Monday, September 20, 2010

Shiv Ji Ram Bhawan and Vichakshan Bhawan

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Shiv Ji Ram Bhawan and Vichakshan Bhawan are situated at MSB Ka Rasta, 2nd cross, Johri Bazar, Jaipur. Shiv Ji Ram Bhawan is the official head quarter of Sri Jain Swetambar Khartar Gachchh Sangh, Jaipur. The building is named after Shivji Ram Ji Maharaj, a famous Jain saint of 19th century, who breathed his last in Jaipur. There is a large hall in the top floor of Shiv Ji Ram Bhawan that is used for Pravachan and other religious functions. There are few rooms for the stay of Jain tourists (Yatri). A Bhojan shala and a Ayambil shala are also run in the premises.

Vichakshan Bhawan is situated opposite to Shiv Ji Ram Bhawan. It was renovated in 1980 from its older version Imliwali Dharamshala and named after renowned Jain nun Pravartini Sri Vichakshan Sri Ji Maharaj. She had titles like Samata Murti and Jain Kokila. She also breathed her last in Jaipur.

Vichakshan Bhawan is mainly used for the stay of Jain monks and nuns. Daily Samayik, Pratikraman, Swadhyay and Pravachan are also organized at Vichakshan Bhawan. There is a Gyan Bhandar (Old manuscripts) and a library in the top floor of this building.


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