29.07.2016 ►JCSC ►Parvadhiraj Paryushan Maha Parv : August 29 - September 5, 2016

Posted: 29.07.2016
Updated on: 24.08.2016


Jain Center of Southern California


What's Inside:

  • Parvadhiraj Paryushan Maha Parv Program Outline
  • Pledges / Nakro Available for Paryushan
  • English Lectures during Paryushan
  • 2016 Paryushan Ekasana,Swamivatsalya,Parna - RSVP
  • Food Service Corps Volunteer Registration Form for Paryushan
  • Request for University Food Delivery Assistance
  • Paryushan JCYC Events
  • 2016 Das Lakshana Maha Parv Program Outline

Parvadhiraj Paryushan Maha Parv Program Outline

 

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 Dhirajlal Pandit, during Paryushan.

Derasar Timings during Paryushan: 6 AM to 9 PM. 



Monday - Friday, August 29th - Sep 2nd

  • 07:00 - 08:15 am Asthprakari puja.
  • 08:15 - 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,Mon,Aug 29 and then $2000,each day From Tue-Fri,Aug 30-Sept 2)
  • 06:00 - 07:15 pm Pratikraman (Deravasi In Aradhna Hall, Sthanakvasi In Class Room 3-4)
  • 05:00- 07:30 pm  Chaudas Pratikraman (Wednesday August 31 st)
  • 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, September 3rd - Mahavir Janam Vanchan & Swapna Ceremony

  • 07:00 - 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, September 4th - Cultural Program

  • 07:00 - 08:15 am Asthprakari puja.
  • 08:15 - 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)
  • 06:00 - 07:15 pm 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.


Monday, September 5th - Samvatsari

  • 07:00 - 08:15 am Asthprakari puja.
  • 08:15 - 10:00 am Snatrapuja
  • 10:30 - 12:00 pm Barsa Sutra Vanchan & Sangh Darsan.
  • 11:30 - 01:00 pm Ekasana (Sponsorship - Nakro of $4000)
  • 01:00 - 03:00 pm Samvatsari Pratikraman for Parents of Young Children (Aaradhana Hall)
  • 02:00 - 03:00 pm Alochana(Class room 3-4)
  • 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


Tuesday, September 6th -Tapsvi Parna

 

 

Pledges / Nakro Available for Paryushan
Monday, Aug. 29th - Tuesday, Sept. 06th, 2016

 

Ritual Pledge/Nakro Amount or Boli
Weekdays - Daily pledges for August 29th - September 2nd

  • PaxalPuja -  $51 Nakro
  • Kesar Puja, Phool Puja and Mugat Puja -Boli
  • Snatra Puja - $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 - Sep 3rd, 4th & Samvatsari Sep 5th

  • PaxalPuja - $101 Nakro
  • Kesar Puja, Phool Puja and Mugat Puja - Boli
  • Snatra Puja - $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

 

  • Kalpasutra Padhravanu, Vadhavanu, Vasakshep Puja -August 31st-Boli
  • 2017 MJK & Cultural Program Day Swamivatsalya Labh- Sept 3rd-Boli
  • Barsa Sutra Padhravanu, Vadhavanu, Sangh Darshan, 1st,2nd,3rd Puja (September 5th)-Boli

 

Pledges for Swapna Ceremony (Saturday Sep 03rd, 2016)

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 All Labhs by Boli as follows:

  1. Swapna Utarvanu, Vasakshep Puja & Phul Puja - Boli
  2. Swapna Sangh Darshan & Ami Chhtna - Boli

          #13-Jewels   All  Labhs will have Boli.
          For Swapna #4 & #13 Sangh Darshan and Ami Chhatna Labhs are separate.
          (**)-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 (Monday, Sep 05th, 2016)
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 (Tuesday, Sep 06th, 2016)

  • 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:

  • Monday 8/29, Saturday 9/3, Sunday 9/4 and Monday 9/5 -- $4,000 nakaro for each day
  • Tuesday 8/30, Wednesday 8/31, Thrusday 9/1, Friday 9/2 --- $2,000 nakaro for each day

For Pledges and Nakro, please contact:

Ketan Parekh at (714)-299-6789 or email Ketanraj(at)sbcglobal.net

 

 

PARKING: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 (8AM to 12 Noon) is street cleaning day on Los Robles Avenue.

