21.08.2015 ►JCSC ►RSVP and Important Information for Paryushan and Das Lakshan 2015

Posted: 21.08.2015
Updated on: 26.08.2015

Jain Center of Southern California

What's Inside: 

  • Paryushan & Das Lakshan Mahaparv Program Guidelines
  • Pledges / Nakro Available for Paryushan
  • Contact Information for Various Activities
  • Participation in Paryushan Bhavana-Bhakti
  • English Lectures during Paryushan
  • Paryushan Program in Gujarati
  • Das Lakshan 2015



IMPORTANT: Please RSVP for Paryushan and Das Lakshan Program

Please RSVP as soon as possible for the events you will be attending using the following links. Your RSVP is extremely important in deciding how much food to order. We do not want people not to get enough food or throw away extra food. Please RSVP responsibly. We thank you in advance for doing your share.

  1. RSVP for Swami Vatsalya Dinner - Sep 12 (Sat) and Sep 13 (Sun) 
  2. RSVP for Ekasana - One registration per person
  3. RSVP for Das Lakshana - September 27  (Sun) Swamivatsalya Lunch

If you RSVP via the main / home webpage, then you will get a drop down box where you can select any of the 3 events.


Paryushan/Das Lakshan Mahaparv Program Guidelines


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 an important festivals among the Jain festivals. We will celebrate Paryushan Mahaparv from Thursday, September 10 - Thursday, September 17, 2015, and Das Lakshana Mahaparv from Friday, September 18 -Sunday, September 27, 2015.

We will be honored to have Jain Scholar Shri Shrenikbhai Shah for the Paryushan and Smt. Kusumben Jain for the Daslakshana as our dignitaries. Our local scholars Dr. Dicky Shah and Shri Harshadbhai Maniar will conduct English lectures in the evening.

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

Thursday, Sept. 10, Friday, Sept. 11, and Monday, Sept. 14 - Wednesday, Sept. 16

  • 06:30 - 08:00 am Asthprakari puja
  • 08:00 - 10:00 am Snatrapuja
  • 10:30 - 12:00 pm Lecture and Kalpsutra Vanchan
  • 12:00 - 02:00 pm Ekasana 
  • 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 
  • 09:00 - 10:30 pm Lecture (Gujarati in Main Hall, English in Aradhna Hall) 

Saturday, September 12 – 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 
  • 02:00 - 05:00 pm Cultural Program
  • 03:00 pm General Body Meeting.
  • 05:00 - 06:30 pm Swamivatsalya Dinner
  • 05:00 - 07:30 pm Chaudas Pratikraman (Deravasi In Aradhna Hall, Sthanakvasi In Class Room 3-4)
  • 07:15 - 10:00 pm Bhavna Bhakti, special Aarti, Mangal Divo

Sunday, September 13 - Mahavir Janma 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 
  • 01:00 - 05:30 pm Swapnas, Mahavir Janma Vanchan & Parnu Ceremony
  • 04:30 - 06:30 pm Swamivatsalya Dinner 
  • 06:00 - 07:15 pm Pratikraman (Deravasi In Aradhna Hall, Sthanakvasi In Class Room 3-
  • 06:30 - 08:30 pm Bhavna Bhakti,(*) Aarti & Mangal Divo in Derasar 

Thursday, September 17 - 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 
  • 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 

Friday, September 18 - Tapsvi Parna

  • 08:30 - 10:30 am Tapasvi Parna


  • Swamivatsalya dinner will be served only up to 30 minutes prior to sunset
  • Sunset time during Paryushan is 7:00 pm



Pledges / Nakro Available for Paryushan
Thursday, Sept. 10 – Friday, Sept. 18, 2015


Weekdays - Daily pledges for Sep 10, 11, 14 -17

  • Ashtaprakari Puja: PaxalPuja at 6:30 am    $21 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 Tirthankar Aarti    Boli

