Divya Tapasvi Pujya Shri Hansratnavijayji Maharaj Saheb (Pujya Shri) created world record by completion of 423 Upvas (Fast without Food) in a period of 494 days. A feat achieved after 2500 years! Parna Mahotsav celebrated on 1st November 2015 with great enthusiasm on grand scale before a gathering of more than 50,000 devotees. Nashik based Rajendra R. Sanghvi & Vilas R. Sanghvi were the donor to the event. During the event, they presented a cheque of Rs. 51 Lakh to the Chief Guest Shri Devendra Fadanvis- Chief Minister of Maharashtra for C.M. Relief Fund. Sanghvi Family also announced a donation of Rs. 1 Crore for Jivdaya.
Pujya Shri had also established another record. He completed 108 fasts in the year 2013 and 180 fasts in 2014, which was a record in itself.
In all, he has completed 1722 days of fasts in last 14 years. The Jain fast does not permit eating of any type of food and only boiled water can be consumed during the day time (8.00 AM to 6.30 PM).
During the Tapascharya, Pujya Shri does not sleep during the day time & he sits without support. He has walked approximately 1,000 km. during his fast throughout Mumbai and Nashik.
‘Gunaratna Samvatsar Tapascharya’ undertaken by Pujya Shri is the Historical Landmark of Achievement of The Biggest Ever Tapascharya undertaken in the entire Jain religion (Jainism). This ‘Gunaratna Samvatsar Tap’ was undertaken by 5 Jain Sadhu Maharaj (Monks) during the period of Lord Mahavir, the 24th Jain Tirthankar Bhagwan, more than 2500 years ago.
Photo Caption: Mr. Devendra Fadanvis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra is seen taking blessings from Pujya Hansratnavijayji Maharaj Saheb. Also seen Mr. Sanghvi from Donor Family