New Delhi: City’s Jain community plans to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti on a large scale with fervour on Tuesday. But this time around they will be enjoying with ‘Rath Yatras’. It is an important part of the celebration on which a study was also conducted by ISRO scientists along with prominent city-based neurologists and educationists so that they could measure the impact of Saraswati Sadhana on 100 students.

A team of almost 6 people conducted the 36-day study, which monitored the memory power of the students, who went through 16 different tests.

The result of the study done by them will be declared on April 24.


According to Acharyashir Naychandrasagarsuri, who instigate the programme, “Around 2,500 students have been a part of the Saraswati Sandhiya programme till date. It is based on one root mantra — Om Aim Namah, a mantra used for Saraswati pooja. The programme also comprises meditation, mantra chanting, mantra chanting with music and repeat writing of the mantra along with other things. The whole regime is supposed to be followed for half-an-hour daily for 36 consecutive days.”

“There are various levels beyond this. Our work is not bound only to the Jain community. This programme is open to all,” he further added.

The Jain community of Mira Road along with all other Mira-Bhayandar associations have organised a function on Mahavir Jayanti today. For the celebration, this year Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation has allotted Rs40 lakh rupees for celebration. Besides this all the Jain organisations and NPOs are going to come out for the rath yatra. 

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