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

**************************************************************************************

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://www.jainworld.com/education/seniors/senles15.htm )

********************************************************************************************************
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.

======================================

 

 

Achievements

 

Chaturmas:

2019 Kund Kund Bharti, Satsang Vihar Marg, Block A, New Delhi, Delhi, India
2018 Kund Kund Bharti, Satsang Vihar Marg, Block A, New Delhi, Delhi, India
2017 Kund Kund Bharti, Satsang Vihar Marg, Block A, New Delhi, Delhi, India
2016 Kund Kund Bharti, Satsang Vihar Marg, Block A, New Delhi, Delhi, India
2015 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2014 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2013 Green Park New Delhi India
2012 Green Park New Delhi India
2011 Green Park New Delhi India
2010 Green Park New Delhi India
2009 Green Park New Delhi India
2008 Rishabh Vihar New Delhi India
2007 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2006 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2005 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2004 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2003 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
2002 R.K. Puram New Delhi India
2001 Ahinsa Sthal Mehrauli New Delhi India
2000 Jain Bal Ashram Ansari Road Dariya Ganj New Delhi India
1999 Green Park New Delhi India
1998 New Rohtak Road Block 25B New Delhi India
1997 Jaipur Rajasthan India
1996 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
1995 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
1994 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
1993 Green Park New Delhi India
1992 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
1991 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
1990 Baramati Maharashtra India
1989 Karnataka India
1988 Karnataka India
1987 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
1986 Kund Kund Bharti Satsang Vihar Marg Block A New Delhi India
1985 Gommat Giri Indore Madhya Pradesh India
1984 Borivali Mumbai Maharashtra India
1983 Bahubali Kumbhoj Maharashtra India
1982 Karnataka India
1981 Shravanabelagola Karnataka India
1980 Shravanabelagola Karnataka India
1979 Indore Madhya Pradesh India
1978 Pahari Dhiraj New Delhi India
1977 Baraut Uttar Pradesh India
1976 Chandni Chowk New Delhi India
1975 Jagadhri Haryana India
1974 Jain Bal Ashram Ansari Road Dariya Ganj New Delhi India
1973 Meerut Uttar Pradesh India
1972 Shri Mahaveer Ji Banwaripur Rajasthan India
1971 Indore Madhya Pradesh India
1970 Srinagar Uttar Pradesh India
1969 Saharanpur Uttar Pradesh India
1968 Baraut Uttar Pradesh India
1967 Meerut Uttar Pradesh India
1966 Delhi India
1965 Firozabad Uttar Pradesh India
1964 Jaipur Rajasthan India
1963 Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir New Delhi India
1962 Shimoga Karnataka India
1961 Kundadri Karnataka India
1960 Belgaum Karnataka India
1959 Sujangarh Rajasthan India
1958 Sujangarh Rajasthan India
1957 Humcha Karnataka India
1956 Shedbal Karnataka India
1955 Shedbal Karnataka India
1954 Shedbal Karnataka India
1953 Shedbal Karnataka India
1952 Shedbal Karnataka India
1951 Shedbal Karnataka India
1950 Shedbal Karnataka India
1949 Shedbal Karnataka India
1948 Kumbhoj Maharashtra India
1947 Humcha Karnataka India
1946 Konnur Karnataka India