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Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | Nov 2015




Start Time

Daily Asthprakari Puja


 7:30 AM

Aarti-Mangal Divo


 8:15 PM


 7:30 PM


Daily in the morning


Chaudus Pratikraman

11/24 (Chaumasi Chaudas)

 6:30 PM (weekday)

 6:00 PM (weekend)

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

12/12 - First Saturday of Lunar Month

  9:00 AM

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


 7:30 PM

JCYC/JSG/Pathshala/Adult Swadhyay


 9:40 AM

Weekly Evening Swadhyay

Every Mon,Tue &Thurs

 8:30 PM



Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


 By Girishbhai

Choud Gunasthanak


 By Hasendrabhai

Shri Yogshatak Granth


 By Girishbhai



Upcoming Events


  • Wednesday - Nov 25 | Pat Darshan(Actual), Shrimad Bhakti
  • Sunday - Nov 29 | Pat Darshan(Observed), General Body Meeting




Life Time Tithis


  • 11/18 Guruji Dr Anila - In memory of Dinesh Guruji.

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.




Kartiki Poonam & Pat Darshan (Actual Wed Nov 25, 2015 & Observed Sun Nov 29, 2015)


Kartiki Punam night is considered as the brightest full moon night in the whole year as the rainy season is supposed to end and night sky is all clear. This is the day to resolve to free oneself of basic instincts. 

In the rainy/monsoon season, all Acharya Bhagvants, Sadhus, Sadhvis, Munis etc stay at one place and do not travel for four months. This starts from Aso Sud Chaturdashi and ends on Kartik Sud Punam. After Kartik Punam, their vihar starts again to spread the knowledge of Principles of Jainism such as Truth, Ahinsa, Compassion etc. Thus Kartiki Punam has a big significance for all Jains.

We are going to have Kartiki Punam Celebration on two days as below.







Wed, 25th Nov, 2015


Pat Darshan in Aradhana Hall

(Kartiki Punam actual day)






Sunday, 29th Nov, 2015


Pat Darshan in Main Hall

(Kartiki Punam observed)


General Body Meeting



followed by Swamivatsalya


Swamivatsalya sponsorship $2,501​.

Please contact Dr. Mahendra Shah on drmcshah(at)hotmail.com ​, PH: 714-757-9490​ ​
​for sponsorship.




Param Krupaludev Shrimad Rajchandra Janamdin Bhakti - (Nov 25, 2015)


On the occasion of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandra Janma Din (Kartiki Purnima), we will have Bhakti in JCSC Aradhana Hall on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM.
The agenda is as follows:

1. Navkaar Mantra
2. Mangalacharan
3. Bhakti pads by Mumukshus
4. Kshamapana
5. Aarti
6. Mangal Divo
7. Aho Aho Shri Sadguru
8. He Param Krupalu Dev

If you would like to sing a bhakti pad, please let us know by Sunday November 15th., 2015 so that we can plan the program appropriately. Sorry for the late notice.
Please feel free to contact any one of the following if you have any questions.
Dilip Parekh @  3107215947 or dilipjparekh@gmail.com
Ashok Savla @ 6263724246 or ashoksavla630@yahoo.com
Nikhil Dhami @ 5626530313 or nikhil.dhami49@gmail.com
MaheshWadher @ 9093764027 or Mahesh.Wadher@gmail.com




A Prayer on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 26th, 2015


JCSC will observe Thanksgiving Day with Bhaktamara Stotra Paath.
Bhaktamara Stotra is the most famous of the Jain prayers.
It was composed by Acharya Manatunga. Bhaktamar stotra is gem of devotional Jain literature.

We pray that all the people of the world will avoid inflicting harm on animals
and fellow human beings and practice nonviolence and compassion.
We express our sorrow at the suffering of all the turkeys and other animals that have died. May peace and compassion grow in ourselves and extend to all around us.

Date & Time: Thursday, Nov 26th 2015, 9:00 AM
Venue: Aradhna Hall




Rajpad Shibir - (Nov 29 - Dec 4, 2015)


Jain Center of Southern California is pleased to invite you to a second 6 day Rajpad Shibir being held from Sunday, November 29 to Friday, December 4, 2015. Swadhyaykar Dr. Piyush Shah from Dharampur, India, will conduct the sessions.
The following Rajpads will be covered during the shibir:
1) Bina Nayan Pavey Nahi 
2) Jinvar Kahe Chhe Jnan
3) Brahmacharya Vishe Subhashit: Nirkhi ne nav youvana
4) Jada Ane Chaitanya 
5) Vairagya Bhavnao 
6) Bhakti no updesh: Shubh Shitaltamay 
7) Sarva Manya Dharma: Dharm tatva
The shibir session schedule is as follows:
Sunday, Nov 29th, 2015

  •    Session 1:   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  •    Dinner:        4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
  •    Session 2:   5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
  •    Break:         6:15 pm to 6:45 pm
  •    Session 3:   6:45 pm to 8:00 pm      

Monday, Nov 30th to Friday, Dec 4th, 2015

  •    Sessions 4 to 8:  8:30 pm to 10 pm 

Please RSVP by Sunday November 22nd, by using the form at: https://goo.gl/dAuUHO
For more information, please contact Dilip Parekh at 310-670-2943




Let’s Sign up for Kindness Ripples!


We have an opportunity for a 21-day Kindness Challenge. It is a virtual challenge hosted on Kindspring.

Starting Date - Saturday, Nov 21st

How does it work?
Click on this link and sign up. It will ask for an email address to join. Once you join, you will get an email for 21 days - one per day, encouraging you to do a simple act of kindness and think about yourself and your relationships … for example, be nice to a family member, call a friend you haven’t talked to in a while, appreciate someone working hard, listen to a loved one with patience …etc. Acts are simple, voluntary and self-driven … what you do, how you do it, or whether you do it for that matter... is entirely up to you.

Why we think it is a good idea:
Tune in the ripples of synergy, goodness, compassion and kindness that is within and around us. It is a very well designed  idea to inspire us all to be a little more compassionate, be a little more patient and kind to people around us at home and work. It is an opportunity to think about ourselves, our thoughts and our relationships.:)
Link to sign up - http://www.kindspring.org/challenge/join/744
Smiles, Ripples of Synergy




Wellness Challenge - Walk a Total of 12 Miles


For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging participants to "walk a total of 12 miles.” Walking is an exercise that people have enjoyed for centuries. It is safe, and the risk of injury or strain is lower than it is with other types of exercise. The cost involved in walking is low, because you just need a pair of comfortable shoes, or you may even walk barefoot. Walking for 10 minutes a day yields numerous benefits, and you can begin to experience these soon after you begin your walking routine.

Consult your health practitioner before beginning any exercise program to assure that you do not have health conditions or limitations that affect your ability to exercise safely. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.





Dr Mahendra Shah
for the office of Public Relations

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