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About Kahan Shishu Vihar
  • What is Kahan Shishu Vihar?
  • Kahan Shishu Vihar is a Digamber Jain Elite Educational Institute dedicated to imparting Pu. Kahan Gurudevshree and Pu. Bahenshree’s preachings to young Jain children.


  • What is the short acronym of Kahan Shishu Vihar?
  • The short acronym of Kahan Shishu Vihar is KSV.


  • Where is KSV situated?
  • KSV is situated in Pu. Kahan Gurudevshree’s Sadhanabhoomi Songadh.


  • Who is Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami?
  • Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami was Samyakdrasti Gyani Dharmatma (an enlightened Digamber Jain) who practised and preaching Jain religion for 45 years in a small village named Songadh, Gujarat. Refer following link for a life sketch of Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami.


  • Who is Pu. Bahenshree Champaben?
  • Pu. Bahenshree Champaben was Samyakdrasti Gyani Dharmatma (an enlightened soul) and was principal disciple of Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami. She practiced Jain religion in Songadh, Gujarat. Refer following link for a life sketch of Pu. Bahenshree Champaben.


  • What is the history of KSV?
  • The first educational institution to instill true and best of Jain culture in children was started in the presence of Pu. Gurudevshree at Suvrnapuri. The institute was named after revered Sh. Kundkundaacharyadev and Pu. Gurudevshree as Sh. Kundkund-Kahan Digamber Jain Vidyarthi Gruh. It started on 27-8-1957 (Bhadarvo Sud 3, Vikram Samvat 2013) in Songadh where along with worldly education, religious education was also imparted. On 16-6-2010 (Jeth Sud 5, V. S. 2066), under the aegis of Shri Anantrai A. Sheth of Mumbai; Shri Kanjiswami Digamber Jain Vishranti Grah Trust, Mumbai reinstated this school as Kahan Shishu Vihar. Children at Kahan Shishu Vihar are taught Religious as well as Conventional Education. The religious education aspects of Kahan Shishu Vihar is managed by Shree Kundkund-Kahan Parmarthik Trust, Vile Parle, Mumbai.


  • Who constructed KSV?
  • On 16-6-2010 (Jeth Sud 5, V. S. 2066), under the aegis of Shri Anantrai A. Sheth of Mumbai; Shri Kanjiswami Digamber Jain Vishranti Grah Trust, Mumbai reinstated this school as Kahan Shishu Vihar. Children at Kahan Shishu Vihar are taught Religious as well as Conventional Education. The religious education aspects of Kahan Shishu Vihar is managed by Shree Kundkund-Kahan Parmarthik Trust, Vile Parle, Mumbai.


  • What is Shri Kanjiswami Digamber Jain Vishranti Grah Trust ?
  • Shree Kundkund-Kahan Parmarthik Trust, Mumbai is a family trust of Late Sh. Shantilal Ratilal Shah family dedicated to spreading the preachings of true Digamber Jain religion as preached by Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami.


  • What is Shree Kundkund-Kahan Parmarthik Trust, Mumbai ?
  • Shri Kanjiswami Digamber Jain Vishranti Grah Trust is a trust dedicated to spreading the preachings of true Digamber Jain religion as preached by Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami.


  • What is the vision of Kahan Shishu Vihar?
  • Refer following link to read Kahan Shishu Vihar’s vision


  • What is the vision of Shree Kundkund-Kahan Parmarthik Trust?
  • Refer following link to read Shree Kundkund-Kahan Parmarthik Trust’s vision


  • What is the address of Kahan Shishu Vihar and how to reach there?
  • Shree Kundkund-Kahan Jain Vidhyarthi Gruh
    (Managed by Shree Kundkund-Kahan Parmarthik Trust, Mumbai.)
    Bhavnagar - Rajkot Highway, Post - Songadh - 364250, District - Bhavnagar, Gujarat.
    Contact :- Sh. Sonuji Jain,
    +91 02846 244 510,
    +91 70968 02672 / +91 97856 43277.
    kahanshishuvihar@gmail.com
    www.kahanshishuvihar.org
    https://goo.gl/maps/2s9H5gCb7q12


  • What is the address of Shree Kundkund-Kahan Parmarthik Trust and how to reach there?
  • Shree Kundkund-Kahan Parmarthik Trust, Mumbai
    302, Krishna Kunj, V. L. Mehta Marg, Above HDFC Bank, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai 400 056. INDIA
    Contact :-Sh. Bhupendrabhai Gopani
    +91 022 26130820
    info@vitragvani.com
    www.vitragvani.com
    https://goo.gl/maps/XfmFqPiKvo72


  • What is the address of Suvrnapuri (Songadh) and how to reach there?
  • Shree Digamber Jain Swadhayay Mandir Trust, Songadh
    Palitana Road, Songadh, Gujarat 364250. India.
    +91 02846 244 334, 244 358
    contact@kanjiswami.org
    www.kanjiswami.org
    https://goo.gl/maps/LzQbxkYeWi22


  • Are there any arrangements for lodging, boarding and meal in Songadh?
  • Yes, lodging, boarding and meal facilities are available at Songadh. Contact Shree Digamber Jain Swadhayay Mandir Trust, Songadh address mentioned above.

