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Jaipur, March 15, 2015: The birth anniversary of the first of the twenty-four tirthankaras of Jainism, Bhagwan Adinath, is going to be celebrated in all 176 Jain temples of Jaipur on March 15, for which preparations have been completed, stated Akhil Bharatvarshiya Dingambar Jain Parishad (ABDJP) officials.

According to ABDJP, at the Adinath Jain Temple in Pratap Nagar locality of the city, a two-day festival will be held from today with an evening of devotional songs or Bhakti Sandhya. On March 15^th there would be usual religious ceremonies like Ashtavaya Abhisheka.

In Jainism, the tenet of non-violence, propagated by Bhagwan Adinath, is explained as an attitude of non-injury to self and all life forms. Violence even at the thought level is seen as an injury to one's own self that inhibits the soul's own ability to attain mush or liberation. In other words, it is believed that the tendency to harm others ultimately harms one's own soul. Source: merinews