Author: Nami B. Jain and Rishi Zaveri

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Maun Ekadashi | The Gift of Peace February, 2023 Nami B. Jain and Rishi Zaveri

This article was written for Maun Ekadashi, the most auspicious day in the Jain calendar. 150 Kalyanaks, or milestones in a Tirthankar’s life, are commemorated on this day. In observance, Jains perform penance of various kinds, including fasting, reflecting on the soul, and taking Maun Vrat (a vow of silence for a limited time). The following piece describes the significance of Maun Vrat, especially during the ongoing pandemic.