02.11.2016 ►JCSC ►Gyan Panchami, Kartiki Punam & Pat Darshan Programs

Posted: 03.11.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

Jai Jinendra,

Please look below for the upcoming programs and Diwali celebrations at Jain Center Of Southern California.

Gyan Panchmi Program - Saturday, Nov 5th, 2016

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 an auspicious day for those who want to start Pancham with Fasting. This year Gyan Panchmi is on Saturday, Nov 5th, 2016. We will have Gyan Pujan and Gautamswami Sthapana at Derasar at 9:30 AM for anyone who wishes to perform Puja. Dev Vandan will follow after Puja.

Kartiki Punam & Pat Darshan (Actual - Mon, Nov 14th, 2016, Observed - Sun, Nov 20th, 2016)

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 Bhagwants, Sadhus, Sadhvis, Munis etc stay at one place and do not travel for four months.This starts from Asadh 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, Ahimsa, and Compassion.  A pilgrimage to Shatrunjay‑Palitana on this day is considered to be of great importance. Thousands of Jains go on pilgrimages on this day. This day also is celebrated as the birthday of Kalikalasarvajna, Acharya  Bhagavant Srivijay Hemachandrasooriji who was born on this day. (in Vikram Samvat 1134 or 1078 A.D.) Thus Kartiki Punam has a big significance for all Jains.







Monday,14th Nov, 2016
(Kartiki Punam actual day)

9:30 AM

Pat Darshan in Aaradhana Hall




Sunday, 20th Nov, 2016
(Kartki Punam Observed)

9:30 AM

Pat Darshan with Khamasna and Chaityavandan


11:30 AM

General Body Meeting - in class room 1&2, upstairs, followed by Swamivatsalya Lunch

Thanking you.

Kinal Modi
Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California

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