The Jain couple of Madhya Pradesh has decided to leave behind their three year old daughter and property of around Rs 100 crore to be provided (monks), the incredible community that is oblivious to settlements.
Sumit Rathore, 35, and his wife Anamika, 34, are expected to take Deeksha (the first stage of their initiation into monasticism) at Sudhamargi Jain Acharya Ramlal Maharaj Surat in Gujarat on 23 September.
His decision sent shockwaves through the hometown of Neemuch, about 400 km northwest of Bhopal, where their families are established in politics and business.
The first question on the lips of Neemuch’s incredulous inhabitants is that of his daughter, Ibhya?
“I take care of my granddaughter,” said Anamika’s father, Ashok Chandaliya, former district chairman Neemuch Bharatiya Janata.
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He said that no one could convince the couple not to give up on the world. “We ignore their religious arguments and give in. We can not arrest anyone when religion calls,” Chandaliya said.
Sumit’s father, Rajendra Singh Rathore, who owns a factory that makes bags for cement companies, also accepted the decision. “We were expecting this, but not so soon,” he said.
The decision of Sumit and Anamika came as no surprise to his family, since they had declared their intention to be equipped with Ibhya when it was only eight months and, as a preparation, began to live separately.
Sumit announced his final decision to take deeksha at the Acharya Ramlal rally in Surat on 22 August. The Acharya asked him to seek permission from Anamika. She gave her consent and expressed her desire to take deeksha as well. Their families went to Surat to dissuade them, but they failed.
Sumit and Anamika, who were married four years ago, made a vow of silence until the deeksha.
Anamika was the first gold medalist in the Neemuch 8 class exams. He made his modi Engineering Faculty, Laxmangarh (Sikar) in Rajasthan and worked with Hindustan Zinc before marriage.
Sumit holds a bachelor’s degree in import and export management from a university in London where he stayed and worked for two years before returning to Neemuch to run the family business.
Sumit’s cousin Sandeep, who is close to him, said: “He had everything a man wanted.” The property is worth about Rs 100 crore, a loving woman and a girl, but I decided to give up everything. stunned
Prakash Bhandari, an important member of the Jaime Neemuch community, said that to his knowledge, this decision was unprecedented. “This is the first time a young couple takes deeksha and also leaves the girl behind,” said Bhandari, Sadhumargi secretary Jain Shravak Sangh.
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Varshil Shah, 17, resigned from the world and became a monk in June, just weeks after scoring a massive 99.9 percentile in the 12-class trade exams. After initiating his spiritual quest, the name of the adult has changed to Suvirya Ratna Vijayji Maharaj.
The Jaina community, with a population estimated at less than 50 lakh in India, follows an austere lifestyle including vegetarianism and a large section knows the customs established thousands of years ago. The Jain monks of Digambara – who see the sky as their clothing – continue to hurt.
The death of a 13-year-old Jain girl, Aradhana Samdariya, in October 2016, less than three days after the end of a 68-day fast under the tapasya ritual practiced by her community provoked debate across the country.
The death of Aradhana focuses on the tapasya ritual of the community. In the midst of the debates, many Jain leaders came to support their parents, saying they were harassed and the community was modeled.
According to ancient Jain, the “tapasya” that Aradhana undertook was voluntary and the first of nine steps (nav-pad) aimed at salvation, and it was not the same as the ritual of “santhara” old or sick to refrain from eating until that they die