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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 Hiteshbhai Shah, during Paryushan and Smt Kusumben Jain during Das Lakshana.

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

Parvadhiraj Paryushan Maha Parv Program Outline

Friday, August 18th & Monday – Thursday August 21st -24th
  • 06:30 – 08:00 am Asthprakari puja.
  • 08:00 – 10:00 am Snatrapuja
  • 10:30 – 12:00 pm Pravchan and Kalpsutra Vanchan
  • 12:00 – 02:00 pm Ekasana (Sponsorship – Nakro of $4000 for 1st day, $2000 for the 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 25th – Samvatsari
  • 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 – 08:30 am Manglik in Derasar
  • 08:30 – 10:30 am Tapasvi Parna
  • 10:30 – 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 – 08:00 pm Aarti, Mangal Divo
Sunday, August 27th – Procession and Asthapadji Puja
  • 06:30 – 08:00 am Asthprakari puja.
  • 08:30 – 11:00 am Procession
  • 11:00 – 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 )
  • 08:00 – 09:00 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

Das Lakshana Program Outline

Saturday, August 26th – Sept 2nd & Monday, Sep 4th 2017

  • 07:30 am Pakshalji
  • 09:30 – 10:30 am Digamber Bhav Puja
  • 10:30 – 12:00 pm Swamivatsalya in Aradhana Hall
  • 08:15 – 08:30 pm (*) Aarti & Mangal Divo
  • 08:30 – 10:00 pm Swadhyay in Aradhana Hall

*Saturday, August 26th, Sunday August 27th, Saturday, September 2nd, Aarti 7.30 PM

Sunday,Sept 3rd,2017

  • 07:30 am Pakshalji

Shantinath & Neminath Bhagvan Boli, Bhagvan Birajman Boli, Shanti Dhara Boli, Vinaypath Boli

9:00 AM onwards Various Puja:

  1. Devshatra Puja
  2. Shantinath Puja
  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

27th Anniversary of Our Jinalaya Celebrating 27 Bhav of Shree Mahavirswami

27th Anniversary of Our Jinalaya Celebrating 27 Bhav of Shree Mahavirswami
Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17, 2015

Jain Center of Southern California is pleased to invite you all to celebrate 27th Anniversary of our center. JCSC EC, BOD and 27th Anniversary Planning committee, along with help of volunteers, have planned a three-day program.

We have invited a well-known singer, who is also a Vidhikar, Shri Ashishbhai Mehta, from India to captivate us in Bhakti Bhavna and other Poojans.

Please join all and let’s celebrate the anniversary of our center and take advantage of the available opportunities. Here is the program detail and information regarding Bolis along with Nakro items.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Day / Date 

Program 

Time 

Fri., May 15

Rishabh Ni Shobha Hu Shi Kahu

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Swamivatsalya Dinner

5:30 pm to 7.00 pm

Bhakti Bhavna, Aarti, Mangal Divo 

7:00 pm onwards in Derasar 

Sat., May 16

Navkarshi

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Procession

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Toran Bandhan

10:30 am – 11:00 am

* Swamivatsalya Lunch

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Snatra Puja

12:00 noon

18 Abhishek/Xetra Shuddhikaran

12:39 pm – 5:30 pm

* Swamivatsalya Dinner

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Aarti, Managal Divo

7:00 pm in Derasar

Cultural Program

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Sun., May 17

Snatrapuja, 17 Bhedi Puja

8:00 am onwards in Derasar

Divo/GyanBhandar Arpan

12:00 noon

Dhwaja Ceremony

12:39 pm

* Swamivatsalya Lunch 

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17, 2015 are the days to add to the glory of our Jinalay’s history:
Sanghpati for Procession on 5/16 – boli and aadesh on 5/15, during bhavna bhakti – Laabh: to carry main dwaja in procession, all 18 Abhisheks of Shantinath Bhagvan & Sidhhachakraji on Trigdu and Asthprakari puja on 5/16, Divo at cultural program and prefered sitting on 5/16.

Toran bandhan at the enterance of Jinalay on 5/16-boli.

Dharavadi around premises of Jinalay for purifiacation – boli.

New silver Gyan Bhandar Arpan, Inauguration and Installation will be done outside Rang Mandap of derasar, in front of Aagam Mandir by sponsor family on 5/17 – boli will start from 5/15 during bhavna bhakti.

New silver Divo Arpan, Inauguration and Installation will be done at right side of Trigdu by sponsor family on 5/17, boli will start from 5/15 during bhavna bhakti.

Silver contribution for making of Gyan Bhandar, Divo & two new silver Torans (one at the entrance of derasar, another at Gabhara entrance). Can be pledged throughout the event – For 1kg – $700, 1/2 kg – $350, 1/4 kg $175.
Annual dhwaja changing ceremony for main Shikhar – boli will start from 5/15 during bhavna bhakti.

