Parvadhiraj Paryushan Maha Parv

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 Dhirajlal Pandit, during Paryushan.

Derasar timings during Paryushan: 6 AM to 9 PM.

Parvadhiraj Paryushan Maha Parv Program Outline

Monday – Friday, August 29th – Sep 2nd
  • 07:00 - 08:15 am Asthprakari puja.
  • 08:15 - 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,Mon,Aug 29 and then $2000,each day From Tue-Fri,Aug 30-Sept 2)
  • 06:00 - 07:15 pm Pratikraman (Deravasi In Aradhna Hall, Sthanakvasi In Class Room 3-4)
  • 05:00 - 07:30 pm Chaudas Pratikraman (Wednesday August 31 st)
  • 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, September 3rd – Mahavir Janam Vanchan & Swapna Ceremony
  • 07:00 - 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, September 4th – Cultural Program
  • 07:00 - 08:15 am Asthprakari puja.
  • 08:15 - 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 )
  • 06:00 - 07:15 pm 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.
Monday, September 5th - Samvatsari
  • 07:00 - 08:15 am Asthprakari puja.
  • 08:15 - 10:00 am Snatrapuja
  • 10:30 - 12:00 pm Barsa Sutra Vanchan & Sangh Darsan.
  • 11:30 - 01:00 pm Ekasana (Sponsorship - Nakro of $4000)
  • 01:00 - 03:00 pm Samvatsari Pratikraman for Parents of Young Children (Aaradhana Hall)
  • 02:00 - 03:00 pm Alochana(Class room 3-4)
  • 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
Tuesday, September 6th -Tapsvi Parna
  • 08:30 - 10:30 am Tapasvi Parna

Pledges / Nakro Available for Paryushan
Monday, Aug. 29th – Tuesday, Sept. 06th, 2016

Ritual Pledge/Nakro Amount or Boli

Weekdays - Daily pledges for August 29th - September 2nd
  • PaxalPuja - $51 Nakro
  • Kesar Puja, Phool Puja and Mugat Puja -Boli
  • Snatra Puja - $101 Nakro
  • Aarti, Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash during Snatra Puja -Boli
  • Aangi sponsors $101 Nakro
  • Evening Aarti & Mangal Divo and 24 Tirthankars Aarti -Boli
Daily Pledges for Weekend Sat, Sun – Sep 3rd, 4th & Samvatsari Sep 5th
  • PaxalPuja - $101 Nakro
  • Kesar Puja, Phool Puja and Mugat Puja - Boli
  • Snatra Puja - $251 Nakro
  • Aarti, Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash during Snatra Puja -Boli
  • Aangi sponsors $101 Nakro
  • Evening Aarti & Mangal Divo and 24 Tirthankars Aarti -Boli
  • Kalpasutra Padhravanu, Vadhavanu, Vasakshep Puja -August 31st-Boli
  • 2017 MJK & Cultural Program Day Swamivatsalya Labh- Sept 3rd-Boli
  • Barsa Sutra Padhravanu, Vadhavanu, Sangh Darshan, 1st ,2nd ,3rd Puja (September 5th)-Boli
Pledges for Swapna Ceremony (Saturday Sep 03rd, 2016)

1-Elephant 2-Bull 3-Lion 4(*)-Laxmiji 5(**)-Garland 6-Moon 7-Sun 8-Flag (Dhwaja) 9-Kalash 10-Padma Sarovar 11-Ratnakar 12-Vimaan 13(*)-Jewels 14-Fire

  • Each Swapna utarvanu Boli
  • Each Swapna Vasakshep pooja $151 Nakro
  • Each Swapna Phul Pooja $151 Nakro
  • Each Swapna Sangha Darshan & Ami Chhatna Boli

