07.04.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 07.04.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/ Shibirs
  • Navpadji Aayambil Oli - 4/3 - 4/11
  • Shree Mahavir Janm Kalyanak, Ekashana, Cultural Program - 4/9
  • Tapasvi Bahuman & Anumodana - 4/9
  • TCCOP & ACC Clothes Drive - 4/16
  • Shri Simandhar Swami Janm Kalyanak - 4/22
  • Shibir by Shri Jitenbhai - 4/22-23
  • Varshitap Parnas - 4/29
  • Cultural Program during Anniversary Celebrations - 5/20
  • Wellness Challenge

        Ongoing Programs - April 2017





        Start Time

        Daily Ashtprakari Puja


         7:30 AM

        Aarti-Mangal Divo


         8:15 PM


         7:30 PM


        Daily in the morning


        Chaudas Pratikraman

        4/10, 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


         7:30 PM

        JCYC, JSG Pathshala,
        Adult Swadhyay, Sutra Class

        4/2, 4,16, 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




        • 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



        • 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
        • MJK Puja and various ARAGH'S followed by Aarti -  Sun, 4/9-  1:00 PM - by Digamber Community.
        • Cultural Program/GBM - Sun, 4/9 - 2:00 PM - 5:00PM - Main Hall
        • Tapasvi Bahuman - Sun, 4/9 - 2:00 PM - Main Hall
        • Shrimad Bhakti - Sun, 4/16 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 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



        • Apr 22/23, 2017 - "Qualities Of A Truth Seeker" Shibir by Shri Jitenbhai Shah




        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: 




        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:




        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:

        Dr. Mahendra Shah




        Bhakti On Shrimad Rajchandra Dehotsarg Din - Apr 16, 2017



        On account of Param KrupaluDev Shrimad Rajchandraji's Dehotsarg Din - Chaitra Vad Pancham, we will have a Bhakti Program on Sunday April 16, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM in the Aradhna Hall.
        The Program will be as follows:

        1.    Navkaar Mantra
        2.    Mangalacharan
        3.    Jineshwarni Vani
        4.    Importance of Krupaludev's Life  
        5.    Bhakti Pads by Mumukshus
        6.    Kshamapna
        7.    Aarti
        8.    Mangal Divo
        9.    Aho Aho Shri Sadguru
        10.  He! Param Krupalu Dev

        In order to participate, please let us know the bhakti pad by no later than Thursday April 12, 2017 so that we can plan the program appropriately.

        Please feel free to contact any one of the following if you have any questions or would like to take a Bhakti Pad.

        •  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 




        TCCOP - ACC Clothes Drive - Apr 16, 2017



        TCCOP - ACC will be collecting gently used, clean, Western Professional Clothes  at JCSC on April 16, 2017. There will be a TCCOP table set up and they will be collecting all the clothing on that day.





        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


        Padma Shah on 714-670-7854 or at padmashah9(at)gmail.com




        Shibir by Shri Jitenbhai Shah - Apr 22 - 23, 2017



        No one is born a Saint!!! But rather they achieve this state with the beautiful development of various spiritual qualities. All these Saints were ordinary people just like us….who mastered the balance of Spiritual and Material life while nurturing their Soul.They were TRUTH seekers and TRUTH Achievers.

        For those who wish to be Truth Seekers, you may not know what characteristics you need to possess. 

        Learn this in the upcoming Workshop/Shibir which is:

        "Discover the Powerful You": THE QUALITIES OF A TRUTH SEEKER

        • WHERE: JCSC Aradhna Hall
        • WHEN: Sat & Sun, April 22nd & 23rd, 2017
        • CONDUCTED BY: Shri Jiten Bhai Shah

        He is the Spiritual lead at Aatma Tatva Research Centre in India.Young and dynamic at the age of 36 has retired to pursue Spiritual Sadhna. He has conducted various Shibirs all across Inida, USA & Dubai

        To Register: Click Here

        For full video of all the testimonials, please click on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUHq52EcspY

        For more information, please contact:

        • Sejal Bindesh Shah - (916) 770-0482
        • Premal Doshi - (213) 210-3711
        • Hiren Shah - (949) 375-7063
        • Sanket Khandhar - (562) 619-7008




        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




        Cultural Program during JCSC Anniversary Celebration - May 20, 2017



        JCSC will have a Cultural Program on May 20, 2017, during our Anniversary Celebrations (May 19-21, 2017)

         All JCSC members including kids and/or adults are invited to perform and show their talents. Either Solo or group performances welcomed.We have a skit being planned and are looking for participants for the skit

        For more information and qualifications please contact by email at your earliest to the following:

        • Pinal Doshi - fdoshi71@yahoo.com
        • Komal Desai - ppdkpdspd@yahoo.com





        Wellness Challenge



        For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to "Do 15 Minutes of A Cardio Activity Every Day This Week." Cardio, short for cardiovascular exercise, is any movement that gets the heart rate up and increases blood circulation throughout the body. Cardio exercises are very important to keep your heart strong and healthy. It is one of the most beneficial things you can do to stay fit and be healthy.  If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.






        Kinal Modi
        Public Relations
        Jain Center of Southern California

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