Paryushan Maha Parv Planner - 2018

JSCNC Paryushan - Saturday 09/08 - Saturday 09/15

Traditional Paryushan - Thursday 09/06 - Thursday 09/13

During this Maha Parva, we would like to send our good wishes to all those who are planning to do tapasya.  Please bring to our attention any tapasvis, by sending an email to Ketan Mota (ketanshah207@gmail.com).   All tapasvis will be recognized in the next newsletter.

Additionally, during this auspicious occasion of Paryushan, please consider donating towards Jiv Daya, Scholar Fund, Pathshala / Children's activities, or the General Fund.  All contributions to JSCNC are tax-deductible.  Please make your checks payable to "JSCNC", and include the specific Fund name in the memo. You can either hand them to any Committee member, or mail them to the Treasurer at:

Jaynita Shah

2004 Mountain Ct

Apex, NC 27502

Note the change: On the first Saturday (8th) we are planning to perform Snatra Puja.  This typically takes longer than Ashta Prakari Puja.  Hence, the time window has been extended till 12:30 (now 10-12:30).

JSCNC-observed Paryushan

Date

Time

Host/Place

Event

Saturday,

September 08, 2018

Snatra Puja:

10:00a-12:30a

Temple Hall

Saturday Puja - 1st Day of JSCNC Paryushan

Coordinator:

Mr. Paresh Gondalia

Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can start the Puja at 10:00 AM sharp.

7:00pm sharp

Pravin Shah’s Residence

English Pratikaman

Please arrive 15 mins early.

Location:

Pravinbhai & Aratiben’s Residence

509 Carriage Woods Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Sunday,

September 09, 2018

10:30a - 2:00p

Temple Hall

Monthly Meeting

(2nd Sunday this month)

Speaker: Dr. Ramnikbhai Zota

Topic: Continuation of “Atma Siddhi Shastra”

7:00pm sharp

Pravin Shah’s Residence

English Pratikaman

Please arrive 15 mins early.

Location:

Pravinbhai & Aratiben’s Residence

509 Carriage Woods Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Wednesday,

September 12, 2018

8:00p - 10:00p

Temple Hall

Paryushan Bhavana

Coordinators:

Mr. Arvindbhai Shah

Mr. Mayurbhai Lodaya

Mr. Pratyush Mehta

Mrs. Indiraben Doshi

Saturday,

September 15, 2018

10:00a - 12.00p

Temple Hall

Saturday Puja - Last Day of JSCNC Paryushan

Coordinator:

Mr. Paresh Gondalia

Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can start the Puja at 10:00 AM sharp.

Saturday,

September 15, 2018

5:00p - 8:00p

At Maheshbhai & Induben Varia’s residence

Samvatsari Pratikraman

Gujarati Pratikraman: 5pm sharp

If you wish to recite specific Sutras during Adult Pratikraman, please contact either Mrs. Rekhaben Banker @ (919) 676-4548, or Mr. Rajenbhai Doshi @ (919) 851-1100.

English Pratikraman (for children and adults) - 5:30 pm sharp

If you wish to recite specific Sutras during English Pratikraman, please contact Mrs. Rita Lodaya (ritamlodaya@gmail.com or 919-240-5564).  Please see a message regarding this at the end of this planner.

Please arrive 15 mins early.

Maheshbhai & Induben Varia’s Residence Address:

737 Pinehurst Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Phone: (919) 929-6726

In addition to these activities, daily events during the traditional Paryushan week are scheduled as follows:

Traditionally-observed Deravasi Paryushan

Location

Arvindbhai & Arunaben Shah’s Residence

8705 Stage Ford Rd, Raleigh, NC

Residence: (919) 518-1112

Mobile: (919) 271-0119

Date

Time

Tithi

Event

Thursday, September 6, 2018

7pm

Agiyaras

Daily Pratikraman

Friday, September 7, 2018

7pm

Baras

Daily Pratikraman

Saturday, September 8, 2018

5pm

Chaudas

Chaudas Pratikraman

Sunday, September 9, 2018

7pm

Amas

Daily Pratikraman

Monday, September 10, 2018

7pm

Akam

Daily Pratikraman

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

7pm

Bij

Daily Pratikraman

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

6pm

Trij

Daily Pratikraman

Thursday, September 13, 2018

5pm

Samvatsari

Samvatsari Pratikraman

Traditionally-observed Sthanakavasi Paryushan

Location

Ramnikbhai & Lataben Zota’s Residence

604 Tranquil Sound Dr, Cary, NC

Residence: (919) 467-2186

Date

Time

Event

Thursday, September 6, 2018 thru

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

6:45pm

Daily Pratikraman

Thursday, September 13, 2018

6:15pm

Samvatsari Pratikraman

Bhavana (Wednesday, September 12th)

For anyone interested in singing any stavans, please contact Mayurbhai Lodaya at (919) 308-0468.  We would like to follow a sign-up process this year so as to avoid disruptions in the flow of the program.  All are welcome to sign-up - however, please be aware that we may only be able to accommodate a small number on a first-come-first-serve basis, as there is limited time for the program.  Additionally, please be prepared to attend upto 2 practices with the music team to ensure proper synchrony during the program.

English Pratikraman (Saturday, September 15th)

For anyone who plans to attend the English Pratikraman and would like to participate in reading/reciting paragraphs/sections from the English Pratikraman book, it is the 6th Edition of English Pratikraman book (JES 931-published January 2016).  Most of you who attended the English Pratikraman last year, should have this latest edition. In case you don't, we will also distribute these in the next JSCNC meeting (August 19th).

