On Stage By Hypnotist. Video

In Interesting and funny on October 17, 2013 at 18:36

Hypnotism is an esoteric science as far as Hinduism is concerned.

The West is following certain systems which are rudimentary from the Hindu Standpoint.

There are two systems in India, broadly speaking.

One is by the Buddhism another by Hinduism.

While Hinduism controls the Mind directly,Buddhism goes by the Principle of controlling the thought waves by managing the their Body.

Both are effective.

As a practitioner of Hypnotism and Telepathy,(Hindu Style) there are two vows one undertakes while attempting to learn Hypnotism.

1.That Hypnotism will not be used for the benefit of the Practitioner.

2.That the Subject will not be asked to perform acts that are morally wrong, as decided by Hinduism or ideas will not be planted to harm the others.

Now read the news how a Hypnotist brought Orgasms to women.

( I shall post on Hypnotism later)

What Is Truth Its Twelve Aspects Hinduism

In Hinduism on August 28, 2013 at 08:12

Truth is generally believed to the understanding of a Fact , Event , reporting them.

Truth Quote Mahatma Gandhi.

Truth Quote Mahatma Gandhi.

The attributes of Reality are  Truth Consciousness and Bliss, as enumerated in Indian Philosophy.other Religions , Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity,Judaism and Islam also speak of these as the Attributes of God, though by different names.

When one thinks of Truth, speaking what is, what is a Fact, is what one comes to one’s Mind.

Life does not consist of only Speech.

One performs actions, which repeated become Habits, and then there is the Thought process.

Where do we find Truth in these and what are its characteristics?

Truth is perceived from the perspective of the individual.

Everyone looks at it or reports it from one’s angle.

Then what is Truth?

Truth has many facets or perspectives which can be perceived and in fact is perceived to suit one’s dispositions.

How does one find the attributes of Truth is all its glory?

Hinduism classifies Truth into Twelve Categories,Types.

This is explained in the Bruhat Purana.

They are:

1.Amityavada-Not speaking facts.

Here again there is a problem.

There are times when speaking the fact harms the speaker , the listener and those who are not involved in any way.

One can not afford to speak at all times to every one at any place.

There are instances when keeping quiet or divulging information in such a way that it does not hurt any one involved.

Tamil Saint Thiruvalluvar explains it eloquently .

‘One has to speak the facts after evaluating the place where he is speaking, to whom  he is speaking to, the time he is speaking about it’

‘Even a Lie is considered as the Truth as That which does not cause harm anyone’

So speaking the fact is the first aspect of Truth with all the points mentioned here.

2.Sathyam.The Absolute Truth.If one were to report facts, it should be in its full form,; no partial understanding or reporting is enough.

We can see it in operation in our daily Life.

We say things about what has happened to suit our convenience.

This is not Truth.

3.Sweekarapradhipaaalanam.

Completing a job one has under undertaken to do.

4.Priyavaakyam

Speaking Kind words.

Being bluntly is not correct for one must remember the one who hears it is a Human Being.

Though what you speak is the  Truth , it has to be presented in such a way that it please the ear.

‘Speaking harsh words is like plucking unripened fruits when ripened fruit is available’ Thiruvalluvar.

5.Guro: Seva

Serving the Preceptor, Teacher, Guru.

Teacher is considers Father as he gives you Knowledge , opens your mind while Biological father gives you  physical Life.

One knows the Father through the Mother, Guru through Father, God through The Guru.

Hinduism therefore accords prime place for worship in the following order, following the above principle.

Mother, Father, Guru and only then God.

There will be nothing auspicious for those who neglect the First Three, the Fourth God may even be ignored.

6.Drudam Cha Eva Vratham Krutham.

Following one’s determined decision without wavering.

7.Astikya,

Faith in God.

There is no Happiness either in this world or  in the other world for the One who doubts,-Bhagavad Gita.

8.Sadhu Sanghascha.

Mixing with people of Good Culture.

9.Pitur mathu: Priyankara:

Fulfilling parents’s desires.

10.Suchitvam Dwividam cha Eva.

Being clean in Mind and Body.

In the Mind -by being non jealous, without lust, anger,desire, Bullheadedness,hatred, and filled with Love.

11.Hree:

Ashamed of doing things which are bad.

12.Asanchaya Eva, Aparikgraha.

Non acceptance things ,more than one requires at the minimum.

 

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