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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Paryushan and Das Lakshan Maha Parv 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
Jai Jinendra !!
This year for Paryushan and Das Lakshan Maha Parv we are going to have following dignitaries/scholars for various traditions to help people do Aaradhana and take Dharma Labh.
UPADHYAY SADHVI YASHAJI MAHARAJ

Upadhyay Sadhvi Yashji Maharaj was born in Lonavala, Pune, India in 1944 and took Diksha in Mumbai, India in 1962. She had her B.A. from Pune University and Sahitya Ranta from Varanasi Hindu University. She has revered "Upadhyay" by Rashtra Sant Upadhyay Shri Amarmuniji Maharaj among many saints of India from all religions. From 1998 to 2002, she did religious study from the Acharya Shri Chandanaji. She is qualified in thorough & deep study of Acharang Sutra, Sukti Triveni, Tatvartha Surtra, Uttradhayayan Sutra and other Jain Shastra.

She have deep knowledge and command on Vedic, Jainism and Buddhism Shastra. She is also well versed with Prakrit, Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and English Language. She is been Working with Pujya Acharya Shri Chandanaji in the field of Education, Social Services & Meditation with full devotion and dedication.

She is Great Orator (excellent speaking and writing skills), attractive and Gravitational Speech. She visited many countries, like - Australia, Africa, USA etc. for Meditation on the Occasion of Paryushan Mahaparva and many other spiritual programmes of the Jain, Buddha and Vedic Religion.

SADHVI ROHINIJI MAHARAJ

Sadhvi Rohiniji Maharaj was born in Nagpur, India in 1972 and took her diksha in 2002 at Agra, India. She had her B.A. from Nagpur University and from 1998 to 2002, she did her religious study from the Acharya Shri Chandanaji.

Sadhvi Rohinji Maharaj did deep study of Acharang Sutra, Sukti Triveni, Tatvartha Surtra, Uttradhayayan Sutra and other Jain Shastra.

She is Melodious singer and known following languages: Hindi, Marathi, Rajasthani, Gujarati and English. She visited many places in India and abroad like Singapore, Malaysia, Muscat etc. for religious Speech and Meditation on the occasion of Paryushan Mahaparva.

BHRAMACHARINI VIJAYJI

Brahmacharini Vijaya Didi is from Indore, India. Although she is well-versed in all of the main Jain scriptures, she has given most of her lectures on the Tattvartha Sutra and Das Laxan Dharma.

Born in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh on May 6, 1964, she received her M.A. in Sanskrit from Lalitpur University. She has also completed the Shastri and Siddhanta Ratna degrees in Jainism, which are the equivalent of a B.A. and M.A., respectively, in Jain scripture. Both of these degrees were completed from the Kundkund Gyan Pith in Indore.

Vijaya Didi took her vows of bhramacharya on Deepawali day in 1985 under the spiritual guidance of Acharya Shri Vidhyasagarji Maharaj in Aharji, Uttar Pradesh. For the past Sixteen years, she has resided in the Udasin Shravika Ashram in Indore. The Ashram has been run under the guidance of Bhramacharini Manubaiji for the past forty-Eight years and, today, it is home to sixty shravikas. At the Ashram, Vijaya Didi spends her days imparting her vast knowledge of the scriptures to the newer shravikas and absorbing as much new information as she can from more Pundit Ratanlalji Shastri of Indore.

SHRI LALITBHAI DHAMI

Shri Lalit Bhai is a Main Trustee of TAPOVAN SANSKAR PITH, Ahmedabad, India, which was started by Shri Panyasji Chandrashekarvijayji Maharaj Saheb. Tapovan's main aim is to encourage and re-establish the high moral values and our cultural values towards the right ways of leading life. Their goal is to import high quality education which will help in bringing back the traditional culture and values.

Tapovan also seek to impart the importance of salvation and good values and behavior in life which makes a student physically, academically and socially sound and help to adjust his life in a better way and help to beautify a student mentally and spiritually.

Shri Lalitbhai has been conducting Paryushan Maha Parv in America, and India for past number of years by blessing and under direction of Panyasji Shri Chandrashekarvijayji Maharaj Saheb. He does conduct Musical Bhavana bhakti, various puja's like Ashtapad Puja, Punch Kalyanak Puja etc. in which people can participate and enjoy and do bhakti. He has been training lot of youngster and children of Jain community in Tapovan in these events for last number of years.

