28.03.2015 ►JCSC ►Auspicious Events and Run/Walk in Honor of Mahendra Desai

Posted: 28.03.2015
Updated on: 30.07.2015


Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | March 2015




Start Time

Daily Asthprakari Puja


7:30 a.m.

Aarti-Mangal Divo


8:15 p.m.


7:30 p.m.


Daily in the morning


Chaudus Pratikraman

4/3, 4/17

6:30 p.m. (weekday)

6:00 p.m. (weekend)

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap


9:30 a.m.

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti

3/27, 4/24

7:30 p.m.

JCYC Pathshala and

Adult Swadhyay on Tatvarthadhigam Sutra

3/29, 4/19

9:40 a.m.

Weekly evening Swadhyay

Every Mon - Thurs

8:30 p.m.


Shri Adhyatmsar Granth

By Girishbhai


Choud Gunasthanak

By Hasendrabhai


Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrut

By Rameshbhai


Shri Yogshatak Granth

By Girishbhai



Upcoming Events


  • Navpadji Puja - Saturday, March 28, 2015
  • Ayambil Oli - Friday, March 27, 2015 - Saturday, April 4, 2015
  • Mahavir Janam Kalyanak Puja, Ekasana and Cultural Program - Sunday, April 5, 2015 
  • Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti - Thursday, April 9, 2015
  • Shree Simandharswami Janam Kalyanak - Saturday, April 18, 2015
  • Varshitap Parna - Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • Shri Gautamswami Diksha Kalyanak - Saturday, May 2, 2015
  • JCSC Anniversary Celebration - Friday May 15 - Sun, May 17, 2015



Life Time Tithis


March - April 2015

  • 3/31 - Salvi, Kirit & Rekha - Punyatithi of Savitaben Ambalal
  • 4/21 Jain Surendra and Kala - Punyatithi of Parmar Pukhraj Poonamchand
  • 4/25 Jhaveri Kalpesh and Roopa family - Rasmikant and Kishoriben Jhaveri
  • 4/25 Udani Neeta - DR Vikram Udani 4/26 Modi Bhavin and family - Punyatithi of Kamalaben Nagindas
  • 4/26 Shah Kaushal and Bhavi - For their mother Shakuntalaben Shah
  • 4/28 Shah Dinesh and Alka - Punyatithi of Geetaben

Send a photograph of your loved one to Narendra Maniar at n_maniar(at)yahoo.com. Please contact Ketan Parekh at Ketan.Parekh(at)JainCenter.net for information or questions.



Dignitary Visits / Shibirs


Saturday - Sunday, April 11-12 | "Dhyan Shibir 2" conducted by Shri Girishbhai

Sunday, April 26 | "4 Kashyay" presented by Premal Doshi

Saturday - Sunday, May 9-10 | "Lectures by Ben Shri Ratnaprabha"

Friday - Sunday, May 15-17 | "Anniversary Celebration" conducted by Ashishbhai Mehta

Friday - Sunday, June 19-21 | "Lectures, Shibir " conducted by Pandit Champakbhai

Thursday - Thursday, September 10-17 | "Paryushan Mahaparv" Shri Shrenikbhai Shah

Friday - Sunday, September 18-27 | "Das Lakshana Mahaparv"Smt Kusumben Jain



Ayambil Oli - March 27 - April 4, 2015


One of the most auspicious religious festivals is approaching on Friday, March 27 through Saturday, April 4 which signifies the days of Ayambil Oli, where we have approximately 50 people doing the full 9 days of Ayambil Oli and about 125 to 150 people doing Ayambil on weekends.



Chaitri Punam - Saturday, April 4, 2015


This purnima is most benevolent because it increases good merits and several pious lives attained Moksha on this day and that too on Giriraj Shatrunajaya. Nami and Vinami, two sons of Bhagwan Rishbhdev also achieved Moksha today here with 20,000,000 monks. The first Gandhar of Rishabhdev, Pundarikswami also attained Nirvan with 50,000,000 monks on this day at Shatrunjaya.

JCSC will observe Chaitri Punam with Snatrapuja and Vidhi.

Padmaben Shah
(714) 670-7854 



Bhakti on Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandra's Dehotsarg Din-Chaitra Vad Pancham - April 9, 2015


On account of Param KrulapuDev Shrimad Rajchandra’s Dehotsarg Din – Chaitra Vaad Pancham, we will have bhakti on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM in JCSC Cultural Hall. 

In order to participate, please let us know the bhakti pad by no later than Friday April 3, 2015  so that we can plan the program appropriately.

Please feel free to contact any one of the following if you have any questions or would like to take a bhakti pad.

Dilip Parekh - 310-721-5947 - dilipjparekh@gmail.com
Ashok Savla - 626-372-4246 - ashoksavla630@yahoo.com
Mahesh Wadher - 909-376-4027 - Mahesh.Wadher@gmail.com

Please come in time as the Bhakti program will start promptly at 8:30PM.



