09.12.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 09.12.2016
Updated on: 20.12.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/Shibir
  • Raj Pad Shibir - 12/5 - 12/11
  • Nomination for New Committee Members for JAYA 2017
  • Maun Ekadashi - 12/10
  • Snatra Puja at Valley Temple - 12/17
  • 18 Abhisheks Of Private Bhagwans - 12/18
  • Shri Parshvanath Kalyanak Puja - 12/24
  • Wellness Challenge
  • TCCOP & ACC Update

Ongoing Programs | Dec 2016






Start Time

Daily Ashtprakari Puja


 7:30 AM

Aarti-Mangal Divo


 8:15 PM


 7:30 PM


Daily in the morning


Chaudas Pratikraman

12/12, 12/28

 6:30 PM (Weekday)

 6:00 PM (Weekend)

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

12/3 (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

 9:00 AM

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


 7:30 PM

JCYC*, JSG Pathshala**,

Adult Swadhyay**, Sutra Class**



Weekly Evening Swadhyay

Every Tue & Wed


14 Gunasthanak


 By Hasendrabhai
 (8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)

Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut


 By Rameshbhai
 (8.30 PM to 10:00 PM)



  • Adhyatmasar Swadhyays on Mondays and Yogshatak Swadhyays on Thursdays will be suspended until Shree Girishbhai returns in Late January 2017 or Latest in February 2017. 
  • Scheduled Pathshala class of 12/11 as per calendar was moved to 11/20, so there is NO CLASS 12/11.



Life Time Tithis



  • 12/14 Shah,Dr Jaykumar & Ramilaben - Punyatithi of Lilaben Harilal Shah
  • 12/15 Jhaveri Kalpesh & Roopa family - Wedding Anniversary of their son - Harsh & Pooja

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




  • Maun Ekadashi - Dev Vandan - Saturday, Dec 10, 2016
  • Snatrapuja at Valley - Saturday, Dec 17, 2016
  • 18 Abhisheks of Private Idols (Bhagvans) - Sunday, Dec 18, 2016
  • Shri Parshwanath Janm/Diksha Kalyanak - Puja/Ekashana - Saturday, Dec 24, 2016




Dignitary Visits/Shibirs



  • Raj Pad Shibir by Swadhyaykar Smrittiji - Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2016




Nomination For New JAYA Committee Members For 2017



Jai Jinendra,

We are ready to end the year with our current JAYA (Jain Association of Young Adults) committee and would like to invite new members to come join in helping make JAYA a success for the upcoming year!!  We had an amazing 2016 year with successful events such as Bowling for a Charity, Desi Masti, Paruyshan (Swapna Ceremony) and the Diwali Mela!!! Our committee worked really hard this year to put these events together for our community and a special thanks to each and every one of them for all their hard work and dedication.  

Please see the attached application and apply to become a member of a wonderful committee that works hard to get the young adults to come together and help the Jain Center grow!! Please email us back your application by the end of December if you are interested!! 

Click here for JAYA Application





Raj Pad Shibir Announcement - Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2016



A  7 day Rajpad Shibir being held from Monday, December 5th to Sunday, December 11th. Swadhyaykar Smrittiji from Dharampur, India, will conduct the sessions.

The details of the Shibir topics:

1) Samanya Manorath - What type of goal or desires a SHRAVAK should have- along with 12 vrats what else is expected from a Shravak.
2) Hoth Aasava Parisava - How does an enlightened being SamyakDrashti do KARMA NIRJARA and tips as to how can we do that too.
3) Kaal Koi Ne Nahi Muke - Death is inevitable - this poem makes us aware of this fact - how and why people forget this and get engrossed in this world.
4) Panth Parampad Bodhyo - Parampad - Siddha pad what is this path? - Mokshmarag shu chhe - Ratnatray ni aaradhana means what?
5) Jadbhave Jad Pariname - all 6 dravyas being independent - how to apply in sadhana and do Bhedgnan - which leads to enlightenment 
In addition to above 5 sessions there are 
4 sessions on Ichhe Chhe Jogi Jan - the last poem of Param Krupalu dev - depicting what an ideal Sadhak should DESIRE on mokshmarag. The topics of each session are: 1) Sadhya 2) Sadhana 3) Sadhak 4) Siddhi 

Please CLICK HERE for the flyer giving all the details of the Shibir.

The Shibir session schedule is as follows:

Monday, Dec 5th to Friday, Dec 9th:
   Sessions 1 to 5:  8:30 PM to 10 PM

Saturday, Dec 10th: 
   Session 6:     10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
   Lunch:          11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
   Session 7:     01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
   Dinner:         04:00 PM to 04:45 PM
   Session 8:     05:00 PM to 06:00 PM

 Sunday, Dec 11th:
   Session 9:     10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

There is no cost to attend the Shibir. The lunch and dinner on Saturday are also free of charge.

