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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

From 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM (2nd Floor: Stanak Hall)


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

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.

(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

(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.

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

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM --> ParamKrupaludev's Chitrapat Sthapna Anniversary Day

(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, 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


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

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.


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


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



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

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

FOLLOWED BY “SAAMUHIK SAAMAYIK” @ 10.30 am ownwards,







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.



Thanks and Regards,

Jain Center of America. NY

Varsitap Parna on Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Jai JinendraVarsitap Parna Photo AlbumView Kankotri Varsitap Parna

JCA takes a great pleasure in inviting Sakal Sangh on behalf of Kishorbhai & Ranjanben Mehta family,for the celebration of Varsitap Parna. Varsitap Aradhana ni ANUMODANA for all 35 tapsavis.

Adinath Varsitap Parna

The Varshitap Parna will take place on Friday,May 2,2014 @ 10 AM at Gujarati Samaj Of New York. Please click View Kankotri-Varsitap Parna above for events.

Shri Kishorbhai Mehta & family request presence of the Sakal Sangh members to grace this auspicious event. We hope to see many more.

Thanks and Regards,

Jain Center of America

Shri Mahavirswami Janam Kalyanak Mahotsav on Sunday, April 13, 2014 (Chaitra Sud Teras)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Jai Jinendra !!

Jain Center Of America take a great pleasure in inviting sakal sangh for the Janam kalyanak Mahotsav of Shashanpati Bhagwan Shri Mahavirswami.

We encourage all our members to contribute for Swamivatslay sponsorship on this auspicious day of Janam Kalyanak Mahotsav.

Following programs are scheduled at the Jain Center of America:

Sunday, April 13, 2014:Mahavirswami Janam Kalyanak

Abhisek & Mahavir Bhagwan Puja @ 10.00 AM at Adinath Jinalay

Snatra Puja @ 10.30 AM at Mahavirswami Jinalay

Saamuhik Saamayik & Swadhyay@ 10.30 AM at Cellar

Sunday, April 13,2014 @12.30 PM - 3.00 PM

Swamivatslay will be served at:

Elmhurst Memorial Hall

88-24 43rd Avenue, Elmhurst NY-11373.

Thanks & Regards.

Jain Center Of America

Aymbil Oli on Monday, April 7th 2014 - Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Jai Jinendra !!

Jain Center of America (JCA) invites Sakal Sangh to participate in the Aymbil Oli starting on Monday, April 7,2014.Please participate in this auspicious Tap and motivate others to do same.

Event: Aymbil Oli

Venue: Jain Center Of America (4th Fl. Bhojanshala)

Date: Monday, 04/07/2014 - Tuesday, 04/15/2014

Time: 12 PM - 2 PM

Sponsors: Archanaben Abhisekbhai Rathod and Dinaben Tusharbhai Kothari

Please register your name to JCA office at least a day in advance so, we can provide you with better services.

Members interested in sponsoring this and future Aymbil Oli please contact JCA office or EC members.

Parna will be on Wednesday, April 16th 2014 at 8 AM on 4th Floor (Bhojanshala)

Bhojanshala will be closed on Sunday, 04/13/2014, except for Aymbil. 

Thanks and Regards,  

Jain Center of America, NY

Anjansalaka Pratimaji Pravesh & Pratishtha Ceremony on Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Jai Jinendra Anjansalaka Pratimaji Pravesh - Pratishtha Ceremony Photo Album

Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters

Jain Center of America, NY is very happy to inform you that  Two Anjansalaka Panch Dhatu Pratimaji of Shri Bhagwan Adinath and Shri Bhagwan Shantinath, Pravesh and Pratishtha Ceremony will be performed on Sunday March 23,2014, Vikram Samvat 2070 fagan vadi satam, in Shri Bhagwan Mahavirswami Temple (Second Floor).

Anjansalaka Pratimaji arrived in NY on February.26,2014 and Parona Ceremony was successfully performed at JTNY, New Hyde Park. We thank  all at JTNY on Behalf of  Jain Center of America, NY for their help.

Pratishtha and Pravesh Ceremony on Sunday,March 23,2014 will be performed by Vidhikar Shri Nareshbhai S.Shah & Vidhikar Shri Sureshbhai Doshi.

We request all to be part of this auspicious ceremony and take Labh.

Following is the program details:  Program will start with Akhand Deepak, Kumbh Sthapana, Snatra Pooja from 8.30 AM to 10.00 AM

Sadharmiks  who have taken successful boli for Bharai of Shri Bhagwan Adinath and Shri Bhagwan Shantinath will get privilege to bring Pratimaji from JTNY, New Hyde Park  starting at 9.15 AM to  JCA Ithaca Street Temple arriving at 10. 00 AM.  

