STUDY OF SALLEKHANA(SANTHARA/ FASTING TILL DEATH) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THEOLOGICAL, FORENSIC, AYURVEDIC, LEGAL ASPECTS IN 21ST CENTURY
*Dr. Arati Abhaykumar Shinde and Dr. Ashwin Ashok Shete
Disappearnce of saint munishree tarunsagarji maharaj on 31st august 2018 was great loss to nation and human kind. as his death was not natural but due to sallekhana or santhara vrat i.e fasting till death as per jainism. so what is significance and various aspects of sallekhana in 21st century are studied thoroughly in this research study with reference to forensic, ayurvedic, legal aspects.
Keywords: Sallekhana, Jain, Santhara, Fasting.
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