07.07.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 07.07.2017
Updated on: 08.07.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/ Shibirs
  • Amazon Prime Day Sale - 7/11
  • Nav Tatva Shibir by Girishbhai - 7/15 - 16
  • Dasnihka Mahotsav - 8/18 - 8/27
  • Ashtapad Puja - 8/27
  • Wellness Challenge
  • TCCOP & ACC Update


          Ongoing Programs - Jul, 2017




          Start Time

          Daily Ashtprakari Puja


           7:30 AM 

          Aarti-Mangal Divo


           8:15 PM


           7:30 PM


          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

          (First Saturday of Lunar Month), 7/29

           9:00 AM

          Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


           7:30 PM

          JSG Group B Adult Swadhyay Class* in Gujrati

          7/9, 7/30





          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)


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




          Life Time Tithis


          • 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 23 - Lectures by Dr Rakeshbhai Jhaveri




          Amazon Prime Day Sale - Jul 11, 2017


          Amazon's third-annual Prime Day is on Tuesday, July 11 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Remind your supporters to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Jain Center of Southern California. 

          Use the following message and link below in email, social media and on your website to tell your employees, donors and volunteers about how to get amazing deals on Prime Day and generate donations. Also, copy and share the image in this email.

          When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to Jain Center of Southern California. Shop for great deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0612037

          Please CLICK HERE for the details.




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


          As many of you know, the RSVP is now available online for the  "Nav Tatva" Shibir by Shri Girishbhai to be held 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.

          નવતત્ત્વ શિબિર - શ્રી ગિરીશભાઈ શાહ

          જુલાઈ ૧૫-૧૬, ૨૦૧૭


          જીવ-અજીવને સમજવા તેનો વિસ્તાર કરતાં સર્વજ્ઞ પરમાત્માએ નવ તત્ત્વનું નિરૂપણ કર્યું છે.

          નવતત્ત્વ ને જાણીને શું કરશો!

          જિનવર પ્રણિત આ તત્ત્વનું વાસ્તવિક સ્વરૂપ જાણી તેની યથાર્થ શ્રદ્ધા કરી, સમ્યગદર્શન પ્રાપ્ત કરી, જન્મમરણાદિથી મુક્ત થઈશું

          તત્ત્વાર્થ શ્રદ્ધાનં સમ્યગદર્શનમ્

          Click Here to Register For The Shibir

          More Information on Navtava Importance




          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 Fiber Rich Foods


          For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to “eat fiber rich foods." Many of us associate fiber with digestive health and bodily functions we’d rather not think about. However, eating foods high in dietary fiber can do much more than keep you regular. It can lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, improve the health of your skin, and help you lose weight. It may even help prevent colon cancer. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.  




          TCCOP & ACC Update


          Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) June 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. Making sandwiches for homeless in down town LA.

          We want to thank our sponsors for last month:

          1. Sushilaben and Girishbhai Shah
          2. Rikin Shah
          3. Charu and Narendra Maniar
          4.Khushru and Gulrukh Dhubash
          5. Rajul and Dhiren Mehta
          6. Shobha and Harshid Badani for Dinner at Long Beach Church..
          7. Anonymous for donating a pallet of grocery to Giving Children Hope organization.
          8. Former JCYC student & Rupal and Binaben and Nitinbhai Shah and Serving Friends of JCYC for sandwiches to LA Downtown Mission for diebetic 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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