03.04.2015 ►JCSC ►Chaitri Pad Punam And Other Auspicious Events

Posted: 05.04.2015
Updated on: 02.07.2015


Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | April 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


7:30 p.m.

JCYC Pathshala and

Adult Swadhyay on Tatvarthadhigam Sutra


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


  • 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


April 2015:

  • 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



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.

Contact: Padmaben Shah (714) 670-7854 



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


Bhakti on Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandra's Dehotsag Din-Chaitra Vad Pancham in JCSC on Thursday April 9th., 2015

On account of Param KrupaluDev Shrimad Rajchandra's Dehotsag Din - Chaitra Vad Pancham, we will have bhakti on Thursday April 9th., 2015 from 8:30PM - 10:00Pm in JCSC Class Room 1 upstairs.

1.    Navkaar Mantra
2.    Mangalacharan
3.    Jineshwarni Vani
4.    Importance of Krupaludev's Life
5.    Apurva Avsar
6.    Bhakti Pads by Mumukshus
7.    Kshamapna
8.    Aarti
9.    Mangal Divo
10. Aho Aho Shri Sadguru
11. He! Param Krupalu Dev

In order to participate, please let us know the bhakti pad by no later than Friday April 3rd., 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(at)gmail.com



Mahavir Janam Kalyanak Puja, General Body Meeting 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 5, 2015 at 2 PM.

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 starting with Snatra Puja at 9 AM followed by Ekasanas, 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 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.



Wellness Challenge - Be active for 15 to 30 Minutes Every Day


For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "be active for 15 to 30 minutes every day.” The body responds positively to physical activity, which impacts the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine systems. This results in positive health outcomes, including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and several cancers.  For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.



Other Community Events


Need Volunteers


  • Every Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm in Buena Park. Along with Lestonnac Free Clinic we have started a Free Clinic for Uninsured and under served people in Buena Park. It operates on Thursdays and Sundays. We are looking for primary care physicians to serve from 1 pm to 5 pm every Sunday. You can volunteer for as many Sundays as you can. Professional Liability Insurance will be covered by Lestonnac Free Clinic.
  • Anaheim Health Fair, May 29,30&31 in Anaheim Convention Center. All Physicians, Dentists, Specialists and other healthcare professionals can volunteer for one day, two days or all three days. We plan to see thousands of people in 3 days. You will have to register online at www.RAMUSA.Org.


  • To help in Buena Park Clinic every Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
  • To help in Anaheim Health Fair on May 29, 30 & 31 in Anaheim Convention Center. We will also need help to prepare sandwiches (for 1000 people per day) and may be lunch (for 500 people per day) at Jain Center for all three days.

For questions please contact Dr. Nitin Shah at 562-244-9035, nitinshahmd(at)gmail.com

Mahavir Janam Kalyank celebrations at Simi Valley Jain Temple

The Simi Valley Jain Mandir will be celebrating Mahavir Janam Kalyanak on April 5th -2015 between 5pm -7pm and have cordially invited the community for the same.

Vipin Vadecha
for the office of Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California

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