SHRI NIPPUN SHAH

Shri Nippun Shah was born in 1954 and have been associated with Vardhaman Sanskar Dhaam for 20 years and engage in social activities like Jeev-Daya.

He is been serving Jain communities in small village and towns during paryushan with proper vidhis of pratikaman, Jain Vanchan and thereby enhancing knowledge on Jainism. He received positive response of villages covered during Paryushan are Mudra, Bhilad, Karad, Umargaon, Shahpur, Vita, Virar, Rajivnagar, Vasda, Billimora, Sinor, Alkapuri, Talegaon, Limdi,Palej, Dahanu, Satna, Nerul, Ichalkaranji and was rewarded accordingly.

He is continuously learning of 5 pratikaman Sutra with meaning, Stavan with 27 bhav, Chaityavandan, Thoy and also have knowledge on Astaprakari puja, 18 Abhishek puja, Pousadh Vidhi.

SHRI ANKIT SHAH

Shri Ankit Shah has been associated with Tapovan since 1994. From the time of Inception of Tapovan, Ahmedabad, India, he had stayed and studied for 8 long years in Tapovan up to 2002 and completed his High School.

He has been groomed and has studied in Tapovan Sanskar Pith. He can deliver lectures in Gujarati, Hindi and English. He have been at San Jose (USA), UK, Kenya and several India centers for Paryushan celebrations in last 15 years.

By occupation, he working as Manager-Procurement in a leading infrastructure company of INDIA. On educational background, he completed MBA in Finance & and MCom. Commerce.


We will be sending emails with updates or any changes to the program so, please keep checking your email from us or visit JCA website.

MICCHAMI DUKKADAM

With Regards,

Jain Center of America

JCA & YJP Scholars Lecture Series At Siddhachalam on Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Jai Jinendra,

Jain Center of America (JCA) and Young Jain Professionals (YJP) has planned an intensive three day JAIN Academic Lecture Series at Shri Siddhachalam Jain Tirth from Friday (Evening) - June 27, 2014 to Sunday (Afternoon) - June 29, 2014. The JCA & YJP Academic Series is limited to the First 75 Attendees Only on a first come, first served basis.
One of the lectures series will be conducted by Prof. Jeffery D. Long who has completed his Phd studies from University of Chicago on Jainism & Anekantvad and has one of the top selling books on Jainism on Amazon.com - Jainism: An Introduction. This academic lecture series in English will be an amazing, one of a kind learning opportunity for young adults and parents to learn about the core tenets of this great philosophy.
This event will consist of professional educational sessions on the following three topics:
•  Session A: Jain Tattvas - The Fundamental Principles of Jainism
•  Session B: Aparigraha - The Jain Principle of Non-Possessiveness
•  Session C: Living a Jain Way of Life in today's world
Please click to view Brief Course Content of Lecture Series from the 2013 Event >
Session Scholars: Professor Jeffery D. Long (in English)
Pandit Mahesh Kumar Jain (in Hindi)
Event Location: Shri Siddhachalam Jain Tirth (NJ)
Event Dates: Friday (Evening) - June 27, 2014 to Sunday (Afternoon) - June 29, 2014
Registration Fee: $99 per Attendee and limited to 75 Attendees
Online Registration: Begins on May 1, 2014 and will close on June 26, 2014
This nominal registration fee of $99 covers cost of the program including course material, lodging and boarding expenses and food which includes breakfast, snack and dinner for two-days and two-nights.
Please note that the low registration fee of $99 is possible due to the generosity of our Sponsors that have subsidized this Lecture Series to enable members to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about our great Jain Philosophy.
You must be over the age of 15 years to register and attend the lecture series. Children below the age of 15 years can attend for FREE and do not need to register and must be accompanied by a parent.
Siddhachalam, North America’s First Jain Tirth with its beautiful spiritual setting and replica of Shikarji provides an ideal environment for the JCA & YJP Scholars Lecture Series. By having the event at Siddhachalam, the participants will have the opportunity to stay overnight and become fully involved with the educational sessions that provide a dual immersive experience – both religious as well as educational.
For more information and to register please Sponsorship Form
We look forward to seeing you at the JCA & YJP Scholars Lecture at Shri Siddhachalam Jain Tirth!
Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak Celebrations on Sunday, May 11, 2014

With Regards,

Jain Center of America

Jain Center of America Celebrates It’s 4th Shri Ashtapadji Anniversary on Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Jai Jinendra,

SHRI ASHTAPADJI TIRTH

4th Pratishtha Anniversary for Shri Ashtapadji Tirth will be celebrating on Saturday June 21 and Sunday, June 22, 2014. More information will be send through email.

