15.07.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 15.07.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/Shibirs
  • Bhakti on Guru Purnima - 7/20
  • Bhavna Bhakti during Paryushan
  • Applied Faith Of Lord Mahavir by Shri Girishbhai - 7/23-24
  • Wellness Challenge
  • Other News & Events

      Ongoing Programs | July 2016







      Start Time

      Daily Ashtprakari Puja


       7:30 AM

      Aarti-Mangal Divo


       8:15 PM


       7:30 PM


      Daily in the morning


      Chaudus Pratikraman

      7/18 (Chaumasi Chaudas - Dev Vandan 2.30 pm)

       6:30 PM (week day)

       6:00 PM (weekend)

      Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

      (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

       9:00 AM

      Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


       7:30 PM

      JSG (No Pathshala class until October 1st)

      Every Sunday: Gujarati class till Oct 1st

      10:00 AM




      Weekly Evening Swadhyay

      Every Mon,Tue & Thu


      Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


       By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)

      14 Gunasthanak


       By Hasendrabhai
      (8.30 to 10.00 PM)

      Shri Yogshatak Granth^^


       By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)

      • NOTE: There will be no Pathshala class till 10/1






      Life Time Tithis




      • 7/17  Chheda, Vijay & Madhu  -  For Panbai Dharshi Chheda
      • 7/24  Shah, Dr Nitin & Krina  -  Punyatithi of Kevin Prakash Ghandhi
      • 7/27  Shah, Abhaybhai (Jigar Shah)  -  Punyatithi of Jitendrabhai Harilal 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, questions or any pledges.





      Upcoming Events




      • Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti | July 20, 2016
      • Shibir by Shri Girishbhai | July 23-24, 2016.
      • Neminath Janm Kalyanak | August 7, 2016.
      • Paryushan Mahaparv | August 29 - September 5, 2016 
      • Tapasvi Parna | September 6, 2016
      • Das Laxna Mahaparv | Sept 6-15, 2016






      Dignitary Visits/Shibirs




      • Saturday - Sunday, July 23rd - 24th: Shibir by Shri Girishbhai 
      • Monday - Monday, August 29th - Sept 5th: Paryushan Mahaparv - Shri Dhirajlal Pandit.
      • Friday - Sunday, September 16th - 18th: Lectures by Smt Taralaben Doshi.







      Bhakti on Guru Purnima - July 20, 2016




      On occasion of Guru Purnima, we will have Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandra Bhakti in JCSC Aradhna Hall on Wednesday July 20, 2016 from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

      1. Navkar 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

      In order to participate, please let us know the bhakti pads no later than July 15, 2016 so that we can plan the program appropriately.

      Please feel free to contact any one of the following:

      • Mahesh Wadher  @  909-376-4027      Mahesh.Wadher@gmail.com
      • Dilip Parekh       @ 310-721-5947        dilipjparekh@gmail.com 
      • Ashok Savla       @ 626-372-4246       ashoksavla630@yahoo.com 

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






      Bhavna Bhakti During Paryushan




      JCSC is inviting members’ participation for Paryushan Bhavna Bhakti for the evenings of Monday, August 29th through Thursday, September 1st. Participants will be assigned to a group and the group will practice singing Stavans in chorus. All Stavans will be sung with the chorus on these days. 

      Please contact either Ramilaben Shah or Pramodbhai Shah by July 12th, 2016 for your participation. The Bhavna Bhakti Committee will notify participants of the practice schedule, general instructions and available musicians. 

      Paryushan Bhavna Bhakti Committee: 






      ભગવાન મહાવીરનો આચાર ધર્મ યાને ક્રિયા અને જ્ઞાનનો સમન્વય Applied Faith of Lord Mahavir by Shri Girishbhai - July 23 - 24, 2016




      Shri Girishbhai will be conducting a Shibir on July 23 - 24, 2016 and the topic is 
      ભગવાન મહાવીરનો આચાર ધર્મ  (ક્રિયા અને જ્ઞાનનો સમન્વય) 
      The schedule for the Shibir is as follows:

      ભગવાન મહાવીરનો આચાર ધર્મ 
      (ક્રિયા અને જ્ઞાનનું સમન્વય)

      Shibir at JCSC (July 23-24, 2016)




      10-12 am

      Session 1

      Session 4

      12-1 pm



      1-3 pm

      Session 2

      Session 5

      3-3:30 pm

      Tea break

      Tea break

      3:30-5:30 pm

      Session 3

      Session 6

      5:30-6:30 pm


      Dinner - finish

      ભગવાન મહાવીર દેવનો આચાર ધર્મ (ક્રિયા અને જ્ઞાનનું સમન્વય): July 23-24, 2016






      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.