Sponsorship for Swamivatsalya: Grand/Multiple opportunities available.
Friday, May 15 – Dinner- $2,001
Saturday, May 16 – Lunch – $3,001
Saturday, May 16 – Dinner- $5,001

Contact: Vipul Udani @ 213-925-9453 or vipuludani@gmail.com

Boli / Nakro Details for All Programs

 

 

“Dhyan Shibir” – Saturday, January 31, 2015

આપણા મહાન વૈજ્ઞાનિક અને મનોવૈજ્ઞાનિક ભગવાન શ્રી મહાવીરપ્રભુએ  દર્શાવેલો સાધના ક્રમ ધ્યાન
 
“મોક્ષનું દ્વાર આત્મજ્ઞાન છે અને આત્મજ્ઞાન ધ્યાન સાધ્ય છેઅને ધ્યાન માટે મનની સ્થિરતા જરૂરી છે.”
વચન કાયા બાંધીએમન નવિ બાંધ્યું જાય;
મન બાંધ્યા વિણ પ્રભુ ના મિલેક્રિયા નિષ્ફળ થાય.”             –  પૂજ્ય મહોપાધ્યાય શ્રી યશોવિજયજી મ. સા.
 
સૌનો એ અનુભવ છે કે એક નવકારવાળી ગણવા બેસીએ તો પણ મન સ્થિર રહી શકતું નથીઅને જ્ઞાનીઓ કહે છે કે મનને સ્થિર કાર્ય વગર ધર્મનું આધ્યાત્મિક ફળ ક્યારેય પણ ના મળી શકે. આ માટે “ધ્યાનાભ્યાસ” એટલે કે ધ્યાનનો અભ્યાસ જરૂરી છે અને અનિવાર્ય છે. તે “ધ્યાન” ના વિષયમાં પૂર્વાચાર્યોએ જે પધ્ધતિ આપણને બતાવી છે તેનો વિચાર કરી આપણા રોજીન્દા જીવનમાં કેવી રીતે આપણે અમલમાં મૂકી શકીએ તે માટે એક દિવસની શિબિર નું આયોજન શનિવાર, તા. ૩૧ જાન્યુરી ૨૦૧૫ ના કર્યું છે, જેની વિગત નીચે મુજબ છે.
 
Location: Jain Center Main Hall, 8072 Commonwealth Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621
This Dhyan Shibir is conducted by Shri Girishbhai Shah and the schedule is as follows:
“Dhyan Shibir”
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Timing
Activity
8 – 9 am
Breakfast
9 – 10:30 am
Session 1
10:30 – 10:45 am 
Short break 
10:45 am -12:15 pm
Session 2
12:15 – 1 pm
Lunch
1 – 2:15 pm
Session 3
2:15 – 2:30 pm
Short break 
2:30 – 4 pm
Session 4
4 – 5:20 pm
Dinner
The registration is free and all meals are provided. Please click at link below to register:
The paper copy of the registration form is also available at Jain center information desk to fill out and return it to Armishbhai Bhojak, Jain center care taker.
If you have any questions about the Shibir, please contact Yogesh Shah by phone at909-952-9585 or via email shah_yj@yahoo.com

Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) September 2014 Activity Report

Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) Update
Subsidiary of ACC (Anekant Community Center)

Our efforts of serving the community is continuing with your gracious support.

Last month during Paryushan Parva we (TCCOP) had huge support from our community. Our community supported us very generously. We were able to collect donations which exceeded our expectations. We are continually thankful for your support. Every act of generosity helps us further our mission.

Also at that time Sarva Mangal Family Trust (Rikaben & Manubhai) have generously offered to match every pledged donation collected through the month of October 2014. TCCOP would like to thank Manubhai & Rikaben Shah for their generosity and support.

We are continuing our weekly routine of serving breakfast and monthly dinners , providing grocery and visiting lonely patients.

We are in the process of conducting few sessions on
advance training for IPAD. Details on the sessions will follow.

We want to thank our sponsors from last month:

  1. Sudha & Pravin Mody
  2. Madhuri & Kirit Shah ( New Jersey)
  3. Neetu &Harshad Kothari
  4. Rajul Vasa
  5. Alka & Ramesh Kothari
  6. SRLC for Long beach Dinner
  7. Sandhya Shah for grocery for the shelter in Buena Park
  8. Anonymous donor for the Pallet of food for needy children to Giving Children Hope.

We can celebrate yours or other family member’s birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special occasions meaningfully by sponsoring an event or 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
  • Sachi Jain: sachijain311@gmail.com
  • Darshna Shah: dshsh50@gmail.com
  • Jayana Shah: jsdesigner@cox.com
  • Prafulla Shah:prafullashah@hotmail.com