Jainism: A Spiritual Journey of Non-Violence and Enlightenment

  1. 1.Principles of Ahimsa: Non-Violence as a Way of Life

At the core of Jainism lies the principle of Ahimsa, or non-violence. Jains believe in the sacredness of all living beings, promoting a lifestyle that minimizes harm to any form of life. This commitment to non-violence extends not only to actions but also to thoughts and words, emphasizing the profound impact of our choices on the well-being of others.

  1. 2.Path of Renunciation: Asceticism and Aparigraha

Jain monks and nuns follow a path of renunciation, embracing a life of asceticism and detachment. The practice of Aparigraha, or non-attachment, teaches followers to limit their possessions and desires, recognizing the transient nature of material wealth. By renouncing worldly attachments, Jains aim to achieve spiritual liberation and overcome the cycle of rebirth.



  1. 3.The Three Jewels: Right Faith, Right Knowledge, Right Conduct

Jainism emphasizes the importance of cultivating the "Three Jewels" – Right Faith, Right Knowledge, and Right Conduct. Right Faith involves unwavering belief in the principles of Jainism, while Right Knowledge pertains to acquiring a true understanding of the nature of reality. Right Conduct encompasses living a life in accordance with ethical and moral principles, fostering spiritual growth.


  1. 4.Symbolism of the Swastika: Auspiciousness and Harmony

The Swastika, a symbol associated with Jainism, holds deep spiritual significance. Unlike its misappropriated use in recent history, the Jain Swastika symbolizes the four states of existence and represents the eternal cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth. For Jains, it signifies auspiciousness and the pursuit of harmony in all aspects of life.

  1. 5.Jain Festivals: Celebrating Spirituality and Unity

Jain festivals, such as Mahavir Jayanti and Paryushana, play a significant role in the community. Mahavir Jayanti marks the birth of Lord Mahavira, while Paryushana is a period of reflection and spiritual introspection. These festivals bring the Jain community together, fostering a sense of unity and devotion as they celebrate the teachings and principles that guide their lives.


दिल्ली में एक लोटस टेंपल अपने आप में एक अनूठा मंदिर है, इसे बहाई उपासना मंदिर भी कहा जाता है।

भारत के लोगों के लिए कमल का फूल पवित्रता तथा शांति का प्रतीक होने के साथ ईश्वर के अवतार का संकेत चिह्न भी है। 

Investigating Women's Geography in Hinduism: A Contemplative Trip with DharamGyaan

Hinduism's Feminist Geography: Handling Gender Dynamics DharamGyaan opens the conversation by exploring feminist geography within Hinduism, illuminating the complex network of gender relations woven into religious stories. Read through articles that challenge conventional wisdom in order to create a more inclusive understanding of the roles and experiences that people have within the Hindu community.

 

The Parsi identity respects diversity while upholding cultural traditions

The history and cultural background of the Parsi Architechture expresses the spirit of Zoroastrian faith and reflects on the continuity of the glorious past of this Ancient Religion. Originating in ancient Persia, the Parsi community has reached their enduring status by maintaining and artificial the architecture of Zoroastrianism that encompasses different areas and eras. This article shall addresses these complex linkages through examination of the way how the religious symbolism, cultural identity, and the historical context have subtly woven the physical landscapeformed for the Parsi community.Historical Background:In order to realize Parsi architecture, it is necessary to disect the historical background of Zoroastrianism as well as its migration to India. Zoroastrianism, which belongs to the group of ancient monotheistic religions, has been part of the human history from ancient times. It originated in Persia (the modern day of Iran) and went to the zenith during the Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian empires. After the Arab venture on Persia in the 7th century CE, Zoroastrians had to be persecuted and so they went in exile to towns like Gujarat that is the western coast of India. Arriving in Iran, they were entitled to be called the Parsis who were original caretakers of ancestral practices, cultural activities, and ethos, the essence of characteristic of all Parsi structures.Key Architectural Features:The Parsi architecture is the outcome of Indigenous Indian styles merge with Persian and European elements that combined gives a distinctive and individualized design marked by its sophisticated elegance and space-friendly features. Some key architectural features commonly found in Parsi buildings include:Some key architectural features commonly found in Parsi buildings include:

  • Atash Behrams and Fire Temples: The fiery altar which is the only Zoroastrian place of worship is representative of pureness and the eternal light of God. Such atash behrams or fire temples that are sacred places in which the eternal flame, symbolizing presence of Ahura Mazda the supreme god in the Zoroastrian cosmology, is considered the highest dignity. These temples are ornate and rigorously constructed with the intention of holding rituals and ceremonies that are associated with fire worship and feature exquisite facades, intricate carvings and geometric patterns that mirror the characteristic fire symbol of the worshipers.

Sikh Expressions of Identity and Devotion in Music, Art, and Architecture

Sikhism is a religion that celebrates art and worship as the same. We will look at different types of artistic expression such as music and architecture within this exploration, considering what they mean for Sikh identity and community life.

Art of Sikhism & Iconography:The simplicity of Sikh art lies in its symbolism which revolves around spiritual themes. For example, there are many mediums used including frescos or gurdwara (Sikh temples) decorations; all serve their purpose well by conveying divine messages through visuals alone.

Representations can take the form of paintings or portraits depicting historical events like battles fought between various kings under Muhammad Ghori against Prithviraj Chauhan along with other significant moments from Sikh history up until now such as birth anniversary celebrations dedicated towards Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj who was born on 15th April 1469 AD in Nankana Sahib (now Pakistan).

देहलवी को "रोशन चिराग-ए-दिल्ली" की उपाधि दी गई थी, जिसका उर्दू में अर्थ होता है, "दिल्ली का चिराग़"।

नसीरुद्दीन महमूद चिराग-देहलावी 14वीं सदी के रहस्यवादी-कवि और चिश्ती संप्रदाय के सूफी संत थे। वह सूफी संत, निजामुद्दीन औलिया और बाद में उनके उत्तराधिकारी के शिष्य थे। वह दिल्ली से चिश्ती संप्रदाय के अंतिम महत्वपूर्ण सूफी थे।

The Buddhist Gifts

2,500 years ago, Gautama Sakyamuni, better known as the Buddha, did not receive instruction from an angel or have a personal encounter with the Creator. He did not have a divine vision or a supernatural power surge. He was definitely not an average man, yet he swore he was neither a god, an angel, nor a saint when his admirers wanted to know who he was. He responded, "I am awake," when they asked. His name Buddha derives from the Sanskrit verb budh, which means to awaken and to know. Buddha is the Sanskrit word for "Enlightened One" or "Awakened One."