By Dr Pradeep Jain
India Post has released a commemorative stamp(Quantity-6 lakhs) on Jain Acharya Jaimal Ji Maharaj.Stamp was released on 25th Sep 2011 at Coimbatore by Smt Shanthi Nair, CPMG Tamilnadu circle.It was released in presence of Sri Thiru S.P. Velumani,Honble minister for Industries Tamilnadu,and His Holiness Pujya Upadhyay Sri Parasmuni Maharajsaheb and Hisholiness Sri Padammuniji Maharajsaheb.
On this occassion a presentation pack worth Rs 100/ and a VIP folder worth Rs 300/ was also released by guests.On this occasion a stamps exhibition on Jainism was also organized by Pramod Kumar Jain and Indrachand Jain.Acharya Jaimal Ji was born in Lambiya.Merta (Rajasthan).His Mother’s name was Mahima Devi & Father’s Mohandasji Samdariya Mehta. He born onVikram Era 1765,Badhva Shukla 13. At the age of 23 Years he decided for dixa that was just six months after his marriage with Laxmidevi.His renunciation Guru was Achrya Samrat Sri Bhudarji Maharaj Sahab and dixa took place at Merta City (Rajasthan) on Vikram Era 1788, Marg Shirsh Krishna 2.
He attained Devlok on Vikram Era 1853, Vaishak Shukla 14 (Narasingh Chaturdashi with 31 Days of Santhara at Nagaur) at the age of 87 Years & 8 Months.