24.03.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 24.03.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/ Shibirs
  • Varshitap Prarambh, Shree Adinath Kalyanak
  • Wellness Challenge Agenda
  • Raj Katha Shibir - 3/24 - 26
  • Navpadji Aayambil Oli - 4/3 - 11
  • Shree Mahavir Janm Kalyanak, Ekashana, Cultural Program - 4/9
  • Tapasvi Bahuman & Anumodana - 4/9
  • Shri Simandhar Swami Janm Kalyanak - 4/22
  • Varshitap Parnas - 4/29
  • TCCOP & ACC Update


      Ongoing Programs - Mar - Apr, 2017





      Start Time

      Daily Ashtprakari Puja


       7:30 AM

      Aarti-Mangal Divo


       8:15 PM


       7:30 PM


      Daily in the morning


      Chaudas Pratikraman

      3/27, 4/10,4/16, 4/25

       6:30 PM (Weekday)
       6:00 PM (Weekend)

      Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

      (First Saturday of Lunar Month) 4/1, 4/29

       9:00 AM

      Monthly Bhavna Bhakti

      3/31, 4/28

       7:30 PM

      JCYC, JSG Pathshala,
      Adult Swadhyay, Sutra Class

      3/26, 4/2, 4/30

       9:40 AM

      Shrimad Bhakti Program


      1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (Aradhana Hall)

      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 (Via Tele conference for two months)
       (8.30 PM to 10:00 PM)

      Yogshatak Swadhyays


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



      NOTE: Shree Rameshbhai will be in India for the next two months starting March 7, 2017. He will conduct the Swadhyays via Teleconference during that time.

      Dial in number: (712) 775-7031    Access Code: 894-806-407#  
      After you are connected please mute your phone by dialing *6




      Life Time Tithis




      • Mar 24    Shah, Dilip & Pragna - Punyatithi of Manekben Shah
      • Mar 31    Salvi, Kirit & Rekha - Punyatithi of Savitaben Ambalal
      • Apr  21    Jain, Surendra & Kala - Punyatithi of Parmar Pukhraj Poonamchand
      • Apr  25    Jhaveri, Kalpesh & Roopa - For Rashmikant & Kishoriben Jhaveri
      • Apr  25    Udani, Neeta - For Dr Vikram Udani
      • Apr  26    Shah, Kaushal & Bhavi - For their mother Shakuntalaben Shah
      • Apr  26    Modi & Shah family - Punyatithi of Kamalaben Nagindas Modi
      • Apr  28    Shah,Dinesh & Geetaben - For Geetaben & 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, questions or any pledges.




      Upcoming Events




      • 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 24/26, 2017 - "Raj Katha Shibir" by Atmarpit Shri Rajuji
      • Apr 22/23, 2017 - "Qualities Of A Truth Seeker" Shibir by Shri Jitenbhai Shah




      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




      Wellness Program Agenda for Mar 26, 2017



      Wellness Program Agenda for Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 is as follows:
      10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Yoga
      11:15 AM - 12:00 PM -  Women's Health - Dr. Falguni Doshi




      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.

      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.




      Navpadji Aayambil Oli - Apr 3 - 11, 2017



      One of the most auspicious religious festivals is soon approaching from Monday, April 3rd through Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 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. 
      9:30 AM Onwards: Navpadji Puja on Saturday, April 8, 2017

      • $101 for Snatrapuja 
      • $51 for Puja (Total of 9 available) 
      • Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shanti Kalash per Ghee Boli. 

      7:00 AM Onwards: Chaitry Poonam Vidhi - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

      Grocery purchases, cooking, serving and cleaning for the entire Oli days 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
      • Meena Chheda at meena.chheda@jaincenter.net
      • Padma Shah (for Puja matters) on 714-670-7854 or at padmashah9@gmail.com 




      Shree Mahavir Janm Kalyanak Puja, Ekashana, Cultural Program - Apr 9, 2017



      According to the lunar calendar, Bhagavan Mahavir was born on Chaitra Sud 13 which is exactly on  April 9, 2017. We will celebrate the actual day with Snatrapuja, Mahavir Panch Kalyanak Puja, Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash in the morning and Cultural Program in the afternoon.

      Shree Mahavir Janma Kalyanak will be celebrated at the Jain Center with its usual festivity and fervor on Sunday,April 9.

      The Program will be as follows:

      Time /Program:

      9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Snatra Puja (with a Nakro of $101)
      10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Shree Mahavirswami Panch Kalyanka Puja (Total 5 Pujas. Each Puja with a nakro of $51). 
      Gheeboli will be conducted for Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash)
      12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ekasana
      02:00 PM - 5:30 PM Children's Cultural Program and General Body Meeting
      05:30 PM - 6:30 PM Swamivatsalya Dinner

      Dinner will be served till 6:30 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.

      For full or part sponsorship of Ekasanas or Swamivatsalya Dinner, all are welcome.
      Sponsorships are: Ekasana $701, Swamivatsalya Dinner $3,101

      Please contact:

      • Padma Shah (for Puja matters) 714-670-7854 or at padmashah9@gmail.com
      • Geeta Khona (For Sponsorship) 714-872-7283 or at gkhona@gmail.com




      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




      Shri Simandhar Swami Janm Kalyanak - Apr 22, 2017



      Shree Simandharswami Janam Kalyanak falls on Chaitra Vad 10, April 21 st, 2017. Shree Shimandharswami presently resides at Maha Videsh Kshetra. We will celebrate this day with Pujas and Ekasana on Chaitra Vad 11, Saturday, April 22, 2017

      Pledge opportunities are as follows:

      •  Snatrapuja $101
      •  Puja (total of 20) at $31 each
      •  Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shanti Kalash per Ghee Boli
      •  Ekasana $701

      Please Contact: Padma Shah at 714-670-7854 or at padmashah9@gmail.com





      Varshitap Parnas - Apr 29, 2017



      We will have Varshitap Parana on Vaishkh Sud 3, Akhatrij on Saturday, April 29, 2017

      All  Tapsvis, doing Varshitap or Varshik Tap, please accept this as an invitation from JCSC to come for Parana.

       We will celebrate Parnas during the following time:

      * 8:00am - 10:00am: Navkar Mantra Jaap and Snatra Puja
      * 10:00 am onwards: Varshitap Parana with Ikshu Ras (Sugar-Cane Juice) followed by Bhathu

      Please send your name, phone number, and e-mail address to Hemendra Doshi.
      This is the auspicious day when Shree Rushabhdev Bhagavan did Parana with Ikshu Ras after his year-round fasting.

      The following sponsorships are available:

      * For Ikshu Ras (Sugarcane Juice): $501
      * For Bhathu to community members: $751

      Please contact:

      Hemendra Doshi (562) 809-6066 or hemendra.doshi@jaincenter.net




      TCCOP & ACC Update



      Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) February 2017 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 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. Masking sandwiches for homeless in down town LA.
      Our special thanks to Tarlaben Kapadia and Ramilaben Shah for serving breakfast in Passadena.
      We want to thank our sponsors for last month:
      1. Rekha & Kirit Salvi
      2. Sachi & Sailesh Jain
      3. Bina & Mukesh Doshi
      4. Priti & Munish Agarwal
      5. Mayuri & Mukesh Shah for Dinner at Long Beach Church..
      6. Anonymous  for donating a pallet of grocery to Giving Children Hope organization.
      7. Former JCYC student  & Sejal & Bindesh 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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