Please fill out the RSVP form at: https://goo.gl/forms/ 0sVQohRITvi05qy33
Please contact Dilip Parekh at 310-721-5947 if you have any questions.




Maun Ekadashi & Dev Vandan - Dec 10, 2016



Maun Ekadashi: Saturday, Dec 10, 2016.

The festival of Maun Ekadashi (also known as Maun Agyaras) is an auspicious Jain festival 
which falls on the 11th day of the month Magshar (Magshar Sud 11). 
According to the English calendar, this year it falls on the 10th of December, 2016.
On this day 50 Kalyanaks in all the kshetras for the past, present and future Chauvishi  gives us 150 Kalyanaks to celebrate.
We will have Maun Ekadasi Dev Vandan at 9:30 am,on Saturady,Dec 10,2016.




Snatra Puja At Valley Hindu Temple - Dec 17, 2016



Snatrapuja at Valley, Saturday, Dec 17, 2016.

On Behalf of all Jain devotes we would like to invite the entire Sangh for “Snatra Puja " at the Valley Hindu Temple

  • Day/Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016,10:30 am.
  • Venue: Valley Hindu Temple, 18700 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA.

The Puja will start at 10:30 am and followed by Swamivatsalya (Lunch).

Please RSVP to getnirmaljain@hotmail.com or manishkj@gmail.com 





18 Abhisheks of  Private Bhagwans - Dec 18, 2016



JCSC is pleased to announce the 18 Abhisheks Pujan for Private Bhagwans on Sunday, Dec 18, 2016

The details are as follows:
Day/Date/Timings: Sunday, Dec,18, 2016
                               Sntrapuja at 09:00 AM - Nakro $ 101.
                               18 Abhishek Pujan -10:00 AM

Venue: Derasar.

Vidhikar                : Ashokbhai Sanghvi

Nakro: $101 for one spot. Gheeboli for Shihasan Bhagvan.
                                 Gheeboli for Suryadarshan & Chandradarshan.

Samgri: Will be provided by JCSC.

Requirement: Puja clothes.

Lunch: 12:30 pm.

Please RSVP ASAP and register so that we can make proper arrangements.

Contact Ketan Parekh at ketanraj@sbcglobal.net or on 1(714) 299-6789





Shri Parshvanath Janm / Diksha Kalyanak Puja - Dec 24, 2016



JCSC will be having Shri Parshvanath Kalyanak Puja and Ekashana  on Saturday, Dec 24, 2016

Snatra Puja - 9:30 AM on wards, Nakro $101
Parshvnath Kalyanak Pujas  (total 8 pujas) - Each Puja Nakro $51
Ekashana - 12:30 PM on wards, sponsorship available.

  • For Snatra Puja and Kalyanak Pujas participation contact Padma Shah at 714 932 0756
  • For Ekasana sponsorship (full - $501 or partial) contact Geeta Khona at 714 872 7283

1) Posh Dashami
2) Magshar Vad Nom, Dasam, Agiyaras - 22nd, 23rd, 24th, Dec, 2016
(Margashirsha Krishna Navmi, Dashmi, Ekadashi)

Jain Center request to observe Parswanath Kalyanak (Posh Dasami) as follows:


Vad Nom (9)
Krishna(K) Navmi

Posh Dasam Aradhna starts 


Vad Dasam (10)
K Dashmi

23rd Shree Parshvnath

Janam Kalyanak 


Vad Agiyaras (11)
K Ekadashi

23rd Shree Parshvnath

Diksha Kalyanak





Wellness Challenge - Do a Total Of 3 Hours Of Yoga



For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to "get a physical exam or a health screening." For some people, having an annual physical examination is a source of reassurance that they're as healthy as they feel. Others see it as an alarm system, to catch health problems before they become serious. The value of the routine annual exam has been debated recently, but it remains a cherished tradition among many doctors and patients. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.





TCCOP & ACC Update



Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) November 2016 Update
ACC (Anekant Community Center)

Our efforts of serving the community is continuing with your gracious support. We added few more projects this year and have had very good support from the community.

We are continuing our routine of serving weekly breakfasts and monthly dinners, providing groceries, and visiting lonely patients.
We want to thank our sponsors for last month:
1. Hansa & Keerti Shah (Chicago)
2. Minal & Sanjay Shah
3. Rina & Chetna Patwa
4. Sachi & Sailesh Jain
5. Dipali & Ketan Vora for Dinner at Long Beach Church..
6. Jayshree la for donating a pallet of grocery to Giving Children Hope organization.
7. Sejal & Bindesh Shah for providing grocery to GCH for students.
8. Former JCYC student and Minal & Sanjay shah for sandwiches to LA Downtown Mission for homeless.

We can help you celebrate yours or other family member's birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions meaningfully, by sponsoring an event in their honor! Also, 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:








Kinal Modi
Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California

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