11.08.2017 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 11.08.2017

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Guidelines for Cultural Program
  • RSVP for Paryushan
  • Volunteers for Ekasana
  • Volunteers Required - Paryushan Mahaparv
  • Dasanhika Mahotsav - 8/18 - 8/27
  • Ashtapad Puja - 8/27
  • Wellness Challenge
  • University Food Delivery Assistance
  • Other

    Ongoing Programs - August 2017




    Start Time

    Daily Ashtprakari Puja


     7:30 AM 

    Aarti-Mangal Divo


     8:15 PM


     7:30 PM


    Daily in the morning


    Chaudas Pratikraman


     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

    JSG Group B Adult Swadhyay Class* in Gujrati






    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



    • 8/16 Doshi Hemendra & Rekha - For Shantaben Kasturilal Doshi
    • 8/24 Mehta Manilal & Savitaben - For Bhavanlal and Champaben Mehta
    • 8/28 Shah Mukundray & Nalini - For Naliniben Shah
    •    8/24 and 8/28 being JCSC events,Paryushan & Das lakshana,please select any other 
      available date or celebrate with announced nakro/ghee boli on those days

    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



    • Dasanihka Mahotsav - Fri - Sun, 8/18 - 27
    • Procession & Ashtapadji Puja - Sun, 8/27




    Guidelines For Cultural Program Participation During Paryushan Mahaparv.


    During the auspicious days of Paryushan with the Dasanihaka Mahotsav this year, we would like your participation in the upcoming Cultural Program on Sunday, Aug 20, 2017.

    Performances can be in the form of a song, dance, instrumental music, Drama/Skit, or any other gig, with no age limit and no minimum number of participants requirement. Anybody (Children and/or Adults) can participate as a solo or in a group performance. There will be no audition or Dress Rehearsals.

    *The only requirement is that it has to be based on Jain philosophy/teachings and has to be within a reasonable performance time.

    If interested, please email your entry with performance details and contact information to:




    RSVP for Paryushan Mahaparva 2017


    (a) In your smart phone, locate the text message app, and click to open
    (b) Click on compose to compose a new message
    (c) In the TO: field, type in 67076
    (d) in the message field, type in JCSC
    (e) Click on Send button to send the message

    Once you send it, you will receive a link via text message. Click on the link to begin RSVP process. 

    For any further questions, you could contact Sameer Shah at 714-742-2304 or via email at shah.sameer.m@gmail.com

    Click here for more information

    Click here for RSVP link




    Volunteers Registration Form For Paryushan Ekasana Committee


    With Paryushan Parva approaching soon from 18th August through 25th August,2017, as in the past, we will need many volunteers to serve food during auspicious events such as Ekasana and we like to invite you to join as volunteers.

    If you are able to commit in helping the team during any of the following days or within any of the given timings, even if it is for couple of hours, it will be really appreciated and you would be doing good deeds during these most auspicious days.

    The  Dates  and  Times  for  helping  for  Ekasanas  are as follows:

    • Friday, Aug. 18th                   -­-­-­-­ 12:00pm  to  2:00pm    
    • Saturday, Aug. 19th               -­-­-­- 11:00pm  to  1:00pm    
    • Sunday, Aug. 20th                 -­-­-­-­ 12:00pm  to  2:00pm    
    • Monday, Aug. 21st                -­-­-­-­ 12:00pm  to  2:00pm    
    • Tuesday, Aug. 22nd              -­-­-­-­ 12:00pm  to  2:00pm    
    • Wednesday, Aug. 23rd         -­-­-­-­ 12:00pm  to  2:00pm    
    • Thursday, Aug. 24th             -­-­-­- 12:00pm  to  2:00pm    
    • Friday, Aug. 25th                  -­-­-­-­ 12:00pm  to  2:00pm
    • Saturday, Aug.26th (Parna)  ---- 08:30am  to  10:30am    

    How do I sign up?  

    Please complete this Google form (link) with your contact information and preferred volunteer times.


    JCSC need the dedicated volunteers for Boiled Water management during 8 days of
    Paryushan. Kishorchnadra is the lead person to explain the process,start time, end
    time and what to observe. Please come forward to enroll your name,date and time
    you will be available.

    Contact Meena Chheda at 562 665 3162 or e mail at nalinmeenachheda@yahoo.com

    The deadline to sign up is Thursday, August 10, 2017 

    Hopefully everyone will make an effort to participate and register at the earliest.

    Thanking you once again,

    Ekasana  Committee




    Volunteers required during Paryushan Mahaparv Celebrations at JCSC


    The Jain Center Of Southern California will be having the Paryushan Mahaparv Program from 8/18 to 8/27. We would need Volunteers to help with the conducting of this great event at our Jain Center. Please be kind enough and participate and be a part of the team to help out during the celebration.

