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Gujarat couple donates Rs 200 crore wealth to become monks

Surat: A couple from Gujarat donated nearly Rs 200 crore to become monk. The businessman identified as Bhavesh Bhandari and his wife, donated all their wealth during a ceremony in February and the couple is all set to officially commit to a life of renunciation at an event later this month.

As per reports, Bhavesh Bhandari, who owned construction business in Himmatnagar, followed the footsteps of his 19-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son who adopted monkhood in 2022.

Reportedly, after taking the pledge on April 22, the couple will have to sever all family ties and won’t be allowed to keep any ‘materialistic objects’.

As per Jainism, the one who adopts monkhood have to barefoot across India and survive only on alms. The monks are allowed to own only two white garments, a bowl for alms and a “rajoharan”, a white broom Jain monks use to brush insects away from an area before they sit, a mark of the path of non-violence they follow.

The Bhandari couple took out a procession spanning four kilometres where they donated all their possessions.

Earlier last year, a multi-millionaire diamond merchant and his wife in Gujarat made a similar move, five years after their 12-year-old son adopted monkhood.

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