Religious Biography



Chandrakant B. Mehta – A Global Journey of Spiritual Service

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Overview: Chandrakant Mehta, born and raised in a religious family in Ahmedabad, India, has dedicated his life to spreading the wisdom of Jainism globally. His journey as a spiritual ambassador encompasses diverse roles such as scholar, writer, speaker, teacher, advisor, leader, donor, vidhikar (ceremonial performer), and spiritual guide.

Educational and Professional Background:

  • Master’s degree in Physics from Gujarat University, India.
  • Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York (PINY).
  • Senior Reactor Engineer at the GPU Nuclear Corporation in New Jersey, USA.
  • Math teacher at American schools in New Jersey.

Spiritual Ambassador of Jainism: Since 1988, Chandrakant Mehta has undertaken the role of a spiritual ambassador, spreading knowledge and resources globally.

Key Contributions:

  • Delivered inspiring lectures during 8-day Paryushan Parv celebrations worldwide, including in the USA, Singapore, Antwerp (Belgium), Bangkok (Thailand), Kobe (Japan) and Mombasa (Kenya).
  • Gave discourses on Jainism at various Jain Centers and international locations, including Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Dubai, and Kenya (Nairobi, Thika, and Nakuru).
  • Received prestigious awards, including the JAINA RATNA Award in 2023 and the JAINA Scholar Award in 2013.

Recognition Awards from:

  • Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • Jain Society of Singapore
  • Jain Society of Antwerp
  • Jain Center of New Jersey (JCNJ) Swadhyay Groups
  • Various Jain centers globally

Contributions and Activities:

  • Authored several books, including “Siddhchakra Aaradhna ane tena Rahsyo”, “Tattvarth Sutra”, “Bhaktamar Stotra”, and “Gnansar no Sar”
  • Taught college-level courses on “Tattverth Sutra” and Adhytma Granth “Gnansar.”
  • Active participant in interfaith and educational activities.
  • Assisted in the preparation of the first Jain Encyclopedia, “Jain Vishwakosh.”
  • Served as JAINA Director (2006-2007) and Chairman of the Board at JCNJ (2006-2008).

Personal Achievements:

  • Performs Laghu Siddh-Chakra Pujan daily for the past 24 years.
  • Completed Vis-Sthanak tap and Ayambil Oli.
  • Completed Shetrunjay Giriraj Navvanu (99) Yatra with his wife Pravina for five consecutive years.

Chandrakant B. Mehta’s journey is marked by unwavering dedication, selfless service, and a profound impact on the global Jain community. His teachings continue to inspire and guide individuals on their spiritual paths, reaching across continents and borders.



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