About Website
  • Who has made this website?
  • Shree Kundkund-Kahan Parmarthik Trust, Mumbai (www.vitragvani.com) has made this website.


  • What is the purpose of this website?
  • The purpose of this website is to give information about Kahan Shishu Vihar (KSV), facilitate admissions to KSV, give updates KSV and make sadharmis aware about Jin Dharma.


  • Can we download books, audio and video from the website?
  • Yes. You can download books, audio and video free of cost from this website.


  • How can I get regular updates about KSV?
  • One can get regular updates via News & Events section on this website’s home page.


  • Can I virtually participate in all the KSV activities?
  • Yes, you can participate in KSV activities via this website.


  • What is the purpose of each section?
  • About Us: gives information About Songadh, Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami, Pu. Bahenshree Champaben, Shree Kundkund-Kahan Parmarthik Trust and KSV

    Campus: shares information about KSV facilities for children

    Academics: narrates worldly and religious education curriculum, describes activities followed at KSV, updates alumini with KSV news and new developments, shares useful religious links

    Admissions: discusses admission process and online application process for KSV admissions and provides online application form

    Gallery: shares photo, video and media gallery

    Contact us: shares our contact details and seeks your feedback

    Landmarks: gives information about all Jinmandirs and landmarks in Songadh

    Institutes: gives information about various religious mumukshu institutes in operation by Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami’s inspiration

    Calendar: Provides Gujarati calendar with all the festival details

    FAQs: answers frequently asked questions


  • How can I help and/or support the KSV?
  • You can support KSV by educating your child here. Imparting religious knowledge education will assure his bright and religious future and will help preserve rich legacy of selfless, omniscient god-scriptures-monks, all enlightened souls, Pu. Gurudevshree and Pu. Bahenshreeben.

About KSV Education
  • What is the enrollment criteria for KSV admission?
  • The children are admitted in 6th standard and are educated for 5 years till 10th standard.


  • What type of education is given at KSV?
  • Religious and conventional education is given at KSV.


  • What is the religious education syllabus at KSV?
  • Refer education section on the www.kahanshishuvihar.org It discusses the entire 5 year education syllabus. Click here to visit the education section.


  • What is the conventional education syllabus at KSV?
  • Children learn their religious education in Kahan Shishu Vihar and study their convention education in Shree Mahavir Jain Charitra Kalyan Ratnashram. Shree Mahavir Jain Charitra Kalyan Ratnashram follows Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board. More information on Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board is available on http://www.gseb.org/ website.


  • Who certifies the religious and conventional education at KSV?
  • Kahan Shishu Vihar religious education institute is under virtuous aegis of Pu. Gurudevshree and Pu. Bahenshree; itself certifies its Jain religion studies.Shree Mahavir Jain Charitra Kalyan Ratnashram follows Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board. More information on Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board is available on http://www.gseb.org/ website. Hence Gujarat state government certifies conventional education.


  • Who are KSV teachers?
  • KSV teachers are well trained and qualified learned scholars from renowned institutes listed in ‘institutes section’ of this website.


  • What is the extra curricular activities at KSV?
  • Children are taught vocational courses, computer, sports, music, eloquence etc. at KSV. Shree Mahavir Jain Charitra Kalyan Ratnashram is well renowned institute in the area and does impart lot of additional skills apart from conventional education. Refer http://www.songadhashram.org/ for more information.

About Teerthdham Songadh
  • How was Teerthdham Songadh established?
  • Teerthdham Songadh was established by dedicated followers of Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami and Pu. Bahenshree Champaben to practice true Digamber Jain religion.


  • What is the chronological order of temples (Jinmandir) and landmarks in Teerthdham Songadh?
  • The chronological order of temples and landmarks at Teerthdham Songadh is narrated below (Note that the English date is an approximation based on Drikpanchang):

    • Star of India - Chaitra sud 13, Vikram Samvat 1991 (16-04-1935 AD)
    • Shree Jain Swadhyay Mandir - Vaishakh Vad 8, Vikram Sawant 1994 (22-5-1938 A.D.)
    • Shree Simandharswami Digamber JinMandir - Faagan Sud 2, Vikram Samvat 1997 (27-2-1941 A.D.)
    • Shree Simandharswami Samavsharan Mandir - Vaishaak Vad 6, Vikram Samvat 1998 (5-5-1942 A.D.)
    • Shri Gogidevi Digamber Jain Shravika Bramhacharyaashram - Mahaa Sud 5, Vikram Samvat 2008 (31-01-1952)
    • Shree Kundkund Pravachan Mandap - Faagan Sud 1, Vikram Samvat 2003 (21-2-1947 A.D.)
    • Shree Simandharswami Manastambh - Chaitra Sud 10, Vikram Samvat 2009 (24-3-1953 A.D.)
    • Shree KundKund Kahan Jain Vidhyarthi Gruh - Bhadarvo Sud 3, Vikram Samvat 2013 (27-8-1957 A.D.)
    • Shree Mahavir-KundKund Digamber Jain Paramagam Mandir - Falgun Sud 13, Vikram Samvat 2030, Veer Samvat 2500 (6-3-1974 A.D.)
    • Shree Panchmeru Nandishwar Jinalay - Faagan Vad 7, Vikram Samvat 2041 (13-3-1985 A.D.)
    • Shri Kanjiswami Digamber Jain Vishranti Grah, Kahan Shishu Vihar & Gurupratap - Aaso Sud 9, Veer Samvat 2539 (13-10-2013 A.D.)
    • Guruprabhav - Faagan Vad 5, Veer Samvat 2542 (28-3-2016 A.D.)
    • Guru Kahan Art Museum - Vaisakh Sud 1, Veer Samvat 2544 (16-4-2018 A.D.)
    • Shree Jambudweep & Bahubali Jinalay - Pratishtha to be done soon…
    • Dharmashala - To be inaugurated
    • Bhojanalay - To be inaugurated