    Please call or text Pinal Doshi at 562-644-3457

    We will also have a Cultural Program on 8/20 in the evening any one interested in performing a dance or skit please call:




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


    Dasanhika Mahotsav with Paryushan Mahaparv - August 18 -27                                  

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


    Celebration as Dasanhika 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 "Dasanhika 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 Vadhamana (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 have received all pledges for Pratimaji Bharavanu and Pratimaji Sthapna. except two pratima for bharavanu and two pratima for sthapna. 

    The  details of Shri Asthapadji Puja as follows:

    Asthapad puja will be on Sunday,August 27,2017 at 12:39 pm in cultural hall.
    There will be four sides of Asthapad mountain,each will have 6 bhagvans and one bhagvan on trighdu.
    There will be eight pujas, on each side and trighdu,each puja at each side will be given with the nakro of $ 101.
    -You can pledge for remaining pratima only as I have mentioned above or/and you can take laabh for any of 1-8 pujas as mentioned above.
    -If you are interested contact Ketan Parekh at 714-299-6789 or e mail at ketanraj@sbcglobal.net

    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(at)hotmail.com




    Wellness Challenge - Refrain from having Desserts and Sweets


    For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to “Eat More Vegetables." Eating vegetables provides health benefits - people who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to heave a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body. Other such benefits is lower blood pressure and reduce risks of heart disease and obesity. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.  




    Request For University Food Delivery Assistance


    Once again JCSC is proud to announce the setting up of a food delivery service to the different colleges in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas during the coming Paryushan. To best serve the students with Jain Paryushan food during these  days, we would like your help and assistance wherever possible.
    If you are, or know of an active student in any of the colleges in these areas, please connect with us.
    New addition to the service is to offer a Samayak-Pratikraman kit to the students who really want for ritual at their room,please contact undersigned.

    We need the following:
    1) A total count of all Jain students who wish to receive food during Paryushan in various colleges, the more the students in a college the better for the program.
    2) Drivers who are willing and able to pick up and deliver the food from the Jain Center to some of the colleges.
    3) The food will be prepared at the temple, packed and sent out every day and we could use help for this process too.
    4) Leads in every college who will take the responsibility of receiving the food in a central area (possibly in the respective college) and re-distributing to all the other students of that college who have signed up for the program.

    Please contact either: Pinal Doshi at 1-562-644-3457 at fdoshi71@yahoo.com or
                                         Kalpesh Jhaveriat 1-909-598-7070 at kalherc@yahoo.com






    1. Temple Cleaning

    As a part of the grand celebration we have started deep cleaning of our center from outside and inside. These include cleaning of Derasar, Cultural & Aradhana halls, Pathsala classes, office, Garage and men & women clock rooms.While cleaning of clock rooms we have found so many unwrapped towels, clothes, puja clothes etc. We have put some of them in the lockers and most of them on outside racks. If you visit this week-end, please take away your personal belongings from rack or from lockers.

    Now on wards on every Monday all the lockers will be inspected and any of them found occupied, will be cleared out. 

    We have to take strong action due to unorganized, dirty, trash and unwanted items to clear up.

    2. Fundraiser for Flood Relief in India

    Sunday, August 13,2017 
    6:00 to 7:30 PM Dinner
    7:30 PM onward - Musical Evening and Program

    Venue - Sanatan Dharma Temple
    15311 Pioneer Blvd.,
    Norwolk, CA 90650  

    Click Here for more Information

    3. Jaina Newsletter

    Click Here for Jaina Newsletter

    4. TCCOP-ACC July Update

    Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) July 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. Bharti & Harshad Sheth

    2. Bina & Mukesh Doshi

    3. Alka & Ramesh Kothari
    4. Nitu & Harshad Kothari

    5. Rajeshree and Himansu Badani for Dinner at Long Beach Church..
    6. Anonymous  donor for donating a pallet of grocery to Giving Children Hope organization.
    7. Former JCYC student, Vibhuti Dharia, Bina Shah, Rashmi Jigar Shah and Serving friends of JCYC were donors 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:
    Smita Doshi: smitadoshi@gmail.com<mailto:<a ymailto="mailto:smitadoshi@gmail.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="mailto:smitadoshi@gmail.com">smitadoshi@gmail.com>
    Sachi Jain:sachijain311@gmail.com<mailto:<a ymailto="mailto:sachijain311@gmail.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="mailto:sachijain311@gmail.com">sachijain311@gmail.com>
    Darshna Shah: dshsh50@gmail.com<mailto:<a ymailto="mailto:dshsh50@gmail.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="mailto:dshsh50@gmail.com">dshsh50@gmail.com>
    Jayana Shah: jayana.n.shah@gmail.com
    Prafulla Shah: prafullashah@hotmail.commailto:prafullashah@hotmail.com



    Kinal Modi
    Public Relations
    Jain Center of Southern California

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