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Posted: 11.11.2015

Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | 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


 7:30 PM

JCYC/JSG/Pathshala/Adult Swadhyay

11/08, 11/22


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


Life Time Tithis

  • 11/11 Shah Vijay & Neeta - In memory of Babulal and Lilaben Shah
  • 11/13 Shah Yogesh & Saurabh - In memory of Shardaben 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.

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


10:00 - 12:00 PM

Mahaviswami Nirvan Jaap

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 (food supplied and managed by JCSC),


$201 (food supplied and managed by beneficiary)

Please note that Aadesh for Gheebolis of New Year (Nov 12,2015) events will be given on Wednesday Nov 11,2015 during Bhavna Bhakti.


Mahavirswami Nirvan Kalyanak-Wednesday Nov 11,
Aso Vad Amas- Diwali

At the age of 72 years, Bhagvan Mahavirswami left His human body and attained Salvation-Moksha. This day is celebrated as Diwali in whole world among Jains.

At JCSC we will celebrate this auspicious Mahavirswami Nirvan Kalyanak event with Bhakti Bhavna & Nirvan Kalyanak Jaaps.Details are as follows:
7:00 PM -10:00 PM-Bhakti Bhavna,Aarti,Mangal Divo 
We will join Shree Ramesh Kumarji, the renowned Tabla Player and Shree Neal Kumarji, classical vocal and well versed in Harmonium and Key board in Bhakti Bhavna.
10:00 PM -Navkarmantra jaap.
12:00 AM-Shree Mahavirswami Nirvan Jaap.
Prabhuji's Aangi on this auspicious day will be soul uplifting moments.
Prabhavna will be offered by beneficiary​ with nakro of $501.
​Please contact Dr. Mahendra Shah on drmcshah@hotmail.com ​, PH: 714-757-9490
​if you want to ​take labh for​ Prabhavna.


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


Swamivatsalya sponsorship $2,501​.

Please contact Dr. Mahendra Shah on drmcshah(at)hotmail.com ​, PH: 714-757-9490​ ​
​for sponsorship.


Param Krupaludev Shrimad Rajchandra Janamdin Bhakti - (Nov 25, 2015)

On the occasion of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandra Janma Din (Kartiki Purnima), we will have Bhakti in JCSC Aradhana Hall on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

The agenda is as follows:

1. Navkaar Mantra
2. Mangalacharan
3. Bhakti pads by Mumukshus
4. Kshamapana
5. Aarti
6. Mangal Divo
7. Aho Aho Shri Sadguru
8. He Param Krupalu Dev

If you would like to sing a bhakti pad, please let us know by Sunday November 15th., 2015 so that we can plan the program appropriately. Sorry for the late notice.
Please feel free to contact any one of the following if you have any questions.
Dilip Parekh @  3107215947 or dilipjparekh@gmail.com
Ashok Savla @ 6263724246 or ashoksavla630@yahoo.com
Nikhil Dhami @ 5626530313 or nikhil.dhami49@gmail.com,
MaheshWadher @ 9093764027 or Mahesh.Wadher@gmail.com


Rajpad Shibir - (Nov 29 - Dec 4, 2015)

Jain Center of Southern California is pleased to invite you to a second 6 day Rajpad Shibir being held from Sunday, November 29 to Friday, December 4, 2015. Swadhyaykar Dr. Piyush Shah from Dharampur, India, will conduct the sessions.
The following Rajpads will be covered during the shibir:
 1)  Bina Nayan Pavey Nahi 
 2)  Jinvar Kahe Chhe Jnan   
 3)  Brahmacharya Vishe Subhashit: Nirkhi ne nav youvana
 4)  Jada Ane Chaitanya 
 5)  Vairagya Bhavnao 
 6)  Bhakti no updesh: Shubh Shitaltamay 
 7)  Sarva Manya Dharma: Dharm tatva jo puchue mane
The shibir session schedule is as follows:
Sunday, Nov 29th, 2015

  •    Session 1:   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  •    Dinner:        4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
  •    Session 2:   5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
  •    Break:         6:15 pm to 6:45 pm
  •    Session 3:   6:45 pm to 8:00 pm      

Monday, Nov 30th to Friday, Dec 4th, 2015

  •    Sessions 4 to 8:  8:30 pm to 10 pm 

Please RSVP by Sunday November 22nd, by using the form at: https://goo.gl/dAuUHO
For more information, please contact Dilip Parekh at 310-670-2943


Wellness Challenge - Do 10 Minutes Of Breathing Exercises Everyday


For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "do 10 minutes of breathing exercises every day.” Deep Breathing should be a part of our everyday life. It not only can lengthen the years that we get to live, but can make us happier, more productive and energetic living them too. Breathing deeply is a well-known stress reliever and has a multitude of health benefits as well. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.

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