17.04.2015 ►JCSC ►Shri Simandhar Swami Janm Kalyanak, Shree Gurudev Kanji Swami Janm Jayanti...

Published: 17.04.2015
Updated: 30.07.2015


Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | April 2015



Start Time

Daily Asthprakari Puja


7:30 a.m.

Aarti-Mangal Divo


8:15 p.m.


7:30 p.m.


Daily in the morning


Chaudus Pratikraman


6:30 p.m. (weekday)

6:00 p.m. (weekend)

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap


9:30 a.m.

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


7:30 p.m.

JCYC Pathshala and JSG class and

Adult Swadhyay on Tatvarthadhigam Sutra


9:40 a.m.

Weekly evening Swadhyay

Every Mon - Thurs

8:30 p.m.


Shri Adhyatmsar Granth

By Girishbhai


Choud Gunasthanak

By Hasendrabhai


Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrut

By Rameshbhai


Shri Yogshatak Granth

By Girishbhai

Upcoming Events

  • Shree Simandharswami Janam Kalyanak - Saturday, April 18, 2015
  • Shree Gurudev Kanji Swami Janm Jayanti - Monday, April 20, 2015
  • Varshitap Parna - Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • Ekal Event - Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • Shri Gautamswami Diksha Kalyanak - Saturday, May 2, 2015
  • JCSC Anniversary Celebration - Friday May 15 - Sun, May 17, 2015

Life Time Tithis

April 2015:

  • 4/21 Jain Surendra and Kala - Punyatithi of Parmar Pukhraj Poonamchand
  • 4/25 Jhaveri Kalpesh and Roopa family - Rasmikant and Kishoriben Jhaveri
  • 4/25 Udani Neeta - DR Vikram Udani 4/26 Modi Bhavin and family - Punyatithi of Kamalaben Nagindas
  • 4/26 Shah Kaushal and Bhavi - For their mother Shakuntalaben Shah
  • 4/28 Shah Dinesh and Alka - Punyatithi of Geetaben

Send a photograph of your loved one to Narendra Maniar at n_maniar[at]yahoo.com. Please contact Ketan Parekh at Ketan.Parekh[at]JainCenter.net for information or questions.

Dignitary Visits / Shibirs

Sunday, April 26 | "4 Kashyay" Workshop presented by Premal Doshi

Saturday - Sunday, May 9-10 | "Lectures by Ben Shri Ratnaprabhaji"

Friday - Sunday, May 15-17 | "Anniversary Celebration" conducted by Ashishbhai Mehta

Friday-Sunday, June 19-21 | Samkit Shibir by Shri Champaklal Mehta

Recording of Mahavir Janma Kalyank 2015

The HD recording of all Mahavir Janma Kalyanak 2015 items that did not have any copyright issues are now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUsKNR46LcqZD8JZiY6Z9mn25bQKZVxfS. For best viewing experience, use Google Chrome browser and change the video quality setting to 1080p HD.
The raw recordings (much better quality) can be copied to your drive on Sunday April 19, 2015. Please drop a portable hard drive and/or a flash drive (64GB or larger) with your name/phone# to Derasar on Sunday, April 19 between 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (AV room). You can collect the same between noon to 12:30 PM.

Shree Simandharswami Janam Kalnayak - April 18, 2015

Shree Simandharswami Janam Kalyanak falls on Chaitra Vad 10, April 14, 2015. Shree Shimandharswami presently resides at Maha Videh Kshetra. 

Shree Simandhar Swami is a living Tirthankar present in other world known as Mahavideh Kshetra. His significance is that by praying and paying our reverence & homage to him, he can guide us on the path of achieving ultimate bliss and attaining final salvation ('Moksh').

Where is Simandhar Swami?

Simandhar Swami is in Pundarikgiri, the capital of Pushpakalavati which is the eighth division of the total 32 divisions of Mahavideh Kshetra. Mahavideh Kshetra is millions of miles away in north easterly direction of our world.

We will celebrate this day with Pujas of 20 Viharman Tirthankars and Ekasana on Chaitra Vad Amash, Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Pledge opportunities are as follows:

  • Snatrapuja $101
  • Puja (total of 20) at $31 each
  • Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shanti Kalash per Ghee Boli
  • Ekasana $701-Sponsored by "anonymous"

Please contact Padmaben Shah on 714-670-7854 or padmashah9[at]gmail.com.

Shri Gurudev Kanji Swami's Janm Jayanti - April 20, 2015

Please join to celebrate Gurudev Shri Kanji Swami's 126th Janm Jayanti on Monday, April 20, 2015. The detailed program is as follows.

