Friday, 7 September 2012

Acharya Parmesthi have 36 virtues

Dr.  Sagarmal Jain, Director, Prachya Vidyapeeth, Sajapur, told that  Acharya Parmesthi have 36 virtues  He was speaking in Panch Parmesthi worship and lecture series Sunday, July 22 at Shivjiram Bhawan, Johri Bazar, Jaipur. It was the third day of the lecture series. 
Shri Jain Shwetambar Khartar Gachchh Sangh, Jaipur has been organizing Panch Parmesthi worship and lecture series (Five Sundays) at Shivjiram Bhawan, between July 8 and August 5.

  More than a thousand and five hundred people attended Acharya Parmesthi on July 22, Sunday (Day 3). The event started with Sankatmochak Dadaguru Mahapoojan. Vidhikarak Yaswant Golechha performed all rituals.The Pooja was followed by the lecture of Eminent Jain scholar Dr. Sagarmal Jain  describing importance and significance of Acharya Parmesthi, the highest authority among monks and nuns in Jainism. His scholarly lecture especially targeted to the young generation spell bound the audience. 

Dr. Jain told that the Acharya has 36 virtues (Attributes). These are rare qualities. Acharya have different "Sampada" likes of  Gyan Sampada (Virtue of knowledge and wisdom). He is head of the all Sangh. He represents Tirthankar (Arihant) in his absence.  
Sri Vimal Mahamwal, President, Panchayati Mandir, Kolkata was the chief guest of the event. He also spoke about Acharya Pad. Hon'ble Justice Manish Bhandari, Rajasthan High court, delivered a scholarly lecture in his presidential address. 

Sri Manak Chand Golechha, President, Khartar Gachchh Sangh felicitated Dr. Sagarmal Jain before his lecture. Executive members and office bearers of the Sangh felicitated Shantilal Daga family, sponsors of the event. Justice Manish Bhandari and Sri Vimal Mahamwal were also felicitated.
"Namo Ayariyanam" was the Mantra of the day. People participated in chanting Mantra with enthusiasm.About fifty of the audience did "Ekasana Tap" this day.

The event was organized on the auspices of PP Vinay Muni, Mukti Muni and Sushil Muni; and PP Sadhvi Suyasha Sri and Prerna Sri.  Sri Shantilal Kanta Devi Rajesh Kumar Daga family had sponsored the event. The program was followed by Sadharmi Vatsalya (lunch).

A special discussion session was organized for scholars and other interested persons  in the afternoon.

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