15.04.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 15.04.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/Shibirs
  • Navpad Ayambil Oli, 4/14-22
  • Mahavir Janm Kalyanak Puja & Cultural Program, 4/24
  • Tap Anumodana & Tapasvi Recognition, 4/24
  • Bhakti On Param Krupaludev, 4/27
  • Heritage Seminar, 5/1
  • Wellness Challenge
  • Other News & Events

                      Ongoing Programs | April - May 2016




                      Start Time

                      Daily Ashtprakari Puja


                       7:30 AM

                      Aarti-Mangal Divo


                       8:15 PM


                       7:30 PM


                      Daily in the morning


                      Chaudus Pratikraman

                      4/21 5/5, 5/20

                       6:30 PM (weekday)

                      Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

                      5/7 (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

                       9:00 AM

                      Monthly Bhavna Bhakti

                      4/29, 5/27

                       7:30 PM


                      Tatvarthadhigam Sutra Swadhyay

                      4/17, 5/29

                      4/17, 5/29

                       9:40 AM

                      10:00 AM to 12:15 PM
                        By Girishbhai

                      Webcast of Discourses on Shrimad Rajchandra's Vachanamrut

                      4/17, 5/29

                       1:00 to 4:00 PM
                      Aradhana Hall
                      By Rakeshbhai Jhaveri

                      Weekly Evening Swadhyay

                      Every Mon,Tue,Wed & Thu


                      Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


                       By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)

                      14 Gunasthanak


                       By Hasendrabhai
                      (8.30 to 10.00 PM)

                      Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut 


                       By Rameshbhai 
                      (8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)

                      Shri Yogshatak Granth 


                       By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)



                      Life Time Tithis


                      • 4/21 Jain Surendra and Kala - Punyatithi of Pookhraj Poonamchand
                      • 4/25 Jhaveri Kalpesh and Roopa - For Rashmikant & Kishoriben Jhaveri
                      • 4/25 Udani Neeta - For Dr Vikram Udani
                      • 4/26 Modi and Shah family - Punyatithi of Kamlaben Nagindas Modi
                      • 4/26 Shah Kaushal and Bhavi - For their mother Shakuntalaben Shah
                      • 4/28 Shah Dinesh and Geetaben - For punyatithi of Geetaben & birth day of Alka D Shah


                      Send a photograph of your loved one to Kinal Modi at kinalmodi12@yahoo.com. Please contact Ketan Parekh at Ketan.Parekh@JainCenter.net for information or questions.




                      Upcoming Events


                      • Ayambil Oli | April 14 - 22, 2016
                      • Mahavirswami Janma Kalyanak - Actual | April 19, 2016
                      • Mahavir Janma Kalyanak | April 24, 2016
                      • Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti | April 27,  2016
                      • Simandharswami Kalyanak | May 7, 2016
                      • Akhatrij Varshitap Parna | May 9, 2016
                      • JCSC Anniversary Celebrations | May 13 - 15, 2016
                      • Gautamswami Diksha Kalyanak | May 21, 2016




                      Dignitary Visits/Shibirs


                      • Friday - Saturday, May 6th - 7th: Lecture - Shri Vasant Vijayji Maharaj
                      • Friday - Sunday, May 13th - 15th: Anniversary Celebration - Shri Niravbhai Sanghavi
                      • Friday - Sunday, June 18th - 19th: Lecture by  Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri




                      Navpad Ayambil Oli - April 14 - 22, 2016


                      One of the most auspicious religious festivals is soon approaching on Thursday April 14th through Friday,April 22nd,2016 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. 

                      9:30am onwards: Navpadji Puja on Saturday, April 16,2016

                      We hereby present you an opportunity to sponsor the upcoming 9 days of Ayambil Oli. Sponsorship opportunities are as follows:  

                      • $250 for each weekday Ayambil Sponsorship 
                      • $500 each for Saturday and Sunday Ayambil Sponsorship 
                      • $101 for Snatrapuja 
                      • $51 for Puja (Total of 9 available) 
                      • Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shahti Kalash per Ghee boli. 

