Shocking attack on Muni Prabhalsagarji at Girnar
Girnar (Gujarat), January 1, 2013: Digambar
Jain Muni 108 Sri Prabhalsagarji Maharaj (disciple of Acharya 108 Sri
Pushpadantha Sagarji Maharaj) was attacked by miscreants at around 6:35
pm at Girnar. He has been stabbed
in his stomach 4 times through knife by the miscreants and has been
seriously injured. Muni Sri is in a critical condition. Earlier in the
day a group of Jains along with Upadhyaya Muni 108 Sri Gyanasagarji
Maharaj & Muni 108 Sri Prabhalasagarji Maharai had
visited the Girnar hill to offer their prayers at the foot impressions
of Lord Sri Neminath on the Girnar hill.
Muni Maharaj is in the 5th tonk of the
Girnar hill when reports last came in (12 midnight January 1, 2013).
Efforts are on to get Muni Sri to the foot steps of the hill by dholi.
Around 1000 people are said to be assembled at the location.
It can be recalled here that there
exists a long standing dispute on Girnar hills between the Jains & a
section of people said to have been the followers of Guru Datta. This
incident might have been an outfall of this dispute and
a section of people might have been enraged over the visit of Digambar
Jain Munis to the hillock.
Muni Sri Out of Danger: After
the attack Muni Sri bleeded very badly & became unconcious. He was
shifted to the hospital & 4 bottles each of glucose & blood were
given to him. Muni Sri was operated later in the night (2.30
am January 2, 2013) at Junagadh and he is out of danger. His condition
seems to be stable and he is responding to the treatment.
Muni 108 Sri Gyanasagarji Maharaj, Kshullakha 105 Sri Dhyanasagarji
Maharaj, Aryika Sri Vigyanamati Mataji are all present at Girinar along
with Muni Sri.
Renounced from Diksha: Since
Muni Sri is subjected to medication he has been renounced from diksha
as per the instructions received from his guru Achrya 108 Sri
Pushpadantha Sagarji Maharaj. Muni Sri was very dissappointed
owing to the fact that he has been renounced from Muni Diksha. He will
be reinstated into the ascetichood once he recovers fully from the
Thoughts of Sallekhana: Since he has been renounced from Sallekhana he has started thinking about taking sallekhana.
Charukeerthi Swamiji of Moodabidri Condemns attack: His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Panditacharyavarya Swamiji of
Moodabidri Jain Mutt has condemned the attack on Muni Sri. He held
special prayers in the premises of the Jain Mutt & chanted Namokara
Mantra seeking Muni Sri's faster recovery. He has urged
the Gujarat Government to punish the guilty.
- Inputs from Mayank Kanjolia, Darpan Jain, Manish Jain, Nipun Jain, H.P.Sumathikumar & Jain Heritage Centres News Service