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 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


Pledges / Nakro Available for Paryushan
Friday 18th – 25th 2017

Ritual Pledge/Nakro Amount or Boli

Weekdays - Daily pledges for August 18th & August 21st to 24th
  • Ashtaprakari Puja: PaxalPuja at 6:30 am - $51 Nakro
  • Kesar Puja, Phool Puja and Mugat Puja starting 7:00 am -Boli
  • Snatra Puja 8:30 – 10:00am - $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 – August 19t ,20th & Samvatsari August 25th
  • Ashtaprakari Puja: PaxalPuja at 6:30 am - $101 Nakro
  • Kesar Puja, Phool Puja and Mugat Puja starting 7:00 am -Boli
  • Snatra Puja 8:30 – 10:00am - $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
  • Barsa Sutra Padhravanu, Vadhavanu, Sangh Darshan, 1st ,2nd ,3rd Puja - Boli & Aadesh - 8/24
  • 2018 MJK & Cultural Program Day Swamivatsalya Labh - Boli - Starts on 08/19 and Aadesh will give on 08/25
  • Thrusday August 25th,2017
    Kalpasutra Padhravanu, Vadhavanu, Vasakshep Puja - Boli & Aadesh - 08/18
Pledges for Swapna Ceremony (Saturday August 19th, 2017)

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 & #13-Jewels All Labhs will have Boli. For Swapna #4 & #13 Sangh Darshan and Ami Chhatna Labhs are separate.
#13-Jewels All Labhs will have Boli.
(**)-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 (Friday, August 25th, 2017)

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 (Saturday, August 26th, 2017)
  • 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:
  • Friday, 8/18, Saturday 8/19, Sunday 8/20 and Friday 8/25 -- $4,000 nakro for each day
  • Monday 8/21, Tuesday 8/22, Wednesday 8/23, Thursday 8/24 --- $2,000 nakro for each day

UDYPAN – UJAMANU (Celebration of Completing a Distinguished Austerity)

Celebration as Dasanihaka Mahotsav will be from August 18-27,during and after Paryushan,will include two major events like "Chhod" and "Murti" making, Procession,installation and Asthapadji puja.For both events JCSC has received a very good response from community,we have pledges of 25 "Chhods"and 24 "Murtis"

'Udyapan' is the ceremony of expressing a feeling of gratitude towards 'DEV - GURU' for having been able to complete an austerity or any spiritual activity successfully without any impediments. Commonly this is called 'Ujamana' or 'Ujavana'. This ceremony is performed by Donating/Giving Away those articles which are useful for the Temple; articles useful for the dissemination of Knowledge; and also those things which may be used by our Sadhu Bhagwants and Sadhviji Maharaj.

The ceremony comprises of the Exhibition and the Donation/Giving Away of these articles relating to the "Temple", "Knowledge", and "Sadhu Bhagwants/Sadhviji Maharaj". The joyous devotees offer after the completion of their Vows, an Ornamental Canopy with the Velvet Back Curtain embroidered with gold and silver threads design which is usually used for the image (Pratima) of Bhagawan in the temples and for the Platform, which is used for delivering the sermon (Vyakhyan/Vachana) by Acharya Bhagawants. This is known as "CHHOD".

There also will be "Asthapadaji Puja" with grand replica of "Ashtapadaji and Twenty Four Tirthankars" which will be conducted by Vidhikar Hiteshbhai on Sunday, August 27.

As a part of celebration, JCSC will also provide different baskets depicting 'Gnyan', 'Darshan' and 'Charitra' upakarans which will be available for a Nakro of $101.


JCSC has planned for a grand procession on Sunday, August 27th, 2017.

If we think of the importance of Rathyatra- Rathyatra is yatra to our inner soul, we have walked a lot out side since many lives but not according to prabhuji's guide, now we want to walk that way, to end up out side journey. Rathyatra is the best way of Parmatama bhakti, every shravak should observe at least once in a year. Procession will includes banners, flags, Indra Dhwajas, Dholi/Music, Sanghpati, Dignitaries, community members, Shravikas with Kumbh,Dhravadi,All Chhods-an Ornamental Canopy with the Velvet Back Curtain embroidered with gold and silver threads design, All 24 Tirthankars brought from India for Astapadji Puja, Different color Chhabs of Darshan, Gyan, Charitra upkarans, New Silver carved separate Ast mangals,etc.

On Sun. August 27th we have arranged for breakfast starting at 7.30 am. Please come early so we can start the procession promptly. Procession will start at 8:30 am.

