10.03.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 10.03.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/ Shibirs
  • Chaumasi Chaudas - 3/11
  • ACC/JCSC Health Fair - 3/12
  • First Shibir of 2017 - 3/18 - 19
  • Varshitap Prarambh, Shree Adinath Kalyanak
  • Raj Katha Shibir - 3/24 - 26
  • Other News

Ongoing Programs - Mar 2017





Start Time

Daily Ashtprakari Puja


 7:30 AM

Aarti-Mangal Divo


 8:15 PM


 7:30 PM


Daily in the morning


Chaudas Pratikraman

3/11(Chaumasi Chaudas Dev vandan at 2:30pm), 3/27

 6:30 PM (Weekday)
 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

JCYC, JSG Pathshala,
Adult Swadhyay, Sutra Class


 9:40 AM

Webcast By Respected Rakeshbhai Jhaveri


1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Weekly Evening Swadhyay

Every Monday To Thursday


Adhyatmasar Swadhyays


By Girishbhai
(8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)

14 Gunasthanak


 By Hasendrabhai
 (8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)

Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut


 By Rameshbhai
 (8.30 PM to 10:00 PM)

Yogshatak Swadhyays


By Girishbhai
(8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)




Life Time Tithis



  • Mar 24    Shah, Dilip & Pragna - Punyatithi of Manekben Shah
  • Mar 31    Salvi, Kirit & Rekha - Punyatithi of Savitaben Ambalal

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




  • Chaumasi Chaudas (Dev Vandan/Pratikraman) - Sat, 3/11 - 2:30 PM - Aradhana Hall
  • Medical Camp - Sun, 3/12 - 8.00 AM - 2.00PM - Main Hall
  • Adult Swadhyay Shibir - Sat-Sun, 3/18 - 19 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Aradhana Hall
  • Varshitap Prarambh - Tue, 3/21
  • Rushbhdev Kalyanak - Sat, 3/25 - 9.00 AM - 12.00 PM - Derasar
  • Navpadji Ayambil Oli - Mon-Tue, 4/3 - 4/11 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Dining Hall
  • Navpadji Puja - Sat, 4/8 - 9:00 AM -12:00 PM - Derasar
  • MJK Puja - Sun, 4/9 - 9:00 AM -12:00 PM - Derasar
  • Cultural Program/GBM - Sun, 4/9 - 2:00 PM - 5:00PM - Main Hall
  • Tapasvi Bahuman - Sun, 4/9            ----DO-------
  • Shrimad Bhakti - Sun, 4/16 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Aradhana Hall
  • Shimandharswami Puja - Sat, 4/22 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Derasar
  • Varshitap Parna - Sat, 4/29 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Main Hall





Dignitary Visits / Shibirs



  • Mar 18/19, 2017 - "The First Awakening" Shibir by Shri Girishbhai
  • Mar 24/26, 2017 - Raj Katha Shibir






Chaumasi Chaudas - March 11, 2017.



Jain people celebrate this festival three times in a year. Chaumasi Chaudas celebrated on the fourteenth day of Kartik, Falgun and Ashadh months.

Jain Community celebrates this festival with great joy and enthusiasm in all over country. They make it fabulous with religious acts and by worshiping the lord Mahaveera. 

People prepare themselves charming with colorful clothes and by adornment of houses. They also give some charity and donation on that day for earning the good Karma.

Chaumasi chaudas dev vandan will start at 2:30 pm followed by Pratikraman, on March 11, 2017.




ACC/JCSC 2017 Health Fair - Mar 12, 2017



Jain Center is holding the annual Health Fair on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Online Registration Starts on February 15, 2017

For Online registration, visit: www.jaincenter.net or www.anekant.net





First Shibir of 2017 -  March 18 - 19, 2017



Good news! We have scheduled our first Shibir of 2017 during the weekend of March 18-19, 2017 with Girishbhai at Aradhana hall of Jain center. There is no cost to Shibir and food is provided.

 Please Click Here to RSVP for "The First Awakening" (સ્વાનુભૂતિ ના આનંદ તરફ પ્રથમ ચરણ) Shibir" (મિથ્યાત્વ અને સમ્યકત્વ ની વ્યવહારૂ તેમજ સૈદ્ધાંતિક અને પ્રયોગાત્મક સરળ ભાષામાં સમજણ આપતી આ શિબિરનો લાભ લેવા આમંત્રણ.)




Varshitap Prarambh, Shri Adinath Kalyanak - Actual, March 21st, Observed March 25th, 2017.



