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.
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.
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.
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.
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.