Thursday, September 18, 2014

Poorn Chandra Jain, a freedom fighter and true Sarvoday leader

Poorn Puran Chandra Jain Tunklia, Freedom fighter and Sarvoday leader
Poorna Chandra Jain Tunklia
Poorna Chandra Jain (Puran Chand Tunkalia), a multi dimensional personality was born on 19th September, 1909. He was a highly qualified person of his time who obtained post graduate degree from Agra University.  Poorna chandraji started his career as a teacher on request of the Jobner thakur (a chieftain under Jaipur estate).

Soon after that, he got attracted to the freedom movement and joined Jaipur Rajya Prajamandal (the flagship organization of freedom fighters in princely states under British rule). He soon occupied the centre stage of freedom movement in Jaipur because of his sharpness, straightforwardness and commitment.

He was also the chief Editor of “Lokvani”, the most popular Hindi daily in Jaipur. Besides freedom movement, he made his presence strongly felt in the literary circles of the nation. He led social reforms in the city; he started criticizing social evils of that time and attacked those making his articles weapon against the same. His articles even embarrassed the monks and nuns of his own Jain community.

He contributed a lot for the educational development in the city. He decided not to join active politics post independence. Though he was sure to be inducted as a minister in the first ever popular ministry formed in Rajasthan after independence, he decided to remain in the field of constructive work and social service. He was the main leader in Rajasthan in Bhoodan movement launched by Saint Vinoba Bhave.

Poorn Chandra Jain sitting with Saint Vinoba Bhave (Group photo)
He was founder of several social and voluntary organizations within and outside Jaipur including Prakritrik chikitsalaya (a renowned Naturopathy center). He was an all India figure in regard to Sarvodaya movement, the movement for prohibition of Alcohol etc.

He worked in close association with Sri Jay Prakash Narayan (JP), the most popular leader of that time. In early seventies, they worked together for surrender of dreaded dacoits of Chambal valley. Many of the dreaded dacoits came forward and surrendered their weapons and took oath of “Ahimsa” before him.

At the age of 75, Poorna Chandra ji decided to relinquish all the official positions. He was so firm on his decision that repeated attempts by the then chief minister Mr. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat ( who was very close to him too) also failed to persuade him to accept the chairmanship of a govt. body under which he would have been entitled for a cabinet minister ranking.

He wrote a hand-note on January 14 and handed it over to his family members on August 1, 1995. He clearly instructed not to perform any rituals and not to call any of his family members from outside the city after his death except funeral and Utavna. His family members followed his instructions after his death. 

Jaipur will celebrate his 105th birthday tomorrow September 19, 2014 at Vani Mandir, Bapunagar to pay homage to their reverend leader who worked selflessly for his whole life. I have got details from Ajay Tunkalia, his grand son about his personality and work. I am publishing this article editing those details for your perusal.

Photographs of Birth day celebration at Vani Mandir

Jyoti Kothari with Chandi Prasad Bhatt, Dr VS Vyas, former consultant to PM of India
Jyoti Kothari speech, Vani MandirC P Bhatt, V S Vyas and Ajay Tunkalia at Dias 

Jyoti Kothari among Dignified audience at Puran Chand Tunkalia memorial lecture in Jaipur
Audience at Vani Mandir, Poorn Chandra Jain memorial lecture
Jyoti Kothari, (Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is adviser, Vardhaman Infotech, a leading IT company in Jaipur. He is also ISO 9000 professional)


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

বিধানসভা উপ নির্বাচনে বি জে পী এলো তৃনমূলের সমকক্ষে

শমিক ভট্টাচার্য, বসিরহাট দক্ষিণ থেকে জয়ী

আজ পশ্চিম বঙ্গে বিধানসভা উপ নির্বাচনের ফলের ঘোষনা হলো. বসিরহাট দক্ষিনে  বি জে পী প্রত্যাশী শমিক ভট্টাচার্য তৃনমূলের প্রত্যাশী কে হারিয়ে জয়লাভ করলেন। সি পি এম এবং কংগ্রেস প্রত্যাশী ক্রমশ তৃতীয় এবং চতুর্থ স্থানে থাকলেন। এই সিটে কংগ্রেস প্রার্থীর জামানত বাজেয়াপ্ত হয়েছে। 
চৌরঙ্গী (কলকাতা) আসন অবশ্য তৃনমূলের প্রত্যাশী জয়ী হয়েছেন কিন্তু এইখানে ও বি জে পী দ্বিতীয় স্থান পেয়েছে। কংগ্রেস এবং  সি পি এম প্রত্যাশী ক্রমশ তৃতীয় এবং চতুর্থ স্থানে থাকলেন। পশ্চিম বঙ্গে বিধানসভা উপ নির্বাচনে বি জে পী এলো তৃনমূলের সমকক্ষে। উভয় দল ই এক - এক টি আসনে জয়লাভ করেছে এবং এক - এক টি আসনে দ্বিতীয় স্থানে থেকেছে। কংগ্রেস এবং  সি পি এম এক - এক টি আসনে তৃতীয় এবং চতুর্থ স্থানে থাকলেন।

এই নির্বাচন ইঙ্গিত করছে যে বি জে পি পশ্চিমবঙ্গে একটি বিশিষ্ট রাজনৈতিক শক্তি হিসেবে প্রতিষ্ঠিত হয়েছে। বাংলার মানুষ এখন এই দল কে তৃনমূলের বিকল্প হিসেবে দেখতে শুরু করেছে। বিশেষ দ্রস্টব্য যে বি জে পি প্রথম বার একক ভাবে বিধানসভা নির্বাচন লডেছে। সাধারনত দেখা যায় যে উপ নির্বাচনে শাসক দল ই জয় লাভ করে কিন্তু এইবার বি জে পি নিজেকে প্রতিষ্ঠিত করতে পেরেছে।