Saturday, June 21: Bhakti Bhavana by Nayanbhai from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm on 4th Floor

Sunday, June 22: Puja and Dwaja Aarohan on 4th Floor

With Regards,

Jain Center of America

Jain Center of America Celebrates it's 9th Pratishtha Anniversary

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,

Jai Jinendra!!9th Pratishtha Anniversary Photo Album

Jain Center of America, NY, is celebrating 9th Temple Anniversary on Sunday, June 8 and on Sunday, June 15, 2014 and 4th Anniversary of Ashtapadji from Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22nd 2014.

JCA needs your support and help to make this Anniversary event a memorable and successful. JCA needs your sponsorship for Swamivatslya and participation in all Anniversary religious activities.

Temple Anniversary Program For Each Tradition

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014: STHANAK ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
From 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM (2nd Floor: Stanak Hall)

BHAKTI BHAVNA, SAAMAYIK & ARIHANT VANDAVALI ALONG WITH DISCOURSE BY:
SAMANI BHAVITA PRAGYAJI AND SAMANI SANGHA PRAGYAJI
DEEPAKBHAI SHAH (BARDOLIVALA)

Followed by "Swamivatslya" on 4th floor, Bhojanshala.

SWAMIVATSLYA FOR SUNDAY JUNE 8TH IS SPONSORED BY:
1.  Dr.Mayur & Dr.Purnima Kothari
2.  Jayprakash & Punita Kothari
3.  Anjali Ashok Sheth
4.  Ulka Abhay Kothari
On 3rd Punya Tithi Of Their "MATUSHRI" G.S. - Ilaben Jayantbhai Kothari
5. Ghisalal Ji Parasdevi Ji Bamb & Family
6. Vinay Ji & Vinita Ji Kothari & Family.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014: 4TH FLOOR: DADAGURU DEV CELEBRATION
(Vidhikarak: Shree Ashishbhai Mehta)
8:30 AM - onward --> 18 Abhishek
Swamivatslay @ 12.30 PM on 4th Floor Bhojanshala.
7.00 PM --> Bhakti Bhavna By Ashishbhai Mehta & Nayanbhai Sanghvi

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014: 2ND FLOOR: MAHAVIRSWAMI DERASAR CELEBRATION
(Vidhikarak: Shree Nayanbhai Sanghvi)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM --> Snatra Puja
10:00 AM - onward --> 18 Abishek
(Dhwaja Aarohan of 2nd floor Mahavir Swami Temple will be at 12:38 pm Sharp)
Dhawaja Aarohan Boli is open to all members, please take Labh.

JCA invites Sakal Sangh to celebrate this events and take Labh. We request members to participate in 18 Abhishek Puja.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014: 3RD FLOOR: ADINATH JINALAYA CELEBRATION
(SCHOLAR &VIDHIKARAK PT. KHEMCHANDJI)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM --> Abhishek & Shaantidhara
Swamivatslay @ 12.30 PM on 4th Floor Bhojanshala.
7.00 PM --> Bhakti Bhavna By Ashishbhai Mehta & Nayanbhai Sanghvi

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014: 3RD FLOOR: SHRIMAD DHYAN HALL CELEBRATION
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM --> ParamKrupaludev's Chitrapat Sthapna Anniversary Day

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014: 4TH FLOOR: DADAGURU DEV CELEBRATION
(Vidhikarak: Shree Ashishbhai Mehta)
8:30 - onward --> Dadaguru Dev puja after Snatra Puja.
(Followed by Dhwaja at Vijay Mahurat at 12:39 pm Sharp)

12:30 PM - 5 PM --> Swamivatsalya @ Elmhurst Hall

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 21 & 22, 2014: 4TH FLOOR: SHRI ASHTAPADJI ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM

Saturday, June 21, 2014
7.00 PM - 10:00 PM --> Bhakti Bhavana by Nayanbhai Sanghvi on 4th Floor

Sunday, June 22, 2014
9 AM - 1 PM - Snatra Puja followed by & Dhwaja of Shri Asthapadji Jinalay. 12:30 PM - 5 PM --> Swamivatsalya @ Elmhurst Hall

Hope to see you all actively participating in all the events.

