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Jain eco festivals

The Jain festival of Paryushana is a time of reflection and meditation on the actions of the past year. It is marked by observing the cardinal virtues of forgiveness, charity, simplicity, contentment, truthfulness, self-restraint, fasting, detachment, humility and continence - and some Jains are increasingly seeing it as a festival of reflection on our actions to the natural environment, and the consequences of that.

In 2008 the Mumbai Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation decided to close down all city slaughterhouses during the nineday period (from August 27 to September 3). Link here for the news story.



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