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10th Centenary of Shri Hemchandracharya Ji

Special Cover on 10th Centenary of Shri Hemchandracharya Ji released on 23rd March 2015.
To commemorate the 10th Centenary of Jain Acharya Kalikal Sarvagya Shri Hemchandracharya Ji Maharaj, a special cover was issued on 23rd March 2015 at Ahmedabad.

The cover was released by Shri Ambesh Upmanyu, Postmaster General (BD), Gujarat Postal Circle at the function held at Shasansamrat Bhavan, Sheth Hathisingh Wadi, Ahmedabad in the holy presence of Acharya Shri Vijayshilchandrasuriji Maharaj.

Acharya Hemachandra was a Jain scholar, poet, and polymath who wrote on grammar, philosophy, prosody, and contemporary history. Noted as a prodigy by his contemporaries, he gained the title Kalikāl Sarvagya, "all-knowing of the Kali Yuga". He was born in Dhandhuka, Gujarat. At the age of 21, he was ordained Acharya of a Svetambara sect of Jainism at Nagaur in Rajasthan and was named Acharya Hemachandra Suri.