9.15 AM to 10.00 AM - ભાવ પૂજા - મંદીર

Location: Aradhana Hall

  • 10.15 AM to 10.25 AM - Welcome - By Pradipbhai Shah
  • 10.25 AM - 10.40 AM - ગુરુદેવ શ્રી કાનજી સ્વામી નો જીવન પરીચય -  By Mukundbhai Shah
  • 10.40 AM - 11.30 AM - ગુરુદેવ શ્રી કાનજી સ્વામીની વીડિઓ
  • 11.30 AM - 11.45 AM - Lecture by Pravinbhai Mehta
  • 11.45 AM - 12.15 PM - Lecture by Dr. Rameshbhai Parekh
  • 12.15 - 12.45 PM - ગુરુદેવના વધામણાં અને ગુણાનુવાદ - by several Mumukshu
  • 12.45 PM - 12.55 PM - ગુરુદેવની સ્તુતિ
  • 12.55 PM - 1.00 PM - Thanks by Girishbhai Shah
  • 1.00 PM onwards - Swamivatsalya Lunch

All sponsors are welcome to come forward and donate towards this auspicious occasion.

Please make checks payable to "Jain Center of S. California". 

Please RSVP for Swamivatsalya lunch:

Jayshree Parekh: 805-501-7066 or jkparekh24[at]hotmail.com

Kalpana Shah: 909-717-3618 or kellyshah5[at]yahoo.com

Varshi Tap Parna - April 21, 2015

We will have Varshitap Parna on Vaishkh Sud 3, Akhatrij on Tuesday, April 21. All the Tapsvis who are doing Varshitap or Varshik Tap, please accept this as an invitation from JCSC to come for Parna. The entire Community is invited to take part in the celebration. We will celebrate Parnas during the following time:

  • 8:00am - 10:00am: Navkar Mantra Jaap and Snatra Puja
  • 10:00am onwards: Varshitap Parna with Ikshu Ras (Sugar-Cane Juice) followed by Bhathu

Please send your name, phone number, and e-mail address to Hemendra Doshi if you are doing Varshi Tap.

This is the auspicious day when Shree Rushabhdev Bhagvan did parna with Ikshu Ras after his year-round fasting.

What is Varshitap and its significance:

In Varshitap, a person does fasting for one day, and observes Biasana for one day. Sometimes, between such days, fasting has to be done for two days continuously. This austerity (Tap) must be observed from the 8th day of the Krishna Paksh (the black fortnight) of Chaitra month to the Akshay Tritiya (the 3rd day) of the bright fortnight of the Vaishak of the next year.

This austerity is broken (Parna) by taking sugar-cane juice (Ikshu Ras). It is also considered auspicious for people who help feed the sugar-cane juice to the person who has done the fasting (Tapasvi).

According to scriptures, our first Tirthankar - Rishabhdev Bhagwaan (also known as Aditnaath Bhagwaan) performed the Parna on this day Akshaya Tritiya) after fasting for 13 months and 13 days continuously. Also mentioned are his great grand sons, Hastinapura’s King, Som Prabha and his younger brother, Shreyans Kumar. When Rishabhdev Bhagwaan broke his year-long fast, a rain of jewels and flowers started falling and scintillating climate surrounded the atmosphere.

For Ikshu Ras (Sugar-cane Juice): $501. The following sponsorships are available:

  • For Bhathu to community members: $751

Please contact: Hemendra Doshi | (562) 809-6066  | hemendra.doshi[at]jaincenter.net

JAYA Event - "Desi Dhamal 2015" - April 25, 2015

JAYA proudly presents it's upcoming event "Desi Dhamal 2015". Please come and join us for an exciting and fun filled "Family Fun Night". Click here to view the flyer.

Date: Saturday, April 25th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 
Place:  Jain Center, Buena Park, CA
Dinner will be served from 6:00 PM to 7:00 only!

We will be selling tickets for this event on April 19th (Pathshala day).  

Pre-sale tickets will be $10 a person and if you purchase at the Door it will be $20 a person. This event is for Jaya Members ONLY (Ages 25-50) or you must be a part of JAIN CENTER. Do not forget to stop by at the JAYA booth to register. You can get more details about purchasing tickets by emailing us at jaya.jcsc[at]gmail.com.

Shibir On Conquering Four Kashays - April 26, 2015

Overcoming Our Inner Hurdles

A Practical Approach to Religion.

Our goal as a Jain is to liberate our soul from the infinite karmas - the root cause of our miseries. BUT one can only do that if we understand what causes those Karmas.

This half-day workshop is recommended to all members who are interested in knowing about "Religion" in a very practical way. The workshop will be in half Gujarati & half English.

We always have a habit of listening...but this time we will think, analyze, and make an attempt to change our day to day life by looking at 4 main root causes of suffering - 4 Kashays [Passions: Anger, Ego, Deceit, Greed].

Date: Sunday, April 16, 2015 from 10am to 12.30pm at JCSC followed by lunch.

For accurate head count for lunch, please register using this form/link before April 20, 2015.

For any questions or concerns, please contact:

Premal Doshi - premald2003[at]yahoo.com

Darshi Doshi - darshmoksh[at]gmail.com 

Shri Gautam Swami Diksha Kalyanak - May 2, 2015

Gautam Swami was the chief disciple of Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankara. He was a Ganadhara.

Shree Gautamswami Diksha Kalyanak on Vaishakh Sud 11 is on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. 

We will be celebrating this day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Derasar.

We will perform Shree Gautamswami Puja followed by Ekasana on this auspicious day.

Sponsorships for Puja and Ekasana are welcome.  

