23.08.2017 ►JCSC ►Paryushan & Das Lakshana Mahaparv 2017

Posted: 23.08.2017
Updated on: 08.09.2017


Jain Center of Southern California


Paryushan & Das Lakshana Mahaparv 2017

 

 

Jain festivals are characterized by both internal and external celebrations. The internal celebration is through praying and expressing devotion to Jinas, practicing meditation, spiritual studies, and renunciation. Paryushan and Das Lakshana are important Jain festivals. It happens during late August / September commencing on the twelfth day of the fortnight of the waning moon cycle and ending in the fourteenth of the fortnight of the waxing moon cycle. During this 18 days period, Jain scholars and monks visit temples and explain the Jain philosophy. Jains during this period practice external austerities such as fasting, limiting their normal activities, long distance travel etc. At the conclusion of the festivities, a look back is encouraged, and Pratikraman is done for repentance of faults and forgiveness is given and asked for from all living beings. We will be honored to have with us Jain scholar Shri Girishbhai Shah, during Paryushan and Dr. Rameshbhai Parekh during Das Lakshana.

 

 

 

Dignitary Visit

 

 

 Paryushan:Shri Girishbhai Shah:Fri-Fri,August 18-25,2017

 Astapad Puja:Shri Jayesh K Jain: Sat-Sun,August 26,27,2017

 Musician:Shri Jayendra Nayak:Fri-Fri,Sat-Sun,August 18-26,2017

 Das Lakshana: Rameshbhai Parekh: Sat-Tue,August 26-Sept 5,2017

 

 

 

UVASAGGAHARAM STOTRA - JAAP

 

 

Uvasaggaharam Stotra is an adoration of the twenty-third Tīirthankara Parshvanatha

This Stotra was composed by Acharya Bhadrabahu who lived in around 2nd-4th century A.D.

UVASAGGAHARAM STOTRA

JCSC request community members to recite Uvasaggaharam Stotra at derasar or at home 
during our Dasanhika Mahotsav from August 18-27,to overcome any obstacles,hardships and miseries.
Your chanting with complete faith will reflect to complete our celebrations and keeps away from any troubles.
Please commit  your spiritual contribution by numbers of recitation per day till the end.

 

 

 

Paryushan Program Outline

 

 

Derasar Timings during Paryushan: 6AM to 9PM, Ashtaprakari Puja: 6:30AM-8:00AM

Friday,August 18th & Monday - Thursday  August 21st  -  24th

6:30 - 8:00 am

Asthprakari puja.

08:00 - 10:00 am

Snatrapuja

10:30 - 12:00 pm

Pravchan

12:00 - 02:00 pm

Ekasana (Sponsorship - Nakro of $ 4000 for 1st day,
$ 2000 for rest of each day)

06:00 - 07:15 pm
 

Pratikraman (Deravasi In Aradhna Hall, Sthanakvasi In Class Room 3-4)

07:15 - 08:45 pm

Bhavna Bhakti, Aarti & Mangal Divo in Derasar - Boli

09:00 pm onward

Pravachan (Gujarati in Main Hall, English in Aradhna Hall), Prashnotary

 

 

Saturday, August 19th – Mahavir Janam Vanchan & Swapna Ceremony

06:30 - 08:00 am

Asthprakari puja.

08:00 - 09:30 am

Snatrapuja

09:30 - 11:30 am

Kalpsutra Vanchan

11:00 - 01:00 pm

Ekasana (Sponsorship - Nakro of $4000)

01:00 - 05:30 pm

Swapnas, Mahavir Janma Vanchan & Parnu Ceremony

04:30 - 06:30 pm

Swamivatsalya Dinner (will be served only up to 30 minutes prior to sunset)

06:00 - 07:15 pm

Pratikraman (Deravasi In Aradhna Hall, Sthanakvasi In Class Room 3-4)

06:30 - 08:30 pm

Bhavna Bhakti, Aarti, Mangal Divo-Ghee boli-in derasar.

 

 

Sunday, August 20th - Cultural Program

06:30 - 08:00 am

Asthprakari puja.

08:00 - 10:00 am

Snatrapuja

10:30 - 12:00 pm

Kalpsutra Vanchan

12:00 - 02:00 pm

Ekasana (Sponsorship - Nakro of $4000)

02:00 - 05:00 pm

Cultural Program

3:00 PM

General Body Meeting (Agenda: Financial Report, President’s Report, Introduction of Nomination Committee, Fund Raising Update, Other Business)

05:00 - 06:30 pm

Swamivatsalya Dinner(will be served only up to 30 minutes prior to sunset)

05:00 - 07:30 pm

Chadus Pratikraman (Deravasi In Aradhna Hall, Sthanakvasi In Class Room 3-4)

07:15 - 10:00 pm

Bhavna Bhakti, special Aarti, Mangal Divo-Ghee boli-in derasar.

 

 

Friday, August 25thSamvatsari

06:30 - 08:00 am

Asthprakari puja.

08:00 - 10:00 am

Snatrapuja

10:30 - 12:00 pm

Barsa Sutra Vanchan & Sangh Darsan.

12:00 - 02:00 pm

Ekasana (Sponsorship - Nakro of $4000)

01:00 - 03:00 pm

Samvatsari Pratikraman for Parents of Young Children (Aaradhana Hall)

03:00 - 07:00 pm

Samvatsari Pratikraman (for Deravasi In Main Hall)

04:00 - 07:00 pm

Samvatsari Pratikraman (for Sthanakvasi in Class Room 3-4)

05:00 - 07:00 pm

Samvatsari Pratikraman (for Youth in English in Aradhna Hall)

07:00 - 08:00 pm

Khsamapana-(In Main Hall)

08:00 - 09:00 pm

 Aarti & Mangal Divo in Derasar - Boli

 

 

Saturday, August 26th - Tapsvi Parna and 18 Abhisheks Anusthan

06:30 - 08:00 am

Asthprakari puja

08:00 - 8:30 am

Manglik in Derasar

8:30 - 10:30 am

Tapasvi Parna

10:30am - 12:00 pm

Swamivatsalya Lunch

12:39 - 05:00 pm

18 Abhisheks Anusthan

05:00 - 06:30 pm

Swamivatsalya Dinner (will be served only up to 30 minutes prior to sunset)

07:30 - 8:00 pm

Aarti, Mangal Divo

 

 

Sunday, August 27th – Procession and Asthapadji Puja

6:30 - 8:00 am

Asthprakari puja

8:00 - 9:00 am

Navkarsi

9:00 - 11:00 am

Procession - Dress Code:  Ladies- Saree, Gents: Festive Indian Traditional 

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Swamivatsalya Lunch

12:39 - 05:00 pm

Asthapadji Puja in Culture Hall

05:00 - 06:30 pm

Swamivatsalya Dinner (will be served only up to 30 minutes prior to sunset)

07:30 - 08:00 pm

 Aarti & Mangal Divo


Thursday, August 24th- Program is same as above,during Bhavna Bhakti boli for Barsasutra padharavanu on 8/25


Friday,August 18th-Program is same as above,during Bhavna Bhakti boli for Kalpsutra Padharavanu on 8/19

Shri Jayeshbhai as vidhikar and Shri Jayendrabhai Nayak as musician will uplift our body and soul during all days.

 

 

 

Pledges / Nakro Available for Paryushan Friday 18th - 25th 2017

 

 

Ritual

Plege/Nakro Amount or Boli

                                                              Weekdays - Daily pledges for August 18th & August 21st to 24th

Ashtaprakari Puja: PaxalPuja at 6:30 am

$51 Nakro

Kesar Puja, Phool Puja and Mugat Puja starting 7:00 am

Boli

Snatra Puja 8:30 - 10:00am

$101 Nakro

Aarti, Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash during Snatra Puja

Boli

Aangi sponsors

$101 Nakro

Evening Aarti & Mangal Divo and 24 Tirthankars Aarti

Boli

Daily Pledges for Weekend Sat, Sun - August 19t,20th & Samvatsari August 25th

Ashtaprakari Puja: PaxalPuja at 6:30 am

$101 Nakro

Kesar Puja, Phool Puja and Mugat Puja starting 7:00 am

Boli

Snatra Puja 8:30 - 10:00am

$251 Nakro

Aarti, Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash during Snatra Puja

Boli

Aangi sponsors

$101 Nakro

Evening Aarti & Mangal Divo and 24 Tirthankars Aarti

Boli

Barsa Sutra Padhravanu, Vadhavanu, Sangh Darshan, 1st,2nd,3rd Puja

Boli  & Aadesh - 8/24

Ashtmangal Bharavanu, Vasakshep Puja, Sangh Darshan during Mahavir Janm Vanchan 

Nakro $ 501 for each Ashtmangal - Total 8

2018 MJK & Cultural Program Day Swamivatsalya Labh

Boli - Starts on 08/19 and Aadesh will give on 08/25

Thrusday August 25th,2017 

Kalpasutra Padhravanu, Vadhavanu,  Vasakshep Puja

Boli & Aadesh - 08/18

Pledges for Swapna Ceremony (Saturday August 19th, 2017)
1-Elephant  2-Bull  3-Lion   4(*)-Laxmiji  5 (**)-Garland  6-Moon 7-Sun  8-Flag(Dhwaja)
9-Kalash  10-Padma Sarovar 11-Ratnakar 12-Vimaan 13(*)-Jewels 14-Fire

Each Swapna  utarvanu

Boli

Each Swapna Vasakshep pooja

$151 Nakro

Each Swapna Phul Pooja

$151 Nakro

Each Swapna Sangha Darshan & Ami Chhatna

Boli

 (*) - Swapna #4-Laxmiji & #13-Jewels All Labhs will have Boli. For Swapna #4 & #13 Sangh Darshan and Ami Chhatna Labhs are separate.
 (**)-Swapna #5 Garland All Labhs to JCYC Kids

Sangh Tilak to 14 Swapnas Beneficiaries

Boli

Munimji to note Swapna labharthi names

Boli

Bhagwan’s Parents

Boli

Pledges for Parnu (Cradle) Ceremony

Bhagwan nu Parnu Bandhavanu

Boli

Gadi (Cushion) & Mahavir Bhagvan padhravanu

Boli

Ghughro, Ghant, Phool ni Mala and Gold Chain

Boli

Bhagvan ni puja - 1st, 2nd  and 3rd

Boli

Aarti & Mangal Divo

Boli

Bhagwan nu Parnu Ghare lai javanau

Boli

Pledges for Samvatsari Pratikraman (Friday, August 25th, 2017)
For Deravasi, Sthanakvasi, English or Parents of Young Children

Take Samayik

Boli

Perform Pratikraman (Bhanavvanu)

Boli

Take Thoi, Devsi Vanditu 1st, Paakhi Sutra or 2nd Vanditu, 3rd Vanditu

Boli

Saat Lakh, Atichar, Vanditu-, Ajit Shanti, Shanti Karam, Moti Shanti, Sajjay, 1st Micchami Dukkadam to Sakal Sangh, Samayik Parvanu

Boli

Pledges for Tapasvi Parna (Saturday, August 26th, 2017)

1st Tilak to Tapasvi & Tapasvi Bahuman

Boli

1st Parnu for all Tapasvis

Boli

Gold Sponsor for Parna

$2,501 Nakro

Silver Sponsor for Parna

$1,501 Nakro


Ekasana Sponsorship labh:
Friday, 8/18, Saturday 8/19, Sunday 8/20 and Friday 8/25 -- $4,000 nakro for each day
Monday 8/21, Tuesday 8/22, Wednesday 8/23, Thursday 8/24 --- $2,000 nakro for each day

 

 

 

UDAYAPAN - UJAMANU (Celebration of Completing a Distinguished Austerity)

 

 

Celebration as Dasanhaka Mahotsav will be from August 18-27,during and after
Paryushan, which will include two major events like "Chhod" and "Murti" making, 
Procession,installation and Asthapadji puja.For both events JCSC has received a
very good response from community,we have pledges of 25 "Chhods"and 24 "Murtis"


'Udayapan' 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".

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

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

 

Procession-Shobhayatra-Rathyatra:
JCSC has planned for a grand procession on Sunday, August 27th, 2017.

If we think of the importance of Rathyatra-

Rathyatra is yatra to our inner soul,

we have walked a lot out side since many lives

but not according to prabhuji's guide,

now we want to walk that way, to end up out side journey.

Rathyatra is the best way of Parmatama bhakti,

every shravak should observe at least once in a year.

Procession will includes banners, flags, Indra Dhwajas, Dholi/Music, Sanghpati, Dignitaries, community members,

Shravikas with Kumbh,Dhravadi,All Chhods-an Ornamental Canopy with the Velvet Back Curtain embroidered with gold and silver threads design,

All 24 Tirthankars brought from India for Astapadji Puja, Different color Chhabs of Darshan, Gyan, Charitra upkarans, New Silver carved separate Ast mangals,etc.


On Sun. August 27th we have arranged for breakfast starting at 7.30 am. Please come early so we can start the procession promptly. Procession will start at 8:30 am.

Some main points of the procession are:  Procession will be led by a Jain center banner, followed by Indra Dhwaja, ladies carrying Ghado, women & men carrying Upkarans in decorative chhabs,different chhods carry by family,all 24 tirthankars,Asthmangal baskets etc. It would be a wonderful scene to view and be a part of. Pathshala kids age 7-13 will be carrying balloons banners and dwaja with Jain religious messages. There will be about 100 kids each carrying balloons to add color & meaningful messages. Two very well decorated floats will carry all 24 tirthankars, DJ, Garba and more. There will be something for everyone to cherish for their life time. The entire Procession will be managed by our own JCYC Youth.

Procession Planned Sequence and Nakro Opportunities Route: Total Distance: 0.4 mile Starting from post office parking lot, Right turn on Los Robles street, Right turn on 7th street and then Right turn on Commonwealth Street 1. Banner of JCSC, 2. 4 Flags - India, USA, Derasar Dhwaja, and California 3. Indra Dhwaja: individual Dhwaja. 4. Dholi / Music, 5. Sanghpati, Dignitaries, leaders, community members. 6. Two Chhadidars, nakro $ 101 each. 7. Shravikas- with Kumbh, in row of three 8. Dharavadi ($101), Deepak, Dhoop, Chamars, Ghant-$ 51 each. 9. All Chhods carry by family. 11.Chhabs will be of different colors- White, Red, Yellow, Green & Black-(Panch parmesti) will have Darshan,Gyan,Charitra upkarans 12.Float One: Nakro: 2501, four family members will sit in float and name of beneficiary will be displayed on float. It will contain 12 tirthankars two family members will sit in float. 13 Float two-same as above.  14.Dholi.music, DJ- 15.Ladies-Garba, stavans, Nara etc. 16.Out of state members: with banner, music, stavans, Garba. 17.Banners, slogans 18.Pathshala students will carry balloons, volunteers will line up procession, will help in traffic control, will carry red & green flags, will carry slogans and will initiate naaras. All community members are requested to take laabh of Navakarshi on the day of procession. Laabhartis (beneficiaries) are requested to pick up nakro items to join procession. The items should be picked by 7:00 AM to 8:00 (latest by 8:15 AM) AM on Sunday 27th August.

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

 

 

 

Shri Ashtapad Pujan

 

 

There are two types of Tirth

The first is “Jangam Tirth” or “Bhav Tirth.” This is where Tirthankara Bhagwan establishes the fourfold order of Sadhus, Sadhvijis, Shravaks and Shravikas. It helps “Sansari Jivs’ (ordinary humans) to attain Moksha.

The second type of tirth is “sthavar tirths” commonly referred to as “Drvya-Tirths.” This refers to the holy places (bhoomi) where Kalyanaks of Tirthankars occurs. As a result, this place helps many achieve liberation because of its sacrosanct location, one that is imbibed with deeply spiritual and thus positive vibrations. Such Tirths as we know them are “Shatrunjay”, Sammet Shikhar, Girnarji, Abuji, Sankheswarji, and so on. Sammet Shikharji, Girnarji, Pavapuri are also Nirvan Bhoomi of current Tirthankars.

Ashtapad is a Tirth which is not physically identifiable at present, but which holds equal significance as other MahaTirths for Jains.

Why is there so much significance attached to Ashtapad where we can do only” Bhav Yatra, or Bhav pilgrimage”?

Ashtapad is the Nirvan Bhoomi of first Tirthankar Shri Rushabhdev Bhagwan who was responsible for reestablishing the Jain Dharma in this descending era of the current time cycle in our living space (Bharat Kshetra). It is said he delivered several sermons on this particular mountain

A beautiful parable about Rushabhdev, Bharat Chakravarti and Marichi explains and establishes the basic tenets of Jainism.

In this story, Bharat Maharaja poses a powerful question to Rushabhdev, the omniscient Tirthankar: are there any members in present in the currently assembly (“Parshada”) who will become a future Tithankar? Adinath Bhagwan sagely informs him, “Your son Marichi will be the 24th tirthankar in this era of the current time cycle.”

Upon hearing this, Bharat Maharaja instantly circles around Marichi (performing pradakshina) and bows down dutifully to him He makes clear, however, “I am respectfully doing Vandan to the “SOUL” of future Tirthankar and not to the current physical self of Marichi.”

Bharat Maharaja then proceeded to construct a Palace of Jewels establishing (sthapana) of the current twenty four Tirthankars. It is total faith and appreciation in what Sarvagna Bhagwan says, about who are the subsequent 23 tirthankars going to be who will carry forward Dhrama for the benefit several living beings after Rushabhadev Bhagwan’s Nirvana.

This event reaffirms several fundamental principles underlying Jainsm:

  • An omniscient who has totally removed all his passions and attachments will attain “Kevalgyan,” which allows him know the past, present and future phases of all things, living or otherwise.
  • The soul is permanent and forever, transmigrating in different phases of living beings until it liberates itself from all Karmas of the physical body. In their purest form, all souls are equal and therefore deserve respectful recognition all the time irrespective of current state of the physical body in which it dwells and its accompanying karma.

A potent lesson can also be found by looking at Gautam Swami and his special relationship to Mahavir Swami and how his exemplary Bhakti leads him to an Ashtapad Yatra.

In this story, Gautam Swami overhears a group of devotees discussing Mahavirswami’s deshana (sermon), which they had just attended. In the deshana, Mahavir swami said any soul who performs the Ashtapad Yatra and performs overnight Bhakti of the twenty-four tirthankars will attain “Moksha” in the same lifetime. Gautam swami himself was capable of knowing whether he would attain Moksha in this life time, but would defer understanding of all such events as per Mahavir Swamis guidance. Such was his total dedication and humility to the Lord.

Toward this end, he obtains permission from Mahavirswami to undertake the Yatra of Ashtapad Tirth. Gautamswami’s purity of the soul was at such high level that he could fly (Akashgami Labdhi) and he could overcome big obstacles by grabbing sun rays and powering himself up.

The Ashtapad tirth yatra entailed climbing over eight insurmountable steps or the hills. Ordinary human beings were incapable of achieving such a feat. Some “Tapas,” or individuals yearning to perform yatra, had gotten over the first step, fewer over the second, and even fewer had reached the third step. But that was it.

Suddenly a tall, handsome flying ascetic arrives, and begins effortlessly climbing Ashtapad. With the power of the sun rays coursing through his veins, Gautam Swami swiftly and effortlessly climbs over the eight steps.

Witnessing this extraordinary feat, these Tapas decided to become Gautamswami’s disciplines so they too could perform yatra and achieve Moksha. The next morning they beg him for the privilege. But Gautamswami advises them to become disciples of his Guru Mahavirswami. They all agree and Gautamswami suggested that they do Parna of their Tapsya before doing so.

The rest of the story is well known: Gautamswami helps them perform Parna with a single bowl of endless Khir (sweet) which never runs out and produces enough to satiate all 1500 Tapas. All 1500 attain kevalgyan in 3 groups before even reaching to Mahavir Swami.

Lord Mahavir himself explained the significance of Ashtapad yatra toward attaining Moksha. Specifically, he stresses how complete faith in the lord and total dedication and devotion in him can achieve the same results for those who surrender.

So let us join in the Bhav-Yatra of the Adhtapad Tirth at our house of the Lord Mahavir, Jain Center of Southern California and hope that over the next few lifetimes, we can end our cycle of birth and death.

Astapad Puja Nakro $101/each- 8 puja out of which 2 puja given to sponsors, Rest 6 puja with 5 families taking labh in each puja, four on each side of the Astapad and one by the Trigadu on the stage.

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

 

 

 

Pledges / Nakro Available for 18 Abhishek, Ashtapad Pujan & Procession

 

 

Ritual

Plege/Nakro Amount or Boli

 Ashtmangal Bharavanu,Vakshep Puja & Sangh Darshan Labha during Mahavir Janam Vanchan - $501 for each Ashtamangal (total 8 available)

 

18 Abhishek Private idol - August 26th Saturday

Snatra Puja

$101 Nakaro

18 Abhishek Private idol: 12:39 pm onwards

$101 Nakaro

18 Abhishek for Bhagavan on Sihasan

Ghee Boli

Surya Darshan

Ghee Boli

Chandra Darshan

Ghee Boli

Aarti

Ghee Boli

Mangal Divo

Ghee Boli

Shanti Kalash

Ghee Boli

 

 

Ashtapad Procession - August 27th Sunday morning 9 am onwards

Dhara vahi

Ghee Boli

Chammar

Ghee Boli

Deepak

Ghee Boli

Dhup

Ghee Boli

Ghant

Ghee Boli

Laman Divo

Ghee Boli

 

 

Ashtapad Pujan - August 27th Sunday 12:39  am onwards

Snatra Puja

$101 Nakaro

Total 8 Pujas, each puja 5 families

$101 Nakaro per family

Aarti

Boli

Mangal Divo

Boli

Shanti Kalash

Boli

 

Pledges during 18 Abhishek,  Ashtapad Procession and Pujan.

 

Swamivatsalya Dinner - August 26th

$4001 (multiple sponsors are welcome)

Navakarshi - August 27th

$2001 (multiple sponsors are welcome)

Swamivatsalya Lunch - August 27th

$7001 (multiple sponsors are welcome)

Swamivatsalya Dinner - August 27th

$5001 (multiple sponsors are welcome)

 

 

Sanghpati during Ashtapad procession

$5001 (lead procession in open decorated car)

Ashtapad Rachana Sponsor

$5001  (Be with Ashtapad during procession)

Float 1 Sponsor

$2501  (name on the banner attached to float)

Float 2 Sponsor

$2501  (name on the banner attached to float)

 

 

Pravachan & Vidhikar Sponsor (for all ten days)

$10001 (multiple sponsors are welcome)

Musician Sopnsor (all ten days)

$5001 (multiple sponsors are welcome)

 

 

Platinum Sponsor for Dashanik Mohatsva

$2501 (recognition in E-flyer)

Gold Sponsor for Dashanik Mohatsva

$1501  (recognition in E-flyer)

Silver Sponsor for Dashanik Mohatsva

$1001  (recognition in E-flyer)

Bronze Sponsor for Dashanik Mohatsva

$501   (recognition in E-flyer)

 

 

 

English Pratikaman  2017

 

 

It is that day of the year again - “Samvatsari”. Time to seek Forgiveness for our not so good deeds during the year. Please join on Friday, August 25, 2017, in Aradhana Hall of Jain Center by 4:45 pm. We will start English Pratikraman at 5 pm.

Attached is the file of Pratikraman and also there is a sign-up sheet to read a specific lesson.  Please look on the website to sign up also if you can, or you can email or call Dr. Nitin Shah to sign up.  Please do so by 12 noon on Friday.

You can download the file on your iPad or other electronic device and bring them to read from the device during Pratikraman!

CLICK HERE for Inspection of Muhapatti
CLICK HERE for English Pratikraman Sign Up
CLICK HERE for English Pratikraman Handout

If you have any questions then please call Dr. Nitin Shah at 562-244-9035 or email him at nitinshahmd@gmail.com

 

 

 

English Lecture During Paryushan 2017

 

 

By Shri Harshadbhai Maniar

August 18-Friday,August 19-Saturday,August 22,23-Tuesday,Wednesday

By Shri Dicky Himansu Shah

August 21,Monday

 

By Smt Kusumben Jain

August 24,Thursday

 

Subjects:

Aug 18, Friday
Subject: Why Navkar Maha Mantra is called Mantradhiraj (the King of the Mantras)?
 
Aug 19,Saturday
Subject: Jain Universe
Presentation will include following topics:
(1) Lokakasha & Alokakasha
(2) Swarg, Mrutyu and Pataal Loka, Karma & Akarma Bhumi.
(3) Unit of scale, Rajju v/s Light years.
(4) Comparison between Milky Way v/s Jambu Dweep.
(5) Countless oceans surrounding Jambu Dweep v/s Orbital path of galaxies.
(6) Possible intelligent life in other Galaxies like Andromeda & Triangulum Galaxy.

Aug 21,Monday
Subject:  Tatvarth Sutra-

               History and significance, in a scientific perspective, as this is the foremost Granth which is accepted by all Jains.


 

Aug 22 & 23, Tuesday & Wednesday
Subject: Bhaktamara Stotra
Presentation will include following topics:
(1) A devotional poem par excellence.
(2) An unparalleled lustrous gem of grand poetry.
(3) A beautiful masterpiece of composition.
(4) A Magical power, a great solace to the devotee in trouble.
(5) A poet’s enlightening devotion and infinite faith in the Lord Jina.
(6) A divine guide to make a devotee immortal.

 

 

 

Kids & Youth Participation during Dasanhika Mahotsav:

 

 

Parents are requested to encourage your young ones to participate any and all of the following programs to participate during Dasanhika Mahotsa
 

Day

Date

Timing

Program

Friday

August 18

8:30-10:00pm

Gahuli Night

Saturday

August 19

2:00-5:00pm

Swapna Ceremony (Swapnu #5 Garland)

 

 

 

Kids babysitting and game time

Sunday

August 20

12:00-2:00

Aangi for 24 Tirthhankar in Bhamti

 

 

2:00-5:00pm

Culture Program

Everyday

August 18, 21-24

8:15pm

Aarti in the evening

Monday

August 21

8:30-10:00pm

Jain stories by YJA modern way

Tuesday

August 22

8:30-10:00pm

Meditation Techniques

Wednesday

August 23

8:30-10:00pm

Jain Quiz

Thursday

August 24

8:30-10:00pm

To be determined

Friday

August 25

4:00-7:00pm

Pratikraman

Saturday

August 26

8:30-12:00pm

Parna Help

 

 

12:39-5:00pm

18 Abhisheks Anusthan

Sunday

August 27

8:00am

Procession Begins

Everyday

August 18, 21-24

1:00pm

Univeristy Food Delivery Assistance Program

 

 

 

Allocation for Samayak/Pratikraman kits to University Students

Everyday

August 18, 19, 21-24

9:00pm

English Lectures in Aaradhana Hall, JAYA activities

 

 

 

Opportunity to Particiapate

 

 

Acharya Bhadrabahu Swami-

Shri Bhadrabahu Swami was the 7th in the leadership of Lord Mahavir.He gave successful leadership to Jain order
and gifted Jainism with invaluable wealth of scriptual knowledge.He was the disciple of  Renowned Acharya
Yashobhadrashriji.

Bhadrabahuswamiji composed Uvasaggaharam Stotra, Bhadrabahu sanhita and Vasudev Charit.  He also composed
commentary on ten scriptures such as Acharang, Krutang, Avashyak, Das Vaikalik,Uttaradhyayan, Dasha Shrut
Skandh, Kalp, Vyavahar, Surya Pragnpti and Rishibhashit.


Jain Center Is Pleased to provide opportunity to place:

Uvasagram Stotra with Kalpsutra book-under PP Bhadrabahuswami Potrait- Also to carry them in procession and
then to install for ever in Aaradhana hall-Ghee boli for this would be done during Paryusahn.

Hemchandrcharya-

Kalikalsarvagna Hemchandracharya made extraordinary contribution for a long spell of seven decades 

to varied fields like poetry, grammar, history and puran, yoga and spiritual knowledge, lexicon and poetics,

renunciation and penance, self-restraint and self-discipline and the state welfare and popular welfare. 

Following are some popular books by Shri Hemchandracharya

Jain Philosophy-Yogsastra, Grammar-Siddha-Hema-Sabdanusasana, Poetry-Trishshthi-Shalaka-Purusha.

Jain Center Is Pleased to provide opportunity to place:

Sakalarath Stotra with book-under PP Hemechandraji Potrait- Also to carry them  in procession and then to install for ever
in Aaradhana hall-Ghee boli for this would be done during Paryushan.

We Invite all to participate Whole Heartily in this once in a life time opportunity with enthusiasm.

 

 

 

18 Abhisheks of Private Bhagwans - Saturday,
August 26, 2017

 

 

JCSC is pleased to announce the 18 Abhisheks Pujan for Asthapadji puja bhagvans & Private Bhagwans on Saturday,August 26, 2017.

The details are as follows:
 
Day/Date/Timings: Saturday,August 26,2017
                                    Sntrapuja at 12:00 PM - Nakro $ 101.
                                    18 Abhishek Pujan -12:39 AM
 
Venue: Upstair class rooms

Vidhikar                : Jayeshbhai Jain

Nakro: $101 for one spot.for private idols, Gheeboli for Shihasan Bhagvan.
                                 Gheeboli for Suryadarshan & Chandradarshan,Aarti,Mangal divo & Shanti Kalash.
:For Asthpadji puja bhagvans-no nakro
                               -9 Abhisheks each for Bhagvan Bharavanu and sthapana beneficiary

Samgri: Will be provided by JCSC.

Requirement: Puja clothes.

Dinner: 6:30 pm.
  
 
Please RSVP ASAP and register so that we can make proper arrangements.

Contact Ketan Parekh at ketanraj(at)sbcglobal.net or on 1(714) 299-6789

 

 

 

Tapasya Form

 

 

Jain Center Of Southern California
ADULT - Tapasvi Recognition and Parna - Paryushan 2017
Jain Center applauds you and wishes you well for your Tapasya
We would like to recognize you for doing the Mahatap and being an inspiration to others

Click Here for Form

 

 

 

 

JCSC 2017 Paryushan Committee Contact Information

 

 

Please contact Dr. Mahendrabhai Shah on mahendra.shah@jaincenter.net (714) 757 9490 for any other issues. We have received great support and co-operation from all the members of the community in our mission of No Ratri-Bhojan. Keeping this in view, EC has made necessary changes as noted below to the Paryushan Mahaparv program timings. We expect the same level support and co-operation from you all again during the Paryushan Mahaparv.
 
1. Swamivatsalya dinner will be served only up to 30 minutes prior to sunset (Sunset time during Paryushan is 7:00 pm) 
2. Important information regarding various program will be circulated time to time via signs/emails/bulletin board, don’t miss those updates. 
3. Keep all your valuables in safe custody and observe Temple and Puja Etiquette 
 
For Pledges and Nakro, please contact:
Geeta Khona at (714) 872-7283 or email gkhona@gmail.com 
Ketan Parekh at (714) 299 6789 or email Ketanraj@sbcglobal.net 

 

 

 

Paryushan Contact List

 

 

#

Items

Contact Person

Phone

email

Additional Contact Names

1

Mahavir Janma Vanhchan

Kinal Modi

 714-290-9981

kinalmodi12(at)yahoo.com

Vijay Shah

2

Swapna Ceremony, GBM

Navinbhai Gangar

 714-746-0743

ngangar(at)gmail.com

Prashant Shah,

Vipin Vadecha

3

Food/Eksana/

Menna Chheda

562 -665-3162

nalinmeena(at)yahoo.com

Virendra Shah,

Swamivatsalya

Vijay Shah

4

Cultural Program

Komal Desai

949-395-2904

ppdkpdspd(at)yahoo.com

Pinal Doshi, 

Poorvi Parekh

5

Asthprakari & Snatra puja

Savita Mehta

714-898-3156

savitamehta(at)msn.com

Padma Shah

6

Aangi / Derasar activities

Ketan Parekh

714-299-6789

ketanraj(at)sbcglobal.net

Kalpesh Jhaveri,

Raju Shah

7

Bhavna, Aarti, Mangal Divo

Ajay Shah

562-650-2930

ajshah7(at)gmail.com

Kinal Modi,

Ramila Shah

8

AV coordination

Mahesh Shah

714-253-2783

musafirshah(at)hotmail.com

Dinesh Shah

9

Pravachan, Pratikraman

Mahendra Shah

714-757-9490

drmcshah(at)hotmail.com

Hemendra Doshi, Narendra Maniar

10

Kalpsutra, Barsa Sutra, Padhravanu, Darshan, Puja

Savita Mehta

626-357-9888

Savitamehta(at)msn.com

Padma Shah,

Ramila Shah

11

Tapsvi Parna

Meena Chheda

562 -665-3162

nalinmeena(at)yahoo.com

Navin Gangar, Ashok Savla

Vijay Shah

12

Volunteers / counter help

Pinal Doshi

562-644- 3457

fdoshi71(at)yahoo.com

Urvashi Jain

13

Stage / hall set up

Vijay Shah

562-943-6050

vijay6050(at)yahoo.com

Hemendra Doshi

14

Security

Mahesh Shah

714-253-2783

musafirshah(at)hotmail.com

Ramesh Zaveri

15

Accommodation

Sameer Shah

714-742-2304

shah.sameer.m(at)gmail.com

Savita Mehta,

Ramila Shah

16

TV Display, Publicity

Kinal Modi

714-290-9981

kinalmodi12(at)yahoo.com

Vipin Vadecha,

Sameer Shah

17

Emails, magazine

Virendra Shah

310-326-5685

jcflag(at)yahoo.com

Kinal Modi

18

English lecture

Vipin Vadecha

909-861-2677

vadechav(at)gmail.com

Prashant Shah

19

Accounting, Pledges

Geeta Khona

714-203-1680

gkhona(at)gmail.com

Kinal Modi,

Ketan Parekh

20

Nakro, Boli Items

Ketan Parekh

714-299-6789

ketanraj(at)sbcglobal.net

Geeta Khona, Mahendra Shah

21

18 Abhisheks Anusthan

Kinal Modi

714-290-9981

kinalmodi12(at)yahoo.com

Kalpesh Jhaveri

22

Ashtapad Pujan & Procession

Mahendra Shah

714-757-9490

drmcshah(at)hotmail.com

Virendra Shah, Hemendra Doshi

23

Overall Coordination

Mahendra Shah

714-757-9490

drmcshah(at)hotmail.com

Virendra Shah

 

 

 

Das Lakshana Program Outline

 

 

Saturday, August 26th - Sept 2nd & Monday, Sep 4th 2017 
7:30 AM: Pakshalji
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Digamber Bhav Puja
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Swadhyay in Aradhana Hall
08:15 PM - 08:30 PM: (*) Aarti & Mangal Divo
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Swadhyay in Aradhana Hall
*Saturday, August 26th, Sunday August 27th, Saturday, September 2nd, Aarti 7.30 PM
 
Sunday,Sept 3rd,2017
7:30 AM: Pakshalji
Shantinath & Neminath Bhagvan Boli, Bhagvan Birajman Boli, Shanti Dhara Boli, Vinaypath Boli
9:00 AM onwards     Various Puja:

  1. 1.Devshatra Puja
  2. Shantinath Puja
  3. 3.Neminath Puja
  4. Parshvanath Bhagvan Puja
  5. Mahavirswami Puja
  6. Das Laxan Dharma Puja. 
  7. Sole Karna Puja

Nakro$151 each: Maha Argh Boli, Shanti Path Boli, Aarti Boli
12:30 PM:  Ekashana, Swamivatsalya Lunch
 
Tuesday,Sept 5th,2017
6:00 PM: Digamber Pratikraman
 
(*) Fixed Nakro for 24 Tirthankars Aarti - $151, Aarti and Mangal Divo - $101 
 
For Aarti, Mangal Divo, Puja or Sponsorship of Ekasana/Swamivatsalya, please contact: 
Dr. Kirit Shah at Phone: (626) 574- 6964 OR email: ragikirit@hotmail.com 
Vina Shah at Phone: (714) 521- 4294 OR email: pvms5157@yahoo.com 
Sachiben Jain at Phone: (714) 529-5874 OR email: sailesjain@aol.com 
Bakul Shah at Phone: (714) 670-0407 OR email: bspp1996@yahoo.com

 

 

 

RSVP for Paryushan Mahaparva 2017

 

 

Steps for RSVP:

  1. In your smart phone, locate the text message app, and click to open
  2. Click on compose to compose a new message
  3. In the TO: field, type in 67076
  4. In the message field, type in JCSC
  5. Click on Send button to send the message
  6. Once you send it, you will receive a link via text message.
  7. Click on the link to begin RSVP process.

Click Here for more information

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

 

 

 

Volunteers required during Dasanihaka Mahaparv Celebrations at JCSC

 

 

We want our Dasanihaka Mahotsav celebrations to be grand. This cannot happen without your support and cooperation. We request you all to register and volunteer for the various subcommittees which are operating to look after various aspects of the celebrations. The subcommittees include: Cultural Committee Religious Committee Procession Committee  Decoration Committee Food Committee Fund Raising Committee Marketing, Advertising & Media Committee Transportation/Security Committee Audio / Video/Photography/Web Committee - Please sign up for what interests you the most. - You can sign up for multiple committees. - Please signup only for a committee/s what you can actually perform with. - Please avoid signing up for committees which may create a schedule conflict


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:

 

 

 

Volunteer Registration Form For Paryushan

 

 

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, Parna  Aug. 26th -­-­-­-­  8:30am  to  10:30am    

How do I sign up?  

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

https://goo.gl/forms/6Q95qPKmG67mcgIL2
 
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 

 

 

 

Other

 

 


1. JAYA (Jain Association of Young Adults)

JAYA (Jain Association of Young Adults) has arranged a program by Rahul Kapoor Jain on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10 AM to 1 PM. This is for the benefit of the families to enhance love and bonding and bring family closer. You do not need to be JAYA member to participate.  Program will be in main hall.

Quick Facts about Rahul Kapoor (Speaker * Presenter * Author):

Outstanding Young Persons of India for 2010, JCI
Author of Work Wise - Lessons in Excellence for Young Professionals
Author of Dad & I - Inspiring Stories for Teens

Guest Faculty at IIM, Bangalore

Presenter for Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 3,4 & 5

Certified Consultant of Thomas Systems, UK

Certified Trainer for Six Thinking Hats, USA
Patron Member of JITO (Jain International Trade Organisation)

Please see attached flyer for more details. We are limiting this program to 30 families only and it will be on first come first served basis. Two to Three generations with children over the age of 12 can participate. Three generations preferred. refreshment will be
served after the program.

Please RSVP with name and age of each participant to vadechav@gmail.com. Please feel free to call Vipin vadecha
on  909-8 61-2677 for any questions or further information.

Click here for Flyer

 

 

 

 

Kinal Modi
Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California