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2,600-yr-old Mahavir idol stolen from Jamui temple in Bihar


December 03, 2015: An ancient idol of Lord Mahavira weighing around 250 kg and worth several crores was stolen from a Jain temple near Lachuar village in Jamui late on Friday night. The idol is said to be around 2,600 years old.

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83-year-old Jain woman in TN embraces death after 41-day santhara


CHENNAI, November 7, 2015: Marudevi Ammal, an 83-year-old woman in a remote village in Tiruvannamalai district of Tami Nadu who was observing santhara (sallekhana), a Jain ritual in which an individual fasts to death, attained samadhi at 2.40 pm on Thursday.

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Chairs of Jain, Sikh and modern India studies in US varsity


Washington, October 29, 2015: University of California will establish three new endowed chairs in Jain, Sikh and modern Indian studies to expand knowledge of South Asian religions and culture.

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Thieves strike Jain temple, flee with four idols


AURANGABAD, October 12, 2015: Unidentified suspects stole four idols from the Parshavnath Digambar Jain temple early on Saturday, making it the third successful theft at the temple.

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A nearly 1,100-year-old Jain temple on the verge of collapse


Tirupur, October 09, 2015: A nearly 1,100-year-old Jain temple found abandoned on a 20 cents land at Alathoor village, near here, is on the verge of a collapse due to lack of conservation.

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