Thanks and Regards,
Jain Center of America, NY

Jain Center of America Celebrates It’s 9th Temple Anniversary on June 8, 14, 15, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Jai Jinendra,9th Pratishtha Anniversary Photo Album

MAHAVIR SWAMI TEMPLE 9th PRATISHTHA ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Saturday, Jun 14th 2014

            

Sunday, June 15th 2014

7:00 pm:     Bhakti by Aashish Bhai Mehta
and Nayanbhai Sanghvi
9:00 am:     Snatra Puja. Nakro will be $101 per
family - 5 families can take labh
10:00 am: 18 Abhisek of 2nd floor Bhagwan by
Shri Nayanbhai Sanghvi.


Dhwaja Aarohan of 2nd floor Mahavir Swami Temple will be at 12:38 pm Sharp

Name of Pratimaji         Nakro for Abhishek        Name of Pratimaji        Nakro for Abhishek
Shri Mahavirswami, Shri Neminath,
Shri Sambhavnath
$151 for each Abhishek
of all 3 Bhagwans
Shri Ghantakaran Mahavir Dev $51 for 3 Abhishek
Shri Bhomiaji
$51 for 3 Abhishek
Shri Parshvnath $51 for each Abhishek Shri Gaumukh Yaksha $51 for 3 Abhishek
Shri Shantinath $51 for each Abhishek Shri Padmavati Devi $51 for 3 Abhishek
Shri Gautamswami $51 for each Abhishek Shri Laxmi Devi $51 for 3 Abhishek
Shri Adinath Chaumukhi $51 for 3 Abhishek Shri Sarasvati Devi $51 for 3 Abhishek
Shri Simandharswami $51 for 3 Abhishek Shri Chakesvari Devi $51 for 3 Abhishek
Shri Manibhadra Vir Dev $51 for 3 Abhishek Shri Shantinath (Anjan Salakha) $51 for 3 Abhishek
Shri Nakoda Bhairav Dev $51 for 3 Abhishek Shri Adinath (Anjan Salakha) $51 for 3 Abhishek
SHANTINATH BHAGWAN FOR SNATRA PUJA $51 (MAXIMUM 4 SPONSORS)


SHRI ADINATH JINALAYA Pratishtha Anniversary Celebration 2014

Please join us in celebrating our Ninth Pratishtha Anniversary on Sunday, June 15, 2014

By performing Shri Kalyan Mandir Vidhaan

Under the Guidance of Pandit Kemchandji Jain

Program as follows:

Abhishek & Shantidhara: 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Shri Kalyan Mandir Vidhan: 10:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Visarjan & Aarti: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

We are very fortunate that this special day falls on Sunday this year.

We request all Dharambandhus to participate in the celebrations along with family and friends.

As Jain Shravaks, it is our obligation and duty to actively participate in such auspicious occasions so that the coming generations continue our Jain Traditions.



SHRI DADAGURUDEVAY NAMAH:

MONTHLY DADA GURUDEV PUJA SCHEDULE: May 18, 2014 (Sunday) 9:30 am to 12:15 pm, 4th Floor

PRATISHTHA ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM DETAIL:

Under the Guidance of Shri Aashish Bhai Mehta

Adhar Abhishek on June 14, 2014 (Saturday) From: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4th Floor

June 15, 2014 (Sunday): Anniversary Puja: 9:30 am to 1:15 pm (New Dhawja: 12:39 pm Sharp)

Before Dadagurudev Puja there will be Snatra Puja at 2nd Floor from 8:00 am to 9:15 am

You all are requested to attend the entire program and take Dharam Labh.



