About Ahinsa Mart
By the blessings and inspirations of Muni Shri Pramansaagarji, we are truely humbled to bring to your kind attention about www.ahinsamart.com and www.jain-mart.com
Some time ago Gaurav (my son), Nitin (my husband) and myself were intensely touched by the fact that 10 billion animals are not only killed for their meat every year, but also for their remaining organs that are being used in everything that we are using in our day to day life. We were very intensely touched by the fact that being Jains we do not even harm bacterias ranging from 2-4sense organs and here we are using things made out of these big animals who have full 5 senses and a mind to contemplate and think. This fact was totally unacceptable and thus we created this e-commerce website for replacing eventually all day to day items with “Ahinsak” meaning non-violent ways of creating, producing and distributing products and services as per our jain value system.
Who so ever wants to learn more on how animals are being used in various products please google kill it, cut it , use it and you will get complete information on this on BBC videos available in 5 parts.
Since morning when we get up till night time we are continuously using products. And they are made up of Killed animal organs. Tooth paste, hand washing soaps, bathing soaps, shampoos, creams, moisturizing lotions, hair brushes, hair sprays, hair gels, hair dyes, shaving creams, cosmetics, personal hygiene products, washing detergent, dish washer soap, dish washing hand soap, laundry detergents, glass cleaning , bathroom cleaning sprays, powders , clothes, buttons, purses, foot wears. All kinds of Glues and binding agents all contain Killed animals ingredients in them.
Sports goods like balls, bats,gloves, tennis racket strings are few to mention.
Musical instruments like Guitar, tabla are again few to mention.
How can we accept this ? So Now little bit About Ahinsa Mart
We intend to provide “Ahinsak”/”Ahimsak” meaning cruelty free, non animal tested, chemical and pesticides free, organic , biodegradable , recyclable and natural products and services without harming the lives of any 2-5 sense living beings. This will give us an opportunity to practice Lord Mahavir’s “Live and Let Live” and live a non-violent lifestyle.
For consumption purposes we will promote true non violent living. We intensely care for Mother Earth and will provide products which are eco friendly and biodegradable.
We will also support businesses like solar energy panels for electricity production as tons of fishes and other aqua animals get killed in electricity productions.
We will support rain water retention and consumption projects and products as water can be stored without adding preservatives to it and also right usage will prevent water shortage problems in future.
We will promote hand loom industry products as it does not use meat tallow to strengthen its threads unlike other machine made clothes. Also the water consumption to produce handloom products is one twentieth as compared to other productions. The clothes are warm in winter and cool in summer. It also helps people in rural areas get employment and live there with prosperity.
These are few examples to mention.
We believe in “parasparopgraho jeevaanaam “ meaning all beings are interdependent for their survival and well being on each other, also known scientifically as symbiosis. Thus all have equal rights of living. All beings through their lives bring some form of goodness to Mother Earth and to other beings. We will cherish that and will abstain from killing or harming or wasting them.
Our vision is to see entire world as one big loving caring family.