28.08.2015 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Published: 28.08.2015
Updated: 28.08.2015

Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | Aug - Sep 2015



Start Time

Daily Asthprakari Puja


 7:30 AM

Aarti-Mangal Divo


 8:15 PM


 7:30 PM


Daily in the morning


Chaudus Pratikraman

8/28, 9/12, 9/27

 6:30 PM (weekday)

 6:00 PM (weekend)

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

9/19 - First Saturday Of Lunar Month

 9:00 AM


Monthly Bhavna Bhakti

 8/28 (Led by Sadhvi Sanghmitraji), 9/25

 7:30 PM

JSG class in Gujarati

Every Sunday until Sept 6, 2015

 10.00 AM

Weekly evening Swadhyay

Every Mon - Thurs

No Swadhyay from 9/10 - 9/27

 8:30 PM

Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


 By Girishbhai

Choud Gunasthanak


 By Hasendrabhai

Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrut


 By Rameshbhai

Shri Yogshatak Granth


 By Girishbhai

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday - Thursday, Sept 10 - Sept 17 |  Paryushan - Shri Shrenikbhai Shah (Lectures in Gujarati)
  • Thursday - Thursday, Sept 10 - Sept 17 | Paryushan - Dr. Dicky Shah (9/10/15) and ​
    Harshadbhai Maniar (other days) ​ (Evening lectures in English)
  • Please view details about Paryushan and Das Lakshana 2015, including Gheeboli & Nakro items, in the ​email that was sent seperately.
  • Please RSVP as soon as possible for the events you will be attending using the following links. Your RSVP is extremely important in deciding how much food to order. We do not want people not to get enough food or throw away extra food. Please RSVP responsibly. We thank you in advance for doing your share.
    ​1. RSVP for Swami Vatsalya Dinner - Sep 12 (Sat) and Sep 13 (Sun)
    ​2​. RSVP for Ekasana - One registration per person
    3. RSVP for Das Lakshana
    ​- September 27 (Sun) Swamivatsalya Lunch​
    If you RSVP via the main / home webpage, then you will get a drop down box where you can select any of the 3 events.
  • Friday - Sunday, Sept 18 - Sept 27 | Das Lakshana - Smt Kusumben Jain.
  • Saturday - Sunday, Sept 19 - Sept 20 | Anushthan, 18 Abhisheks Of Private Idols - Shri Hiteshbhai

Life Time Tithis

  • 8/28  Shah, Mukundray & Nalini - For Naliniben Shah
  • 8/29 Shah Kaushal & Bhavi - For Budhendrabhai Shah
  • 9/06 Shah Harshad & Raksha-for Svamprabha & Ochhavlal Shah
  • 9/16 Gala Rajeev & Darshana-Punyatithi of Shital Gala(Daughter of Shantilal&Rajul Gala)
  • 9/20 Shah Jagrut & Darshana-Birthday of Mahika Shah
  • 9/23 Modi & Shah Family-Birthday of Nagindas Modi
  • 9/27 Shah Kaushal & Bhavi-for their sister Purviben Shah

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

  • Friday, Aug 28 & Sunday, Aug 30 | Bhakti & Swadhyay by Sadhvi Sanghmitraji.  Bhakti: Friday- 8pm to 10 pm. Swadhyay:  Sunday-10 am -12 noon.
  •  Thursday,Sept 10 -Thursday Sept 17 | Shri Shenikbhai Shah -for Paryushan Mahaparv
  •  Friday, Sept 18- Sunday Sept 27| Smt Dr Kusumben Jain for Das Lakshana Mahaparv
  • Saturday -Sunday, Sept 19 -20| Shri Hiteshbhai Shah-for Anusthan & 18 Abhisheks. 

Bhav Bhakti & Swadhyay By Sanghmitraji (August 28 & August 30, 2015)

JCSC presents following programs by Sanghmitraji under the auspicious guidance of
Acharya Shri Chandanaji of Veerayatan:
  • "Bhav Bhakti" on Friday, August 28 from 8 pm to 10 pm in Derasar.
  • "Swadhyay-Bhagvan Mahavir's Jivan Sutra" on Sunday, August 30 from 10 am-12 noon.
Please CLICK HERE for the flyer.

