The Little Girl Who Gave Up A Diamond Business To Become A Nun
Devanshi Sanghvi, an eight-year-old girl, decided to become a nun instead of accepting the $61 million in diamond inheritance she was to receive.
Devanshi Sanghvi was slated to take over the Sanghvi and Sons diamond business, which has offices all over the world and is located in Surat, India.
Surat, famous for its diamond cutting and polishing, is known as the Diamond City of India.
Part of a monastic order, the youngster decided on a life of solitary religious practice.
Who Is Devanshi Sanghvi
The Devanshi Sanghvi family follows the same religion.
Devanshi Sanghvi, who intends to become a nun, has reportedly told her parents and local media that she wants to devote her entire life to her spiritual path.
Since she was a young child, Devanshi has followed a rigid schedule that includes three daily prayer periods.
Devanshi Sanghvi allegedly trekked 700 kilometers with other monks once, loving their way of life before being formally initiated as a monk, according to a family acquaintance.
According to media reports, the little girl has never gone to malls, and restaurants, or watched television. Instead, she had frequently attended temple rites.
Devanshi Sanghvi, who once rode in an elephant-drawn carriage during the ceremony to announce her new career, was honored.
She then had her hair cut short and exchanged her designer clothing for a white cotton suit.
Devanshi's decision will probably result in her younger sister Kavya, age five, receiving the family inheritance.
The family-owned company was established in 1981 and, according to ICRA, an Indian credit rating agency has a net worth of 5 billion rupees ($61 million).
The gesture of Devanshi Sanghvi is totally unexpected and probably won't be understood by many of those who yearn for a life where they can bathe in money.
However, there will be many who will see Devanshi Sanghvi's decision to give up wealth as a sign of her spiritual maturity.
Pictures: Devanshi Sanghvi (YouTube screenshot)