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Mahavir Nirvan Din Celebration - Saturday, October 25th 2014

posted Oct 18, 2014, 4:59 PM by JCNC Technology

*Shri Adinathay Namah:*
*Shri Parshvanathay Namah:*
* Shri Mahaviray Namah:*

Jai Jinendra,

Diwali is only festival in the world which is celebrated on exactly the same day by different religions and faiths for various reasons specific to that religion. Jains celebrate Diwali to celebrate the Nirvana of Bhagwan Mahavir. We are pleased to invite you to celebrate Diwali at JCNC as per the program outlined below. Please take Dharma Laabh and join us in making it a memorable event.

JCNC Mahavir Nirvan Din Celebration

Saturday, October 25th 2014 (Click here to RSVP)

Morning Programs (Upstairs):

·             8:00 AM Temple Opens

·             8:00 AM   Pakshal Pooja and Abhishek starts

·             8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Digambar Tradition Vidhaan & Laddo Poojan

·             10:00 AM – 12:00PM Snatra Pooja (followed by Aarti, Mangal Devo and Shanti Kalash)

Afternoon Programs (Downstairs):

·             10:30am – 2:30pm In person voting for JCNC elections (Rotunda)

·             12.00pm -  1:30pm - Lunch (Click here to RSVP)

·             1:00pm – 3:30pm - Religious and Cultural Program (Auditorium)- Gautam Vilap, Bharat Chakravarty Skit by JCNC Kids and other cultural programs by JCNC Shala and community, JCNC and JAINA Update

·             3:30pm - JCNC Election 2014 Results

·             4.00pm  - Aarti & Mangal Divo (upstairs) Ghee Boli for Aadeshwar Bhagawan Aarti, 24 Bhagawan Aarti, Mangal Divo, Mahavir swami Aarti

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Diwali (Actual Day)

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 (Temple Hours: 7:00AM to 10:00PM)

·             7:30 AM                    Pakshal Puja / Abhishek

·             7:45 AM - 9:30 AM   Digambar Vidhaan - Ladoo Puja

·             10:00 AM - 12:00 PM         Snatra Puja

·             5:30 PM - 8:00 PM   Pakhi Pratikraman – Sthanakvasi Pratikaman

·             5:45 AM 9:30 AM     Samadhi Maran 36 Mala

·             8:00 PM   Aarti Mangal Divo - Ghee Boli for Aadeshwar Bhagawan Aarti, 24 Bhagawan Aarti, Mangal Divo, Mahavir swami Aarti , Dwar Opening for New Year

·             8:00 PM 10:00 PM    Diwali Garnu - 60 Mala

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New Year (Actual Day)

Friday, October 24th, 2014 (Temple Hours: 6:30AM to 10:00PM)

·             6:30 AM                    Dwar Opening

·             7:00 AM - 8:15 AM   Nav Smaran and Gautam Swami Raas

·             8:00 AM                    Pakshal Puja / Abhishek

·             8:00 AM - 9:30 AM   Digambar Vidhaan

·             10:00 AM - 12:00 PM         Snatra Puja

·             8:00 PM                   Aarti Mangal Divo - Ghee Boli for Aadeshwar Bhagawan Aarti, 24 Bhagawan Aarti, Mangal Divo, Mahavir swami Aarti

 

For signup and more info please contact: ec@jcnc.org

Come one, come all. Please plan to participate with your friends and family and take dharma laabh.

 

Best Regards,

JCNC Executive Committee 2014

ec@jcnc.org

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The Origin of Deepawali in Jainism:

Nirvana – liberation from the endless cycle of life and rebirth – is the objective of human life.

Bhagwaan Mahavira was the last great hero who showed us the path of attaining it.  He attained nirvana in the deep darkness and quietude of Asvina amavasya.  On that night in 527 BC in Pawapuri, Bihar, He broke all bonds of karma and ascended to Siddhalok – the realm of liberated souls. According to one Jain tradition, on the dark night when Sramana Bhagwaan Mahavira ascended to Siddhalok, nine Mallki kings and nine Licchavi kings from Kashi and Kosala, respectively, instituted a spiritual practice and said: “As the light of omniscience is gone, so we shall lit the light of material objects.”  Kalpa Sutra, I, 128.

Gautam Swami's Kevalgyan -  Deepawali celebrations among Jains also arise from the attainment of kevalgyan (omniscience, absolute consciousness, perfect knowledge) by Bhagwaan Mahavira’s chief disciple, Shri Gautam Swami.  Shri Gautam Swami attained that ultimate state of consciousness hours after his beloved Guru, Bhagwaan Mahavira, attained nirvana.

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