      Other News & Events




      1) 2017 JAINA Convention - June 30 - July 4, 2017

      The JAINA Executive Committee, JAINA Convention 2017 Convener, Gunvant Shah and its Board Members are excited to take this opportunity to invite you, your immediate and extended family members, friends and the Jain community around the world to join highly anticipated JAINA Convention 2017. It will be held at the NJ Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ from Friday June 30, 2017 to Tuesday July 4, 2017. 

      For the first time in JAINA history, the convention will be held for 5 days to help you get the most out of this exciting event. Please register early as we expect a record setting number of attendees and the space is limited. Registration will start on August 15, 2016. 
      We are planning to invite many learned scholars and high profile speakers from both within and outside of our community. Please share this invitation with anyone that would enjoy a wide variety of religious, cultural and social programs. This will be a unique opportunity -- we hope to see you there! 

      A convention board consisting of the following members is already in place and plans are being developed for a memorable event:

      Gunvant Shah

      Ashok Domadia
      JAINA President
      San Francisco, CA

      Atul Shah
      Youth Programs
      Chicago, IL

      Devang Shah

      Dilip Punatar
      Facility & Daytime Programs
      Dayton, OH

      Dilip Shah
      Philadelphia, PA

      Harshad Shah

      Jayesh Sanghavi
      Marketing & PR
      Houston, TX

      Kalpana Gandhi
      Long Island, NY

      Purvin Vakharwala
      YJP & Jain Milan
      Atlanta, GA

      Snehal Shah

      Vijay Kothary
      Booths & Exhibition
      Atlanta, GA

      Please mark your calendar.
      Please CLICK HERE for JAINA Convention Logo Design Contest Rules.
      Please CLICK HERE for JAINA Convention 2017 Flyer.


      2) Useful Information on Girnar

      Tuesday, July 12, 2016 -  Ashadh Sud 8 was Shri Neminath Bhagwan's Nirvan Kalyanak. On this auspicious day Shri Neminath Prabhu went to Moksha from the 5th Shikhar located on the mountain of Girnar. 

      We have attached few pages from "Sau Chalo Girnar Jaiae"; a book written by Shri Hemvallabh M.S.  These few pages highlights the importance of Girnar that most of us are unaware of. 
      Spending less than 10 minutes to read these facts might inspire and bring many positive things to the reader.For those who cannot do Girnar Yatra in person one thing you can do is set aside an hour, detach from all distractions and do a 'Bhav Yatra" by watching this video that takes you to Girnar virtually, in addition to other rituals you might be doing on the Kalyanak days.

      1) Girnar Bhav Yatra -  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6tTVyiHX528b9eWVMzEytg-rrTDuhtgX  
      2) Girnar 99 Prakari Pooja CD    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r0erqssixzrp99g/AABHMaTuhk47Zgp4HPaA0Nsia?dl=0   

      This Pooja is written by Shri Hemvallabh M. S.  It includes lot of details and history about Girnar. Listening to it with closed eyes without interruptions will take you really close to Girnar no matter where you are!!!!

      Please CLICK HERE for the book "Chalo Girnar Jaiye"

      Girnar Bhavyatra, Audio CD and Books  is produced by Girnar Mahatirth Vikas Samiti.
      Sahasavan Kalyanak Bhumi Tirthodhhar Samiti - Junagadh.
      Book to PDF curtsy of Jainlibrary.org
      Additional links/Info:

      1) Girnar is located in Junagadh, Gujarat, India (https://goo.gl/maps/f29LWHF5fEs
      2) Nearest Airport is Rajkot, Gujarat, India (RAJ).  https://goo.gl/maps/5xizJM2WWw52  
      3) Girnar on Wiki  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girnar_Jain_temples  
      4) Google maps https://goo.gl/maps/yAAqf9CPCsr 

      3) Invitation from the Jain Society Of San Diego
      JSSD are very excited to invite LA Sangh to the 5 Year Anniversary of our Jain Center as well as Shikhar / Dhwaj / Kalash Pratishtha Mahotsav.

      The celebration is scheduled from August 5th - 7th, 2016 and Shri Shrenikbhai will be performing the Rituals and Vidhis. 

      Please Click the link below for the Invitation and RSVP:


      Please contact us at ec@jssd.org if you have any questions.

      4) Jain Teerth Atlas Link
      Please CLICK HERE for the Jain Teerth Atlas which will help you to explore different Teerth Sthals.







      Kinal Modi
      Public Relations
      Jain Center of Southern California

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