Also do not park in RED, white or green zones. Please follow all parking regulations. 
Please follow the signs and do not park where prohibited. 

 

 

 

English Lectures during Paryushan

 

Subject:    Samkit    (Samyak Darshan, Samyaktva, Enlightened Perception)
Day:    Monday to Thursday,  August 29th to Sept 1st, 2016     
Time:    9 PM onwards  
Speaker:   Harshad Maniar
 
Samkit is the starting point on the journey of liberation.
The seed of becoming the supreme self lies in Samkit.
The soul where Samkit appears is certain to attain liberation one day.
 
Without its presence, scriptural knowledge remains merely the information in one’s memory bank;neither does this knowledge nor conduct transform into the meaningful instruments of liberation and thus soul remains in transmigration. 
 
Power point presentation will include following topics:
  
1. The true nature and qualities of the soul.
2. The supreme goal of the life.
3. Meaning and definition of Samkit.
4. Nature of Mithyatva.
5. From darkness of Mithyatva to light of the Samkit.
6. Origin of Samkit. 
7. Journey of the Soul.
8. Attainment of Samkit, easy or difficult?
9. Who can attain Samkit?
10. The characteristics to attain Samkit.
11. Conduct of one who has attained Samkit.
12. 8 limbs and 67 proclamation of Samkit.
13. Importance, impact and fruits of Samkit.
14. Samkit is art of living.
15. Superiority of Samkit.
16. Liberation through Samkit.
 
Please register at bakulah@yahoo.com to receive helpful information prior to Paryushana
 
Subject : Jain scriptures   
Day: Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Time : 9 PM onwards
Speaker: Dr Diki Shah. 

 

 

 

2016 Paryushan Ekasana,Swamivatsalya,Parna - RSVP

 


R.S.V.P. stands for a French phrase, "répondez, s'il vous plaît," which means "please reply." The person sending the invitation wo­uld like you to tell him or her whether you accept or decline the invitation. That is, will you be coming to the event or not? Etiquette rules followed in most Western cultures require that if you receive a formal, written invitation, you should reply promptly, perhaps that same day. For the team that is planning for Ekasana, Swamivatsalya and Parna this is important from a practical point of view, because they need to know how many people to count on and how much food to prepare. With unreliable RSVP count, either we are short of food or too much food and neither situation is desirable. JCSC Food/Ekasana committee urges all the community members to please RSVP in time, using the link below, so they can properly plan as tremendous time and effort goes in planning process. Your understanding and cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
 

2016-Paryushan Ekasana, Swamivatsalya and Parna RSVP-Link

 

 

 

Food Service Corps Volunteer Registration Form For Paryushan

 

"Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more." ― H.Jackso Brown Jr.  

With Paryushan Parva approaching soon from 29th August through 5th September, many of us have bhavana of doing some sort of penance/Tapasya such as Upvas, Ekasanas and Besanas.  
We are pleased to invite you to join the JCSC Food Service Corps.
 
What  is  the  Food  Service  Corps?  
The Food Service Corps (FSC) is a group of volunteers that serve food during auspicious events,such as Ekasana, at Derasar.    
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:

  • Monday, Aug. 29th           -­-­-­-­ 12:00pm  to  2:00pm   
  • Tuesday, Aug. 30th          -­-­-­- 12:00pm  to  2:00pm   
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31st     -­-­-­-­ 12:00pm  to  2:00pm   
  • Thursday, Sept. 1st          -­-­-­-­ 12:00pm  to  2:00pm   
  • Friday, Sept. 2nd              -­-­-­-­ 12:00pm  to  2:00pm   
  • Saturday, Sept. 3rd           -­-­-­-­ 11:00am  to  1:00pm   
  • Sunday, Sept. 4th             -­-­-­-­ 12:00pm  to  2:00pm   
  • Monday, Sept. 5th            -­-­-­-­ 11:30pm  to  1:00pm   
  • Tuesday, Parna  Sept. 6th -­-­-­-­  8:30am  to  10:30   

How do I sign up?  

