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Jaipur's Jain temples celebrated Guru Purnima with devotion and fervour
In Jaipur, the Jains celebrated Guru Purnima on July 12 as a day to mark attainment of enlightenment or Kaivalya by Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara, and initiation of Gautam Swami as his first disciple. The followers flocked the local Jain temples to offer prayers and listen to the discourses of Jain monks who are in the city for the four-month rainy season retreat called "chaturmasa".

According to Jain traditions, the full day moon day Ashada lunar month signifies the day on which Lord Mohair became a Guru himself and is marked with special veneration to one's Gurus and teachers, said monk  Shashank Sagar while explaining the importance of a Guru as a spiritual guide to worldly people.

The followers of Jainism washed the feet of both male and female monks and observed special Mahamandal pooja. Monk Vimad Sagar said the one must never leave his or her Guru and follow the path of ethical living; Aryika Garavmati explained that the word GURU was made of three letters wherein Ga stands for Gambhir (profound), R for Rahasaypurn (Mystic) and U stands for Udar (Large hearted).

In her discourse on Guru's relevance in life, Aryika Shristibhushan said that Gurus teach us to follow a righteous life, therefore, it was essential for everyone to have a spiritual guide. Muni Amit Sagar said that we must never miss an opportunity to have the company of our Gurus as such communion is rare in life.

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