Posted: 16.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! US has been hit by two calamities back to back, and lot of Jain families have been affected. Many centers came forward with immediate help and JAINA officials are also in regular touch with those affected and trying their best to help them. Till now the total damage has not yet been accessed but our members have overwhelmingly...
Posted: 09.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Anumodna to all the Tapasvis for their tap and blessed are your souls for being able to do Tap Aradhana during this auspicious festival. All the centers have celebrated Paryushan and Das Lakshana with great pomp. Please send your details of Upvas at earliest so we can recognize you. We are receiving overwhelming response to...
Posted: 05.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the last and the most important day of Das Lakshana Parva where we get to shed evils within us and seek forgiveness from all beings. Practicing Bhrahmacharya automatically fulfills other nine Dharmas. On behalf of JAINA EC and BOD, if we have knowingly or unknowingly hurt you over past year, we seek your forgiveness...
Posted: 04.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On tenth day of Das Lakshana Parva we’ll learn about Uttam Aakinchay i.e. Non-Attachment from all worldly pleasures and attachment towards our soul. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 09-04-2017 UTTAM AKINCHANYA - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE The vow of non-attachment puts reins to the mind, which roams, in the strange forest...
Posted: 03.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the Ninth day of Das Lakshana Parva. Many of you will be start fasting from today with a desire to do Atham (3 days of fasting) considering 11 days of Das Lakshana this year. I wish you sukh sata. Let us learn about Uttam Tyag Dharma. It is my pleasure to include the message from British Prime Minister Theresa May...
Posted: 02.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE FEDERATION OF JAIN ASSOCIATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA A Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) El # 54-1280028 2960 Mother Well Ct, Oak Hill, VA 20171 USA Phone: 571-331-1851, E-mail: Pmehta1851@gmail.com "HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS RELIEF FUND" Jai Jinendra Over this week, Hurricane Harvey dumped couple of feet of rain...
Posted: 02.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hope you are in sukh sata. Today on eighth day of Das Lakshana Parva let’s learn about Uttam Tapa, which helps to get rid of the cycle of birth and death. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 09-02-2017 UTTAM TAPA - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE Penance is that by the performance of which, as a rule one attains salvation and...
Posted: 01.09.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! This year, due to repeating Tithi we have 11 days of Das Lakshana. So today we will talk more about Uttam Sanyam. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 09-01-2017 MAHAVIR TEMPLE - MAHAVIRJI, RAJASTHAN INDIA QUOTE My soul characterized by knowledge and faith is alone eternal. All other phases of my existence to which I am...
Posted: 31.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the sixth day of Das Lakshana Parva. Hope you are in Sukh Saata and especially those who are fasting. Let us learn about the sixth Dharma i.e. Uttam Sanyam. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-31-2017 UTTAM SANYAM - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE Practicing compassion attains self-restraint; it is achieved by nourishing...
Posted: 30.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On the fifth day of Das Lakshana Parva, let’s learn about the fifth Dharma i.e. Uttam Satya which tells us to give up falsehood and embrace truthfulness in our life. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-30-2017 UATTAM SATYA - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE   Truth is the speech of inward purity. - Sir Edwin Arnold JSGA -...
Posted: 28.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hope you all are in sukh sata. The third Dharma of Das Lakshana is Uttam Arjava which means Supreme Straight forwardness. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-28-2017 UTTAM AARJAVA - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE The virtue of uprightness itself takes the soul across the ocean of the universe; intense feelings of advanced...
Posted: 27.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today, on the second day of Das Lakshana Parva, let us learn about second Dharma i.e. Uttam Mardav and keep ourselves free from egotism by practicing humility. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-27-2017 UTTAM MARDAVA - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE To kill any living being amounts to killing oneself. Compassion to others is...
Posted: 26.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On the first day of Das Lakshana I wish you all sukh sata during this auspicious Parva. JAINA will be sending a quote, message and story on each Dharma daily. Uttam Kshama is the first Dharma among all 10 Dharmas. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-26-2017 UTTAM KSHAMA - ANIMATED STORY QUOTE 'Kshama shatro ch mitre ch...