Please complete this Google form (link) with your contact information and preferred volunteer times.
https://goo.gl/forms/6Q95qPKmG67mcgIL2  

The deadline to sign up is extended to Thursday, August 18, 2016 up to 12.00 AM midnight.

To accomplish this task successfully we urge you to attend the orientation on Sunday, August 21, 2016, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
 
To accomplish this task successfully we urge you to attend the orientation on Sunday, August 14, 2016,10am  to 12pm.
 
Hopefully everyone will make an effort to participate and register at the earliest.
 
Thank you once again and Jai Jinendra.
 
Ekasana  Committee 

 

 

 

Request For University Food delivery Assistance

 

The JCSC is proud to announce the setting up of a food delivery service to the different colleges in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas during the coming Paryushan. To best serve the students with Jain Paryushan food during these eight days, we would like your help and assistance wherever possible.
If you are, or know of an active student in any of the colleges in these areas, please connect with us.
 
We need the following:
1) A total count of all Jain students who wish to receive food during Paryushan in various colleges, the more the students in a college the better for the program.
2) Drivers who are willing and able to pick up and deliver the food from the Jain Center to some of the colleges.
3) The food will be prepared at the temple, packed and sent out every day and we could use help for this process too.
4) Leads in every college who will take the responsibility of receiving the food in a central area (possibly in the respective college) and re-distributing to all the other students of that college who have signed up for the program.
 
Please contact either Mahendrabhai Shah at 1-714-369-8701 or Kalpesh Jhaveriat 1-909-598-7070 for further details.

 

 

 

Paryushan JCYC Events

 

JCYC is pleased to announce the following programs,during Paryushan:

JCSC is offering additional Aartis during bhavna bhakti
From Mon,8/29-Fri 9/2, children can participate, without any nakro.
Please ask your kids to join and understand the importance of Aarti.
 
1) Sept. 2, 2016: Friday 8 pm-10 pm
Gahuli night
Gahuli is where we learn all the different ways to do welcoming poojan for God and Gurumaharaj.
It is done with rice and different designs. This gahuli is made by people in Jain temple in front of God 
which is a sign of Good LUCK. 
 
2) Sept. 3, 2016 Saturday 2 pm-5pm - during Mahavir Janm Kalyanak
Game day (in children’s room on second floor by the office.)
 
3) Opportunity to Kids for one Swapna during MJK-5th Swapna Laabh.
 
4) Sept. 4, 2016 Sunday - afternoon
Culture Day- Participation
Aangi of 24 Bhomati Tirthankers
 
Please have your kids attend these events. If you have any questions,
please contact Pinal/Falguni Doshi on 562-644-3458  or  fdoshi71@yahoo.com
 

 

 

 

 2016 Das Lakshana Maha Parv Program Outline

 

Das Lakshana Maha Parv will be celebrated from Tuesday-Thursday,Sept. 6th - Sept. 15th, 2016.
Jain Scholar Dr. Ramesh Parekh has accepted our invitation to conduct the program.

Tuesday-Saturday, Sept. 6th-10th & Monday - Wednesday, Sept. 12th-14th 2016

  • 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 11th, 2016

  • 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
  • 07:30 PM - 08:00 PM (*) Aarti & Mangal Divo
  • 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM Swadhyay in Aradhana Hall

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

  • 7:30 AM Pakshal ji
  • 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Digamber Bhav Puja
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Swadhyay in Aradhana Hall
  • 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM Digamber Pratikraman in Aradhana Hall
  • 08:15 PM - 08:30 PM (*) Aarti & Mangal Divo
  • 08:30 PM - 10:00 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:


 

 

 

Kinal Modi
Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California