JSCNC Newsletter

A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina

509 Carriage Woods, Raleigh, NC 27607 U.S.A.


A tax-exempt, non-profit religious organization. Federal Tax-exempt ID (USA): 56-1305715

Sep 2013

2013 Executive Committee


Mr. Pratyush Mehta

(919) 967-6270


Vice President

Mrs. Neha Mehta

(919) 233-8837



Mr. Anand Shah

(919) 678-9475


Food Coordinator

Mrs. Heena Mehta

(919) 967-6270


Youth Coordinator

Mrs. Rita Lodaya

(919) 240-5564


Mrs. Sejal Shah





Hindu Center


Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994


Mr. Pratyush Mehta

(919) 967-6270


Mr. Harshad Shah

(919) 341 8894

Special Projects

Special Projects


Mr. Jagdish Shah

(919) 847-3447



Mr. Pritesh Shah

Raleigh, NC

Annual Camp

Mr. Kamlesh Shah

Cary, NC

Sustainment Committee

Mr. Kamlesh Shah

Cary, NC

Religious Programs

Mr. Pravin Shah
Mr. Kirit Shah

Editor’s Corner

Jai Jinendra,


खामेमि सव्व जीवे, सव्वे जीवा खमंतु मे।

मित्ती मे सव्व-भूएसु, वेरं मज्झ न केणइ।।

On behalf of the Committee At Large, If we have hurt anyone knowingly or unknowingly we sincerely seek your forgiveness.


Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)

Inside This Issue

  1. Monthly Meeting
  2. Announcements
  3. Upcoming Activities
  4. Pathshala Corner
  5. How to Support Jain Study Center of NC

 1. Monthly Meeting

The community holds its monthly meetings at the Hindu Temple in Morrisville, NC. We invite everyone to attend the monthly meetings.

Please inform our Food Coordinator, Mrs. Heena Mehta for planning purposes if you are planning to attend.

Monthly Meeting Format

10:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Item(s) / presentation by Paathshala children

11:15 a.m.

Administrative/Committee activities

11:30 a.m.


12:45 p.m.

Other Announcements

01:00 p.m.



NO meeting on Sep 15th

2. Announcements

Hon. Shri Bhadrabahu Vijay Ji visit & Discourse Schedule

A daily discourse schedule has been set-up as follows. As many of you know, Shri Bhadrabahu Vijay Ji will be with us during the annual camp taking place on Sep 21 and Sep 22. We encourage everyone to attend the discourse. Also, if anyone would like to take Shri Bhadrabahuji for lunch and/or dinner, please contact Pravin Shah.

When:  Tue Sep 17 through Thursday Sep 19

Time:    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Place:    Mr. Pravin & Arti Shah

               509 Carriage Woods, Raleigh, NC 27607 U.S.A.

         Phone (919) 859-4994


Paryushan Maha Parva - 2013

Jain Study Center of North Carolina organized a number of activities thanks to a great community support. We were fortunate to have Samniji Shruthnidhi ji & Samniji Suyashnidhi ji visit us during Paryushan this year. The samuhik Pratikraman in English was organized at Dr. Mahesh & Indu Varia & traditional pratikraman was hosted by Arvind & Aruna Shah. On behalf of the entire community, we are thankful to the hosts. We would also like to thank Madhuker & Gita Mehta for hosting Samnijis; Nalini Shah, Pritesh Shah,  Neha Mehta, Sejal Shah and Rita Lodaya for leading Ashtprakari Puja; Arvind Shah, Mayur Lodaya, Pratyush Mehta, Dilip Shah, Heena Mehta and Amit Pothiwala for Bhavana; Shailesh & Sonal Shah and Arvind and Aruna Shah for hosting daily Pratikraman.  

Attahai Tapasya in 2013 Paryushan

Shreeja Divyesh Shah - Age 13 Years

Raleigh, NC

Rima Rakesh Shah

Raleigh, NC

Camp Lalit - 2013

JSCNC organizes an overnight camp each year.  It’s still not too late to register. Here are the instructions.

Jain Study Center of NC (JSCNC) – Camp Lalit, 2013

Date: Sep 21, 2013 (Sat) 8:30 AM. – Sep 22, 2013 (Sun) 1:30 p.m.

Place: Camp Laphio at Umstead Park, US-70/Glenwood Avenue Entrance (http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/wium/facilities.php)

Dues: $60/family (up to 4 per family); $20/person. (Age 6 and below are free)

Registration is required and must be completed by Sep 14, 2013

Please visit: http://www.jscnc.org and Click ‘Annual Camp’ link on the left for registration & payment instructions.

Please Contact  Kamlesh Shah at kshah_us@yahoo.com (Phone:919-481-2377)  for any questions or concerns.


Camp Lalit Chief Guest for 2013 – Honorable Shri Bhadrabahu Vijay Ji

Shri Bhadra Bahu Vijay Ji was born in October 1954 is a great Jain scholar knowing various  languages like English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Sanskrit and Prakrit. He has written more than 20 and translated 50 books, and composed more than 200 bhajans and stavans. He became a monk at a tender age of 13 years and spent 32 years in the holy company of Acharya Bhadragupta Suriji. He is a currently in the academic field of Jainology.


3. Upcoming Activities

Ths JSCNC 2013 calendar is online. Please visit http://www.jscnc.org and click Events. The calendar has the most up-to-date listing of all confirmed activities for the year. All the tithis (Lunar Days) are also posted on the online calendar. Here is a list of some key dates:

** Tithi Calendar for 2013 is now updated **





Weekly Swadhyaya (Mondays)

7.30 pm

HSNC Library

Mr. Harshad Shah

Weekly Mahavir Puja

10 am

HSNC Temple

Mrs. Rekha Banker

4. Pathshala Corner

JSCNC Pathshala serves our young kids to instill spiritual development, self-awareness and promote Jain identity in individuals, based on the principles of Jainism. The teachers pay special attention to the needs of young and older groups and have structured curriculum as such.


The Paathshala classes take place every first Sunday of the month from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Hindu Temple Cultural Hall AND on 3rd Sundays during the monthly meeting. If you plan to attend and/or need more information, please call Mrs. Rita Lodaya or Mrs. Sejal Shah. Paathshala e-mail address is JSCNCpathshala@yahoo.com.

NO Pathshala on Sep 15th.

5. Supporting our center

You can support our Center by:

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)