Some main points of the procession are: Procession will be led by a Jain center banner, followed by Indra Dhwaja, ladies carrying Ghado, women & men carrying Upkarans in decorative chhabs,different chhods carry by family,all 24 tirthankars,Asthmangal baskets etc. It would be a wonderful scene to view and be a part of. Pathshala kids age 7-13 will be carrying balloons banners and dwaja with Jain religious messages. There will be about 100 kids each carrying balloons to add color & meaningful messages. Two very well decorated floats will carry all 24 tirthankars, DJ, Garba and more. There will be something for everyone to cherish for their life time. The entire Procession will be managed by our own JCYC Youth.

Procession Planned Sequence and Nakro Opportunities Route: Total Distance: 0.4 mile Starting from post office parking lot, Right turn on Los Robles street, Right turn on 7th street and then Right turn on Commonwealth Street 1. Banner of JCSC, 2. 4 Flags - India, USA, Derasar Dhwaja, and California 3. Indra Dhwaja: individual Dhwaja. 4. Dholi / Music, 5. Sanghpati, Dignitaries, leaders, community members. 6. Two Chhadidars, nakro $ 101 each. 7. Shravikas- with Kumbh, in row of three 8. Dharavadi ($101), Deepak, Dhoop, Chamars, Ghant-$ 51 each. 9. All Chhods carry by family. 11.Chhabs will be of different colors- White, Red, Yellow, Green & Black-(Panch parmesti) will have Darshan,Gyan,Charitra upkarans 12.Float One: Nakro: 2501, four family members will sit in float and name of beneficiary will be displayed on float. It will contain 12 tirthankars two family members will sit in float. 13 Float two-same as above., DJ- 15.Ladies-Garba, stavans, Nara etc. 16.Out of state members: with banner, music, stavans, Garba. 17.Banners, slogans 18.Pathshala students will carry balloons, volunteers will line up procession, will help in traffic control, will carry red & green flags, will carry slogans and will initiate naaras. All community members are requested to take laabh of Navakarshi on the day of procession. Laabhartis (beneficiaries) are requested to pick up nakro items to join procession. The items should be picked by 7:00 AM to 8:00 (latest by 8:15 AM) AM on Sunday 27th August .

For details and/or any questions, please contact:
Dr. Mahendra Shah at 714-757-9490 or e-mail at


Ashtapad Pujan

There are two types of Tirths

The first is "Jangam Tirth" or "Bhav Tirth." This is where Tirthankara Bhagwan establishes the fourfold order of Sadhus, Sadhvijis, Shravaks and Shravikas. It helps "Sansari Jivs' (ordinary humans) to attain Moksha.

The second type of tirth is "sthavar tirths" commonly referred to as "Drvya-Tirths." This refers to the holy places (bhoomi) where Kalyanaks of Tirthankars occurs. As a result, this place helps many achieve liberation because of its sacrosanct location, one that is imbibed with deeply spiritual and thus positive vibrations. Such Tirths as we know them are "Shatrunjay", Sammet Shikhar, Girnarji, Abuji, Sankheswarji, and so on. Sammet Shikharji, Girnarji, Pavapuri are also Nirvan Bhoomi of current Tirthankars.

Ashtapad is a Tirth which is not physically identifiable at present, but which holds equal significance as other MahaTirths for Jains.

Why is there so much significance attached to Ashtapad where we can do only" Bhav Yatra, or Bhav pilgrimage"?

Ashtapad is the Nirvan Bhoomi of first Tirthankar Shri Rushabhdev Bhagwan who was responsible for reestablishing the Jain Dharma in this descending era of the current time cycle in our living space (Bharat Kshetra). It is said he delivered several sermons on this particular mountain

A beautiful parable about Rushabhdev, Bharat Chakravarti and Marichi explains and establishes the basic tenets of Jainism.

In this story, Bharat Maharaja poses a powerful question to Rushabhdev, the omniscient Tirthankar: are there any members in present in the currently assembly ("Parshada") who will become a future Tithankar? Adinath Bhagwan sagely informs him, "Your son Marichi will be the 24th tirthankar in this era of the current time cycle."

Upon hearing this, Bharat Maharaja instantly circles around Marichi (performing pradakshina) and bows down dutifully to him He makes clear, however, "I am respectfully doing Vandan to the "SOUL" of future Tirthankar and not to the current physical self of Marichi."

Bharat Maharaja then proceeded to construct a Palace of Jewels establishing (sthapana) of the current twenty four Tirthankars. It is total faith and appreciation in what Sarvagna Bhagwan says, about who are the subsequent 23 tirthankars going to be who will carry forward Dhrama for the benefit several living beings after Rushabhadev Bhagwan's Nirvana.

