|Sri Suparshwa Nath, the main deity at the temple|
|Colorful Roof painting at Sri Suparshwa Nath temple, Jaipur|
Research scholar Borayin Larios from Heidelberg, Germany is in Jaipur and researching on antique jewelry using garnet gemstones. He has been here for a month and working with me continually to find useful clues. There are few pieces of antique Jewelry in museums of Germany those have garnet (flat cut) inlaid into. There is a probability that garnet stones used in these 1500 years old jewelry are from India.
Borayin Larios was a student of comparative religion and studies the Vedas for his Doctoral program. He has changed his name to "Maitreya" (An Indian name in Sanskrit) inspired by his spiritual Guru. I am helping him as a gemstone dealer. I am also working with him in finding Jain texts about gemstones and jewelry.
He has visited S J Public school today (October 1, 2014) with me and delivered a lecture among the management, teachers and students of the prestigious school. He told that 2nd October, the next day, is Gandhi Jayanti who fought all of his life with the weapon of Ahimsa. He linked the environment with Ahimsa and asked everyone to go with the nature and not to pollute and contaminate the mother earth.
We had been at Sri Suparshwa Nath Shwetambar Jain temple, Johri Bazar few days back where he shooted some beautiful snaps of the temple. I have posted few of these pictures at the top of the blog.
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)