Jainism is an ancient religion of India and the followers of this religion are known as Jains. Here is how the numbers have played their role in Jain history, literature and elsewhere.
I was a very negative person until recent past. But four years ago I started to analyze myself through Numerology and accordingly made some changes in my behavior and work style. It changed my life.
Mr. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India was born on 17th September 1950. His Birth Number is 8 and Life Path Number is 5. Both the numbers have played a crucial role in his life. Read how!
Birth Number 5 persons are all those who were born on 5th, 14th or 23rd of any month. Like any other birth numbers, birth number 5 persons have their own distinct characteristics.
Siribhoovalya is a multilingual Encyclopedia of 8th Century India. The book was compiled by Kumudendoo Muni, a Jain ascetic. This is an introduction to the great book, which is a great wonder.
Angavijja is an ancient book of reading a person through his body language and physiognomy. Ancient Indians used this science to reveal occult knowledge and foretell the future.
Indian Army played an important role in World War 2. Interestingly, this army was the biggest volunteer army with about 3 Million strengths. Here are some historical facts.
Many people are asking me about the process of adopting Jainism as a religion. I receive a lot of emails from every corner of the world regarding this issue.
Sadhvi Siddhali Shree, previously known as Tammy Herbster, is the first American woman to become a Jain nun. Here is how a war veteran started her journey to her spiritual and ascetic life.
Acharya Shree Yogeesh is a great spiritual teacher. He is not a religious Guru and separates religion from philosophy and spirituality. His teachings are mainly based on Jain and Sankhya philosophy
Bollywood always welcomes actresses from South India, while most of the actors come from North India. Here is an introduction to some famous actresses of Hindi movies which are of Southern Origin.
An introduction to the interested history of Jew Community of India, their history and some of the famous Indian Jews.
Shivaji was a great Maratha warrior of Medieval India who fought against the mighty Bijapur Sultanate and the Mughal Emperor. Here is an introduction to Shivaji's conflicts with Bijapur Sultanate.
An Introduction to Parsi Community and Some Famous Parsis of India. The Parsi Community of India is a micro-minority community of India. According to 2001 Census of India report, the population of Parsis in India was just 69600. It was about 112000 in 1951, the first Census after independence of...
About 2.5 Million Indian soldiers of British Indian Army fought against Japanese, German and Italian forces in the various parts of the world in Second World War. British Indian Army especially fought in Burma, Malaya, Singapore, Africa, middle East, Italy and India-Burma Border. About 70,000...
First Indian School for Girls British and American missionaries are the first to start schools for girls in India. Such schools were established in as early as 1810. The missionaries started many schools for girls in Bengal region. Following them, The Ladies Society for Native Female Education in...
Running a marriage bureau in India is a good source of income. Expenses are low and income is high. Here are some tips on how to run a successful marriage bureau.
An interview with Justin Lundeen,an American guy living in Galesburg, Illinois, who has been converted to Jainism. Read his story of conversion and his matured views on Jainism.
The most famous King of Kolhapur Shilahars was Raja Bhoj II, who was the last king of this dynasty. He was brave and religious. He was follower of Jainism and a pupil of Acharya Maghanandi, a Jain ascetic. He is well known as the builder of 15 forts across the Sahyadri range of Western Maharashtra.
Rajabai Tower is a famous clock tower at Mumbai, the financial capital of Mumbai. This 85 Meters high tower is situated in the campus of the University of Mumbai, in South Mumbai. The tower has a big and beautiful clock.
Who Was Paythagoras? Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher as well as a mathematician, who born in 570 B.C.E. on the island of Samos. He was founder of Pythagoreanism, a religious movement, which has many similarities with Jainism. The similarity suggests that Pythagoras was influenced by Jainism, as...
On 15th August 1947 India got freedom from British rule. In that year of freedom, India Post issued three beautiful stamps. This set of stamps was issued on 21st November 1947.
There are only 24 hours in a day, so obviously you can waste 24 hours per day at your best. It is a very sad thing that we can not waste our precious time in advance. But do not worry, try your best and waste maximum of the time you have got. One day, you will realize that you have wasted all of...
A large part of King Shivaji's army consisted of Muslims. This is a short introduction to the contribution of Muslims in the mission of the great king Shivaji (1630-1674)
The Jain miniature paintings are scattered in thousand of Jain manuscripts, which are preserved traditionally in Jain temples, Jain libraries and Jain Mutts. Further, there is a big collection of Jain manuscripts in British Library of London, with the help of Institute of Jainology. A catalogue of...
Many Jains have contributed to development of India and its culture. Some of them have got place on the postal stamps and postal stationary of India. Here are some of the stamps and postal stationary featuring the great Jains.
We know that Mauryan Emperor Ashok got converted to Buddhism after the war of Kaling. But did you know that he was a Jain before becoming a Buddhist? A brief history.
Mahatma Gandhi, the great leader of India's freedom movement was influenced by Jain Philosophy. This article gives you information on Gandhi's affinity with Jainism. Gandhi was born in Modh Vanik community, a merchant community of Gujarat. This community is influenced by Jainism for many...
Most of the Jains like to hide the key factors of Jainism and talk only about Non-violence and Vegetarian diet. Here are some unique features of Jainism
Hindi is the most popular language of Indian subcontinent. It is on number 1 position as first language, and also on number one position as second language. It is the most popular link language amongst non-Hindi speaking people in this region. This language has done a tremendous job in the...
There is a unique statue of Gomateshwar, also known as Bahubali (Armstrong), in southern state of Karnataka in India. The uniqueness of this statue is that this is the world's highest monolithic statue without external support. The statue is 17.6 Meters (58.8 feet) high, situated on a hill called...
According to the constitution of India, two types of communities are considered as Minority Communities in the country. First is Religious Minority and second one is Linguistic Minority.
Abbakka was a Queen from coastal Karnataka in India, who defeated Portuguese Army again and again, and restrained them from their further invasion outside Goa. This is Abbakka's short biography
The Vedic Hindus think that cow is a holy animal. But in ancient time, cows were being killed by Vedics in the name of religious rituals, and beef was one of their popular food.
Humans are migrating here and there from ancient times. The migrations were due to natural disasters in their region like droughts & famines, floods, earthquakes etc. and also because of the problems created by other people: like invasions and wars, persecutions, disputes etc. Many group of people...
Live and Let Live symbol in Jainism teaches us tolerance and love.
When Hitler refused to help more to Subhash Chandra Bose for his struggle against British, the latter decided to go to Japan for his military activities. Hitler sent him to Japan through a submarine. Bose's submarine journey was dangerous, but finally he was successful to reach Japan.
Rare paintings of Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a great warrior of medieval India. These paintings are of historical value.
people of other faiths slowly got attracted towards this less known religion.A small but increasing number of People started to adopt Jainism. Here I am introducing some of the great western individuals, who have converted to Jainism.
English will remain important written language until their is no common alphabets for various regional languages in India. But this language will never become first language for speaking for a large portion of the population.
A lot of postal stamps were issued by India and other major countries portraying Mahatma Gandhi. Here are some of such postal stamps issued by countries other than India.
A large portion of film lovers like to watch war movies. Some people think that people love war movies because they want to see violence. Although this is true to some extent, there are some other reasons which attracts the people to the movies based on wars.