Sthanak News

PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULE FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

EIGHTH ANNUAL 24 HOURS AKHAND “NAVKAR MAHA MANTRA JAAP”

From: Saturday, May 17th 2014 (10.15 am)

To: Sunday, May 18th 2014 (10.15 am)

FOLLOWED BY “SAAMUHIK SAAMAYIK” @ 10.30 am ownwards,

ALONG WITH DISCOURSE BY PANDIT DHIRUBHAI MEHTA

CELEBRATING 9TH “STHANAK” ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY, JUNE 8TH 2014 @ 10.15 am ONWARDS

ALONG WITH “SAAMUHIK SAAMAYIK” & DISCOURSE BY

SAMANI BHAVIT PRAGYAJI

SAMANI SANGH PRAGYAJI



SHRIMAD RAJCHANDRA SWADHYAY BHAKTI SCHEDULE

Venue: Shrimad Dhyan Hall, 3rd Floor Derasar

Time: 1:30pm to 4pm on Sunday

Date          Occasion
Sunday, May 18
Swadhyay & Param Upkari Prabhu Shreeji’s Dehotsarg Day
Sunday, June 15 Param Krupaludev’s Chitrapat Sthapna Anniversary Day
Sunday, July 20 Swadhyay & Gurupurnima Celebration
Sunday, July 20
Sunday, June 15

With Regards,

Jain Center of America

With Regards,

Jain Center of America

Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak Celebrations on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Jai Jinendra!Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak Photo Album

Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
Each year, JCA organizes the Cultural Program to celebrate Mahaveer Janam Kalyanak in which over 1,500 to 2,000 Jains along with their families from around the Tri State area attend to celebrate the religious festivities and cultural programs. We are pleased to have the opportunity to organize this incredible event for all the community to take part in again.
We invite you to participate in our Annual JCA Mahaveer Jayanti Cultural Program. Please come with family and friends to celebrate this auspicious occasion and our Jain heritage! Please bring the entire family so they can enjoy the beautiful cultural programs performed by our youths.
Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time: Cultural Program Starts at 2:00 pm Sharp
Swamivatsalya: Snacks: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 
  Dinner:   5:30 pm - 7:00 pm  
Location: Martin Van Buren High School (Hillside, Queens, NY) Map
Please view the JCA Newsletter for additional information. We cordially invite all JCA members with family and friends to support all of our young participants performing in these cultural programs.
We request all our members to contribute wholeheartedly to ensure the success of this great tradition. Sponsorship opportunities are available. You can sponsor food, trophies, hall
facility, videography etc. Please Click on Sponsorship Form to download form or call JCA Temple for additional info. Sponsorship Form
We are very thankful to everyone who has joined in making Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak program as well as other JCA events so successful with your efforts and generous contributions. We look forward to your support for all JCA's programs throughout the year. With your continued support we are able to celebrate our great Jain traditions as well as pass on our heritage to our future generations.
Please feel free to contact anyone of us or speak with the JCA Manager at 718-478-9141 for any suggestions or to make a contribution towards the success of Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak 2014.
Please visit www.nyjaincenter.org to learn more about JCA’s Latest News, Upcoming Events and much more.
Thank you for your time and support and we look forward to having you at this auspicious event.
Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak Celebrations on Sunday, May 11, 2014
With Regards,
JCA Board of Trustees
JCA Executive Committee

JCA Bhakti Bhavna & Varsitap Parna & Bahuman Celebration From May 1 - 3, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Jai JinendraVarsitap Parna Photo Album

Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters

Jain Center of America, NY takes a great pleasure in inviting Sakal Sangh for Varsitap Parna Celebration as follows:

  1. Thursday, May 1st 2014: Bhakti Bhavna followed by Swamivatsalay :
  2. Swamivatsalay at Elmhurst Memorial Hall from 5.00 PM To 7.00 PM
    Bhakti Bhavna at Jain Center of America from 7.00 PM

  1. Friday, May 2nd 2014: Varsitap Parna followed by Swamivatsalay :
  2. The Varsitap Parana will take place at Gujarati Samaj of NY from 10.00 AM

    All are requested to attend and follow the Parna Schedule, organized by Kishorbhai for easy to maintain arrangement in orderly, even that everyone gets proper chance to take parna labh.

Above both events are sponsored by Kishorbhai & Ranjanben Mehta.

  1. Saturday, May 3rd 2014: Bahuman followed by Swamivatsalay & Dandiya :
  2. Gujarati Samaj Of New York
    Swamivatslay: 5.00 PM To 7.00 PM
    Bahuman followed by Dandiya Rass: from 7.00 PM

Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and Religious Committee requests all to participate in this event.

ANUMODANA & SUKH SATA FOR ALL VARSITAP TAPSAVIS & KISHORBHAI-RANJANBEN MEHTA

    



Thanks and Regards,

Jain Center of America. NY