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Akshay Tritiya Pujan

posted Aug 4, 2021, 3:04 PM by JCNC Technology
Pranam and Jai Jinendra
 
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The day of Akshaya Tritiya is very auspicious as on this day the very first "ahara charya": a methodology to serve food to Jain sadhus was established.

Bhagwan Shri Rishabhdev denounced the worldly pleasures after dividing his vast kingdom amongst his 100 sons. Bhagwan Rishabhdev meditated without any food and water for six months and after that set out to accept food (ahara, GOCHARI). He was the first sadhu of this era. Bhagwan Rishabhdev went to people to accept food. However, the people of that time did not know anything about the lives and codes of conduct of sadhus, as he was the first sadhu of this Avsarpinī. The people of Ayodhya offered him gold, jewelry, gemstones, elephants, horses, expensive garments and even their daughters to honor their beloved king.

But Bhagwan  was not in search of these things. He sought only a morsel of food, but nobody offered it to him. Nobody understood that their king was looking for food to ensure that the sadhus who would come after him get food and water in the purest form needed to lead an ascetic life. As there was no choice, he had to fast for one year, until Prince Shreyans Kumar understood his need due to his "jaati-smarana" (previous life perception or memory). Shreyans Kumar offered him sugarcane juice and thus Bhagwan Rishabhdev ended his fast. This was on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. On this day, Jains who observe Varshi-Tap, end their Tap with sugarcane juice.

                 Akshaya means one that never diminishes
 
We will be celebrating Akshaya Tritiya on Friday May 14, 2021 (Vaishakh Shukla Tritiya) from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. 

The abhishek and rituals will be on Zoom and viewed at the URL below:

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Our full list of events in May are shown below. Please take dharmalaabh by participating, attending it, and also sponsoring the event. Please invite your other family members and friends to participate and to make it a memorable event. Most events below have multiple sponsorships. Please donate generously.


Date & time

Event

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May 15 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Akshay Tritiya Pujan

Ashok Sethi

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May 21 8 to 9:30 PM

Bhavna ($101 multiple sponsors) 

Anjuben Shah

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May 22 10 to 11:15 AM

Navkaar Jaap ($101 multiple sponsors)

Yash Doshi

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May 22- 23

Shri Laghuraj Swami Dehotsarg Din - Samadhi Maran Mala

Roger Patel

 

Daily 

Kesar Pooja

 

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Weekends 10:30 AM

Snatra Pooja ($101 single sponsor)

Parag Shah

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