Bimb Pravesh from 10.00 AM to 11.00 AM at Ithaca Street  Temple

Sadharmiks who have taken successful boli for Pratimaji Pratishtha will have privilege to take Pratimaji from inside of Temple door to the second floor.

Adhar Abhishek : 11.00 AM to 1.30 PM

Pratishtha of Pratimaji: 1.30 PM to 2.00 PM

Swami Vatsalalya will start after Pratishtha of Pratimaji, 2.00 PM onward

Ashta Prakari Pooja, Aarti, Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash: 2.00 PM to 3.00 PM

Following are updated Gheebolis as of today, Members can take Labh:


Ghee Boli

Boli Adinathji

Boli Shantinathji

1 Bhagwan Bharai 




2 Deepak and Kumbh Sthapna  




3 Sanghpati will do Tilak to Sangh




4 Pratimaji Pratishtha   




5 Ashta Prakari Pooja     




Following are Nakro starting today, members can take Labh:

1 Deepak-6 people   


2 Dhoop-6 people



Chamar-6 people


4 Danko-6 people



Akhand Dhara-2 people



Adhar Abhisek (Two Pratimaji) 3 to 15 Abhhisek 

1 & 2 Abhishek will be the privilege of Bharai  Boli Sadharmik 16,17&18 Abhishek will be the privilege of Pratishtha Boli Sadharmik


7 Swami Vatsalaya  labh ( Three Families ) 


There will bolis at Temple for Chandra Darshan, Surya Darshan, Aarti,Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash.      

Your Participation in this auspicious ceremony will be greatly appreciated, please grace, support and help JCA.

All Bolis and Nakro should be emailed or by phone call to Manojkumar Mehta,

JCA Manager Email - JCAManager@yahoo.com Phone 718-478-9141

Boli and Nakro Adhesh will be given on

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 after 9.00 PM

Hope to see you all , Regards

Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and Religious Committee

Jain Center of America, NY

Young Jains of America Presentation on Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Jai Jinendra!

YJA Presentation Photo Album YJA Presentation

Young Jains of America (YJA)  will be giving a presentation on their organization as well as details of the 2014 YJA Convention: "Young Jains: Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders"  that will be held in Washington, DC during the July 4, 2014 weekend. The 11th bi-annual convention will have close to 1,000 Young Jains across the country attend spiritual and networking sessions over 3 days. The conventions is entirely planned, managed and executed by our young generation of Jains.

We request all our JCA Membership, our Board of Trustees and Executive Committee as well as our future generation of Jain leaders between the ages of 14-29 years to attend this presentation on Sunday | March 2, 2014 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | 2nd Floor Sthanak Hall  | followed by Swamivatsalya. The YJA team will be there to answer any questions you may have concerning their organization and the convention.
Young Jains of America is an entity of Federation of the Jain Associations in North America (JAINA). YJA puts emphasis on projects relating to Jain youth from ages 14-29. YJA was first established in 1991, and held its first youth convention in 1994.
Throughout the years, YJA’s membership has grown substantially. Today, YJA serves over 10,000 members.  Our mission is to be recognized nationally and internationally as an umbrella Jain youth organization for establishing a network for and among youth to share Jain heritage and religion.
YJA Objectives:
To raise awareness about Jain ideals and principles in North America and the world.
To create a forum for sharing Jain religion.
To instill a sense of pride among youth about Jain heritage.
To address the problems, difficulties, and concerns facing Jain youth.
To assist and to promote charitable community activities.
To prepare youth, who ascribe to Jain values, to become successful leaders of tomorrow.
To develop friendships among the youth, who ascribe to Jain values, and.
To foster and strengthen local Jain youth groups.
Please try to attend this presentation and encourage your children to come... they are our future.
Jain Center of America
YJA Convention 2014
2014 YJA Convention
Jai Jinendra!
Young Jains of America would like to invite Jain youth
between the ages of 14 and 29 to the 2014 YJA Convention:
"Young Jains: Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders."
Join us in Washington, D.C. from July 3rd-6th at the
Crystal Gateway Marriott. Attendees will hear from a
wide range of speakers, participate in engaging social events
and forge everlasting connections!
The 2014 YJA Convention: "Young Jains: Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders", will
inspire youth to apply the principles of Jainism in their lives. The participants will leave
the convention ready to impact the world as active leaders. By interacting with 
attendees of all ages, youth will learn how Jainism is a source of support at each
phase, from the teenage social network to a young graduate’s career.
Attendees will have the opportunity to connect, learn, and share their thoughts with one
another on a variety of subjects. Sessions, speakers, and new friends will all come
together to complete the learning experience through a variety of fun, innovative, and
interactive programming experiences; attendees will engage in a variety of activities
and sessions relating to ahimsa, aparigraha, anekantavada, developing leadership, and
working to improve the human condition.
With the help of donors such as yourself, YJA can cover various convention costs,
such as hotel accommodations and food for attendees, speakers and volunteers, travel
costs for diverse speakers and decorations for social events.
We greatly appreciate your help.
Daytime Programming Social Events JNF Events
Daytime Programming Social Events JNF Events
This convention will connect nearly 700 youth from across the globe. During the daytime sessions, attendees will hear from inspirational speakers who keep Jainism and its values alive in the hearts and minds of youth. In addition, this year will be the first time YJA introduces Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) to the convention. Get excited for some diverse sessions on Jain education, interfaith, lifestyle, college/careers, debates, games, and much more! Join us at the 2014 YJA Convention Social events for four days of reuniting with old friends and making new ones. Prepare for the Garba in the Gham, the first ever Jain Factor Talent Battle, and the Starry Night Gala. This is the place to be for the 4th of July weekend - a weekend the nation’s Capital you won’t forget.

