02.09.2016 ►JCSC ►Parvadhiraj Paryushan & Das Lakshana Maha Parv ►Update

Posted: 24.08.2016
Updated on: 05.09.2016


Jain Center of Southern California


In This Issue

  • Parvadhiraj Paryushan Maha Parv Program Outline
  • Pledges / Nakro Available for Paryushan
  • English Lectures during Paryushan
  • 2016 Paryushan Ekasana,Swamivatsalya,Parna - RSVP
  • 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.

      Some Important Pointers:

      • Every year it is observed that many folks leave main hall before morning lecture is over,around 11:45 AM to get the seat for Ekasana, before Mangalik is completed (around noon).This does not look good for the speaker as well as for JCSC Sangha. EC assures that there will be seats for all the folks, and requests each of you to not leave the main hall until lecture is over. Ekasana Committee will not allow to reserve the seat before noon.
      • We have received great support and co-operation from all the members of the community in our mission of No Ratri-Bhojan. Keeping this in view, EC has made necessary changes as noted  to the Paryushan Mahaparv program timings. We expect the same level of support and co-operation from you all again during the Paryushan Mahaparv. Swamivatsalya dinner will be served only up to 30 minutes prior to sunset (Sunset time during Paryushan is 7:00 pm)
      • Please make a note that this year Mahavir Jayanti will be celebrated on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Jain Center Of Southern California.  


      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



      પર્વાધિરાજ પર્યુષણ મહા પર્વ પ્રોગ્રામ - ૨૦૧૬
       
      પર્યુષણ દરમ્યાન દેરાસરનો સમય: સવારે ૬ થી રાત્રે ૯ સુધી
       
      સોમવાર થી શુક્રવાર, ઓગષ્ટ ૨૯ - સપ્ટેમ્બર ૨ સુધી
       
      ૦૭:૦૦ - ૦૮:૧૫ સવારે અષ્ટપ્રકારી પૂજા
      ૦૮:૧૫ - ૧૦:૦૦ સવારે સ્નાત્ર પૂજા
      ૧૦:૩૦ - ૧૨:૦૦ બપોર પ્રવચન અને કલ્પસૂત્ર વાંચન
      ૧૨:૦૦ - ૦૨:૦૦ બપોર એકાસણા
      ૦૫:૦૦ - ૦૭: ૩૦ સાંજે ચૌદસ પ્રતિક્રમણ (બુધવાર ઓગષ્ટ ૩૧)
      ૦૬:૦૦ - ૦૭:૧૫ સાંજે પ્રતિક્રમણ (દેરાવાસીનું આરાધના હૉલમાં, સ્થાનકવાસીનું કલાસરૂમ ૩-૪)
      ૦૭:૧૫ - ૦૮:૪૫ રાત્રે ભાવના ભક્તિ, આરતી - મંગલ દીવો દેરાસરમાં - બૉલી
      ૦૯:૦૦ રાત્રે પ્રવચન - પ્રશ્નોત્તરી (મુખ્ય હૉલમાં ગુજરાતીમાં, આરાધના હૉલમાં અંગ્રેજીમાં)
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      શનિવાર, સપ્ટેમ્બર ૩ - મહાવીર જન્મ વાંચન અને સ્વપના ઉત્સવ
       
      ૦૭:૦૦ - ૦૮:૦૦ સવારે અષ્ટપ્રકારી પૂજા
      ૦૮:૦૦ - ૦૯:૩૦ સવારે સ્નાત્ર પૂજા
      ૦૯:૩૦ - ૧૧:૩૦ સવારે કલ્પસૂત્ર વાંચન
      ૧૧:૦૦ - ૦૧:૦૦ બપોર એકાસણા
      ૦૧:૦૦ - ૦૫:૩૦ બપોર મહાવીર જન્મ વાંચન, સ્વપના અને પારણા ઉત્સવ
      ૦૪:૩૦ - ૦૬:૩૦ સાંજે સ્વામિવાત્સલ્ય ભોજન (સૂર્યાસ્તના ૩૦ મિનિટ પહેલા પીરસવાનું બંધ)
      ૦૬:૦૦ - ૦૭:૧૫ સાંજે પ્રતિક્રમણ (દેરાવાસીનું આરાધના હૉલમાં, સ્થાનકવાસીનું કલાસરૂમ ૩-૪)
      ૦૬:૩૦ - ૦૮:૩૦ રાત્રે ભાવના ભક્તિ, આરતી - મંગલ દીવો દેરાસરમાં - બૉલી
       
