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Jain Sadhu's 180-day fasting to be celebrated

 



The 47-year-old Hansratna, a thin figure, will soon achieve what few in the community have. He will be one of 12 people in Jain history to have fasted for 180 days. A fast that is observed by surviving only on boiled water that can be consumed between 9am and 6pm. PALANPUR: Thousands of devotees thronged the Pallaviya Swetambar Jain temple in Palanpur on Wednesday to participate in Parnogat (home coming) ceremony of Parsvanatha, the 23rd among the 24 Tirthankaras.