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JCNC Dharma Yatra to Siddhachalam and NY/NJ temples during the July 4th weekend.

posted Mar 6, 2016, 1:12 PM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra,

At JCNC, we always strive to offer exemplary services to our community. Following the tradition of excellence,  this year we are planning to offer multiple special projects. To start, as the first of its kind, we are pleased to announce the first ever JCNC Dharma Yatra to Siddhachalam and NY/NJ temples during the July 4th weekend. Please see links below for details and the registration.

Please plan to join us in this auspicious domestic US
based first “Panch-Tirth” Dharma Yatra and open up your bhaav by taan-maan-dhaan to take Dharma-laabh.

Following are the details of this special project:

SIDDHACHALAM  is the first Jain Tirth outside of India. This pilgrimage place is spread over 120 acres of hilly terrain with natural beauty in an ideal rural area of northwestern NJ, about 70 miles from New York City. It provides abundant spiritual opportunities to the followers of all Jain traditions with multiple temples and a true replica of Shikharji. The Tirth was founded in 1983 by the pre-eminent Jain monk Acharya Sushil Kumarji.


In addition to Siddhachalam, the NY/NJ area also encompasses many beautiful Jain temples, including Jain Center of Allentown, Jain Center of New Jersey - Somerset, Jain Center of New Jersey - Essex Falls, Jain Center of America, NY.

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 to Monday, July 4, 2016

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 | Arrive to Siddhachalam | by 8:00 PM
  • Friday, July 1, 2016 | Siddhachalam Darshan & Tour | 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 2, 2016 | 3 Temples of NY/NJ | 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 3, 2016 | 2 Temples of NY/NJ | 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Monday, July 4, 2016 | Depart from Siddhachalam | 10:00 AM

Registration Fee:
Please note, JCNC Dharma Yatra Team 2016 will provide only lodging at Siddhachalam, meals, and bus transportation to visit the NY/NJ temples from Siddhachalam.

  • All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • $75 (ages up to 14 and 60+)
  • $151 (ages 15 - 59)
  • Maximum Capacity: 80. The registration will be given on the First Come First Serve basis.
  • Make your registration fee in the name of "JCNC" and memo "Dharma Yatra 2016". Alternatively, you may pay/donate online using PayPal via www.jcnc.org/donate and select "Special Events".

Travel Arrangements:

  • Participants need to make their own travel arrangements at their own cost, we encourage to book the flights in advance to get the best ticket price as normally, it goes up quickly.  Participants need to share the itinerary with the trip coordinators latest by April 15, 2016.
  • If you need any assistance with air travel, you may reach the following Dharma Yatra Team members:

Donation and Sponsorship Information (please donate generously):

This is the first of its kind Panch-Tirth ever conducted in Northern America. Kindly consider making a donation by signing up to become a Sanghpati and take Dharma-laabh.

The contribution will assure the overall price of the trip and will be accounted under general "sadharan" fund category.

  • Become a Sanghpati and agree to donate $10,000
  • Sponsor a Bus and agree to donate $5,000
  • Sponsor a Yatra day and agree to donate $1,000
  • Sponsor a Sadharmik Vatsalya and agree to donate $351
  • Donate to Yatra general fund and agree to donate $151
  • Participate in Sangh-Pujan, suggested amount $101
  • Other: Any amount

Registration is now OPEN


For more info or inquiries, please do not hesitate to touch any of the team members below or email us at yatra@jcnc.org

JCNC Dharma Yatra Team 2016:
Overall Coordination: Suhas Mehta, Mrs. Neeraj Jain, and Yogesh Bapna
Team Members
: Ajay Shah, Ashok Sethi, Anju Shah, Kirit Bavishi, Manhar Shah, Nitin Shah (BOD Chair), Pranay Shah, Parveen & Neeraj Jain (Co-Chair), Pravin Turakhia, Rikesh & Bhavna Shah, Ramnik Gohel, Sunil S. Ranka, Suhas Mehta (Chair), Tripti Jain, Vipul Kothari, and Yogesh Bapna (President).

Thanks and kind regards,
- y
President, JCNC


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