Core part of Palitana, Gujarat would serve only Jain food- Is that a good idea?

My comments:

I am not too sure about the long term impact of this decision. Unlike meat, vegetables of all kind are considered edible by all Hindus. Forcing non-Jain population to abstain from eating root vegetables by banning them in the entire city (as is envisaged) is wrong. One can understand the ban in 500 or 1000 meter radius.

If we extend this logic to several places where a variety of religious injunctions and customs prevail, we will create islands of group of people which will lead to divisive tendencies instead of unity when our country is facing great threat from outside and within.

How far we would be from banning certain types of attire? Would we ask that all male residents of Palitana wear a white dhoti or that they do not brush teeth (a strict Jain injunction) or they all sport a sandlewood bindi?

What will happen when Muslims make certain exclusive demands?

Don’t we have enough of ghetto mentality?

It should not be government’s business to impose one sampradaya/religion’s thinking and customs on the rest of the population.

I give Gujarat government a negative vote on this gimmick.

Gaurang G. Vaishanv


Ahmedabad, 11 July, 2011



 In a historic move, core part of pilgrim town Palitana in Gujarat will be free from not only non-veg but also from root vegetables such as onion, potato, garlic etc.

New decision has been in implemented in 500 meter area around Shetrunjay hill, a holly place of Jains who don’t consume root vegetables.

After Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Vikas Board’s month-long efforts, more than 40 restaurants and 30 hawkers have been agreed to leave cooking root vegetables that are banned in Jain religion. This means in 500 meter area around the holy mountain, only Jain food will be catered.

Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Board intends to increase the limit of pure Jain food area to 1000 meter in later stage. Ultimately the goal is to make entire Palitana town free from root vegetables that are banned in Jain religion.

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Posted on August 12, 2011, in Gujarat, Hindu/Sanatan Dharma, Narendra Modi and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. surendra ullal

    along with the terrible practice of caste, Hindu/Jains unfortunately started adding some asinine rules increasing the divisibility in their religion, like the recent rule by the temple, G.P.Y. Board, Palitana prohibiting root foods within the temple precinct. Will they learn from history and asjust according to situaion?

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