This event reaffirms several fundamental principles underlying Jainsm:

• An omniscient who has totally removed all his passions and attachments will attain "Kevalgyan," which allows him know the past, present and future phases of all things, living or otherwise.

• The soul is permanent and forever, transmigrating in different phases of living beings until it liberates itself from all Karmas of the physical body. In their purest form, all souls are equal and therefore deserve respectful recognition all the time irrespective of current state of the physical body in which it dwells and its accompanying karma.

A potent lesson can also be found by looking at Gautam Swami and his special relationship to Mahavir Swami and how his exemplary Bhakti leads him to an Ashtapad Yatra.

In this story, Gautam Swami overhears a group of devotees discussing Mahavirswami's deshana (sermon), which they had just attended. In the deshana, Mahavir swami said any soul who performs the Ashtapad Yatra and performs overnight Bhakti of the twenty-four tirthankars will attain "Moksha" in the same lifetime. Gautam swami himself was capable of knowing whether he would attain Moksha in this life time, but would defer understanding of all such events as per Mahavir Swamis guidance. Such was his total dedication and humility to the Lord.

Toward this end, he obtains permission from Mahavirswami to undertake the Yatra of Ashtapad Tirth. Gautamswami's purity of the soul was at such high level that he could fly (Akashgami Labdhi) and he could overcome big obstacles by grabbing sun rays and powering himself up.

The Ashtapad tirth yatra entailed climbing over eight insurmountable steps or the hills. Ordinary human beings were incapable of achieving such a feat. Some "Tapas," or individuals yearning to perform yatra, had gotten over the first step, fewer over the second, and even fewer had reached the third step. But that was it.

Suddenly a tall, handsome flying ascetic arrives, and begins effortlessly climbing Ashtapad. With the power of the sun rays coursing through his veins, Gautam Swami swiftly and effortlessly climbs over the eight steps.

Witnessing this extraordinary feat, these Tapas decided to become Gautamswami's disciplines so they too could perform yatra and achieve Moksha. The next morning they beg him for the privilege. But Gautamswami advises them to become disciples of his Guru Mahavirswami. They all agree and Gautamswami suggested that they do Parna of their Tapsya before doing so.

The rest of the story is well known: Gautamswami helps them perform Parna with a single bowl of endless Khir (sweet) which never runs out and produces enough to satiate all 1500 Tapas. All 1500 attain kevalgyan in 3 groups before even reaching to Mahavir Swami.

Lord Mahavir himself explained the significance of Ashtapad yatra toward attaining Moksha. Specifically, he stresses how complete faith in the lord and total dedication and devotion in him can achieve the same results for those who surrender.

So let us join in the Bhav-Yatra of the Adhtapad Tirth at our house of the Lord Mahavir, Jain Center of Southern California and hope that over the next few lifetimes, we can end our cycle of birth and death.

Astapad Puja Nakro $101/each- 8 puja out of which 2 puja given to sponsors, Rest 6 puja with 5 families taking labh in each puja, four on each side of the Astapad and one by the Trigadu on the stage.

For details and/or any questions, please contact:
Dr. Mahendra Shah at 714-757-9490 or e-mail at

Pledges / Nakro Available for 18 Abhishek, Ashtapad Pujan & Procession

Ashtmangal Bharavanu,Vakshep Puja & Sangh Darshan Labha during Mahavir Janam Vanchan - $501 for each Ashtamangal (total 8 available)

18 Abhishek Private idol – August 26th Saturday

  • Snatra Puja - $101 Nakaro
  • 18 Abhishek Private idol : 12:39 pm onwards - $101 Nakaro
  • 18 Abhishek for Bhagavan on Sihasan - Ghee Boli
  • Surya Darshan - Ghee Boli
  • Chandra Darshan - Ghee Boli
  • Aarti - Ghee Boli
  • Mangal Divo- Ghee Boli
  • Shanti Kalash - Ghee Boli

Ashtapad Procession – August 27th Sunday morning 9 am onwards

  • Dhara vahi - Ghee Boli
  • Chammar - Ghee Boli
  • Deepak - Ghee Boli
  • Dhup - Ghee Boli
  • Ghant - Ghee Boli
  • Laman Divo - Ghee Boli

Ashtapad Pujan – August 27th Sunday 12:39 am onwards

  • Snatra Puja - $101 Nakaro
  • Total 8 Pujas, each puja 5 families - $101 Nakaro per family
  • Aarti - Ghee Boli
  • Mangal Divo - Ghee Boli
  • Shanti Kalash - Ghee Boli

Pledges during 18 Abhishek, Ashtapad Procession and Pujan.

