Jai Jinendra!
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
Wish you Happy Deepawali and a Prosperous New Year.
Jain Center of America, will be celebrating our 2020 Deepawali Festival from Friday, November 13 to Monday, November 16, 2020.
Deepawali has a very special significance in our Jain religion. On this day Bhagwan Mahaveer, our 24th Jain Tirthankar, attained Nirvan or Moksh (liberation) at Pavapuri in 527 BCE, on Chaturdashi of Kartika month and the following day, his chief disciple Ganadhara Gautam Swami attained Kevalgyan, which marks the beginning of our Jain New Year - Veer Samvat 2547.
Dhan Teras Day
Friday, November 13, 2020
24 hrs Akhand Jaap
Starts @ 8:00 AM on Friday, November 13, 2020 (2nd Floor)
Ends @ 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 14, 2020
Please register at this link for your preferred timeslot:
Click here to Register
Kalichaudas Day & Deepawali Day
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Shri Mahavir Swami Temple
Snatra Pooja @ 9.30 AM
Chaudas Pakkhi Pratikraman @ 6:00 PM (on 3rd Floor)
Chopda Poojan/Sharda Poojan @ 8:00 PM on Zoom
By Pandit Hemantbhai Shah (from India)
Meeting ID:
825 3641 5458
Deepawali Day
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Shri Adinath Jinalay
9:00 AM: Murti Abhishek, Puja, Nirvaan Laadu & Aarti followed by Swamivatsalya
Dadabadi Nirvan Ladoo
7:30 AM: (2nd Floor) Ladoo offering ceremony followed by Gautam Raas and Shatrunjay Raas
Mahavir Swami Temple
9:30 AM: Snatra Pooja
10:30 AM: Gautam Swami Pooja (at 2nd Floor)
Pooja will be performed by Sureshbhai Doshi & Lalitbhai Sheth
New Year Day
Monday, November 16, 2020
JCA Dwaar opening by Nakro
Main Dwaar - $501
Mahavir Swami Temple - $251
Sthanak Hall - $251
Adinath Temple - $251
Shrimad Hall - $251
Dadawadi Temple - $251
Ashtapad Dwaar - $251
Kitchen - $251
Note Maximum 2 family members can participate, and requested to be on time at 6:00 AM. Maximum of two members per family allowed for each Nakro. Click on this link to register:
Click here to Register
Navsmaran and Manglik - @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (2nd Floor Upashray)
If anyone like to participate to recite Navsmaran Maglik, please give your name to JCA
First New Year Puja - @ 9:00 AM
Lucky draw for the first Puja will be done after Manglik at Upashraya, 2nd floor.
(Please give your names for the lucky draw for the first Puja, at the JCA office.
3 Bhagyashali Parivaar will be able to take the laabh of the first Puja.)
*Puja clothes is a MUST to take part in the First Puja.
New Year Snatra Puja - @ 9:30 AM
Nakro is $101 per family
(5 Families can take laabh for Snatra Puja and no more than 4 members per family).
Navakarshi - @ 9:00 AM (4th Floor)
Please contact JCA Office to sponsor Navakarshi and Swamivatsalya on the first day of the New Year.
We are Thankful to following Sponsors and request other members to also take Laabh.
Swamivatsalya Sponsors
JCA Members of Adinath Jinalay Group
Future Events
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - Gyan Panchami
Dev Vandan & Gyan Puja at 2nd floor Upashray, @10:00 AM followed by Ekashna at 4th floor Bhojanshala.
Ekasana Sponsorship - $251
Sunday, November 29, 2020 - Chaumasi Chaudas Day
Dev Vandan Starts @ 2:30 PM (3rd Floor)
Pratikraman: 3rd floor at 6.00 PM
Monday, November 30, 2020 - Kartikeya Purnima Day
Sunday, November 29, 2020 - Patt Darshan and Bhaav Yaatra followed by Ekasana.
Ekasana Sponsorship - $251
(This year Chomasi Chaudas is falling on Sunday, November 29, 2020, therefore Patt Darshan and Bhaavyatra is organized on Sunday).
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - Tuesday, January 9, 2021 - Poush Dashmi -108 Parshvnath Bhagwan Janma & Diksha Kalyanak
1. January 07, 2021 - Magashar Vadi 9 (nom) - Sakar nu Pani
2. January 08, 2021 - Magashar Vadi 10 (Dasham) - Khir
3. January 09, 2021 - Magashar Vadi 11 (Agiyarash) - Bharya Bhane (Full meal)
Thank you all for your support and looking forward to seeing all of you.
Thanks and Regards,
Board of Trustees
Executive Committee
Jain Center of America, NY
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