30.06.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 30.06.2017
Updated on: 01.07.2017


Jain Center of Southern California


In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/ Shibirs
  • Mokshamala Shibir
  • Nav Tatva Shibir by Girishbhai - 7/15 - 16  
  • Dasnihka Mahotsav - 8/18 - 8/27
  • Ashtapad Puja - 8/27
  • Wellness Challenge


        Ongoing Programs - Jun - Jul, 2017

         

        Event

        Date

        Start Time

        Daily Ashtprakari Puja

        Daily

         7:30 AM 

        Aarti-Mangal Divo

        Weekdays 

         8:15 PM

        Sat/Sun/Holidays

         7:30 PM

        Chundadi

        Daily in the morning

         

        Chaudas Pratikraman

        7/8*, 7/22

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

        Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

        7/1(First Saturday of Lunar Month), 7/29

         9:00 AM

        Monthly Bhavna Bhakti

        6/30, 7/28

         7:30 PM

        JSG Group B Adult Swadhyay Class* in Gujrati

        7/2, 7/9, 7/30

         10:00AM

         

         

         

        Weekly Evening Swadhyay

        Every Monday To Thursday

         

        Adhyatmasar Swadhyays

        Monday

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

        14 Gunasthanak

        Tuesday

        By Hasendrabhai
        (8.30 PM to 10.00 PM)

        Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut

        Wednesday

         By Rameshbhai
        (8.30 PM to 10:00 PM)

        Yogshatak Swadhyays

        Thursday

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

         

        NOTE: * Chaumasi Chaudas Pratikraman Dev Vandan on 7/8 will be at 2:30 PM

         

         

         

        Life Time Tithis

         

         

        • 7/04 Vadecha, Vipin & Jyoti - Punyatithi of Devshibhai Bhudarbhai Vadecha
        • 7/05 Shah, Nilesh & Krina - For Shah,Ratilal Mohanlal
        • 7/17 Chheda, Vijay & Nadhu - For Panbai Dharshi Chheda
        • 7/24 Shah, Dr Nitin & Kinna - Punyatithi of Kevin Prakash Gandhi
        • 7/27 Shah, Abhaybhai & Family (Jigar Shah) - Punyatithi of Jitendrabhai Harilal


        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.

         

         

        • 7/04 Vadecha, Vipin & Jyoti - Punyatithi of Devshibhai Bhudarbhai Vadecha
        • 7/05 Shah, Nilesh & Krina - For Shah,Ratilal Mohanlal
        • 7/17 Chheda, Vijay & Nadhu - For Panbai Dharshi Chheda
        • 7/24 Shah, Dr Nitin & Kinna - Punyatithi of Kevin Prakash Gandhi
        • 7/27 Shah, Abhaybhai & Family (Jigar Shah) - Punyatithi of Jitendrabhai Harilal


        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 Pratikraman - Sat, 7/8  (Dev Vandan at 2:30 PM)
        • Dasanihka Mahotsav - Fri - Sun, 8/18 - 27
        • Ashtapadji Puja - Sun, 8/27

         

         

         

        Dignitary Visits / Shibirs

         

        • July 15-16 - Adult Swadhyay Shibir by Shri Girishbhai Shah.
        • July 22-23 - Lectures by Dr Rakeshbhai Jhaveri

         

         

         

        MokshaMala Shibir 

         

        We will have the last session of MokshaMala Shibir on Saturday (July 1,2017) from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Jain Center Southern California in Aradhna Hall. Everybody is welcome to attend.

         

         

         

        Navtatva Shibir by Shri Girishbhai - Jul 15 -16, 2017

         

        As many of you know, the RSVP now available online for "Nav Tatva" Shibir by Shri Girishbhai on Sat /Sun, July 15-16, 2017. This two day Shibir is designed to cover the fundamentals of Jain religion "Nav Tatva". You may view the schedule for the Shibir in the RSVP form. Lunch and dinner will be provided for both days. There is no cost to sign up. 

        Please Click on the link below to register for the Shibir.

        Nav Tatva Shibir: July 15-16, 2017

         

         

         

        Dasanihka Mahotsav during Paryushan Mahaparv - Fri - Sun, Aug 18 - 27, 2017

         

        Dasanihka Mahotsav with Paryushan Mahaparv - August 18 -27                                  

        UDYAPAN - UJAMANU" (Celebration of Completing a Distinguished Austerity)

         

        Celebration as Dasanihaka Mahotsav will be from August 18-27,during and after
        Paryushan,which will include two major events like "Chhod" and "Murti" making & 
        installation,Procession and Asthapadji puja. For both events JCSC has received a
        very good response from community

        'Udyapan' is the ceremony of expressing a feeling of gratitude towards 'DEV - GURU

        for having been able to complete an austerity or any spiritual activity successfully without any impediments. 

        Commonly this is called 'Ujamana' or 'Ujavana'. This ceremony is performed by Donating/Giving Away those articles which are useful for the Temple;

        articles useful for the dissemination of Knowledge; and also those things which may be used by our Sadhu Bhagwants and Sadhviji Maharaj. 

