JVBL - Programme for Sunday, 1 March 2009 at JVB Centre

Posted: 28.02.2009
Updated on: 07.01.2011

 

Samani Prasanna Pragya

Samani Rohit Pragya

 

09.00am to 10.00am 

Yoga, Pranayam & Relaxation 

10.10am to 10.45am 

Recitation of Bhaktamara Stotra

10.45am to 11.00am 

Meditation & Pranayama

11.00am to 11.15am 

Study & Recitation of Arhat Vandana

10.30am to 11.30am 

Children Class

 

What is Arhat Vandana?

Arhat Vandana is a collection of canonical maxims written in the ancient language of Prakrit. Its recitation enables studying (swadhyaya) of the Jain scriptures (agams). It therefore acts as a catalyst for the subsidence and even destruction of knowledge obscuring karma. Each verse of this great prayer acts as a template for our daily activities including thoughts. Arhat Vandana awakens our spiritual consciousness.

Arhat Vandana is based on the teachings of Lord Mahavir. It begins with the Namaskar Mahamantra and concludes with Mangal Sutra. The remaining verses are selected from the Jain agams. Its recitation is therefore not confined to any particular Jain sect. Acharya Tulsiji composed this prayer in 1968.

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