Uttam Mardava Dharm worshipped on Day 2

Paryushan festival

Bhopal: Paryushan festival of Digambar Jain community has started from Tuesday. The enthusiasm of the Bajaria community is visible with its joy and happiness. 1008 Lord Shri Mahavir Swami Digambar Jain Temple seated in Jinalaya, the ten-day long “Paryushan Mahaparva” of self-purification at Station Bajaria began with much fanfare with the Uttam Kshama Parva.

After daily ritual puja, Mangalashtak, Abhishek, Shanti Dhara, Mahapuja and other religious rituals, Shastri Abhishek Jain, who came from Sanganer, explained in his sermons that the meaning of Mardava is to eliminate one’s inner pride. Man remains engrossed in his pride and ego and to end it and achieve victory is Mardava Dharma.

Spokesperson Narendra Jain said that in Jainism, Paryushan is called the king of festivals. This festival teaches to follow the basic principle of Lord Mahavir Swami “Ahimsa Parmo Dharma”, “Live and let live”. It also opens the doors to attain salvation. Through this great festival, followers of Jainism practice self-realization through the principles of Uttam Kshama, Uttam Mardava, Uttam Arjava, Uttam Saucha, Uttam Truth, Uttam Samyama, Uttam Tapa, Uttam Tyaga, Uttam Akinchanya, Uttam Brahmacharya Dharma.

Temple President Rajeev Jain Panch Ratna said that in the cultural programs, along with competitions like fancy dress, religious cricket, scripture decoration, rangoli etc., drama will be organized by Mahila Mandal.

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