                      Grocery purchases, cooking, serving and cleaning for the entire Oli will be done by Jain Center volunteers and part-time hired help. We encourage all members to come forward and sponsor this auspicious occasion. As per our policy we shall try and accommodate as many sponsors as possible.
                      Please sign up on sign board which day you are going to do Ayambil, this will help us for proper management.  

                      Please contact:  

                      • Savita Mehta on (714) 898-3156 or at  savitamehta@msn.com
                      • Padma Shah (for Puja matters) on 714-670-7854 or at padmashah9@gmail.com 




                      Mahavir Janm Kalyanak Puja, Ekasana, Cultural Program General Body meeting - April 24, 2016


                      According to the lunar calendar, Bhagvan Mahavir was born on Chaitra Sud 13 which is on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. We will celebrate the same on actual day (4/19) with Sntrapuja, Aarti, Mangal divo and Shanti Kalash. We will celebrate with Snatrapuja, Mahavirswami Panch Kalyanak Puja & Cultural Program,on Sunday, April 24th,2016

                      The program will be as follows:

                      •  9:00am - 10:00am Snatra Puja (with Nakro of $101) 
                      • 10:00am - 12:30pm Shree Mahavirswami Panch Kalyanka Puja (Total of 5 Pujas)
                      • Each puja with nakro of $51. Gheeboli will be conducted for Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash. 
                      • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Ekasana 
                      • 2:00pm - 5:30 pm Children's Cultural Program and General Body Meeting,Updhan Tapsvi & 99 Yatra Tapasvi recognition. 
                      • 5:30pm - 7:00 pm Swamivatsalya Dinner

                      Please note that dinner will be served till 7:00 PM so that everyone can finish dinner before sunset and avoid  Ratri Bhojan.

                      Please RSVP ahead of time so we can make necessary arrangements. A separate email will be sent for RSVP.

                      Full or partial sponsorship of Ekasanas or Swamivatsalya Dinner, are welcome.
                      Sponsorships: Ekasana $501, Swamivatsalya Dinner $3,101

                      Please contact:

                      • Padmaben Shah (for Puja matters) on 714-670-7854 or at padmashah9@gmail.com
                      • Geetaben Khona (for sponsorship) on 714-872-7283 or at gkhona@gmail.com




                      Tap Anumodana & Tapasvi Recognition - April 24, 2016


                      JCSC is pleased to announce Tap Anumodna and Tapsvi recognition on 24th April,2016, during Mahavir Janm Kalyanak celebration.You and your family are cordially invited.

                      The criteria of Tap and other details are as follows:

                      • Tap - Updhan Tap-either 45 days,35 days,28 days or 18 days.
                      • 99 yatra of Shatrunjay,Palitana.
                      • Duration-during your stay in California under JCSC umbrella.

                      Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016 during cultural program on MJK day.
                      Time: About 3:30 pm
                      Venue: Cultural Hall.

                      Details required to be submitted:

                      • Name:
                      • Age:
                      • Type of Tap:
                      • When:
                      • Address, ph.no,e-mail add:
                      • Will attend: Yes () No ()
                      • Remarks:

                      Please contact Dr. Mahendrabhai Shah on drmcshah@hotmail.com,
                      Phone: 714-757-9490 for any question or further information

                      Updhan Tap


                      Updhan Tap is one of the most wonderful and holy Tap in Jainism. In this Tap, Jain follower needs to live with Jain Sadhu/Sadhvi. This Tap lasts for 45 days, if you are doing it for the first time, 35 days if for second time and 28 days for the third time. 
                      You can start with 18 days tap to be eligible for Navkar mantra recitation.

                      During this Tap, Tapasvis need to have Two Fast (Chhath), Fast (Upvas), Half Fast (Ekasanu), Biyasanu or Aayambil. 

