Jainism

New Center Opens for Houston's Growing Jain Population

October 9, 2009

Author: Arlene Nisson Lassin

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6660071.html

JVB, a religious organization for followers of Jainism, will host events for the grand opening of their new 6,000-square-foot facility, the Preksha Meditation Center this weekend.

At 14102 Schiller, the facility cost $2 million, raised entirely from voluntary donations.

The facility's main room features...

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Jain Sangh of New England

This data was last updated on 28 September 2018.

Contact Information

Address: 223 Middlesex Turnpike , Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: 781-221-7864
Email: contact@jsne.org
Website: http://www.jsne.org

History: The Jain Sangh of New England was founded in 2000 by a group of Svetambar Jain families, who decided to separate from the Jain Center of Greater Boston with the goal of promoting more traditional Jain practice for the...

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Mahavir Temple Patna to Have Its Twin In Houston

July 1, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ahimsa Times

http://www.jainsamaj.org/magazines/july-2009.htm

The famous Mahavir temple of Patna would now have its twin in Houston, US. This would be possible as several entrepreneurs and professionals living in the US, who have their origin in Bihar and its neighbouring states, have decided to build a Mahavir Temple there which would be identical to the Mahavir temple of Patna. These professionals have formed a Mahavir...

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2009 JAINA Convention

July 1, 2009

Author: Dilip V. Shah

Source: Ahimsa Times

http://www.jainsamaj.org/magazines/july-2009.htm

15th Biennial JAINA Convention was held at the Jain Center of Southern California’s from July 2nd to 5th at Jain Bhavan complex in Los Angeles. The complex is spread over 62,000 sq ft . Over 2500 community members attended the convention from world over. The Theme for the convention was “Ecology the Jain Way”. Care and concern of the...

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Holy Chants, Cleansings Mark Groundbreaking for Jain Center In New Jersey

June 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ahimsa Times

http://www.jainsamaj.org/magazines/may-2009.htm

Nine shila stones were ceremonially cleansed with milk and placed in the excavated site of the future Jain Center on Cedar Grove Lane in Somerset. Members of the Jain Center of New Jersey chanted holy mantras during a recent groundbreaking ceremony as they buried the stones beneath the spot where the main altar will be located. During the Shilanyas Mahotsav ceremony...

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Mahavir Jayanti Celebrations

May 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ahimsa Times

http://www.jainsamaj.org/magazines/april-2009.htm

WASHINGTON - The 2608 th birthday of Lord Mahavir, was celebrated by Jain Society of Washington Metro area at High point High school in Beltsville Maryland. Community Affair Minister of Indian Embassy, Mr. Sanjay Sinha, was the chief guest, who was representing Indian Embassy and Mr. Parag Mehta, a member of Obama transition team was special guest. More than...

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Ancient Jain Religion Has New Temple In Phoenix

December 19, 2008

Author: Lawn Griffiths

Source: The East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/132824

Jains say their religion had no beginning and it has no end. They say it has existed since existence itself began. But temporal existence has a milestone starting today for the Jain community in Arizona.

For seven days through Friday, Jains, well-known for their nonviolence, tenacious protection of life and belief in the power of karma, will...

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Jain Temple in Andhra Opens for Pilgrims After 20 Years

December 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: IANS

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/004200812081521.htm

The 2,500-year-old Sri Shwethambar Jain Tirth temple was reopened for pilgrims after 20 long years of renovation work.

The temple at Kolanpak in Andhra Pradesh's Nalgonda district was opened Sunday after a day-long special puja "pran pratishta" of a four-faced idol of Jain deities "Chaumukha" was performed by Acharya Rajesh Suriswar, temple...

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Indian-Americans Hold Vigil in Phoenix to Honor Terror Victims

November 29, 2008

Author: Lindsey Collom

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/11/29/20081129indiavigil1129.html

Leena Raval spent the past two days watching television for word of her uncle's fate.

He went to dinner at a restaurant at one of the hotels that came under siege in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday. She said it was the same restaurant where she last saw him two years ago.

Raval,...

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New Temple Dominates California Neighborhood

October 11, 2008

Author: Gillian Flaccus

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/religion/story/505574.html

In a suburban landscape dotted with evangelical megachurches and auto malls, followers of an Indian religion thousands of years old spent days decorating marble idols and lighting incense to herald the opening of one of their faith’s largest temples.

The new $20 million Jain temple complex, celebrating a...

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Jain Center of Southern California Concludes Eleven-Day Community Event With Grand Closing Ceremony

October 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Business Times

http://www.ibtimes.com/prnews/20081007/parade.htm

The Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) today announces its conclusion of the eleven-day cultural and spiritual event for the inauguration of their brand new Derasar (temple) and Aradhana (meditation and reflection) Hall with a closing ceremony held at the JCSC. The event was held from September 26 to October 6, 2008 in Buena Park,...

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