Jain World
Sub-Categories of Passions

The Navakar Mantra

What is the Jain Dharma or Jainism?
Who is a Jin?
Who is a Jain?
The Jain dharma
  The Arrangement Of Ara, The Phases Of Time
  Tirtha, Dharma And Tirthankar (One Who Reveals The Dharma)
  The Exposition Of The Philosophy
  Bhagwan Mahavir
  The Path Of Achievement
  Total Renunciation
  Some special rules of conduct for sadhus and sadhvis
  The Dashvirati Dharma
  The Fourteen Pledges By Househl Oders
  Avashyak (The Essentials)
  Prathana (Prayer)
  Jap And Dhyan
  The Eighteen Sources Of Sin (Papa Sthanak)..
  Before assuming Dharma
  Marganusari Gun: (35 virtues that guide us on the path of life)
  Tapasya and the codes of conduct:
  The External austerities ( six kinds )
  Abhyantar Tap (Six kinds)
  Some minor and major austerities for daily practice.
  Why is fasting essential ?
  Some Special And Important Austerities
  Why should water be boiled ?
  It is necessary to filter water:
  The Jain Dharma prohibits the eating of the following things
  Why should not people eat meat ?
  Even the egg is dangerous !
  Alcoholic drinks should be renounced
  Why should we not eat certain types of food?
  We should not take food in the night. Why?
  Why should we not eat green and raw vegetables on some special days?
  Organization of the Jain Society
  Some Important Jain Institutions
  Jain Upashray: Religious Centres
  The Jain Libraries
  The Jain Schools
  Ayambil Shala
  The Jain Panjarapol--Shelter for Cattle
  The Jain Choultries
  The Jain Pilgrim Centres
  The system of the seven institutions of the Jains.
  The Jain Festivals
  The Jain Celebrations
  The Jain Philosophy
  The Nine Doctrines
  Kashay- Passions
  The Process of Spiritual Elevation,
  Samiti and Gupti
  16 Bhavanas
  The Jain Literature
  A Representative Jain Work
  A Glossary Of Difficult Words

45. The Jain Choultries


Bhadrabahu Vijay

(Places providing lodging and Boarding)

When Jains go to other places on some purposes, they can stay in the Choultries run for such people. They can stay in the Choultries paying only a nominal fee. But those who stay there have to conform to the rules and principles of Jain dharma and its tenets. Rooms, beds, pillows, cots, water and all such facilities are available in those choultries.

In the same manner, in the Jain Bhoianshalas (Choultries where food is served) pure but rich vegetarian food is available for a nominal amount. Anyone who accepts the Jain culture and principles can get food in these Choultries. Eating food in the nights eating roots, eating stale food, raw pulses and objectionable kinds of food are prohibited in these choultries.

In most Jain Pilgrim centres such Choultries and homes are available, so that the visitors may not experience any inconveniences for food and shelter. Of late such Choultries have been constructed in small and large towns and cities. In fact, in some Dharmashalas and Bhojanshalas modern facilities also are available.

Every institution of the Jain society is run and managed with the financial assistance extended by the magnanimous and well-to-do Jains. For the maintenance of these various institutions, every year, crores of rupees are being spent. In case there is any necessity, the Jain institutions found all over India help one another.