1801Shocking attack on Jain Muni at Girnar
- Jan 4, 2013Kind request to each and every Jain to contact Mr Narendra Modi, Gujarat Chief Minister in this matter to do needful.
Jain Center of America43-11 Ithaca St., Elmhurst, NY 11373Jai JinendraDear Sadharmik Brothers ansd Sisters:JCA had just informed all of you about a week ago regarding Destruction of 6000 year old Jain Idol at Narlai in Pali District Jain Temple, Rajasthan, India on December 12, 2012.JCA has sent protest letters to Indian Authorities and has requested all of you to sign petition forms in the Temple.Now we have a very unfortunate reports of a New Year's attack on a Jain Muni in Girnar on Jan. 1,2013. Please read following information received from India.Jain Center of America,NY condemns this heinous act and all attacks on Jain Temples and other similar incidences. JCA along with JAINA will collaborate with Jain Leaders in India for proper response to these tragic events.We all must be united to protect our rights as Jain Minorities. We request all to join in these matters.Thanks and RegardsBoard of TrusteesExecutive Commitee
Girnar (Gujarat), January 1, 2013: Digambar Jain Muni 108 Sri Prabhalsagarji Maharaj (disciple of Acharya 108 Sri Pushpadantha Sagarji Maharaj) was attacked by miscreants at around 6:35 pm at Girnar. He has been stabbed in his stomach 4 times through knife by the miscreants and has been seriously injured. Muni Sri is in a critical condition. Earlier in the day a group of Jains along with Upadhyaya Muni 108 Sri Gyanasagarji Maharaj & Muni 108 Sri Prabhalasagarji Maharai had visited the Girnar hill to offer their prayers at the foot impressions of Lord Sri Neminath on the Girnar hill.
Muni Maharaj is in the 5th tonk of the Girnar hill when reports last came in (12 midnight January 1, 2013). Efforts are on to get Muni Sri to the foot steps of the hill by dholi. Around 1000 people are said to be assembled at the
It can be recalled here that there exists a long standing dispute on Girnar hills between the Jains & a section of people said to have been the followers of Guru Datta. This incident might have been an outfall of this dispute and a section of people might have been enraged over the visit of Digambar Jain Munis to the hillock.
Muni Sri Out of Danger - After the attack Muni Sri bleeded very badly & became unconcious. He was shifted to the hospital & 4 bottles each of glucose & blood were given to him. Muni Sri was operated later in the night (2.30 am January 2, 2013) at Junagadh and he is out of danger. His condition seems to be stable and he is responding to the treatment.
Charukeerthi Swamiji of Moodabidri Condemns attack - His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Panditacharyavarya Swamiji of Moodabidri Jain Mutt has condemned the attack on Muni Sri. He held special prayers in the premises of the Jain Mutt & chanted Namokara Mantra seeking Muni Sri's faster recovery. He has urged the Gujarat Government to punish the guilty.