The book can also be found online at:

https://jainelibrary.org/book-detail/?srno=000241

In order to ensure a smooth flow and to avoid delays during Pratikraman, the coordinators would like to assign the recitation/reading of sutras and text from this book beforehand. If you would like to recite a sutra and/or read any text, please go through the book and send an email to Ritaben Lodaya (ritamlodaya@gmail.com) by Saturday September 8th ,  with the section title and page number. The TOC (Table of Contents) for the book is provided below. You can choose to read a subsection if a particular section is too long.

Please provide your top 3 choices to work out any potential overlaps with other requests.  Ritaben will notify you of your final assignment.

NOTE:  Do not select the Appendix pages 75-93 as these are not read during the Pratikraman.

Both children and adults attending the Pratikraman are encouraged to sign up as long as they are able to prepare their assigned part in advance. However, the coordinators do request everyone to go through the book and practice their part before the Pratikraman. If you need help with pronunciations, please contact Ritaben.

      ENGLISH SAMVATSARI PRATIKRAMAN- TABLE OF CONTENTS

         Table of Contents

Page #

Preface

   6

Articles-To understand Pratikraman Ritual

   8

A-Importance of Proper Performance of a Ritual

   9

A 1-- Kriya Yoga

   9

A 2-- Jnana Yoga

   9

B-Paryushan & Das Lakshana Parva

  11

C-English Pratikraman-Observance of    

  Self-Reflection

  15

C1--Samayika- State of Equanimity

  15

C2-Chaturvimshati Stava- Prayer to Tirthankars

  18

C3-Vandana -Respecting Ascetics

  18

C4-Pratikraman- Repentance & Confession

                             of Sins

  19

C5-Kayotsarga- Meditation in a Yoga Posture

  22

C6-Pratyakhyana or Pachchakhana-

Religious Vows

  22

C7-Reflections on Spirituality

  23

Preparation of Pratikraman

  24

Pratikraman Ritual

  25

1.0 1st Essential (Part 1): Adoption of Samayika

  26

 1.1-Jain Prayer to Great Souls-Namaskar

          Mahamangal Sutra

  26

 1.2-Benedictory Verse-Chattari Mangalam

                                       

  29

 1.3-Guru Sthapana-Panchindiya Sutra

 30

 1.4-Observation of Muhapatti

 31

 1.5-Forgiveness Verse of Samayika--Irya

                  Vahiyae Sutra

 33

 1.6-Kayotsarga-Tassa Uttari &

       Annattha Sutra

 35

 1.7-Vows of Samayika-Karemi Bhante Sutra

 37

2.0  2nd Essential: Praying to 24 Tirthankars

 39

 2.1-Worshipping of 24 Tirthankars-Logassa

                                                        Sutra

 39

 2.2-Qualities of Tirthankars-Namutthunam

                                              Sutra

 41

 2.3-Prayer to Lord Tirthankar-Jaya Viyaraya

                                                 Sutra

 43

3.0  3rd Essential: Vandana-Respecting Ascetics

 45

 3.1-Bowing to Ascetics-Ichchhami  

                         Khamasamano Sutra

 45

 3.2-Wellness of Guru-Icchakara Sutra

 45

 3.3-Ascetics Forgiveness Sutra-Abbhutthio

                                                       Sutra

 46

 3.4-Bowing to Ascetics-Tikhutto Sutra

 47

4.0 4th Essential: Pratikraman-Repentance &

          Forgiveness

 48

 4.1-Repentance of all Sins-Samavatsaria

           Padikkamane Thaum

 48

 4.2-Repentance of Sins to all Living Beings-

        Sata Lakha Sutra

 48

 4.3-Atonement of 18 Sins-18 Papsthanak Sutra

 50

 4.4-Atichar-Minor Violations of lay people’s vows

 53

      1) Atichar of Ahimsa Vow

      2) Atichar of Satya Vow

      3) Atichar of Asteya Vow

      4) Atichar of Brahmacharya Vow

      5) Atichar of Aparigraha Vow

      6) Atichar of Dik Vrata

      7) Atichar of Boga-Upbhoga Vrata

      8) Atichar of Anartha-danda Vrata

      9) Atichar of Samayika Vrata

    10) ATichar of Desavakasika Vrata

    11) Atichar of Paushadha Vrata

    12) Atichar of ATithi Samvibhaga Vrata

 4.5- General Atonement

 59

 4.6-Universal Forgiveness to All

 60

Forgiveness Poem

 61

5.0  5th Essential: Kayotsarga-Meditation in a

                            Yoga Posture

 62

Introspection & kayotsarga- Arihanta-ceiyanam Sutra & Annatha

                           

 62

6.0  6th Essential: Religious Vows-Pratyakhyana

 64

  6.1-Personal improvement Vows

 64

  6.2-Spiritual Vows

 64

  6.3-Day to Day Vows

 64

7.0  Reflections:

 65

  7.1-Reflection on True Teacher (Sadguru)

 65

  7.2-Reflection on Universal Peace-Upsargaha

               Kshayam Yanti Sutra

 66

  7.3-Reflection on Universal Friendship -

                Shivmastu Sarva Jagata Sutra

 66

 7.4-Reflection on Spirituality & Pure Consciousness

 67

 7.5-Self Contemplation

 67

8.0  1st Essential (Part-2): Conclusion of Samayika

 69

 8.1-Concluding Vows of Samayika-

Samaiya Vaya-Jutto Sutra

 69

 8.2-Guru Utthapana

 71

STAVANS--Samaro Mantra

 72

                  Maitri Bhavana

 73

Believe in Yourself

 94

Slow Dance

95

Essence of Spirituality

96

Regards,

JSCNC Committee