Posted: 24.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the 7th day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan. We hope all Tapasvis are in Sukh Sata. We all are blessed to have inherited such a scientific religion so let us vow in these auspicious Paryushan days that we shall try not to hurt anybody with our action, words or deeds. Download "JainaMangalam" App from...
Posted: 23.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today being 6th Day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan, many of us must have started fasting from today with goal of completing Atham. Lot of Anumodna to all of you. Please send names and details of Tapasvis so we can publish in forthcoming newsletters. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-23-2017 QUOTE If...
Posted: 22.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the fifth day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva. We celebrate the birth of Bhagwan Mahavir and also remember Mata Trishla and her 14 dreams as per Swetambar tradition. Most of the Sangh members in North America celebrated Birth of Bhagwan Mahavir on last weekend. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA...
Posted: 21.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Kalpa Sutra is one of our important scripture and is widely read on the 4th day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva. The 14 dreams of Mother Trishla are recited along with life story of Bhagwan Mahavir. Warm Regards, Gunvant Shah JAINA President 08-21-2017 QUOTE My soul characterized by knowledge and faith is...
Posted: 20.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the third day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva and many Shravak and Shravikas will be completing Atham (3 Upvas). JAINA wishes all them Sukh Sata and pray that you all move ahead in your Tapasya as per your inner strength. Let us all vow on this auspicious day that we shall live Jain Way of Life...
Posted: 19.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is the second day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva and hope all are in sukh shata. Today for many of us is second day of fasting and my vandan and anumodna to all of them. JAINA will be publishing names of all Tapasvis fasting more than 3 days and for children more than 2 days. Please send your...
Posted: 18.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA SPECIAL NEWSLETTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Today is first day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva. Many of us are fasting and anumodna to all of them. This year we will publish 18 newsletters as Paryushan and Das Lakshana Special. Last year we had explained the significance of each day. This time we are going a step further and explain the importance...
Posted: 15.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America FEDERATION OF JAIN ASSOCIATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA A Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) El # 54-1280028 JIVDAYA COMMITTEE 5308 E. 80th Place, Tulsa, OK 74136, USA: Phone (918) 398 - 6024 Email: jainajivdaya@gmail.com "NORTH GUJARAT - RAJASTHAN FLOOD " Jai Jinendra Jivdaya Committee wishes you a Sukha Shata and Michchhami Dukkddam at the...
Posted: 12.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Parvadhiraj Parva Paryushan and Das Lakshana is starting from coming week. We request all our readers to send your articles at jainahq@jaina.org. We would publish the relevant articles in the daily newsletter during the celebrations. Floods in Gujarat have devastating consequences for humans as well as animals in affected...
Posted: 05.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! We are thankful to the Prime Minister Shri Naredra Modi for joyful celebration he led in Ahmedabad celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji. The Prime Minister gave a stirring speech about the Shrimadji as he inaugurated a Five Rupee postage stamp and two coins of one hundred fifty and ten Rupees. He also...
Posted: 01.08.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE FEDERATION OF JAIN ASSOCIATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA A Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) El # 54-1280028 2960 Mother Well Ct, Oak Hill, VA 20171 USA Phone: 571-331-1851, E-mail: Pmehta1851@gmail.com " GUJARAT FLOOD VICTIMS RELIEF FUND " Jai Jinendra Over the last weeks, the floods in Gujarat due to heavy rains and...
Posted: 23.07.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Weekly Newsletter 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! We welcome the young Jains from India under the Jain Youth Exchange Program (JYEP) sponsored by Jain International Trade Organization (JITO) and JAINA with the help of various centers. We are starting a new series on Gandhars and over the forthcoming issues we would like to share with you the...
