If you go through the history of India, you will experience that whenever India needed internal light, somebody from the saint tradition has risen to the occasion. Old sculpture or statue carries the history and culture of our nation.
A great saint has always been in our country in every period, who has given direction to the society because of that period. Acharya Vijay Vallabh Ji was a similar saint. And this is our immense duty to thank them for they did and contributed their whole soul in the betterment of us. So, finally, something like this happened!
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (November 16, 2020) unveiled the ‘Statue of Peace’ in Rajasthan to mark the 151st Birth Anniversary celebrations of Jainacharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj.
PM Modi after virtually inaugurating the statue, paid tribute to Jainacharya and the spiritual leaders present on the occasion. Mentioning two ‘Vallabhs’, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and the Jainacharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj, the Prime Minister said that he feels blessed by the fact that after dedicating the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Patel – ‘Statue of Unity’, he is getting the opportunity to unveil the ‘Statue of Peace’ of Jainacharya Shri Vijay Vallabh. The 151-inch tall statue has been made from Ashtadhatu- 8 metals, with Copper being the major constituent, and is being installed at Vijay Vallabh Sadhana Kendra, Jetpura, in Pali, Rajasthan.
PM also requested Spiritual leaders to promote AatmNirbharta by going vocal for local.
Jain-Acharya Shrimad Vijay Vallabh Suri Maharaj Saheb, (October 26, 1870 – September 22, 1954, lived 84 years) was born in Vadodara in Gujarat. He was a well-known Jain Acharya, who was a rare proponent of inspiring people to First create ‘Modern Education Temples’ or Institutions, followed by ‘Temples of Worship’.
Vallabh Suri Maharaj was a contemporary personality with the greatest centennial personalities, the three Mahatma of whose sesquicentennial (150th Year) Birth Anniversaries are being celebrated in the current year 2020.
Jainacharya Vallabh Suri Ji is an example par excellence of humanism and spiritualism. He worked for the welfare of society irrespective of caste, class, and creed. He initiated various programs to eradicate ignorance, superstition, and illiteracy. His human approach, scientific outlook, and practical look endeared him to the masses.
The life of Acharya Vijay Vallabh Ji was full of kindness, compassion, and love for every living being. With his blessings, Bird Hospital and many ‘ Gaushalas’ are running in the country today. These are not ordinary institutions. These are the embodiment of the spirit of India and the hallmarks of India and Indian values. The Jainacharya established many institutions for girl children and brought women to the mainstream.
Written By Palak Thakur…