Dhyan Shibir 2 - April 11-12, 2015


The two-day program to be conducted by Shri Girishbhai will try to explore further on 'Dhyan Phenomenon' after first one-day Dhyan Shibir in January 2015.

Click here for more information, including program details

Click here to register



Mahavir Janam Kalyanak Puja, Ekasana and Cultural Program - Sunday, April 5, 2015


Please note that our Shree Mahavir Janam Kalyanak Celebrations and General Body Meeting will take place on Sunday, April 5th 2015.

According to the lunar calendar, Bhagvan Mahavir was born on Chaitra Sud 13 which is on Thursday, April 2, 2015. We will celebrate the actual day with Snatrapuja with Nakro of $101, Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash with Ghee Boli.

Shree Mahavir Janma Kalyanak will be celebrated at the Jain Center with its usual festivity and fervor on Sunday, April 5.



Shree Simandharswami Janam Kalnayak - Saturday, April 18, 2015


Shree Simandharswami Janam Kalyanak falls on Chaitra Vad 10, April 14, 2015. Shree Shimandharswami presently resides at Maha Videh Kshetra. We will celebrate this day with Pujas and Ekasana on Chaitra Vad Amash, Saturday, April 18, 2015.



JAYA Event - "Desi Dhamal 2015" - Saturday, April 25, 2015


JAYA proudly presents it's upcoming event "Desi Dhamal 2015". Please come and join us for an exciting and fun filled "Family Fun Night". Click here to view the flyer.

Date: Saturday, April 25th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 
Place:  Jain Center, Buena Park, CA
Dinner will be served from 6:00 PM to 7:00 only!

We will be selling tickets for this event on March 8th, March 22nd,March 29th April 5th (MJK program) and April 19th (Pathshala days).  

Pre-sale tickets will be $10 a person and if you purchase at the Door it will be $20 a person. This event is for Jaya Members ONLY (Ages 25-50) or you must be a part of JAIN CENTER. Do not forget to stop by at the JAYA booth to register. You can get more details about purchasing tickets by emailing us at jaya.jcsc@gmail.com.



Donate Life Run/Walk 2015 to Honor Mahendra Desai - Saturday, April 25


From the Desai Family:
As some of you may know, our family is supporters of the Donate Life organization.  We will be taking part in the 13th Annual Donate Life Run Walk to benefit OneLegacy Foundation on April 25, 2015 at Cal State Fullerton. We’d like to invite you to join our team and contribute to this great organization.

This year we will be participating in honor of our father, Mahendra Desai. As most of you know, in 2001, Mahendra received the gift of life - a heart transplant. Because of this, he was able to live 13 more fulfilling years. He was always a strong advocate for the Donate Life organization just in hopes that he would be able to help more people receive this gift and raise awareness. Over the past several years, he worked with Amita kaki’s students and school faculty from Valdez Middle School Academy to facilitate their participation in the event. The students have been volunteering and giving their time to help this great cause. Each year more and more students come to help!

Below is information from Donate Life to sign up to participate in the Run/Walk and foundation. Online registration deadline is April 22. Hope to see you there!

Follow This Link to visit our team web page to sign up for our team and make contributions to help us in our efforts to support OneLegacy Foundation.

Your tax-deductible contribution will help to save and heal lives by inspiring and advancing donation and transplantation of organs and tissues through research, public education, and honoring donors whose legacies live on. Any amount, great or small, helps OneLegacy and Donate Life get closer to the goal to inspire people to become organ and tissue donors. The gift of donation is rare and precious and nearly 18 people die each day waiting for a lifesaving organ.

Some email systems do not support the use of links and therefore this link may not appear to work. If so, copy and paste the following into your browser to our Team Page: 




TCCOP - ACC Collection of Professional Clothes


TCCOP will be collecting American professional clothing (pants, shirts, ladies dress, skirt and blouse) on March 29. We will only be collecting donations at our derasar from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Please bring gently used clothes washed, ironed and on hangers. 

Please call (714) 856-4256 or contact any of us at the following:

Smita Doshi: smitadoshi(at)gmail.com
Sachi Jain: sachijain311(at)gmail.com
Darshna Shah: dshsh50(at)gmail.com
Jayana Shah: jsdesigner(at)cox.com
Prafulla Shah: prafullashah(at)hotmail.com



Wellness Challenge - Meditate for 15 Minutes Every Day


For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "meditate for 15 minutes every day.” Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health. And these benefits don't end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and may improve certain medical conditions.  For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.



Other Community Events


Career Fair Event - April 19 at Norwalk Temple for Bhakta and Matiya Samaj. Click here for the flyer and more information.

Vipin Vadecha
for the office of Public Relations

Share this page on: