Muni Shri Vidyanand Ji
has performed “Sallekhana”
final day on … 19 September 2019
Meaning of ….. SALLEKHANA
Sallekhana – Mastering Death!!!

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Sallekhana is embracing the death voluntarily when both householders and ascetics foresee that the end of the life is very near either due to the old age, incurable disease, severe famine, attack from the enemy or wild animal, etc. At such time one overcomes all the passions and abondons all the worldly attachments by observing austerities such as gradually abstaining from the food and the water and simultaneously meditating on the true nature of the Self until the soul parts the body. An approximate assessment of the remaining span of the life is necessary in order to adjust to the nature of the fasting. He should endure all the hardships, but if he falls ill or for any other reason can not maintain the peace of mind, then he should give up Sallekhana and resume taking foods and other activities.
Accepting to perform Sallekhana is a very special vow. The principle behind this vow is that a person while giving up this body with complete peace of mind, calmness, and patience, without any fear at all not only prevents the influx of the new karmas but also purges the old karmas which are attached to the soul.
Sallekhana is also known by the other names like
Samnyas-marana, Samadhi-marana, Santhara etc.
Read more on
( https://jainworld.jainworld.com/education/seniors/senles15.htm )

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Aacharya Shri 108

Vidyanand Ji Maharaj

In the true tradition of Jain Acharyas we are lucky to have Acharya Vidyanandji in the 20th century and 21st century. It is for several centuries that a person of this caliber, vision, knowledge, exceptional managerial skills and towering personality is available to the Jains. Many historical and landmark projects were undertaken by him to help the Jains to come together (cutting across the sectarian barriers) and understand the great treasures (of values, philosophy and literature) inherited by us as a result of excellent work done by Jain Acharyas over many many centuries. His command over many languages (current and ancient), depth of knowledge and great amount of research in old scripts is reflected in his actions, thinking, discourses and many books written by him. He has widely traveled across the length and breadth of the country covering thousands of miles on barefoot including visit to ice covered Amarnath Caves in Himalayas accessible only for a few days in a year for the benefit of all living beings. May his continued presence be a constant source of inspiration for all of us to spread the message of Sarvodaya (world religion), for the benefit of all living beings.

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2019Kund Kund Bharti, Satsang Vihar Marg, Block A, New Delhi, Delhi, India
2018Kund Kund Bharti, Satsang Vihar Marg, Block A, New Delhi, Delhi, India
2017Kund Kund Bharti, Satsang Vihar Marg, Block A, New Delhi, Delhi, India
2016Kund Kund Bharti, Satsang Vihar Marg, Block A, New Delhi, Delhi, India
2015Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2014Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2013Green Park New Delhi India
2012Green Park New Delhi India
2011Green Park New Delhi India
2010Green Park New Delhi India
2009Green Park New Delhi India
2008Rishabh Vihar New Delhi India
2007Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2006Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2005Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2004Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2003Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2002R.K. Puram New Delhi India
2001Ahinsa Sthal Mehrauli New Delhi India
2000Jain Bal Ashram Ansari Road Dariya Ganj New Delhi India
1999Green Park New Delhi India
1998New Rohtak Road Block 25B New Delhi India
1997Jaipur Rajasthan India
1996Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
1995Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
1994Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
1993Green Park New Delhi India
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1990Baramati Maharashtra India
1989Karnataka India
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1983Bahubali Kumbhoj Maharashtra India
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1969Saharanpur Uttar Pradesh India
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1966Delhi India
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1964Jaipur Rajasthan India
1963Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir New Delhi India
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1947Humcha Karnataka India
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