Dining Experience
Attendees will be provided a variety of delicious Jain and vegan meals, from Mexican and Asian, to American and Italian.
Jain Networking Forum (JNF) is designed for Jains between the ages of 21 and 29 and has the goal of fostering professional relationships. JNF 2014 will provide attendees the opportunity to meet similar-minded individuals through interactive daytime sessions, while creating lasting connections with Jains that are successful in a variety of careers. Additionally, the unique social events will allow attendees to relax, mingle, and have an unforgettable experience.
2014 YJA Convention
Jai Jinendra !
Registration for the 2014 YJA Convention is now OPEN
and we want you  to be among the first to register!
Space is limited this year, so don't delay!
Click to Regester for the 2014 YJA Convention
Convention Details
Who: You and your friends (ages 14-29) interested in Jainism
When: Thursday, July 3rd - Sunday, July 6th
Where: Crystal Gateway Marriott
Located at  1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA
Registration Fees: Click for Registration Fees & Deadlines
1 out of the first 150 to register will win a brand-new iPad Air!
More Info: Please visit our Convention Website
Or e-mail reghelp@yja.org  - we're here to help!
Get Excited:

Anjansalaka Pratimaji on Wednesday, February 26,2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Jai Jinendra

Jain Center of America, NY  is very happy to inform you that two nine inch ( 9") Anjansalaka Paach Dhatu Pratimaji  Sthapana will be done in Bhgawan Mahavirswami Temple Gabhara on second floor.

Anjansalaka ceremony  was performed in Mumbai, India for Pratimaji of Shri Bhagwan Adinath  and Shri Bhagwan Santinath. Shri Bhagwan Santinath Panch Dhatu Pratimaji was taken from JCA Gabhara to India to perform Anjansalaka. JCA will also be doing Sthapana of  an additional Anjansalaka  Panch Dhatu Pratimaji of Shri Bhagwan Adinath in Gabhara, purchased by JCA.

Vasantbhai and  Jaynaben  Mehta took all responsibility of this event and all related responsibilities,  including taking and bringing Pratimaji to JCA. They will be arriving along with two Pratimaji on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at JFK. 

On behalf of Jain Center Of America we thank them for their generous help.

Jain Temple of  NY, New Hyde Park has offered JCA to do Parona ceremony at JTNY center on Wednesday, February 26,2014 starting 2.30 PM. This religious ceremony  will be performed, prior to Grah Pravesh in JCA. Pratimaji will be taken directly to Jain Temple of NY, New Hyde Park from JFK on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Jain Center of America, NY appreciates JTNY help and thanks on behalf of JCA. 

Members are requested to attend this ceremony  at JTNY and take Labh.

Following are the program details:

Everyone can Participate, there will be Ghee bolis for Asthaprakari pooja, Aarti and Magal Devo. .

Pratimaji Pravesh  and Stapana ceremony details and date at JCA will be sent soon, so that all of you will have enough time to participate and take Labh of this very auspicious occasion at JCA.

Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and Religious Committee requests all to take Labh.


Jain Center of America, NY