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  • Five thousand Jains gathered at Ranigunj of Secunderabad for chanting “Navkar Manthra”
  • The event ‘Navkar Maha Manthra Jap’ targeted an initiative to build peace
  • 1,008 Jains with their monks will go on 8-day fasting, between July 17 and 24, in Ranigunj

Hyderabad, July 21, 2017: Five thousand Jains gathered at Ranigunj of Secunderabad for chanting “Navkar Manthra”- a major significant mantra in Jainism, which was chanted over thirty-six lakh times. They are under the patronage of under the patronage of Shri Vardhaman Sthanakvasi Jain Shravak Sangh in the city. The event took place earlier this week on Sunday, July 16.

The event ‘Navkar Maha Manthra Jap’ targeted an initiative to build peace and the event took place in collaboration with the Sri Jain Seva Sangh, which is an apex-body of more than three lakh Jains who have spread all across Secunderabad and Hyderabad, mentioned TOI report.

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Peace is something we must all work for, every day. It begins with smile. Love your religion, but hug other religions too,” said Jain monk Praveen Rishiji Upadhyaya. History of Jainism can be traced back to 7th century BC Eastern India and since then the believers of this religion is working to spread peace across the world.

President of Shri Vardhaman Sthankavasi Jain Shravak Sangh, Parasmal Dungarwal have mentioned that the Jain community will begin a new initiative targeting for building peace in the group. “1,008 Jains with their monks will go on 8-day fasting, between July 17 and 24, in Ranigunj. Along with them, 18 leprosy patients will also go on the fast. They will commence their fast in Chennai on July 17 and arrive in Hyderabad by flight on July 23 to join 1,008 Jains,” Dungarwal further added.

– prepared by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter @ElaanaC

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