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12-Year-Old Son of Surat Diamond Merchant Set to Become Jain Monk Today

His Diksha or initiation ceremony is to be held in surat on Thursday and is expected to be attended by almost 5,000 monks and over 7,000 visitors

Rakhi Bose | News18.com@theotherbose

Updated:April 19, 2018, 1:35 PM IST
12-Year-Old Son of Surat Diamond Merchant Set to Become Jain Monk Today
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New Delhi: A 12-year-old boy from Surat, Gujarat, has decided to quit the luxuries of material life and become a monk.

Bhavya Sachwani, son of a diamond merchant, is all set to receive Diksha and join the order of Jain monks in Surat on Thursday. The ceremony is expected to be attended by almost 5,000 monks and there will be over 7,000 visitors.

Asserting that seeking Diksha was his own decision, Bhavya stated that he wanted to take the path of truth shown by God and leave behind the sins of comfortable, family life.

Diksha refers to the ceremonial initiation into the Jain order by accepting to renounce not only material comforts, but also emotional attachments to family and loved ones.

His family though is no stranger to their children becoming hermits.

According to reports, the boy’s older sister also took Diksha and renounced her family when she turned 12, ANI reported.

Bhavya’s parents are proud of him for making the decision and believe that when the time comes, they too will take the same path as their children.

This is not the first time a young boy from Gujarat has wanted to renounce material life in order to practice being a monk.

In 2017, 17-year-old Varshil Shah from Ahmedabad made news when he declared his intention of becoming a Jain monk after scoring 99.9 % percentile marks in his Class 12 examinations.

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