Sri Jain Shwetambar Khartar Gachchh Sangh, Jaipur will organize traditional Nandishwar Dweep Poojan at Chandaprabhu temple, Amber on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The Chandraprabh Swami Jain Shwetambar temple is an old temple established centuries before. Amber was the capital of Kachhawa dynasty at that time which was shifted to Jaipur at the time of Sawai Jai Singh.
Nandishwar Dweep is the eighth island where only gods and no man can go, according to Jain canons. There are 52 eternal temples of Tirthankara where gods celebrate events of birth etc of the Lords. The island is significant in Jain religious practices and rituals. Nandishwar Dweep Poojan is a historical event at Amber temple being organized for centuries.
All four sects of Shwetambar Jain Khartar Gachchh, Tapagachchh, Sthanakvasi and Terapanth used to join this event commonly known as Amer Mela. Amer Mela is symbol of Shwetambar Jain unity in Jaipur. The centuries old tradition is going on. We have put special efforts this year to invite more and more people from all sects of Swetambar Jain to restrengthen Jain unity.
Nandishwar Dweep Poojan will be started at 9 AM followed by Sadharmi Vatsalya. PP Mahopadhyay Lalitprabh - Chandraprabh- Shantipriya Sagar Ji Maharaj Sahab will proceed to Amber from Shivjiram Bhavan at morning 6 o clock with laymen and women. There will be arrangement of breakfast for all Padyatri.
We hope that at least three to four thousand Jain will join the event at Amber. You are cordially invited to join the Amber Mela.
(Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry)