22.11.2018 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 22.11.2018

Jain Center of Southern California

JCSC Election Results

JCSC Election had ended on November 18th and the Election Committee has conducted results this week as planned. The following candidates are elected. The BOD and EC elected candidates will start their term starting January 1, 2019, and JAINA Directors on April 1, 2019. The Election Committee thanks all candidates for participating in 2018 election and for their interest to serve Jain Center community.

Total Eligible votes: 1,944 Total Actual Voting: 848 (43.6%)

BOD Elected Candidate

  1. Yogesh Shah
  2. Mahesh Shah

EC Elected Candidates

  1. Vijay Shah
  2. Padma Shah
  3. Ramesh Jhaveri
  4. Salil Dangi
  5. Bhavin Modi
  6. Ajay Shah
  7. Jignesh Mehta

JAINA Directors with EC/BOD Experience

  1. Dr. Jasvant Modi
  2. Ashok Savla

JAINA Director without EC/BOD Experience

  1. Sushama Parekh (Uncontested)

Volunteer for JCSC Library

Written copies of manuscripts and Jain literature have long played an important role in Jain intellectual, ritual, and community life. In the absence of any living enlightened teachers—according to Jain cosmological doctrines, enlightenment in this era became impossible shortly after the demise and liberation of last Tirthankar Mahāvīr prabhu, the texts containing the teachings of Mahāvīr prabhu are essential for the guidance of any Jain community.

In an contentious effort to overhaul and expand our Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) Library, we are looking for talented and experienced individuals within our community to help us with a number of Library related tasks, such as creating a digital database of our books, creating and assigning unique barcode for each of our books, classifying each book for a category, etc. Eventually, this endeavor of rebuilding, organizing and digitizing our Library will help us all and especially to our children. This Library will help us preserve and share the Jainism through next generation.

We plan to have a new Library software that could streamline the management of our books and operations of our library. But for now, we are looking for at least 20 individuals who could help us with the library tasks.

All the volunteers can:

  • Receive college credits for your volunteer time and service for JCSC.
  • Be recognized by Jain Center with certificate for your volunteer work.
  • Lastly and very importantly, providing Seva for our JCSC Library is Sadhna bhakti towards the Gyan and is deemed to be a Gyan Upasana. Such Gyan Upasana helps us get rid of gyanavarniya karma.

How much Commitment is needed?

  • Minimum of 8 hours per Volunteer
  • Need help during weekends of month of December 2018, January and february 2019.

Contact one of the below JCSC Executive Committee Members with Questions:

  • Malay Shah 818-280-7010
  • Ketan Parekh 714-299-6789
  • Sameer Shah 714-742-2304

Kartiki Punam & Pat Darshan
(actual Fri,Nov 23rd, 2018,
observed - Sun Nov 25th, 2018)

Kartiki Punam night is considered as the brightest full moon night in the whole year as the rainy season is supposed to end and the sky is all clear.
This is the day to resolve to free oneself of basic instincts.
In the rainy/monsoon season, all Acharya Bhagvants, Sadhus, Sadhvis, Munis etc stay at one place and do not travel for four months.
This starts from Ashadh Sud Chaturdashi and ends on Kartik Sud Punam.
After Kartik Punam, their vihar starts again to spread the knowledge of Principles of Jainism such as Truth, Ahimsa, and Compassion etc.
Thus, Kartiki Punam has a big significance for all Jains.
We will have Kartiki Punam Celebration on two days as below:
Day/Date Time Program
Friday, 23rd 2018(Kartiki Punam actual day)
9:30 AM Pat Darshan in Derasar Rang Mandap area

Friday 23rd--Actual Kartik Punam day, there will be a BHATHU from 11.00 AM to 12.30PM at
JCSC sponsored by Jasvant Modi and Mahesh Wadher.
All are invited

Sunday, 25th 2018(Kartiki Punam observed)
9:30 AM Pat Darshan with Khamasna and Chaitya vandan
11:00 AM General Body Meeting - in the hall, followed by Swamivatsalya Lunch

Click here for RSVP: jaincenter.org/event-details.php

Other important dates are as follows:

  • Audition: Sunday, January, 6th 2019 @ 1:15 pm (TEAM LEADS ONLY)
  • 1st rehearsal: Sunday, March, 17th 2019 @ 1:15pm (80%)
  • Skit/Drama Run: Tentative: Sunday, March 31st, 2019 (100%)
  • Dress rehearsal: Sunday, April 14th, 2019 @ 1:15pm (All 100%)

Please register your entry via email with “MJK Entry 2019” in the subject line to:
Komal Desai - ppdkpdspd@yahoo.com or call 949-395-2904

Bhakti On Param Krupaludev's Janam Divas - Nov 23, 2018

On the occasion of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandra Janma Din (Kartiki Purnima), we will have Bhakti in JCSC Aradhana Hall on Friday, November 23rd, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

The agenda is as follows:

1. Navkaar Mantra
2. Mangalacharan
3. Bhakti pads by Mumukshus
4. Kshamapana
5. Aarti
6. Mangal Divo
7. Aho Aho Shri Sadguru
8. He Param Krupalu Dev

Please feel free to contact any one of the following if you have any questions.

Signing Ceremony Of "Bhagwan Mallinath Endowed Professorship" - Nov 25, 2019

We invite you all for another exciting event by External Education Committee of our Jain Center!!!

With blessings from Lord Mallinath and the generosity of donors Drs. Meera and Jasvant Modi, Raksha and Harshad Shah we have achieved another milestone to further Education of Jain Studies in Mainstream Academic University in Southern California.There will be a Signing Ceremony of "Bhagwan Mallinath Endowed Professorship in Jain Studies", at Loyola Marymount University.

Details are as follows:

When: Sunday, November 25, 2018

What: Lunch - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Program - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Tea - 3:00 PM

Where: Auditorium of Cultural Complex,

Jain Center of Southern California

8072 Commonwealth Avenue

Buena Park, CA 90621-0549

Please RSVP for the event jaincenter.org/rsvp.php

Please Call Dr. Nitin Shah at 562 244 9035 with any questions.

Important Guidelines For MJK Celebrations At JCSC

MJK Cultural Program will be celebrated at the Jain Center of Southern California on Sunday, April 21st, 2019. Deadline to submit/register for participation is Sunday, December 2nd, 2018. Registration is open to all Pathshala students by email only to the contact below. In order to put together an entertaining and professional program, groups who wish to perform, need to review and follow the guidelines.

Please CLICK HERE for all details

Other important dates are as follows:

  • Audition: Sunday, January, 6th 2019 @ 1:15 pm (TEAM LEADS ONLY)
  • 1st rehearsal: Sunday, March, 17th 2019 @ 1:15pm (80%)
  • Skit/Drama Run: Tentative: Sunday, March 31st, 2019 (100%)
  • Dress rehearsal: Sunday, April 14th, 2019 @ 1:15pm (All 100%)

Please register your entry via email with “MJK Entry 2019” in the subject line to:
Komal Desai - ppdkpdspd@yahoo.com or call 949-395-2904

Fund Raising for Fire Victims

California wildfires started last week and have erupted into chaos and tragedy; at least 63 people have died as a result, and over 630 people are currently missing including families, children and elderly, according to several legitimate sources.

In the past, along with many similar organization and individuals, the Jain Center of Southern California and the Anekant Community Center, have always been in the forefront of organizing and rendering relief efforts of such catastrophically unfortunate events. One of such Fund Raising Events is organized again by these two organization on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from Noon to 4:30 PM for the California Wildfires (Noon to 1:30 Lunch will be sponsored by Jaybharat Restaurant, 1:30PM to 4:30 is the Musical program by known local artists - Mayuri & Kirti Patel). The event will take place at the Jain Center of Southern California, 8072 Commonwealth Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621.

This Fundraising Event is FREE for everyone to attend. To reserve your seat, please RSVP here now. Rows will be assigned on a First-Come-First-Serve basis (based on RSVPs Received).

The Event is Sponsored by Sarva Mangal Family Trust, Drs. Meera & Jasvant Modi, Ashok & Madhu Patel (Dallas), Suhas Harish Parikh, Mahesh & Usha Wadher, and Tarsadia Foundation.

Click-Here to view the Event Flyer.

Event Details:

California Wildfires Fundraiser at JCSC, 8072 Commonwealth Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621

· When: Saturday, December 1st, 2018

o 12 Noon to 1:30 pm- Lunch (Sponsored by Jay Bharat)

o 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Entertainment by popular Southern California Artists

Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/funds4fire - Rows will be assigned on first come first serve basis (From RSVP).

Organized by Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) & Anekant Community Center (ACC)

JCSC Audition for JAINA - Dec 02, 2018

It is an exciting time ahead. We are very fortunate to be a host city for JAINA 2019 and we would like to put up a great cultural show with the talent our center has. So thank you for registering for JAINA Cultural program.

We have scheduled audition/group formation on Dec 2, 2018, from 1 to 5 PM at Jain Center. We have talents from classical to hip-hop and traditional to modern dance form and this is a chance to showcase our talent to the world. So please come and together let us make one of a kind show for people to remember and for us to build lifelong friendships and cherished memories.

Rupa Shah Cultural Chair JAiNA 2019
Poorvi Parekh Cultural Co-Chair JAINA 2019
Cultural Committee.

Wellness Challenge - Do 30 Minutes Of Cardio Everyday

For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to “Do 30 Minutes of Cardio Every Day. Cardio exercise is an exercise that raises your heart rate. Face it, our bodies were made to move. And we all know that to keep our muscles in shape we need to move them. This movement makes them stronger and stronger muscles make for a more efficient and healthy body. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.

Ongoing Programs - Nov, 2018



Start Time

Daily Ashtprakari Puja


7:30 AM

Aarti-Mangal Divo


8:15 PM


7:30 PM


Daily in the morning


Chaudas Pratikraman

11/22 (Chaumasi Chaudas - Dev Vandan - 2:30 PM)

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

Sthanakvasi Pakhi Pratikraman


6:15 PM

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap


9:00 AM

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


7:30 PM

JCYC & JSG Pathshala / Adult Swadhyay / Sutra Class

9:40 AM

Webcast of the discourses by Shri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri



Weekly Evening Swadhyay

Every Monday, Tuesday Wednesday & 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 pm

Yogshatak Swadhyays


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

Lifetime Tithis

To be Announced for the next month.
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

  • 11/23 - Kartiki Poonam - Pat Darshan (Actual)
  • 11/25 - Pat Darshan (Observed) & GBM

Dignitary Visits & Shibirs

To be Announced

Other News

1) Sankli Ayambil & Jaap Chain for JCLA, Tujunga

Jain Center of Los Angeles, Tujunga, CA is pleased to announce that with the grace of Lord Mahavir we will soon acquire the permit for Construction of Shri Shankheshwar Parshwanath Derasar and its religious complex in the city of Tujunga near Glendale.

In order for the Derasar to get constructed without delay & without any obstacles we URGE the entire community to bless this good cause by joining the SANKLI AYAMBIL & JAAP Chain.We shall start the Sankli Ayambil & Jaap once we have enough members for the first 30 days.

We humbly request you to come forward and bless this auspicious religious cause. We are working on creating the Form for you to join the chain of doing AYAMBIL, which should be ready in a few days.

Please fill out the day of the week or date, or Tithi, whether you would be doing Ayambil repeatedly or just once. p
This chain of Ayambil shall go on till the day of the Pratishtha which we hope and pray will be very soon with the Spiritually charged force of the Sankli Ayambil done by you. For any reason you are unable to do the Ayambil on the day picked by you, please call one of the following so we can look for volunteers to fill in for you. Please provide at least 24 hours notice.

To elevate the Spirit of Sankli Ayambil & Jaap we shall provide you with a Marble Pratimaji.
These Pratimajis will be made Sacred by 18 Abhishek & blessed by Gachhadhipati, P.P.Jayghosh Suri Maharaj Saheb.

JCLA humbly requests all community members of Southern California to join this noble religious cause.

For any questions, sign up and other details please contact:

  • Rajubhai Shah at 213-820-5400 or rbshah1011@gmail.com
  • Ashokbhai Savla at 626-372-4246 or ashoksavla630@yahoo.com


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