The family unveiled Devanshi’s vocation in recent days, and she was feted in a four-day ceremony until she arrived on Wednesday in an elephant-drawn carriage at the temple where she changed from luxurious clothing to a simple white cotton outfit.
The girl, who is known among members of the Jain community for her piety, “never watched TV, movies or went to shopping malls and restaurants,” said a close friend of the family.
He is one of the youngest people to have performed the “diksha” ceremony to abandon his material possessions and enter Jain monasticism.
In the context of traditional Indian religions, such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Yainism, “diksha” is a ritual of initiation into the worship of some deity, by a spiritual master (called diksha guru) who grants mantras and takes the karma of the initiate
His family business, founded in 1981, has a net worth of about $60 million.according to ICRA, an Indian credit rating agency.