Daily Pledges for Weekend Sat, Sun - Sep 12, 13 & Samvatsari Sep 18

  • 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    $251 Nakro
  • Aarti, Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash during Snatra Puja    Boli
  • Aangi sponsors    $101 Nakro
  • Evening Aarti & Mangal Divo and 24 Tirthankar Aarti    Boli
  • Ghabhara Toran & Derasar entrance Toran Bandhavanu    Boli
  • 2016 MJK & Cultural Program Day Swamivatsalya Labh    Boli

Cultural Day Saturday Sep 12, 2015

  • Kalpasutra Padhravanu, Vadhavanu    Boli
  • Vasakshep Puja    Boli

Pledges for Swapna Ceremony (Sunday Sep 13, 2015)

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
  • Ami Chhatna    Boli
    (*) - Swapna #4-Laxmiji All Labhs by Raffle (Raffle tickets from $101-$301),  #13-Jewels All Labhs will have Boli
  • Sangh Darshan for each Swapna    Boli
  • 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 (Thursday, Sep 17, 2015)
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
  • Barsa Sutra Padhravanu, Vadhavanu, Sangh Darshan    Boli
  • Saat Lakh, Atichar, Vanditu-, Ajit Shanti, Shanti Karam, Moti Shanti, Sajjay, 1st Micchami Dukkadam to Sakal Sangh, Samayik Parvanu    Boli

Pledges for Tapasvi Parna (Friday, Sep 18, 2015)

  • 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:

  • Thursday 9/10, Saturday 9/12, Sunday 9/13 and Thursday 9/17 -- $4,000 nakaro for each day
  • Friday 9/11, Monday 9/14, Tuesday 9/15, Wednesday 9/16 --- $2,000 nakaro for each day

For Pledges and Nakro, please contact: 



Contact Information For Various Activities


Please contact Dr. Mahendrabhai Shah at mahendra.shah(at)jaincenter.net (714) 757-9490 for any other questions or general inquiries. 



Participation in Paryushan Bhavana-Bhakti


Paryushan Bhavna Bhakti will be conducted through the talents of several Jain Center members.

Participants in Bhavna Bhakti will be separated into different groups. All participants will participate in Stavan practice and the Bhavna Bhakti Committee will communicate the practice schedule, general instructions and the list of available musicians.

With participation from each group, the Bhavna Bhakti will be conducted daily during Paryushan from September 10-16 (Thurs-Wed.)

Please contact any of the individuals listed below for participation and/or further inquiries

Committee members:
Ramilaben Shah | (626) 319-2879 | ramila.shah(at)jaincenter.net
Pramod Shah | (562) 943-9294 | pshah24(at)gmail.com



English Lectures during Paryushan


  • Thursday, Sept 10 at 9 pm: History Of Jainism  - By Dr. ​Dicky Shah 
  • ​Sept 11, 14,15,16 at 9pm: Correlation between Jain Doctrine of Karma & Modern science​​ ​b​y Shri Harshadbhai Maniar 

Presentation on Correlation between Jain Doctrine of Karma & Modern Science will include the topics below:

Jain Doctrine of Karma is scientific and is based on the cause and effect principle.

Topic                                   Doctrine of Karma vs. Modern Science

Mind control/Intelligence       Ghati Karma                    Nervous system

Feeling/Emotions                 Ghati Karma                    Endocrine Glands

Bodies of all species            Naam Karma                   Genes/DNA

Pain/Disease                    Vedaniya Karma              Bio-photon emission

Life-span                             Ayusya Karma                 Division of cells

Karma Storage                     Karma body                     Bio-photon

It is the power of the Soul that controls & regulates millions of chemical & biological   activities in a cell per second in all the trillions of cells at a time in physical body.

The Karmas are stored in the form of light structure of Bio-photon of the living cell.

The knowledge of soul manifests in the subtle and physical body through Adhyavasaya (Karmic vibration).

Bio-photon provides intra & inter-cell communication and manages biological functions.

In the areas of genetic science & bio-photonic theory puzzling the scientists may have their answers in the Doctrine of Karma perceived by the Arihanta Lord.