  • Who manages Teerthdham Songadh?
  • Teerthdham Songadh is managed by Shree Digamber Jain Swadhyay Mandir Trust, Songadh.


  • What are the types of temples (Jinmandir) in Teerthdham Songadh?
  • This Digamber Jin Mandir follows Shuddha Terapanth Aamanyaa as preached by all Jinendra Bhagwans; taught to us by Pu. Sh. Kundkundaacharya, Pu. Gurudevshree and Pu. Bahenshreeben.


  • What are the temple timings?
  • Mandir morning timings are from morning 6.00 AM to evening 8.00 PM.


  • What are the daily activities of Teerthdham Songadh?
  • The daily activities at Teerthdham Songadh is as follows:

    MORNING

    • 05.45 - 06.15 am - Pu. Bahenshree’s Tatvacharcha
    • 06.15 - 07.15 am - Sh. Jinendra Abhishek, Poojan & Aarti
    • 08.15 - 09.15 am - Pu. Gurudevshree's Pravachan (https://www.youtube.com/user/kanjiswami/live )
    • 09.15 - 10.15 AM - Sadharmi Shastra Swadhayay

    AFTERNOON

    EVENING


  • Who are the main idols (Mool Nayak) in Teerthdham Songadh temples?
  • The main idol list in Teerthdham Songadh temples are summarized below:

    • Shree Simandharswami Digamber JinMandir - Shree Simandharswami
    • Shree Simandharswami Samavsharan Mandir - Shree Simandharswami
    • Shree Simandharswami Manastambh - Shree Simandharswami
    • Shree Mahavir-KundKund Digamber Jain Paramagam Mandir - Shree Mahavirswami
    • Shree Panchmeru Nandishwar Jinalay - Shree Aadinath Bhagwan
    • Shree Jambudweep & Bahubali Jinalay - Pratishtha to be done soon…

  • What is the address of Shree Digamber Jain Swadhayay Mandir Trust and how to reach there?
  • Shree Digamber Jain Swadhayay Mandir Trust, Songadh
    Palitana Road, Songadh, Gujarat 364250. India.
    +91 02846 244 334, 244 358
    contact@kanjiswami.org
    https://www.kanjiswami.org
    https://goo.gl/maps/LzQbxkYeWi22


  • Which is the nearest station to Teerthdham Songadh?
  • Songadh (District - Bhavnagar, Gujarat) is the nearest station to Teerthdham Songadh.


  • Which is the nearest airport to Teerthdham Songadh?
  • Bhavnagar (District - Bhavnagar, Gujarat) is the nearest station to Teerthdham Songadh.


  • Are there any arrangements for lodging, boarding and meal in Songadh?
  • Yes, lodging, boarding and meal facilities are available at Songadh. Contact Shree Digamber Jain Swadhayay Mandir Trust, Songadh address mentioned above.


  • Which is the nearest Siddhakshetra (i. e. Salvation place) & how to reach there?
  • The nearest Siddhakshetra (i. e. Salvation place) is Shatrunjay Siddhakshetra. It is situated in Palitana village, District - Bhavnagar, Gujarat. Refer following link for direction.

    Link: https://goo.gl/maps/WRx8gFr6hHt


  • Who is Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami?
  • Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami was Samyakdrasti Gyani Dharmatma (an enlightened Digamber Jain) who practised and preaching Jain religion for 45 years in a small village named Songadh, Gujarat. Refer following link for a life sketch of Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami.

    Link: http://www.vitragvani.com/jeevan-parichay/gurudev-shree.aspx


  • Who is Pu. Bahenshree Champaben?
  • Pu. Bahenshree Champaben was Samyakdrasti Gyani Dharmatma (an enlightened soul) and was principal disciple of Pu. Gurudevshree Kanjiswami. She practiced Jain religion in Songadh, Gujarat. Refer following link for a life sketch of Pu. Bahenshree Champaben.

    Link: http://www.vitragvani.com/jeevan-parichay/pujya-behenshree.aspx


  • What are the timings of Pu. Gurudevshree’s lectures in Teerthdham Songadh?
  • Three Pu. Gurudevshree’s lectures are played in Teerthdham Songadh. The timings and live streaming links are given below:

    MORNING

    AFTERNOON

    EVENING