Posted: 23.07.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Weekly Newsletter 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Since last year, JAINA has partnered with “World Forgiveness Alliance” based in California to promote concept of forgiveness worldwide. We are looking for Heroes of Forgiveness whom they would honor at their Annual Event. I would request the community members to send in nominations for Hero from our...
Posted: 12.07.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! I am sincerely grateful to all of the JAINA Directors who form the Electoral College for electing me to lead JAINA for the 2017-19 term. First and foremost, I would like to assure each and every JAINA member I will perform to the high standards of our esteemed community. My predecessors have left a grand legacy for me to follow...
Posted: 30.06.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! This is my last weekly newsletter as JAINA President with completion of my term 2015-2017. The last two years have been amazing and full of memories. The overwhelming response from our Community was very encouraging. When I look back, I am satisfied that my vision and goals for JAINA’s growth set at beginning of my term were...
Posted: 25.06.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Achraya Sushil Muniji Maharaj popularly known as Guruji needs no introduction to members of JAINA. He is the inspiration and under whose guidance seeds of JAINA were sown, which today has turned to be a large tree. We make a small endeavour to give his life story as below. Mahamastakabhisheka of Lord Gommateshwara Bahubali...
Posted: 18.06.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! We bring you life story of our beloved Gurudev Chitrabhanuji - Co-Founder of JAINA and an enlightened soul who has uniquely helped spread the principles of Jainism. The biggest contribution to all of us is his vision which today ties all Jain's of North America in one mala known as JAINA. JAINA is organizing Girnar Yatra from...
Posted: 04.06.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! In our small endeavour to make us familiar with great virtues of our religious leaders, we present a brief profile of Shri Maniprabh Sagarji, a divine soul from Jain Khatargach Sangh. An author of many books and conferred with title of Upadhyay, its is our punya that we come to know of such great souls in our lifetime. A...
Posted: 26.05.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! We give brief details of Shree Prem Acharyaji know as Papaji. He is a noble soul and ardent follower of Shrimad Rajchandra. He has been instrumental in bringing lot of youths to follow the principles of Jainsim in true spirit. JAINA Mangalam App is also getting huge response and please spread the same amongst your friends and...
Posted: 20.05.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Parliament of World Religions will be held in Toronto from Nov. 1-7, 2018. JAINA had introduced and co-sponsored "Ahimsa Award" at last Parliament of World Religion in Salt Lake City in October 2015. Please register yourself and take advantage of super saver rate now.. Pujya Namramuniji Maharaj Saheb is one of the young...
Posted: 13.05.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA Newsletter is proud to start a series of 50 stories of Shatrunjay hills. The stories are about Tirthankars, historical events, shrines, steps and the architecture at Shatrunjay. You will learn about significant stops on the hills and its relevance. These stories are perfect for all age groups with varying levels of...
Posted: 06.05.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Acharya Shree Mahashramanji is the religious head of Terapanth and we make a small endeavour to give details of this enlightened soul. We are getting huge response to our JAINA Mangalam App and please download if you have not yet. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President & Chairman 2. QUOTE OF THE WEEK One who remains...
Posted: 30.04.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! In our series of giving brief details of great saints and leaders of our religion, we have given brief details of Acharya Ratnasundarji Maharajsaheb, the first Jain sadhu to be recognized with Padma Vibhushan by Govt of India. JAINA recently launched a global Mobile App with amazing Jain content that you can access from...
Posted: 25.04.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! I hope you all are enjoying JAINA Mangalam App and exploring the various subjects covered under the App. Gurudev Rakeshbhai Jhaveri, a jewel of our Community, is a unique young Jain leader of our times. We have strived to bring you his life story in this Newsletter. Women have always been the inherent strength of our...
Posted: 23.04.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! It gives me great pleasure to announce the global launch of Jain content-rich JAINA Mangalam App, which is accessible with one click anytime and from anywhere in the world. JAINA creates history as the first organization to have a universal Jain App with all sects covered under one umbrella. This App is an on demand 24x7...