(*) - Swapna #4-Laxmiji All Labhs by Raffle (Raffle tickets from $101-$301),
#13-Jewels All Labhs will have Boli.
For Swapna #4 & #13 Sangh Darshan and Ami Chhatna Labhs are separate.
(**)-Swapna #5 Garland All Labhs to JCYC Kids

  • Sangh Tilak to 14 Swapnas Beneficiaries Boli
  • Munimji to note Swapna labharthi names Boli
  • Bhagwan's Parents Boli
Pledges for Parnu (Cradle) Ceremony
  • Bhagwan nu Parnu Bandhavanu Boli
  • Gadi (Cushion) & Mahavir Bhagvan padhravanu Boli
  • Ghughro, Ghant, Phool ni Mala and Gold Chain Boli
  • Bhagvan ni puja – 1st , 2nd and 3rd Boli
  • Aarti & Mangal Divo Boli
  • Bhagwan nu Parnu Ghare lai javanau Boli
Pledges for Samvatsari Pratikraman (Monday, Sep 05th , 2016)

For Deravasi, Sthanakvasi, English or Parents of Young Children

  • Take Samayik Boli
  • Perform Pratikraman (Bhanavvanu) Boli
  • Take Thoi, Devsi Vanditu 1st, Paakhi Sutra or 2nd Vanditu,3rd Vanditu-Boli
  • Saat Lakh, Atichar, Ajit Shanti, Shanti Karam, Moti Shanti, Sajjay, 1st Micchami Dukkadam to Sakal Sangh, Samayik Parvanu-Boli
Pledges for Tapasvi Parna (Tuesday, Sep 06th, 2016)

For Deravasi, Sthanakvasi, English or Parents of Young Children

  • 1st Tilak to Tapasvi & Tapasvi Bahuman Boli
  • 1st Parnu for all Tapasvis Boli
  • Gold Sponsor for Parna $2,501 Nakro
  • Silver Sponsor for Parna $1,501 Nakro
Ekasana Sponsorship labh:
  • Monday 8/29, Saturday 9/3, Sunday 9/4 and Monday 9/5 -- $4,000 nakaro for each day
  • Tuesday 8/30, Wednesday 8/31, Thrusday 9/1, Friday 9/2 --- $2,000 nakaro for each day

English Lectures during Paryushan

Subject: Jain scriptures on Friday,September 2,2016,by Dr Diki Shah.

Subject: Samkit (Samyak Darshan, Samyaktva, Enlightened Perception)
-Rest of the days by Harshadbhai Maniar. Samkit is the starting point on the
journey of liberation.

2016 Paryushan Ekasana

Jai Jinendra community members,

"Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more." ―H.Jackso Brown Jr.
With Paryushan Parva approaching soon from 29th August through 5th September, many of us have bhavana of doing some sort of penance/Tapasya such as Upvas, Ekasanas and Besanas.
We are pleased to invite you to join the JCSC Food Service Corps.

What is the Food Service Corps?

The Food Service Corps (FSC) is a group of volunteers that serve food during auspicious events, such as Ekasana, at Derasar.

If you are able to commit in helping the team during any of the following days or within any of the given timings, even if it is for couple of hours, it will be really appreciated and you would be doing good deeds during these most auspicious days.

The Dates and Times for helping for Ekasanas are as follows :

  • Monday, Aug. 29th => 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Tuesday, Aug. 30th => 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31st => 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 1st => 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Friday, Sept. 2nd => 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 3rd => 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 4th => 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Monday, Sept. 5th => 11:30am to 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, Sept. 6th => 08:30am to 10:30am

How do I sign up?

Please complete this Google form (link) with your contact information and preferred volunteer times. https://goo.gl/forms/6Q95qPKmG67mcgIL2.
To accomplish this task successfully we urge you to attend the orientation on Sunday, August 14, 2016 10am to 12pm.

Hopefully everyone will make an effort to participate and RSVP at the earliest.

The deadline to sign up is Monday, August 8th.

Thank you once again and Jai Jinendra.

Ekasana Committee