Jain Center will celebrate Shree Adinath Janam and Diksha Kalyanak on Saturday, March 25.
Actual Kalyanak day and Varshitap Prarambh day is March 21st.
We hope that this auspicious day inspires our community and Sangh to start their Varshitap.

Program details are as follows for Saturday March 25th,2017:

9:00am - 10:00am: Snatrapuja with Nakro - $101 
10:00am - 12:30pm: Panch Kalyanak Puja with Nakro - $51 for each puja Followed by: Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shanti Kalash per Gheeboli
12:30pm - 2:00pm: Ekasana for sponsorship  (whole, partial or multiple sponsorship are accepted) 

Contact: Padma Shah at padmashah9@gmail.com






Raj Katha Shibir - Mar 24 - 26, 2017



On the auspicious occasion of celebration of 150th birth anniversary year of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji, Jain Center of Southern California is pleased to invite you to a 3 day Raj Katha shibir being held from Friday, March 24th to Sunday, March 26th. Swadhyaykar Atmarpit Rajuji from Dharampur, India, will conduct the sessions.

This is a wonderful opportunity to know many details about Param Krupalu Dev's life. In each session, Atmarpit Rajuji will reveal the treasure trove of Param Krupalu Dev’s numerous virtues through various incidents from His spiritually rich life.

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

To RSVP, please fill-out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/KHmhbAHWVAbeTTyZ2  by Sunday, March 19, 2017

Please contact Dilip Parekh at 310-721-5947 if you have any questions.





Tapasvi Bahumaan and Anumodana - Apr 9, 2017



JCSC is pleased to honor all Tapasvis who have done any of the following Tapsya during year 2016 -17.
This function will be held on on Mahavir Janm Kalyanak Day, April 9, 2017

The details are as follows:

  • When: On the day of MJK - Sunday, April 9,2017.
  • Where: Main Hall.

The following Tapsyas  qualify:

  1. Varshitap
  2. 99 Yatra of Sidhhchalji/Girnarji.
  3. Updhan Tap.

Please submit following information to Dr Mahendra Shah, as soon as possible.

  • Name:
  • Address:
  • Phone No:
  • Type of Tapsya:
  • Will attend: Yes/No.
  • If No, will any member of the family attend?
  • Give his/her details:

Contact:Dr Mahendra Shah at 714-757-9490 or e-mail at drmcshah@hotmail.com




Other News





                                                TRADITIONS  IN  INDIA

A unique opportunity to Study Nonviolence in India. International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) is currently accepting applications for three, four and six week study programs in India.
Application Deadline extended to March 15, 2017.

Jain Dharma/Religion originated in India several thousand years ago. An elder cousin of Buddhism, Jain dharma teaches a lifestyle rooted in the practice of unconditional nonviolence.  Its teachings inspired and influenced Mahatma Gandhi.
Students and scholars will learn about Jain traditions from learned scholars as well as practicing monks and nuns in India. The Program is designed for Undergraduate and Graduate students,Post-Doctoral Fellows, Full time Faculty and High School Teachers with an interest in the Jain Studies and Ahimsa (nonviolence).  The three, four  and six week long, stand alone and separate intensive courses in International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) 2017 will entail morning lectures, afternoon field trips, visits to some schools, time in a few ancient cities and meetings with Jain professionals, monks and  nuns.

For the last 12 years, every summer, ISSJS have been offered regularly in India. The number of participants has seen a steady increase every year. Nearly 86 scholars participated in ISSJS-2016 programs and  700 students and scholars from many universities and High Schools have participated in ISSJS programs so far. We are excited to be offering ISSJS in 2017. 

ISSJS is unique in that:

  • It is an experiential and India based program and makes India a classroom for the study of ahimsa /nonviolence, Jain, history culture and philosophy. 
  • The  program is highly subsidized.

Ø  ISSJS.2017-TFP  July 8-July 28, 2017;            Fee; $600 USD for school teachers
Ø  ISSJS.2017-4W   June 11–July 8,   2017;         Fee; $650 for undergrad and grad. students
Ø  ISSJS.2017-6W   June 11–July 22, 2017;         Fee; $750 for grad. students, PhD students,            Post-Docs and full time faculty***

Full-refund of program fee upon successful completion of 6 Week program only.
All program fees include boarding, lodging, course fee and program related travels in India. Visa, airfare and insurance related costs are not included.


  1. ISSJS.2017-TFP Flyer
  2. ISSJS.2017-4W Flyer
  3. ISSJS.2017-6W Flyer


For Program Details & Application, Questions? Contact Visit our website www.isjs.in






Kinal Modi
Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California

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