  • Swamivatsalya Dinner – August 26th - $4001 (multiple sponsors are welcome)
  • Navakarshi – August 27th - $2001 (multiple sponsors are welcome)
  • Swamivatsalya Lunch – August 27th - $7001 (multiple sponsors are welcome)
  • Swamivatsalya Dinner – August 27th - $5001 (multiple sponsors are welcome)
  • Sanghpati during Ashtapad procession - $5001 (lead procession in open decorated car)
  • Ashtapad Rachana Sponsor - $5001 (Be with Ashtapad during procession)
  • Float 1 Sponsor - $2501 (name on the banner attached to float)
  • Float 2 Sponsor - $5001 $2501 (name on the banner attached to float)
  • Pravachan & Vidhikar Sponsor (for all ten days ) - $10001 (multiple sponsors are welcome )
  • Musician Sopnsor (all ten days) - $5001 (multiple sponsors are welcome)
  • Platinum Sponsor for Dashanik Mohatsva - $2501 (recognition in E-flyer)
  • Gold Sponsor for Dashanik Mohatsva - $1501 (recognition in E-flyer)
  • Silver Sponsor for Dashanik Mohatsva - $1001 (recognition in E-flyer)
  • Bronze Sponsor for Dashanik Mohatsva - $501 (recognition in E-flyer)

English Lecture During Paryushan 2017

By Shri Harshadbhai Maniar
August 18-Friday,August 19-Saturday,August 22,23-Tuesday,Wednesday

By Shri Dicky Himansu Shah
August 21,Monday

By Smt Kusumben Jain
August 24,Thursday


Aug 18, Friday
Subject: Why Navkar Maha Mantra is called Mantradhiraj (the King of the Mantras)?

Aug 19,Saturday
Subject: Jain Universe

Presentation will include following topics:

  1. Lokakasha & Alokakasha
  2. Swarg, Mrutyu and Pataal Loka, Karma & Akarma Bhumi.
  3. Unit of scale, Rajju v/s Light years.
  4. Comparison between Milky Way v/s Jambu Dweep.
  5. Countless oceans surrounding Jambu Dweep v/s Orbital path of galaxies.
  6. Possible intelligent life in other Galaxies like Andromeda & Triangulum Galaxy.

Aug 22 & 23, Tuesday & Wednesday
Subject: Bhaktamara Stotra

Presentation will include following topics:

  1. A devotional poem par excellence.
  2. An unparalleled lustrous gem of grand poetry.
  3. A beautiful masterpiece of composition.
  4. A Magical power, a great solace to the devotee in trouble.
  5. A poet's enlightening devotion and infinite faith in the Lord Jina.
  6. A divine guide to make a devotee immortal.

18 Abhisheks of Private Bhagwans - Saturday, August 26, 2017

JCSC is pleased to announce the 18 Abhisheks Pujan for Asthapadji puja bhagvans & Private Bhagwans on Saturday,August 26, 2017.

The details are as follows:

Day/Date/Timings: Saturday,August 26,2017
Snatrapuja at 12:00 PM - Nakro $101.
18 Abhishek Pujan -12:39 AM

Venue: Upstair class rooms

Vidhikar: Hiteshbhai Shah

Nakro: $101 for one spot.for private idols, Gheeboli for Shihasan Bhagvan.
Gheeboli for Suryadarshan & Chandradarshan,Aarti,Mangal divo & Shanti Kalash.
:For Asthpadji puja bhagvans-no nakro
-9 Abhisheks each for Bhagvan Bharavanu and sthapana beneficiary

Samgri: Will be provided by JCSC.

Requirement: Puja clothes.

Dinner: 6:30 pm.

Please RSVP ASAP and register so that we can make proper arrangements.

Contact Ketan Parekh at or on 1(714) 299-6789


JCSC 2017 Paryushan Committee Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Mahendrabhai Shah on (714) 757 9490 for any other issues. We have received great support and co-operation from all the members of the community in our mission of No Ratri-Bhojan. Keeping this in view, EC has made necessary changes as noted below to the Paryushan Mahaparv program timings. We expect the same level support and co-operation from you all again during the Paryushan Mahaparv.

