Why Are Jains Protesting For The Shikhaji And Palitana Temple? Explained.

Protests have emerged in several regions of Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad over the Jharkhand government’s decision to turn the frightened Shri Sammed Shikharji into a tourist attraction. On January 1 in New Delhi, a Jain group submitted a letter of protest to the president.

According to the community, the protest was also in response to the vandalism at the Palitana temple in Gujarat.

Maharastra | Members of the Jain community protest in Mumbai against the Jharkhand government’s decision to declare ‘Shri Sammed Shikharji’ a tourist spot and the vandalism of its temple in Palitana, Gujarat. pic.twitter.com/FPYIKKTv0E

— AIN (@ANI)
January 1, 2023

Thousands of members of the Jain community demonstrated in Delhi at India Gate with banners and posters to oppose the conversion of Shikarji into a tourist attraction. Mumbai locals marched from VP Road in South Mumbai to Kranti Maidan. The Jain community also organized a rally in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Shikarji protests

Shri Sameed Shikharji is located in the Giridih district of Jharkhand. It is situated on the highest mountain in the state, Parasnath Hill. Both digombara and Svetambara Consider it the most important Jain Tirtha (pilgrimage site), as it is where twenty of the twenty-four Jains Tirthankarastogether with many other monks, he obtained Moksha.

The temples of Mount Abu Shikharji, Ashtapad, turn, Dilwaraand shatrunjaya They are known collectively as “Svetambara Pancha Tirth” (five main pilgrimage shrines).

At Shikharji, in front of the statue of Parshvanatha, Acharya Shantisagar I take the Brahmacharya votes.

As part of its Tourism Policy, which was introduced in July last year, the Jharkhand government formally declared its decision to convert the sanctuary into a tourist destination. The sanctity of the holy temple is in danger and protests by the Jain community have since started.

Palitana Vandalism

The protest against vandalism was sparked by leaked CCTV footage in December showing some miscreants vandalizing the stairs and pole of the temple in Palitana on Shatrunjaya Hill.

According to the local Jain community, there have been illegal encroachments on Shatrunjaya Hill and the Jain community protested calling for a ban on illegal mining and sale of illicit alcohol as they view Palitana as a sacred city.

Protesters in Delhi demand to meet President Droupadi Murmu to present their demands.

Today I spoke with @kishanreddybjpMinister of Tourism and Culture, New Delhi, regarding the issue of Sammed Shikharji. He promised to support the Jain community by writing a letter to the Minister of State saying that it should not be declared a tourist spot.#sammedshikharji #SaveShikharji pic.twitter.com/GL1KWGrIL8

– Mr. Veerendra Heggade (@HeggadeD)
December 22, 2022

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