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Acharya Aryanandi
Official name Acharya Aryanandi
Religion Jainism
Sect Digambara
Personal
Born Shankar
(1907-02-28)28 February 1907
Dhorkin, Paithan, British India (now Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, India)
Died 8 February 2000(2000-02-08) (aged 92)
Navagad, Parbhani, Maharashtra
Parents Laxmanrao, Krishnabai Ahmindra
Initiation Aryanandi
13 November 1959
Kunthalgiri, Maharashtra
by Muni Samantabhadra
Website aryanandiseva.com

Acharya Aryanandi was a prominent Jain monk of the early 20th century. He is best known for his work in establishing several Jain schools in the Indian state of Maharashtra.[1] Several Jain monks before him have also been named Aryanandi.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Acharya Aryanandi was born in the village of Dhorkin, Paithan, Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, India.[4][5] He has been the only Jain acharya from the Saitwal community in recent times.

Contributions[edit]

He was held in high esteem and is best remembered for the setting up of several Jain schools in Maharashtra,[1] including the Acharya Arya Nandi Lecture Hall in Ellora, Aurangabad district, Maharashtra.[6] The Jain Gurukul at Ellora was also established by him.[7][8] The noted German Jainologist, Hermann Kuhn, studied Jain scriptures extensively under the tutelage of Acharya Aryanandi.[9][10] Acharya Aryanandi is also known as Tirthrakha Shiromani for his inspiration to make one crore rupees fund in preservation of Jain tirthas.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jainism: A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence - Kurt Titze - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Jain World". Jain World. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Online Jain granth, Games, Tirth Darshan, Jainism, Jain Article, Acharya suvidhisagarji". JainGranth.com. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  4. ^ Monolithic Jinas The Iconography Of The Jain Temples Of Ellora - Jose Pereira - Google Books. Books.google.com. p. xvii. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Aryanandi Educational and Charitable Trust". Aryanandiseva.com. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  6. ^ Educational Institutes - study in Jainism - Jainpushp.org
  7. ^ "Shri Prashwanath Digambar Jain (Pahad) Mandir, Ellora (Verul)". Jaindata.com. 2011-01-16. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  8. ^ "Welcome to Shri Parshvanatha Brahmacharyashram, Gurukul". Ellorajaingurukul.com. 1962-06-07. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  9. ^ Benadi, Ajit K. (2008-06-18). "Article Archive | Jain Diaspora - A German View". Herenow4u.net. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  10. ^ "Jainism Ahimsa News Religious Non-Violence Celebrities Literature Philosophy Matrimonial Institutions". Jainsamaj.org. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 

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