  • Sntrapuja:$101
  • Puja: each $ 51
  • Ekasana: $ 701

For puja, please contact: Padmaben Shah at 714-670-7854 or rasikshah45[at]gmail.com

For Sponsorship, please contact: Vipul Udani at 714-992-6138 or vipuludani[at]gmail.com

Lectures by Ben Shri Ratnaprabha Ji - May 9-10, 2015

Spiritual Drive 2015 - "Dharm - Etley Kashay Vijay" based on Uttaradhyan Sutra

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 8 PM - 9:30 PM

Sunday, May 10, 2015 -10 AM - 12 Noon

Contacts: Raj Adani: (714) 803-3399 or Gautam Kamdar: (409) 767-0703

27th Anniversary Celebrations of Jinalaya - May 15-17, 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 has planned three days of 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.

Ashishbhai Mehta from Ahmedabad, India, a Bachelor of Arts Graduate, is a professional singer since 1990.He is serving Jain Samaj since 1996 and providing Jain Bhakti Programs such as Anjanshalaka, all Jain Poojas, Prarthanasabha, Stavans, Dhoons and much more in this field. 

In 2007, he launched his first album under Arham Production, also a provider and producer of Religious music, sugam sangeet, Ghazals and all sorts of entertainment programs and CDS like Karuna Na Kamaad, Rishabh Ni Shobha Hu Shi Kahu, Maha Mangal Arti, Namami Raajchandram, Eternal soul, Atma, Divine connections, Dhammo Mangalam, Antarnaad, Infinity. 

Music has got the power of healing, music has a quality to direct a man to a positive aspect of life. Let us give a new path to our life with the melodious vocals of Ashish Mehta, which leads us to the almighty, during our 27th Anniversary of JCSC Jinalay, May 15-16-17, 2015.

Please join and let’s celebrate the anniversary of our center and take advantage of the available opportunities.

Contacts: Ketan Parekh @ (714) 299 6789 or ketanraj[at]sbcglobal.net or Kinal Modi @ (714) 290 9981 or kindalmodi12[at]yahoo.com

Samkit Shibir by Shri Champaklal Mehta - June 19-21, 2015

We are happy to announce that the registration is now open for Samkit Shibir by Shri Champaklal Mehta - June 19-21, 2015 (Friday -Sunday) at Jain Center.  This "Samkit" is explained based on 67 Bol Sajjay from Pujya Mahopadhyay Shri Yashovijayji Maharaj. "Samkit" is also called "Atma Gyan" or "Samyag Darshan", which is a goal for any Sadhak who wants to attain complete happiness or Moksh. Samkit opes the door for Moksh and it guarantees it typically in 3 or 5 or 15 life spans.  We will provide everyone with paper copy of  67 Bol Sajjay from Pujya Mahopadhyay Shri Yashovijayji Maharaj.  (in Gujarati) during the Shibir.

Please click at the link below to register. There is no cost to register or for lunch.

The Schedule for this Shibir is as follows:

Samkit Shibir (by Pandit Champaklal Mehta) schedule (June 19-21, 2015)
Time Friday June 19 Saturday June 20 Sunday June 21
9:15 -10:45 am   Session 2 Session 6* (starts 8:45)
10:45 - 11   Break Break
11 -12:30   Session 3 Session 7
12:30-1:30 pm   Lunch Lunch
1:30-3 pm   Session 4  
3-3:30 pm   Tea break  
3:30-5:30 pm   Session 5  
8:30-10 pm Session 1    
* Session 6 to begin at 8:45 am on Sunday and will last two hours.  
Note: 1. This Samkit Sajjay is based on 67 Bol Sajjay of Pujya Mahopadhyay Yashovijayji Maharaj. 
2. Please register for this Samkit Sajjay using the link in the email.  

Wellness Challenge - Walk A Total Of 10 Miles Everyday

For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "Walk a total of 10 miles.” Try to make walking a routine - for example, try to walk at the same time each day. Remember, you use the same amount of energy, no matter what time of day you walk, so do what is most convenient for you. You may find that asking someone to walk with you will help make it a regular activity. Some people find that keeping an activity diary or log also makes it easier. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.

TCCOP Events and Updates for March 2015

TCCOP (Tender Care Community Outreach Program) and ACC (Anekant Community Center) Update for March 2015

The Professional Clothes Drive with the community's support was a huge success.

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

We want to thank our sponsors from last month:

1. Kavita & Kishorbhai Sanghvi
2. Annonymus 
3. Sameer Sailesh Jain
4. Naina & Harshadbhai Sheth
5. Ushaben & Maheshbhai Wadher for sponsoring Dinner at Long Beach.
7. Sandhya Shah for a Pallet of food for needy chidren to Giving Children Hope.
8. Mita & Maheshbhai Shah for providing grocery for Buena Park Shelter.
9. Sarika & Jayesh Sheth for proving grocery for the Buena Park Shelter


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[at]gmail.com
Sachi Jain: sachijain311[at]gmail.com
Darshna Shah: dshsh50[at]gmail.com
Jayana Shah: jsdesigner[at]cox.com
Prafulla Shah: prafullashah[at]hotmail.com

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