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Posted: 04.09.2015

Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | 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

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


 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.
  • Friday - Sunday, Sept 18 - Sept 27 | Das Lakshana - Smt Kusumben Jain.

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)
               http://jaincenter.org/rsvp.php?event_id=146 ​

           ​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.

Thursdays (8AM to 12 Noon) are street cleaning days on Los Robles Avenue.
Also do not park in RED, white or green zones. Please follow all parking regulations. ​​Please ​follow the signs and do not park whe​re​ prohibited. 

  • Saturday, Sept 19th, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM - Monthly Snatrapuja and Asthaprakari Puja with detail explanation.   Well known Vidhikar and Scholar Shree Hiteshbhai Shah will give detail explanation and understanding of Asthaprakari Puja. It would be a great opportunity for all to understand the meaning and purpose of all Pujas we perform.

Nakro for Snatrapuja (not including Asthaprakari Puja)- $101

Puja will be followed by Swamivatsalya lunch.

  • Sunday,Sept 20th | 18 Abhishek of Private Idols -- 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm,

followed by Swamivatsalay dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
    Nakaro $ 101 
    To  participate in 18 Abhishek​s, contact 
    Ketan Parekh  at 714 299 6789ketan.parekh(at)jaincenter.net or 
     Kinal Modi at 714 290 9981kinal.modi(at)jaincenter.net




Life Time Tithis


  • 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


  •  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 Anushthan & 18 Abhisheks.




Jain Chair At UCI: An Opportunity to Sponsor Temple of Eductaion (Gyan Mandir) in Southern California


The generous donation of $ 1 Million from families of Drs. Jasvant and Meera Modi and Mr. Rajesh (Raju) and Mrs. Neeta Shah of Los Angeles have offered us a once in a lifetime unique opportunity to join hands and be part of building a Temple of Education at University of California, Irvine.
We have built many and continue to build more Temples of Worship (Jain Temples) in North America. The time has come to build Temples of Education (Gyan Mandir) as well.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela. “Nahi Gyanen Saadrisham Pavitram jha vidhyate (Nothing is more sacred than the education)”
This is the time when Jain Principles of Ahimsa, Anekantvad and Aparigrah are most needed by the citizens of the world.
We are fortunate to have been able to establish Professorships and Centers for Jain Studies at several Universities in North America. To further Jain education to mainstream Americans Dr. Modi and Mr. Shah’s families have signed “Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies” in the School of Humanities of a prestigious University of California, Irvine on 12th August, 2015. We believe this is the First Chair in Jain studies in North America. 
The endowed Chair is funded with $ 2 million of which the donors contribute $ 1.5 Million and UC President as a matching donation provides $ 500,000. For Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies $ 1 M funds are pledged as follows: Drs. Jasvant and Meera Modi $ 750,000 and Mr. Rajesh (Raju) and Mrs. Neeta Shah $ 250,000. For the balance of $ 500,000 community members have been offered a unique opportunity to help raise the funds and be an active participant in this lifetime opportunity. In the meanwhile, the Modi and Shah families have graciously provided a warranty to UCI for the entire $ 1.5 M as required for the endowed chair commitment.  The annual interest in the endowment provides resources in perpetuity for faculty salary, teaching, research and related activities.
Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC), Jain Center of Los Angeles (JCLA) and JAINA have very kindly agreed to help raise the balance of $ 500,000 donations for this cause. This offers all of us a lifetime chance to participate and engrave our contribution towards the chair. Please keep in mind the following points while you consider donations:
1.    Your donation will stay in perpetuity (Forever as only interest will be used by UCI)
2.    You will have two years to fulfill your pledge (by Paryusan 2017)
3.    UCI will place the name of donors who give $ 5000 and more on the plaque in School of Humanities that will remain forever.
4.    You will donate to JCSC, JCLA or JAINA and get the Tax deduction.
5.    JCSC and JCLA will forward your donation (write checks) to UCI Foundation.
No amount is small, every dollar counts, Ladies and Gentlemen we are looking forward to everyone’s participation.
Please contact Dr. Nitin Shah (562 244 9035), Yogesh Shah (714 936 5300), Dr. Jasvant Modi (213 999 7011), Raju Shah (213 820 5400), Virendra Shah (310 218 7979), Dilip Shah (215 868 0381), Ashok Domadia
(510 364 7939), Mahesh Wadher (909 376 4027) or Sulekh Jain (832 594 8005) if you have any questions for your pledge.




Wellness Challenge: Do Not Eat After Sunset


For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "avoid eating food after sunset.” Consuming food, water etc. at night is strictly prohibited in the Jain Dharma. There are many reasons for this prohibition. The germs and microbes that disappear when there is sunlight do not really get destroyed; they take shelter in shadowy places and after the sunset, they enter and pervade the atmosphere. These microbes are invisible to the naked eye, get into our food. Consuming this kind of food will lead to killing of these germs and bacteria’s which in turn will lead to our ill health. 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 10, 2015.

Please CLICK HERE for the flyer.

2) Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) Update
     ACC (Anekant Community Center)

Our efforts of serving the community is continuing with your gracious support.
We are continuing our weekly routine of serving breakfast and monthly dinners, providing groceries, and visiting lonely patients.We have also started serving  breakfast to Monental Health Association of Orange County once a month. 
There will be a CPR and First Aid Training Class on October 3rd from 9:00 AM thru 12:00 Noon. We will be open for registeration for this program during Paryushan Parva.
We would like to thank our sponsors from last month:

1. Padma & Shirish Seth
2. Kamini & Pramod Shah
3. Rekha & Keerit Salvii
4. Pallavi Shah
5. Kokila & Bipin Mehta
6. Mrunali & Vishal Mehta for a Pallet of food for needy children to Giving Children Hope.
7. Mradulla & Suren  Shah for providing grocery for Buena Park Shelter.
8. Renu & Dilip Shah for sponsoring Dinner at Long Beach Church.
9. Anonymous for providing Breakfast and needed items for Mental Health Association Santa Ana.

We can celebrate yours or other family member's birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special occasion meaningfully by sponsoring an event or if you want to help us in any of our projects please contact us.

Thank you in advance for your contributions. 

Please call 714-856-4256 or contact any of us at the following:
Smita Doshi: smitadoshi@gmail.com<mailto:smitadoshi(at)gmail.com>
Sachi Jain:sachijain311@gmail.com<mailto:sachijain311(at)gmail.com>
Darshna Shah: dshsh50@gmail.com<mailto:dshsh50(at)gmail.com>
Jayana Shah: jsdesigner@cox.com<mailto:jsdesigner(at)cox.com>
Prafulla Shah: prafullashah@hotmail.com< >mailto:prafullashah@hotmail.com





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

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