The relationship between Doctrine of karma & modern science not only supports each other but also enhances our understanding of the subtle secrets of life which are guiding and governing our behavior physically, mentally and emotionally.

This is presented as a PowerPoint presentation with visual animations.



Paryushan Program in Gujarati


Access details of the Paryushan program in Gujarati here.

1. ચૌદ પૂર્વનો સાર - શ્રી નવકાર મહામંત્ર  (Shri Navkar Maha Mantra)
2. જિન ભક્તિ - આનંદ પ્રાપ્તિનો શ્રેષ્ઠ માર્ગ  (Best path to Happiness)
3. ધર્મ અને અધ્યાત્મ - જીવનની પ્રાથમિક્તા (Life's first priority)
4. વિશ્વ મૈત્રીનો માર્ગ (Path to World Friendship)
5. આપણો અદભૂત વારસો (Our excellent Heritage)



Das Lakshana 2015


Das Lakshana Dignitary: Dr. Kumsumben Jain

Dr. Kusum Jain is a renowned scholar of Jain Philosophy and recently retired as the Director, Center of Advanced Study in Philosophy, University of Rajasthan, and Jaipur. She has taught philosophy for the last 37 years and had been the Dean, Faculty of Arts, Director, and P.G. School of Humanities and was also the Principal of Maharanis College, Jaipur, a prestigious Women's college, under the Rajasthan University. She has been guide/supervisor for more than 50 Ph. D and M. Phil thesis, many of which are on various aspects of Jain Philosophy.

A fluent speaker in English and Hindi, she has been invited to deliver lectures on Philosophy in general and Jainism in particular on subjects such as Anekantvada, Syadvada, Nayavada, Purushartha, Jain Moral Philosophy, Dharma Shastra and Women Rights, Terrorism and Non-Violence, Bio-Medical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, etc. at various conferences throughout the world. She has represented India at various international conferences and seminars in Vancouver, Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa (Canada), Tokyo-Japan, Florida & Massachusetts, USA, Krakow, Poland etc.

Born and brought up in Jaipur (India), she completed her M. Phil with a thesis on Jain theory of Syadvada. She received her Ph. D degree in Philosophy from Univ. of Ottawa, Canada, and Post - Doctoral work at Univ. of Vienna, Austria. She is editor of the Journal of Foundational Research and has written and published 8 books on topics such as Human Rights, Roots of Terrorism, Bio-Ethics, and Alternative Model of Development etc. Several of her research articles are published in prestigious national and international Journals.

Lectures will be conducted in Hindi and English languages.

Das Lakshana Program Outline | September 18 - 27, 2015

Friday - Saturday, September 18 -26, 2015

  • 7:30 AM    Pakshal ji 
  • 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Digamber Bhav Puja 
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Swadhyay in Aradhana Hall 
  • 08:15 PM - 08:30 PM    (*) Aarti & Mangal Divo 
  • 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM    Swadhyay in Aradhana Hall 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

  • 07:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Various Digamber Pujas, Abhishek and Shanti Dhara (5 from Dev Shastra Guru Puja, Das Lakshana Dharma Puja, olah Karan Puja, Parsvanath Jin Puja, Mahavir Swami Jin Puja, Shantinath Jin Puja, Neminath Jin Puja) Fixed Nakro for Abhishek and each puja - $151 Boli for Aarti Mangal Divo & Shanti Dhara 
  • 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM    Ekasana / Swamivatsalya 
  • 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM    Digamber Pratikraman in Aradhana Hall 
  • 07:30 PM - 08:00 PM    (*) Aarti & Mangal Divo 
  • 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM    Swadhyay in Aradhana Hall 

(*) Fixed Nakro for 24 Tirthankars Aarti - $151, Aarti and Mangal Divo - $101

For Aarti, Mangal Divo, Puja or Sponsorship of Ekasana/Swamivatsalya, please contact: 




Vipin Vadecha
for the office of Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California


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