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Maun Ekadashi - Monday, December 21, 2015

posted Dec 20, 2015, 2:52 PM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Dec 20, 2015, 2:52 PM ]
Jai Jinendra,

   We are delighted to announce the following programs for Maun Ekadashi on Monday, December 21, 2015

   Please participate & take dharm laabh

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What: Dev Vandan 

When: Monday, December 21, 2015

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

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What: Samayik for kids/youth/adults with explanation in English about the significance of Maun Ekadashi

When: Monday, December 21, 2015

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am 

Co-ordinated by: Shri Mahasukh bhai & Vibha ben Vora

Sign up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Zz-CUpbZK6ylh3R8vD2Ldka7EjbS7MRSmFGjl9-QkUw/viewform

We encourage the kids, youth & adults to participate in the this samayik & learn about Maun Ekadashi. 
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Maun Ekadashi

The festival (Parva) of Maun Ekadashi  (Agyaras)  is an auspicious festival which falls on the 11th day of the month Magshar (Magshar Sud 11). According to the English calendar, this year it falls on the 21st of December, 2015.


Bhagwan Shri Neminath and Krishnavasudeva :

Once, when Shri Neminath came to the city of Dwarka, King Krishnavasudeva on hearing the news of his arrival decided to go and give his humble salutations to Him. After listening to his sermons, he rose and bowed before Shri Neminath and asked him “Hey Lord, being a King with loads of responsibilities of the kingdom how can I continuously do my religious rites (Dharma)? Please tell me a prominent day in the whole year on which one can take less vows but achieve maximum results?” To this Shri Neminath replied, “Hey Krishna, if you have a wish of this kind then on the 11th day (Ekadashi) of the bright half of Magshar month (Magshar Sud 11) you should conduct all the rites related to this day.” He also explained the significance of this day.

 

Significance of Maun Ekadashi :

On this day of Ekadashi -
1) Shri Aranath (18th Tirthankar) renounced the world and became a monk.
2) Shri Mallinath (19th Tirthankar) was born, renounced the world and attained Kevalgyan (Liberation).
3) Shri Neminath (22nd Tirthankar) attained Kevalgyan.

Thus, 5 Kalyanaks of the three Tirthankars are celebrated on this day. There are also Chauvishis in other kshetras, namely Bharatkshetra and Airavatkshetra which also had 5 Kalyanaks. So, 5 kalyanaks in 5 Bharatkshetras comes up to 25 Kalyanaks (5 X 5) and 25 Kaylanaks in the 5 Airavtkshetras. Hence, 50 Kalyanaks in all the kshetras for the past, present and future chauvishis gives us 150 Kalyanaks.


 

 The Rituals of Maun Ekadashi 

On this day the following religious activities are done : 


- A fast is observed with keeping silence 
- Kayotsarga of 11 Logassa 
- 11 Khamasanas 
- 11 Swastiks(Sathiya)

- 20 Navakarvalis of the Jap Pad 'Aum Rhim Shrim Mallinath Sarvagnaya Namh'.


Pranam

JCNC Religious Committee

Vatsal Shah & Taresh Parekh


Upcoming Religious programs:

Parshwanath Kalyanak on Posh Dasam (January 3, 4, 5) - Ekasanas for 3 days

Special Bhavna for Posh Dasam on Sunday, January 3 at 8:15 pm sponsored by Shri Praful & Roopa Ajmera

Parshwanath Panch Kalyanak Pooja on January 10 - sponsored by Shri Navin Dedhia

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