  1. Swamivatsalya dinner will be served only up to 30 minutes prior to sunset (Sunset time during Paryushan is 7:00 pm)
  2. Important information regarding various program will be circulated time to time via signs/emails/bulletin board, don't miss those updates.
  3. Keep all your valuables in safe custody and observe Temple and Puja Etiquette

For Pledges and Nakro, please contact:
Geeta Khona at (714) 872-7283 or email
Ketan Parekh at (714) 299 6789 or email


Paryushan Contact List



Contact Person



Additional Contact Names


Mahavir Janma Vanhchan

Kinal Modi


Vijay Shah


Swapna Ceremony, GBM

Navinbhai Gangar


Prashant Shah,

Vipin Vadecha



Menna Chheda

562 -665-3162

Virendra Shah,


Vijay Shah


Cultural Program

Komal Desai


Pinal Doshi, 

Poorvi Parekh


Asthprakari & Snatra puja

Savita Mehta


Padma Shah


Aangi / Derasar activities

Ketan Parekh


Kalpesh Jhaveri,

Raju Shah


Bhavna, Aarti, Mangal Divo

Ajay Shah


Kinal Modi,

Ramila Shah


AV coordination

Mahesh Shah


Dinesh Shah


Pravachan, Pratikraman

Mahendra Shah


Hemendra Doshi, Narendra Maniar


Kalpsutra, Barsa Sutra, Padhravanu, Darshan, Puja

Savita Mehta


Padma Shah,

Ramila Shah


Tapsvi Parna

Meena Chheda

562 -665-3162

Navin Gangar,

Vijay Shah


Volunteers / counter help

Pinal Doshi

562-644- 3457

Urvashi Jain


Stage / hall set up

Vijay Shah


Hemendra Doshi



Mahesh Shah


Ramesh Zaveri



Sameer Shah


Savita Mehta,

Ramila Shah


TV Display, Publicity

Kinal Modi


Vipin Vadecha,

Sameer Shah


Emails, magazine

Virendra Shah


Kinal Modi


English lecture

Vipin Vadecha


Prashant Shah


Accounting, Pledges

Geeta Khona


Kinal Modi,

Ketan Parekh


Nakro, Boli Items

Ketan Parekh


Geeta Khona, Mahendra Shah


18 Abhisheks Anusthan

Kinal Modi


Kalpesh Jhaveri


Ashtapad Pujan & Procession

Mahendra Shah


Virendra Shah, Hemendra Doshi


Overall Coordination

Mahendra Shah


Virendra Shah


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:
Vina Shah at Phone: (714) 521- 4294 OR email:
Sachiben Jain at Phone: (714) 529-5874 OR email:
Bakul Shah at Phone: (714) 670-0407 OR email:


RSVP for Paryushan Mahaparva 2017

Steps for RSVP:

  1. In your smart phone, locate the text message app, and click to open
  2. Click on compose to compose a new message
  3. In the TO: field, type in 67076
  4. In the message field, type in JCSC
  5. Click on Send button to send the message
  6. Once you send it, you will receive a link via text message.
  7. Click on the link to begin RSVP process.

Click Here for more information

For any further questions, you could contact Sameer Shah at 714-742-2304 or via email at
Ekasana Committee


Volunteers required during Dasanihaka Mahaparv Celebrations at JCSC

We want our Dasanihaka Mahotsav celebrations to be grand. This cannot happen without your support and cooperation. We request you all to register and volunteer for the various subcommittees which are operating to look after various aspects of the celebrations. The subcommittees include: Cultural Committee Religious Committee Procession Committee Decoration Committee Food Committee Fund Raising Committee Marketing, Advertising & Media Committee Transportation/Security Committee Audio / Video/Photography/Web Committee - Please sign up for what interests you the most. - You can sign up for multiple committees. - Please signup only for a committee/s what you can actually perform with. - Please avoid signing up for committees which may create a schedule conflict

Please call or text Pinal Doshi at 562-644-3457

We will also have a Cultural Program on 8/20 in the evening any one interested in performing a dance or skit please call:
Pinal Doshi – (562) 644-3457
Komal Desai – (949) 395-290


Volunteer Registration Form For Paryushan

Jai Jinendra community members,

With Paryushan Parva approaching soon from 18th August through 25th August,2017, as in the past, we will need many volunteers to serve food during auspicious events such as Ekasana and we like to invite you to join as volunteers.

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 :

  • Friday, Aug. 18th -- 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug. 19th -- 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug. 20th -- 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Monday, Aug. 21st -- 11:30am to 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, Aug. 22nd -- 08:30am to 10:30am
  • Wednesday, Aug. 23rd -- 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Thursday, Aug. 24th -- 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Friday, Aug. 25th -- 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Parna. Aug. 26th -- 08:30am to 10:30am

How do I sign up?

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

The deadline to sign up is Thursday, August 10, 2017

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

Thank you once again and Jai Jinendra.

Ekasana Committee