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Posted: 30.10.2015

Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | Oct - Nov 2015




Start Time

Daily Asthprakari Puja


 7:30 AM

Aarti-Mangal Divo


 8:15 PM


 7:30 PM


Daily in the morning


Chaudus Pratikraman

11/10 (Kali Chaudus), 11/24 (Chaumasi Chaudus)

 6:30 PM (weekday)

 6:00 PM (weekend)

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

11/12 - New Year

  9:00 AM

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti

10/30, 11/27

 7:30 PM

JCYC/JSG/Pathshala/Adult Swadhyay

11/08, 11/29


Weekly Evening Swadhyay

Every Mon - Thurs

 8:30 PM



Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


 By Girishbhai

Choud Gunasthanak


 By Hasendrabhai

Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrut


 By Rameshbhai

Shri Yogshatak Granth


 By Girishbhai



Upcoming Events



  • Wednesday - Nov 11 | Diwali-Laddu Puja, Dev Vandan, Bhavna Bhakti, Jaap
  • Thursday - Nov 12 | Bestu Varsh-Dwar Udghatan, Manglik, Asthprakari Puja, Snatrapuja, Bhathu
  • Monday - Nov 16 | Gyan Panchmi, Dev Vandan
  • Wednesday - Nov 25 | Pat Darshan(Actual), Shrimad Bhakti
  • Sunday - Nov 29 | Pat Darshan(Observed), General Body Meeting



Life Time Tithis


  • 11/05 Shah Varshaben & Kunal - In memory of Tusharbhai Babubhai Shah
  • 11/11 Shah Vijay & Neeta - In memory of Babulal and Lilaben Shah
  • 11/16 Shah Nilesh & Krina - For Nanalal Chimanlal Shah
  • 11/18 Guruji Dr Anila - In memory of Dinesh Guruji.


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.



Calendar for Year 2015 - 2016, Panchang Vikram Samvat 2072 - 2073


We are happy to announce that ​the preparations of our fourth Jain Center Calendar for 2015-2016 is in process.​ This year's calendar is scheduled to be distributed to JCSC members by Diwali i.e. by second week of November 2015.

Calendars will have panchang information of Tithis​, ​Los Angeles ​Sunrise & Sunset times, ​Jain Center ​major events, Pathashala and Swadhyay dates, sponsor families, Tithi information and other valuable information.

If you have any suggestion for the calendar, let us know.
​Please sponsor one page for $501.
​For details, contact Dr. Mahendra Shah by phone (714) 369-8701 or email mahendra.shah(at)jaincenter.net.

Thank you for your support.




Tapasya Recognition For Children (Ages 5 - 16 Years)


Jai Jinendra,

Jain center applauds and would like to recognize the children for doing Tap and being
an inspiration to others.

​C​hildren Tapsvis ​were requested to inform us of their Tapasyas if they fall within JCSC guidelines. ​
​These children will be recognized on Sunday, Nov 1st at​ 9:30 am in culture hall.
Parents are requested to​ be in cultural hall with​ the child by 9:30 am​ sharp.​

For further information please contact:

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JCYC Back to Pathshala 2015 - (Nov 1, 2015)


Back to Pathshala for all parents of Pathshala students is scheduled on Nov 1st, where we will be serving Chai and a light snack starting at 9:00 am. This will be followed by a meeting in the main hall and then sessions with religion and language teachers.
Parents of toddler class and Mommy and Me classes are not part of this meeting and not required to attend.

Every parent will be given vouchers, one after the meeting in the main hall, and one after each session with the religion and language teachers. You can then bring all three vouchers to JCYC desk before you leave and receive an awesome surprise gift.

Our Pathshala program is one of the best in the country because of your participation. Let's work as a team and continue this tradition.




Diwali At JCSC 


Diwali is one single festival which is celebrated on exactly same day by different religions and faiths for various reasons specific to that religion. Jains celebrate Diwali to celebrate the Nirwan Of Bhagvan Mahavir.







Nov 10,Tue

05:30 PM

Pratikraman - Aradhana Hall

Aso Vad 14-Kali Chaudus






Nov 11,Wed



Aso Vad 15-Diwali

07:30 - 09:30 AM

Laddu Puja/Abhisheks/Puja

Mahavirswami Nirvan Din

07:30 - 09:30 PM

Bhakti/Aarti/ Mangal Divo/boli




Nov 12,Thu

04:00 AM onwards

Gautamswami Kevalgyan Jaap 

Kartik Sud 1-New Year

06:30 AM

Dwar Opening


07:00 AM

Manglik in Cultural Hall


08:00 AM

Asthprakari Puja-   



All Panchdhatu Pratima Puja





09:30 AM

Snatrapuja, Aarti, Mangal Divo



Gautamswami Aarti





08:00 - 10:00 AM

Sadharmik Bhakti - Navkarshi 



with nakro of $2001 (including food),



$201 (excluding food)




Gyan Panchmi Program - (Monday Nov 16, 2015)


Gyan Panchmi is celebrated 5 days after Diwali and is also known as Laabh Pancham.

It is the day of appreciating acquired/collected knowledge in every form and holy books. A lot of people also observe fast by keeping silence (Maun).

This is the auspicious day for those who want to start Pancham with Fasting.
This year Gyan Panchmi is on Monday, Nov 16,2015. We will have Gyan Pujan and Gautam Swami Sthapana at Derasar at 9:30 AM for anyone who wishes to perform puja. 
Dev vandan will follow after puja.




Kartiki Poonam & Pat Darshan (Actual Wed Nov 25, 2015 & Observed Sun Nov 29, 2015)


Kartiki Punam night is considered as the brightest full moon night in the whole year as the rainy season is supposed to end and night sky is all clear. This is the day to resolve to free oneself of basic instincts. 

In the rainy/monsoon season, all Acharya Bhagvants, Sadhus, Sadhvis, Munis etc stay at one place and do not travel for four months. This starts from Aso Sud Chaturdashi and ends on Kartik Sud Punam. After Kartik Punam, their vihar starts again to spread the knowledge of Principles of Jainism such as Truth, Ahinsa, Compassion etc. Thus Kartiki Punam has a big significance for all Jains.

We are going to have Kartiki Punam Celebration on two days as below.







Wed, 25th Nov, 2015


Pat Darshan in Aradhana Hall

(Kartiki Punam actual day)






Sunday, 29th Nov, 2015


Pat Darshan in Main Hall  

(Kartiki Punam observed)


General Body Meeting



followed by Swamivatsalya





Wellness Challenge - Walk A Total Of 12 Miles


For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "walk a total of 12 miles.” Walking is an exercise that people have enjoyed for centuries. It is safe, and the risk of injury or strain is lower than it is with other types of exercise. The cost involved in walking is low, because you just need a pair of comfortable shoes, or you may even walk barefoot. Walking for 10 minutes a day yields numerous benefits, and you can begin to experience these soon after you begin your walking routine. Consult your health practitioner before beginning any exercise program to assure that you do not have health conditions or limitations that affect your ability to exercise safely. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.







Vipin Vadecha
for the office of Public Relations

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