Dubai, Jan 21,2014 : The members of Jain Community residing in UAE have come forward to host the first ’Jain Milan Dubai - UAE’ with an aim to bring together the community members under one umbrella and share views.
Sri Bhattaraka Charukeerthi Swamiji
Frank Fernandes, D Surendra Kumar
Dr B R Shetty Dr. S.K. Jain (Astrologer)
The first ever "JAIN MILAN DUBAI - UAE" inauguration program will be held at India Club Dubai on 31st of January, 2014 at 11.30 AM. All the community members are hereby requested to come forward and join this auspices get together.
The inauguration of this first ever Milan will be graced by His Holiness Parama Poojya Swasthi Sri Bhattaraka Charukeerthi Panditacharyavarya Maha Swamiji, Sri Jain Mutt, Moodbidri. Other honourable guests to include, D. Surendra Kumar, National Executive President (Zone-8) Bharathiya Jain Milan, M.S. Mruthyunjay, Zonal President (Zone-8), Bharathiya Jain Milan, ) K. Prasanna Kumar, Exec. President Zone 8 Bharatiya Jain Milan, Pushparaj Jain, Secretary Zone 8 Mangalore - Division, Bharatiya Jain Milan, Dr. S. K Jain, Astrologer Bangalore, David Frank Fernandes, CEO Mosaco Shipping LLC Dubai & Padmashree Dr. B.R. Shetty, CEO & MD of NMC Group, Abu Dhabi.
It is said that Jainism had its origins in Moodabidri in the 12th Century AD. Under the patronage of the Vijayanagar Kings, it flourished in Moodabidri and its surrounding areas. In the early 1400s Charukeerthi Bhattarakha, the head priest of Jain Mutt requested the Vijayanagar King for a piece of land to build a temple. The King granted the land and in 1430 the famous 1000 Pillar Jain Temple was built with the help of wealthy merchants and the local community. The 1000 Pillar Jain Temple is the most magnificent of the 18 Jain Temples in Moodabidri. It is dedicated to Chandranatha, the 8th Theertankara of Jains and is an uncrowned world heritage site in the outskirts of Mangalore.
Moodabidri or Bedra is a small town 37 kms. northeast of Dakshina Kannada District is also called Jain Kashi. Because of widely grown bamboo in ancient days, this place got named Moodabidri derived from two words ’Moodu and Bidiru’ (East & Bamboo) though earlier it was known as Mooduvenupura. There are 18 lakes, 18 Jain Basadis, 18 Temples and 18 roads connecting various villages in Moodabidri.
Though Jain community members have been working here in UAE for quite long, this is the first time they are all eagerly enthusiastic to get together in this union with the blessings of His Holiness Swasti Shri. Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji who will arrive all the way from Shri. Jain Mutt, Moodabidri.
For more information you may contact any of the following persons:-
Sandesh Jain Angadibettu (Secretary) - 050 8088975 / 055 1015199
Jithesh Jain Kidipadi - (Joint Secretary) - 050 5031777 / 055 9558958
Aravind Kumar Jain (Treasurer) - 0504966407