        The ceremony comprises of the Exhibition and the Donation/Giving Away of these articles relating to the "Temple", "Knowledge", and "Sadhu Bhagwants/Sadhviji Maharaj". 

        The joyous devotees offer after the completion of their Vows, an Ornamental Canopy with the Velvet Back Curtain embroidered with gold and silver threads design 

        which is usually used for the image (Pratima) of Bhagawan in the temples and for the Platform, which is used for delivering the sermon (Vyakhyan/Vachana)

        by Acharya Bhagawants. This is known as "CHHOD"..

        As a part of celebration, JCSC will also be ordering different baskets depicting 'Gnyan', 'Darshan' and 'Charitra' upakarans which will be available for a Nakro of $101. 

        Some of the themes of "CHHOD" are described here:

        1. Sayyam: Diksha-Anumodana.
        2. Tap Anumodana:  Navapadaji Ayambil Olee, Atthaee, More than 8 Upavas, MasKshaman, Vis Sthanak, Karma Sudan, Varshitap, Parshwanath Ekasana etc.
        3. Tirth Bahuman: Shatrunjaya, Shankheshwar, Giranarji, SametShikharaji, Ashtapadji etc.
        4. Ratnatray Bahuman (Gnyan, Darshan, Charitra): 45 Aagam, Gnyan Panchami, Aagam Purush, Sarasvati Devi, Gnyan Varadatta Gunmanjari etc.
        5. Puja, Pujan, Yantra: Siddhachakra, Vis Sthanak, Ashtapadaji, 45 Aagam, Bhaktamar etc.
        6. Mantra: Navakar Mantra, Bij Mantra etc.
        7. Paranu: Varshitap, Upadhan Tap, 14 Dreams etc.
        8. Miscellaneous: Ashta Pratiharya, Samovasaran, Kalp Vruksha, Madhubindu, Moksha, Six Leshya, Dharma Chakra etc.

        JCSC will celebrate 'Udyapan'/'Ujamanu' during our Paryushan Mahaparva celebration of 2017, as "Dasahnika Mahotsava" from August 18-27. 

        There also will be "Asthapadaji Puja" with grand replica of "Ashtapadaji and Twenty Four Tirthankars" which will be conducted by Vidhikar Hiteshbhai on Sunday, August 27.

        For details and/or any questions, please contact: Dr. Mahendra Shah at 714-757-9490 or e-mail at drmcshah@hotmail.com

         

         

         

        Ashtapad Pujan during Paryushan - Sun, Aug 27, 2017

         


        Jain center of Southern California is planning to hold "Ashtapadji Puja" with memorable replica of "Ashtapad Tirth" and 24 Tirthankars, on Sunday, August 27 2017.

        JCSC has planned to bring all 24 Tirthankars, made in pure marble and decent carving of 9 inch height Pratimajis from India.

        Persons taking Labh of Pratimaji Bharavanu will carry the Pratimaji in the procession. 

        Persons taking Labh of Pratimaji Sthapna will do the Pokhna, receive the Pratimaji, do the Sthapna on the Astapad and after the Pujan, install this Pratimaji in their house for ever.

        18 Abhishek labh of these pratimaji’s, on Saturday August 26 2017 will be shared by families taking labh of Bharvanu and Sthapna. Two members from each family.

        We are glad to inform you that we are receiving lot of pledges for Pratimaji Bharavanu and Pratimaji Sthapna. 

        Also quite a few people have taken labh of both Pratimaji Bharavanu and Sthapna.

        JCSC will announce details of Asthapadji Puja as the time comes.


        Ashtapad Tirth is one of the five major Tirths in the Jain Religion.

        It is supposed to be situated in the tranquil heights of snow clad Himalayas and is open to the skies.As per Jain scriptures, the first Tirthankar Bhagwan Rishabhdev had attained nirvana on the Ashtapad Mountain.His son Chakravarti King Bharat built the Astapad Tirth in crystal and gemstones as a memorial to commemorate the nirvana of Tirthankars.The name “Ashtapad” is derived from the fact that there are eight (Ashta) steps (Pad) leading to this Tirth.

        We know about Gautamswami's supreme power/labdhi -ability to travel on the rays of sun-to get there,to feed Kheer from single bowl to 1500 aspirants and King of Lanka Ravan and his wife Mandodari also went for Ashtapad Yatra.

        It is called Asthapad perhaps because there are eight mountain peaks. It is believed that Yatra to this Tirth guaranteed Moksha at the end of present life.

        We will do Bhav Yatra on Asthapad with Asthapadji puja on August 27th,Sunday.

        Other details or any inquiry contact Dr. Mahendra Shah at 714-757-9490 or drmcshah@hotmail.com

         

         

         

        Wellness Challenge - Eat Smaller Portions

         

        This week, the challenge is to eat smaller portions. 

        With obesity becoming more common around the world, you may have heard the importance of eating small portions. No matter if you are concerned about your weight, your energy level, or nutritional deficiencies, eating small portions can help maintain optimal health. 

        To participate in this weeks challenge, click here.

         

         

         

         

        Kinal Modi
        Public Relations
        Jain Center of Southern California

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