- Monday, 28 October 2013
- By Super User
Jain Samaj has acquired a land measuring 0.8 Acres in the best localities of Kampala named Naguru Hills.
Jain Samaj – Uganda, has managed to collect enough funds to start the project. To fulfill our dream project , we are kindly requesting all the Jain Communities / members to participate in raising further donations to complete the project. Your generous help, assistance, co operation and support will be highly appreciated in cash or kind.
- Saturday, 26 October 2013
- By Super User
The Value and Heritage of Jain Religion
“Albert Einstein remarked that the eternal mystery of the world is its intelligibility. True religion fastens to this element of intelligibility and creates a system of though and action which leads to true harmony and bliss. And it is indeed so with Jainism.”
Jainism is one of the oldest living religions of the world the term jina means the devotee of Jinas ( Spiritiual victors). Jinas are called so because they have won victory over passions of attachments, aversion etc. that defile the soul. As a result they have attained OMNISCINENCE (Kewal Gyan) and Supreme Bliss. They are enlightened human teachers and are also called Tirthanakaras. In every half cycle of time , there flourish twenty four Tirthankars. The twenty forth Tirthankar of the present half cycle time is VARDHMAN known as MAHAVIR
Shree Jain Samaj Uganda took its birth in the year 1994 with a few Jains coming together with a view to start some social and religious activities, especially during the paryushan mahaparva. These few Jains who came together were from all the three sects of Jainism [Deravasi/Sthanakvasi and Digamber] so since then till date we celebrate the mahaparva in all three ways, and also perform Cultural activities for a noble cause.
In order to maintain our religion, all records/book keeping are maintained and followed as per jain principles. We the Jains residing in Uganda had established a “House Temple”. Gruh Mandir in Kampala about 10 years ago. In year 2000 we celebrated the prathistha mahotsav with two pran prathistit pratimajis coming from India [Bhagwan Shree Mahavir swami as mul Nayak and Bhagwan Shree Shantinath swami] and one pran pratistit pratimaji coming from Eldoret - Kenya [Bhagwan Shree Adeshwarji]. We also have four panch dhatu chalet pratima and two siddhchakra yantra. Members are performing daily Astha prakari pooja and also monthly Snatra pooja, weekly bhavana and many other poojas are also performed during the whole year.
Our greed and love for Jainism did not end here ,in order to attract more and more people towards Jainism and to created a landmark, a strong foundation of Jainism especially in our children, we have embarked on a project to build a monument consisting of a SAMRAN DERASAR ,STHAN AKVASI UPASHRAY,DIGAMBER MANDIR AARADHANA BHUVAN,A Community hall ,Guest library of Kampala Uganda.