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