                      Along with Fast and other things, they have to do some more Kriyas of Jainism  eg Two times Pratikaman, Vandana and more. Tapasvi's need to wake up by 3:30 AM in the morning and can sleep by 10:00 PM.

                      99 Yatra of Shatrunjay Giriraj Mahatirth, Palitana.

                      Palitana is considered to be an eternal pilgrimage.Thousands and lakhs of souls embraced "Samadhi"- death - Mahanirvana. Of the 24 Tirthanksrs, 22 tithankars enhance the glory of this pilgrimage by blessing it with their touch. Lord Rishabhdev visited this pilgrimage 99 times,which itself is an inspiration for the followers of Jainism to do "Navanu Yatra". With every Yatra day you have to perform Navannu Yatra Vidhi.

                      We have spiritually recognized tapsvis of 99 Yatra of Shatrunjay,by 99 prakari puja in derasar with each puja to Tapsvi before.This time we will recognize other than them with physical recognition on 24th April,2016.We request only those tapsvi who were not recognized before to send their information.




                      Bhakti On Param Krupalu Dev's Deh Vilay Din - April 27, 2016


                      Jai Jinendra,
                      To commemorate Para​m KrupaluDev Shrimad Rajchandraji's ​Dehvilay Din - Chaitra Vad Pancham, we will have Bhakti on Wednesday April 27th, 2016 from 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM.

                      The Program will be as follows:

                      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 you want to take by no later than Thursday April 14th, 2016, so that we can plan the program appropriately.

                      ​Please feel free to contact any one of the following if you have any questions.

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




                      Heritage Seminar - May 1, 2016


                      JCSC, Anekant Community Center & Indian American Senior Heritage proudly announce, " HERITAGE SEMINAR # 6". The topic will be "Heart Disease And Heart Attack in the South Asian Community", with a special emphasis on Prevention and Treatment options.

                      • When: Sunday, May 1, 2016
                      • Time: 1.30 PM to 5.00 PM
                      • Where: Jain Center Auditorium 


                      8032 Commonwelth Avenue
                      Buena Park, CA 90621

                      CLICK HERE for the flyer of the event

                      For any further questions please contact:


                      • Dr Gunvant Mehta MD on 714 318 7785
                      • Dr Jayesh Shah MD on 626 357 9888




                      Wellness Challenge - Eat Atleast 1 Serving Of Leafy Green Vegetables Everyday


                      For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "eat at least 1 serving of leafy green vegetables daily.” Working out regularly to get a fitter body is a must, but you also need a healthy diet if you want the best results. A balanced and nutritious eating plan is important for all-around health, but there are specific foods that work harder to help you get fit. When you read about superfoods, you might think about foods that are highly nutritious and keep disease at bay. These are often validated claims, but superfoods can also help  you in other ways. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.




                      Other News & Events


                      1) Bhakti Program at Irvine Mandir - April 16, 2016

                      There will be a Bhakti Program at the Irvine Temple on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
                      Please attend and make use of this auspicious activity.

                      CLICK HERE for the flyer.

                      2) Invitation from Ahimsa Center Of Cal Poly Pomona - April 23, 2016

                      Please join us for Ahimsa Center's annual public lecture on Saturday, April 23. This lecture is named after Girish and Datta Shah and will be delivered by Gene Baur.  

                      The topic is Ahimsa for Our Plate and the Planet.  It will be held on our campus at 5:00 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor Room and will be followed by reception at 6:30 pm.

                      For details about speaker bio, description of the talk, and directions to event, please visit:


                      RSVP to: ahimsacenter(at)cpp.edu

                      For any further questions or information please contact:
                      Tara Sethia, Ph.D.
                      Professor, History Department
                      Director, Ahimsa Center
                      Cal Poly Pomona
                      Pomona, CA 91768
                      (909) 869-3868





                      Kinal Modi
                      for the office of Public Relations

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