Religion is something which you live with your soul. Most diversified Country as ours, India is home to many religions and sects which follow different rituals in a bid to connect with the omnipotent.
Although I am not very ritualistic, I am always quite curious about the ways and the means people follow them. It was one such experience that I went through yesterday through one of my friends.
Jainism is a sect which prescribes the path of complete non violence. It advocates the necessity of self-effort to move the soul towards consciousness. Here was a Sadhwiji called Sarveshwari Sri Yash Varji who must be in her late thirties sitting on a complete fast for the last 100 days. Mind you, she is surviving only on hot water and just that and she desires to complete 111 days of her Vrath. She hails from Nagpur and is a lady born to a very rich family. She has left every material pleasure of hers to take up sanyas. Her routine is that she keeps travelling through the whole of country barefooted spreading the message of Jainism. There were around 800 people who assembled to celebrate the 100th day of Sadhwi’s fasting. Mind you, the Sadhwi was still able to stand up to wish the gathering.
It was quite an interesting experience for me which left me in high spirits. Felt I shared this piece with you.