A vana for theerthankaras

 A view of Ananthashanthi Theerthankara Vana. A committee will be constituted to look into the vana. Based on Chavundaraya Pura, the related plants in the name of 24 Theerthankaras have been planted.

They are—Vrishabha (Vata vriksha), Ajothanatha (Sapthaparni vriksha), Shambhavanatha (Shaala vriksha), Abhinandana (Sarala vriksha), Sumathinatha (Priyangu vriksha), Padmaprabha (Priyangu vriksha), Suparshwanatha (Shirisha vriksha), Chandraprabha (Nagakesara vriksha), Pushpadanta (Babithaki vriksha), Sheethalanatha (Palasha vriksha), Shreyamsanatha (Thinduka vriksha), Vasupoojya (Kadamba vriksha), Vimalanatha (Jamboo vriksha), Ananthanatha (Ashwatha vriksha), Dharmanatha (Kapitha vriksha), Shanthinatha (Nandi vriksha),  Kunthunatha (Tilaka vriksha), Aranatha (Amra vriksha), Mallinatha (Ashoka vriksha), Munisuvritha (Champaka vriksha), Naminatha (Bakula vriksha), Neminatha (Mesha Shringa), Parshwanatha (Kavala vriksha), Vardhamana Mahaveera (Shalmali vriksha). The bimba of Sri Kshethrapala and Sepent God has been consecrated at the vana.

The basic concept of Jainism—non violence and harmony has been represented with a tiger and a cow drinking water from a same vessel has been depicted in the vana.

The ‘paduke’ of each Theerthankara has been kept near each plant.  A meditation centre will also be started at the vana, said Committee Secretary Shishupala Jain.

The Theerthankara Vana will be inaugurated by Hemavathi Hegade on April 27. For details on Theerthankara vana, interested may contact: Shishupala Jain at 9902213715.

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