First Jain Temple in Ohio / History of Jainism in Ohio

First Jain Temple in Ohio / History of Jainism in Ohio (HMFYL)

Location: Oxford, OH 45044 Butler County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 22.768', W 84° 22.585'

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Side A: First Jain Temple in Ohio
"Souls render service to one another"

The Jain Center of Cincinnati and Dayton was established on April 22, 1979 as a non-profit tax-exempt organization under the laws of the United States and the State of Ohio. The foundation stone of the Jain temple, the first of its kind in Ohio, was laid down on August 21-22, 1994. The temple was dedicated on September 2-4, 1995 when more than one thousand people from all over Ohio and many other states participated in holy rituals to install three idols of Jinas (Gods). The Jain Center is a place for the teaching of non-violence, reverence for life, and compassion for all beings. The center was the home of the twelfth biennial convention for the Federation of Jain Associations in North America, which was held on July 3-6, 2003.
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Side B: History of Jainism in Ohio
"Ahimsa Parmodharma - Non injury to all living beings"

Shri Virchand Raghavji Gandhi, a disciple of Acharya Vijayanandsuriji (Atmaramji) Maharaj, introduced the Jain religion to North America during the Parliament of the World's Religions, which was held in Chicago on September 11-27, 1893. A year later, on September 18, 1894, he introduced Jainism to Ohio during a visit to Cleveland. The Jain religion and its teachings of universal love are eternal and the faith recognizes twenty-four Tirthankaras (prophets) during the present era. The twenty-fourth and the last Tirthankara was Lord Mahavira (599-527 BCE). Lord Mahavira once said, "In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own." Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truthfulness), Asteya (non-stealing), Brahmacharya (chastity), and Aparigraha (non-materialism) are the basic principles of Jainism. Its motto is "live and let live and help others to live."
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HM NumberHMFYL
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number45-31
Year Placed2003
Placed ByJain Center of Cincinnati and Dayton and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 725977 N 4362171
Decimal Degrees39.37946667, -84.37641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.768', W 84° 22.585'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 46.08" N, 84° 22' 35.10" W
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Area Code(s)513, 937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6798 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Oxford OH 45044, US
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