Fans are curious to know about Devanshi Sanghvi. She is a young girl who would have inherited a diamond inheritance worth millions of dollars.
Instead, she chose to become a Jain Sadhvi rather than continue living a life of luxury.
Devanshi Sanghvi, who is eight years old, may have grown up to become the owner of a diamond business worth millions of dollars.
But the affluent Indian diamond merchant’s daughter is now living a different life, going door to door in ragged white saris and barefoot to solicit donations.
Devanshi, the elder of Dhanesh and Ami Sanghvi’s two children, renounced the world last week and became a nun.
Devanshi Sanghvi, 8-Year-Old Indian Diamond Heiress, Became A Nun
Devanshi Sanghvi is an eight-year-old Indian girl who has given up worldly luxuries (precisely a multimillion-dollar diamond fortune) in exchange for becoming a nun in a stringent religious order.
In the western city of Surat, popularly referred to as Diamond City because of its significance in the worldwide diamond trade, Devanshi Sanghvi had been the Company’s heir until last week.
Religious scholars assert that despite the rarity of events involving children as young as Devanshi, the number of Jains renunciation the material world has been steadily increasing.
The ceremony where Devanshi took her “Diksha” vows of renunciation in front of the senior Jain monks took place last Wednesday in Surat, in the western state of Gujarat, and was witnessed by tens of thousands of people.
At the youngest age ever, she participated in the Diksha ceremony. She renounced everything material to become a Jain monk.
With her parents by her side, she arrived at the spot in the Vesu quarter of the city dressed in pricey silks and jewelry. A diamond-studded crown was placed on her head.
Sanghvi wore a white sari over her shaved head and stayed with the other nuns after the ceremony.
Devanshi Sanghvi’s photos and films have become highly well-liked online.
After completing her initiation procedures, Devanshi Sanghvi can be seen donning a white outfit; you may have seen Jain monks dressed similarly. She is also spotted smiling after the event.
Devanshi Sanghvi Parents
Devanshi Sanghvi, the oldest child of Surat diamond trader Dhanesh Sanghvi, surrendered everything to become a monk.
She is the older of Dhanesh and Ami Sanghvi’s two daughters.
One of the oldest diamond companies in the world, Sanghvi and Sons, is owned by Dhanesh Sanghvi, her father.
Her family is a member of the Jain community, a tiny but venerable offshoot of Hinduism that lays a high emphasis on non-violence, strict vegetarianism, and compassion for all living things.
Her family members Devanshi and other Jainists have always prayed three times daily and adhered to the path.
By taking up monastic life, Devanshi is now known as Sadhvi Diganthpragnashreeji.
After taking part in 367 initiation rites, which motivated and inspired Devanshi to give up her existence in the outer world, she made the decision to become a monk.
According to her family, Devanshi, 8, has never before watched television or a movie. She has also never eaten in a restaurant or stayed in a hotel.
Devanshi’s parents reportedly told the local media that she had been eager to become a nun.
Some studies claim that Jain families push their children to join religious organizations to improve their clan’s social standing.
Her family’s business, which was founded in 1981, is thought to have a net worth of 5 billion rupees (about $61 million), according to the Indian credit rating agency ICRA.
More than 4 million people practice Jainism in India, many of whom come from prosperous trading groups like Devanshi’s family.