Posted: 15.04.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Mahavir Janma Kalyanak was celebrated with great enthusiasm at many Jain Centers across USA and Canada. Gujarat CM Vijaybhai Rupani attended special celebrations on banks of Sabarmati. We bring you life story of Muni Tarun Sagarji Maharaj - an eminent and vocal Jain Leader of 21st Century. JAINA Convention 2017 is bringing...
Posted: 08.04.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Greetings to you and family on this auspicious occasion of Mahavir Janma Kalyanak. Through-out the world, Mahavir Janma Kalyanak celebrations are being held. We all are blessed to inherit such a great religion. Bhagwan Mahavir has given the world a unique message of Non-Violence. Today, His teachings are very relevant to...
Posted: 07.04.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On behalf of JAINA, I wish all Tapasvis good sukh-shata during this Ayambil Oli. This month we present Theory of Karma which is universally accepted and now lets understand in detail. We will be giving a detailed biography of our religious leaders and their contribution to our society beginning with this News letter. We start...
Posted: 31.03.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA has taken an initiative to answer your queries through learned scholars and therefore we request you to ask your questions. Pertinent questions will be published in JAINA Newsletters. Jain Milan has been a huge success in our community for Jain Youths to meet and get to know each other for matrimonial purpose. Next Jain...
Posted: 25.03.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hope you found the series on “Know Your Tirthankar” over last 24 weeks informative. We covered a brief introduction of our Tirthanks of Avasarpani Kaal. Please click here to read all 24 articles. JAINA Convention Registration is now approaching 3,000 attendees. You will find valuable information about myriad of Day and...
Posted: 18.03.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Thanks for your outstanding participation on JAINA’s Facebook page and Twitter . As a result, we now have over 5,000 Likes on Facebook and more than 7,000 users on Twitter in last 2 years. JAINA is steadily growing on Instagram as well. Please participate in your favorite social media platform, if not participating yet, for...
Posted: 11.03.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA condemns senseless violence recently experienced by Indian and other minority communities in USA. Our prayers and support are with the victims and their families. Final preparations for upcoming launch of 24x7 global JAINA Mangalam application are in full swing. Content is now ready and beta testing is underway at present...
Posted: 04.03.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On February 17, 2017, Chair in Jain Studies was established at University of California, Riverside. Thanks to Maheshbhai Wadher, JAINA VP-West, for generous donation of $ 250K, along with donation of $ 250K by Dr. Jasvant Modi and $ 100K by Vijaybhai Chedda from Los Angeles. As a reminder, JAINA maintains updated Master Schedule...
Posted: 25.02.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Congratulations to Mrs. Mohini Jain for a generous grant of $ 1.5 M to establish Chair for Jain Studies at University of California, Davis. Jain Community has donated a total of $ 25 M to-date to establish Jain Studies at 16 Universities across USA - mostly in last 3 years. Thanks to efforts of Dr. Sulekh Jain and Dilip V. Shah,...
Posted: 17.02.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! A grand Anjanshalak Mahotsav was held at Jirawala Parshwanath Tirth in Rajasthan on Feb 3, 2017. Rashtrasant Namramuni Maharaj Saheb had a mild heart attack and underwent a successful Angioplasty on 9th Feb, 2017. Gurudev Namramuni is now recovering at Parasdham, Mumbai. Over 1,000 Ayambil’s have been conducted around the world...
Posted: 10.02.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA Delegation attended Veerayatan Global Conference at Kutch, India. JAINA Delegation also visited Agas Ashra, participated in a unique Acharyapad Ceremony, attended free Dental camp at Bidada Sarvoday Hospital - Kutch and met with JITO Leaders in Ahmedabad. Details are below. Deadline for low Registration rate of $ 269 for...
Posted: 03.02.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA Delegation attended many programs in India in January 2017 and summary of a few are given below. Details of other events will be provided in next Newsletter. YJA- Youth wing of JAINA - has rolled out on-line Pathshala. For the first time in history of Global Jain Community, children and youths can now access Pathshala...

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