কংগ্রেস এবং  সি পি এম উভয় দল ই বাংলার রাজনীতি তে নিজেদের ভূমিকা স্থাপিত করতে পারছে না. জয়লাভ করার পারে তার প্রথম প্রতিক্রিয়ায় শমিক দা বললেন যে বসিরহাটের মানুষ তাকে বিধানসভায় পাঠিয়েছে এবং তিনি বিধানসভা দেখে আসবেন যাতে ২০১৬ তে অনেক যান কে নিয়ে যেতে পারেন।

Jyoti Kothari,
In Charge, West Bengal,
Narendra Modi Vichar Manch


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hindu and Jain festivals in September - October 2014

Flower decoration in Diwali in Jaipur

The season for Hindu and Jain festivals have tarted. there are many in this September and coming  October 2014. Large numbers of people search for dates of festivals and want to know significance and importance of these Hindu and Jain festivals.

I have written several detailed media rich articles with related photos and videos in Hubpages where I I love to write on various topics. First of all I am writing about the festivals of Shraddh Paksh (Pitru Paksh),  Navratri, Durga Puja and Dashara - Vijaya Dasami (Hindu festivals), Navpad Oli (Jain festival) and Dhan Teras - Diwali along with dates of these Indian festivals. Diwali festival includes Govardhan Pooja and Bhai Dooj.

Most of these festivals are celebrated not only in India but worldwide by Indian communities.  I hope you will celebrate and enjoy these festivals on dates mentioned below according to your faith and belief.

Shraddh Paksh Pitri Paksh in 2014

Shraddh Paksh (Pitri Paksh) starts from September 9, Tuesday in 2014. It will be ended with Mahalaya Shraddh on Wednesday, September 24. Navratri will be starting from the next day September 25. Please click below to read articles for detailed information.
Hindu festival in India: Shraddh Paksh: Pitri Paksh

Ashwina Navratri and Dashara dates in 2014

Sharadiya Navratri (Ashwin) starts from September 25 Thursday this year 2014. Shashthi will be on September 30 and Maha Saptami, Ashtami and Navami will be falling on October 1, 2, and 3 respectively.Dashara alias Vijaya Dasami will be on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Click the link below:

Navpad oli dates in 2014

Navpad oli (Ashwin) will be starting from Tuesday, September 30 and will be ended on Sharad Poornima, Wednesday, October 8 in this year 2014.  Please click below to read articles for detailed information.

Dhan Teras and Diwali dates in 2014

Happy Diwali!
Dhan Teras will be falling on Tuesday, October 21 in the year 2014. Diwali will be on Thursday October 23. Roop Chaudas will be on October 22. Nirvan Laddu and Govardhan Pooja will be on 24th and Bhai Dooj on October 25. Get details by clicking 
I believe that you will get useful and interesting information with related photos and relevant videos in these articles. Please feel free to comment on those. You can also share those articles in social media.  

Jyoti Kothari, (Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is adviser, Vardhaman Infotech, a leading IT company in Jaipur. He is also ISO 9000 professional)


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Situation of husband according to Goswami Tulsidas

I have received an Email from Sri Surendra Bothra and found interesting. I am posting this with his comment.

Satya Vachan..
Do not under estimate the power of women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wonderful depiction of the universal reality . Goswami Tulsi Das said — "नारि-विवश नर सकल गुसॉंई, नाचहिं नर मरकट की नाईं।" (All men are helpless in front of their women. They have to dance like a monkey to the tune of the owner).

If you want to change the world, do it when you are still a bachelor.
After marriage,  you can't even change a TV channel!!!

Listening to wife is like reading the terms conditions of website.........
You understand Nothing, still you click .......

Chess is the only game in the world, which reflects the status of the husband.
The poor king can take only one step at a time ..........
While the mighty queen can do whatever she likes.

 All Men are Brave,  Horror Movies don't scare them............
 But 5 Missed Calls from Wife ..surely.

Comment by Sri Surendra Bothra
Hi there!
This is for the males of the family to gracefully accept the reality and for the females of the family to rejoice with just a little shyness that the secret is out!!!

Jyoti Kothari
(Jyoti Kothari, Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is adviser, Vardhaman Infotech, a leading IT company in Jaipur. He is also ISO 9000 professional)


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Helping German research scholar in Jaipur researching garnet gemstones

Borayin Larios, a research scholar from Heidelberg, Germany had arrived Jaipur, India few days back and met me. He is researching about origins of garnet in India. In fact, he is in search of some historical facts about garnet in India.
There are several pieces of antique jewelry studded with garnet are kept in European museums. Garnet studded in these jewelry look like rubies. These uncut garnets are thin like paper. Jewelry makers put thin flap of silver beneath the gemstones that enhance color and brightness of the same. 

Borayin Larios has brought some pictures of these jewelry that he showed me. Origins of few of these garnets are identified in the lab testing. However, it is unknown in most of the cases. It is assumed that those garners are from Indian sub-continent.

There are several garnet mines in Rajasthan, Orissa, Andra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and some other places in India. His topic of research is to find garnet mines in India and take samples for identification. 

Borayin Larios had come to India for religious studies several times. He has studied the Vedas in Maharashtra and south Indian provinces. He has taken an Indian Name Maitreyee and know Sanskrit and Hindi languages. 

It is first time he has been Jaipur and with a different purpose. He will study garnet and its history in India and also investigate its cultural and religious significance. He will also study contexts in
Jain canons and texts.

As I used to support foreign research scholars visiting India, I have promised him to help and support in his research.

Jyoti Kothari (Jyoti Kothari, Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is adviser, Vardhaman Infotech, a leading IT company in Jaipur. He is also ISO 9000 professional)