JCSC Presents Music Mantra Program By Kummarji Chatterjee - August 29, 2015

JCSC is very excited to present a unique audio-visual based Sangeet program on Jain Stavans & Mantra in different Ragas with fusion music by a well renowned artist from India, Kummar Chatterjee. Kummarji has previously performed at JCSC in 2012 and amazed everyone with his unique style. Recently Kummarji was awarded a Dharma Dhaja by International Jain Foundation and he has been invited to participate in the World Religious Conference later this year in Utah.
He has performed extensively not only in India but throughout the world and has entertained attendees of all ages. An artist of his caliber and accomplishments is very hard to find and we are very fortunate that he is available here for us to enjoy. Attached clips and articles along with his bio-data will give you some flavor of his work and accomplishments. Kummarji not only entertains but also promotes Jainism and the understanding of the deep meanings behind all Mantra and Stavans that we love so dearly.
This event is scheduled on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 8-11 pm in the main hall at the Jain Center. We hope that you will mark your calendar. We realize that it is a short notice and there may be conflicts with other planned events. However, this will be a program not to be missed. We sincerely hope that you will make every effort to attend. We guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
To put together a program like this, we need all kind of support from you including but not limited to financial support to pay for the cost of this event. We welcome sponsors and donations of any amount small and large. Any surplus collection after paying for all incurred costs will go to the Jain Center. We also need volunteers to plan, organize, promote and manage the event. Please come forward and provide the much needed help.

Please CLICK HERE to see the ​information about Dharma Dhaja
CLICK HERE for the You Tube Video link
Please feel free to call Virendrabhai Shah at 310-218-7979, Narendra Maniar at 562-761-3738 or Vipin Vadecha at 909-896-7618 to pledge any donations or to volunteer for this event.

Yoga Demonstration By Yogi Arun Tiwari (August 29, 2015)

Yoga Demonstration by Yogi Arun Tiwari on Saturday August 29th, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Yogi Arun Tiwari, a disciple of Shri Roopchandraji Maharaj, will have demonstration of yoga and it’s benefit. Last Year Jain Center needed to arrange a 2nd demonstration due to over whelming response and lots of request after his first demonstration. As many as 500 person filled the audience second time around. His Yoga teaching has lots of Physical and Medical benefit. Please let your near and dear one know. Due to the extremely busy schedule this would be the only on such demonstration at our center.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring Yoga mat or a towel if you plan to participate.

CLICK HERE for more information on Yogi Arun Tiwari.

Please contact Virendra Shah at 310-218-7979 or  virendra.shah[at]jaincenter.net for any further information.

JAYA Event - Picnic & Sports Day (August 30, 2015)

The next JAYA event is here!  On Sunday, August 30th, please plan to join the group for a Picnic / Sports Day at the Yorba Linda Regional Park in Anaheim.

The Picnic will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end around 4:00 p.m.  Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Again, this event is for JAYA MEMBERS ONLY(Ages 25-50) and their kids!

The committee has planned many exciting activities for adults and kids, so please be sure to bring the whole family. 

Pre-registration is only $15 for the entire family and the door price is only $20. So mark your calendars and plan to come.  We guarantee that it will be a lot of fun. 

Registration is now open. Please click on the link below to register and pay online.  Check off "Other" under "Other Donation Opportunities".  Also type JAYA picnic with the number of adults and children in the "Comment Section". We will only be accepting pre-registration through this link so please sign up here.        


If you have any questions about JAYA's next event, please contact us at Jaya.jcsc[at]gmail.com or call Kruti on 714-585-5981.

Wellness Challenge: Walk A Total Of 10 Miles

For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "walk a total of 10 miles.” On an average day, 30 percent of American adults walk for exercise and with good reason. Walking doesn’t require special equipment or athletic skills, yet it offers a host of health benefits - from helping you lose weight and lifting your mood to controlling diabetes and lowering your blood pressure. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.

Logassa Challenge

Contemplation of the soul - a key to Paryushan Parv and Das Lakshan. It is a time to reflect and involve ourselves in religious practices in every day affairs. It is a time to think, analyze and meditate as part of right conduct.