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      રવિવાર, સપ્ટેમ્બર ૪ - કલચરલ પ્રોગ્રામ
       
      ૦૭:૦૦ - ૦૮:૧૫ સવારે અષ્ટપ્રકારી પૂજા
      ૦૮:૧૫ - ૧૦:૦૦ સવારે સ્નાત્ર પૂજા
      ૧૦:૩૦ - ૧૨:૦૦ બપોર કલ્પસૂત્ર વાંચન
      ૧૨:૦૦ - ૦૨:૦૦ બપોર એકાસણા
      ૦૨:૦૦ - ૦૫:૦૦ બપોર કલચરલ પ્રોગ્રામ (૦૩:૦૦ જનરલ બૉડી મિટિંગ, પ્રમુખનો સંદેશ, આર્થિક રિપોર્ટ
      નોમિનેશન કમિટીની ઓળખાણ, ફાળો ઉગારાવાનો રિપોર્ટ)
      ૦૫:૦૦ - ૦૬:૩૦ સાંજે સ્વામિવાત્સલ્ય ભોજન (સૂર્યાસ્તના ૩૦ મિનિટ પહેલા પીરસવાનું બંધ)
      ૦૬:૦૦ - ૦૭:૧૫ સાંજે પ્રતિક્રમણ (દેરાવાસીનું આરાધના હૉલમાં, સ્થાનકવાસીનું કલાસરૂમ ૩-૪)
      ૦૭:૧૫ - ૧૦:૦૦ રાત્રે ભાવના ભક્તિ, આરતી - મંગલ દીવો દેરાસરમાં - બૉલી
       
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      સોમવાર, સપ્ટેમ્બર ૫ - સંવત્સરી
       
      ૦૭:૦૦ - ૦૮:૧૫ સવારે અષ્ટપ્રકારી પૂજા
      ૦૮:૧૫ - ૧૦:૦૦ સવારે સ્નાત્ર પૂજા
      ૧૦:૩૦ - ૧૨:૦૦ બપોર બારસા સૂત્ર વાંચન અને સંઘ દર્શન
      ૧૧:૩૦ - ૦૧:૦૦ બપોર એકાસણા
      ૦૧:૦૦ - ૦૩:૦૦ બપોર સંવત્સરી પ્રતિક્રમણ (નાના બાળકોના માતા-પિતા માટે - આરાધના હૉલમાં)
      ૦૨:૦૦ - ૦૩:૦૦ બપોર આલોચના (કલાસરૂમ ૩-૪)
      ૦૩:૦૦ - ૦૭:૦૦ બપોર સંવત્સરી પ્રતિક્રમણ (દેરાવાસીનું મુખ્ય હૉલમાં)
      ૦૪:૦૦ - ૦૭:૦૦ બપોર સંવત્સરી પ્રતિક્રમણ (સ્થાનકવાસીનું કલાસરૂમ ૩-૪)
      ૦૫:૦૦ - ૦૭:૦૦ બપોર સંવત્સરી પ્રતિક્રમણ (જુવાનનું અંગ્રેજીમાં, આરાધના હૉલમાં)
      ૦૭:૦૦ - ૦૮:૦૦ રાત્રે ક્ષમાપના (મુખ્ય હૉલમાં)
      ૦૮:૦૦ - ૦૯:૦૦ રાત્રે આરતી - મંગલ દીવો દેરાસરમાં - બૉલી
       
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      મંગળવાર, સપ્ટેમ્બર ૬ - તપસ્વી પારણા
       
      ૦૮:૩૦ - ૧૦:૩૦ સવારે તપસ્વી પારણા

       

       

       

       

      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 REDwhite 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

       

       

       

       

      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