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Hyderabad Jains Lead an Ascetic Life for a Day

Published: 07th September 2015 07:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th September 2015 07:30 AM   |  A+A-

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HYDERABAD:  About 1,500 Jain businessmen and professionals renounced their daily comforts for a day on Sunday and lived the day like Jain monks.

The day-long event, held at Jain Sangh Bhavan in Kachiguda here, was organised under the aegis of Sri Vardhman Sthanakvasi Jain Shravak Sangh, Greater Hyderabad and Sri Vardhaman Jain Yuva Sanghatan, Kachiguda.

They sported the attire of a monk and a mouth band to avert any accidental harm to airborne germs and insects. They did not use fan, AC or any other gadget which runs on electricity on the day.

Munishris (priests) Vinay Muni alias Verghese, Gautam Muni, Sanja Muni, Sagar Muni delivered sermons. The month is considered holy by Jains. During this period, they fast and take part in religious activities, with some even even giving up eating at night and surviving just on water.

Bare-footed, they went on bare foot from one Jain’s house to another, covering a distance of 5 km.

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