 There are six essential rites (Avashyak) interwoven with daily life of a pious Jain. The second essential is Chaturvimshati-Stav - praying and appreciating the qualities of the 24 Tirthankars. Devpuja, worship of the Tirthankars, covers Chaturvimsati-stava.

Logassa Sutra is the Chaturvimshati-Stav. When we recite the Logassa Sutra we are praising and admiring the qualities of Tirthankars, who have conquered their passions. We get motivated to overcome similar passions of anger, ego, deceit and greed. We appreciate the Tirthankars for showing us the path of liberation.

  Take the Logassa Challenge and be able to recite the Logassa Sutra. If you are having a tough time with memorization or pronunciation, try the Karaoke learning tool. There are many audio and visual tools on the JCSC website.

 Challenge yourself and others! Register today!

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest".

-  Benjamin Franklin 


Other News and Events

1) Anekant Community Center (ACC) Musical Masala Hungama

Phenomenal growth of Jain Center of Southern California made us realize in 2003 that we need another organization, a non-religious arm to do humanitarian activities and apply for grants for those activities and to attract matching funds from corporations. Recognizing the incredibly rich and complex nature of reality, Jains developed the concept of notion of the “Many-sidedness” or “Multiplicity of Views” (anekant) of existence. Thus Anekant Community Center (ACC) was created in 2005. ACC wishes to expand services beyond  race, religion, or country - A true Anukampa in practice.

All members of Jain Center of Southern California are also members of ACC.

We will celebrate 10th Anniversary on Saturday, 10th October, 2015 at  the Jain Center.

Glimpses of Activities by ACC:
  1. Health (local) - Annual free Health fairs at JCSC, Annual Anaheim Health Fair from 2007, free onsite dental services from 2012, 3 days in 2015. Health fairs for Sri Lankan, Zoroastrian, Bangla Deshi, Vietnamese and American communities. Health education on various topics like Diabetes, hypertension, heart attack etc. Cancer prevention services in India.
  2. Community Outreach - Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) provides meals on a regular basis, services sick people, visits seniors, organizes drives to collect and distribute school supplies, toys, clothing etc.
  3. Culture - Many cultural activities have been undertaken by ACC over the years to recognize local and international talents and to entertain community.
  4. Health (International) - multiple medical/surgical missions are undertaken by ACC in many countries including India, Zambia, South Africa, Malawi, Fiji, Jamaica etc. Annual Surgical camp for Hernia/Hydrocele was started in 2007 and was recognized in Limca book of records in 2012.   
How can you help?
  1. Do you have an idea for a humanitarian activity? You need help? Please bring it to ACC who will help with all aspects of your kind endeavor! 
  2. Volunteer in various activities of ACC.
  3. Donate and participate for the causes you believe in.
  4. Join the Board of ACC for governance
  5. Come, enjoy and learn more about ACC on 10th October Celebration!
Anekant Community Center is presenting a Musical Masala Hungama Program as part of their 10th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Jain Center, Buena Park.
Please consider supporting this organization that does selfless humanitarian Services to the needy and helpless around the world. 
Get Ready to enjoy an evening filled with Comedy, dances,songs and  dinner at Jain Center of Southern California on October 10th., 2015.  
Please CLICK HERE for the flyer.
Vipin Vadecha
for the office of Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California
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  1. Acharya
  2. Acharya Shri Chandanaji
  3. Anekant
  4. Anger
  5. Anukampa
  6. Avashyak
  7. Bhakti
  8. Bhavna
  9. Contemplation
  10. Das
  11. Das Lakshan
  12. Das Lakshana
  13. Deceit
  14. Derasar
  15. Dharma
  16. Ekasana
  17. Greed
  18. Gunasthanak
  19. JCSC
  20. Jaap
  21. Jain Center of Southern California
  22. Jainism
  23. Jaya
  24. Kummar Chatterjee
  25. Lakshan
  26. Lakshana
  27. Mantra
  28. Paryushan
  29. Pratikraman
  30. Puja
  31. Sadhvi
  32. Shrimad Rajchandra
  33. Snatra puja
  34. Soul
  35. Sutra
  36. Swadhyay
  37. Swami
  38. Tirthankars
  39. Vatsalya
  40. Veerayatan
  41. Yoga
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