Modi calls for unity, harmony as Jain festival ends

modiNew Delhi, (IANS) Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday wished the followers of Jain religion on the last day of ‘Paryushan Parva’, sending the message of unity and harmony.

“Michhami Dukkadam. May the spirit of forgiveness & compassion enhance the spirit of harmony & togetherness in our society,” Modi wrote on Twitter.

Paryushan Parva is a major festival of Jains which lasts for seven days culminating in ‘Samvatsari Parvi’.

On this day, Jains greet each other by saying “Michhami Dukkadam” and observe a whole-day fast.

‘Michhami Dukkadam’ is an ancient phrase from Prakrit language, which is uttered by one seeking forgiveness for any ill-will or bad deeds and offering a renewal of relationship.

Medaram Jathara

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