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Religious Program Updates - Sept

posted Sep 18, 2021, 10:33 AM by JCNC Technology


Das Lakshan Parva Updates
Friday, Sept 10 to Sunday Sept 19, 2021

सभी तपस्वी सुख साता मे रहो | Sabhi Tapasvi sukh saata mein raho

बहुत बहुत अनुमोदना | Bahut Bahut Anumodna

We hope you are undertaking various religious activities during this Das Lakshan Parva. We request you to review the detailed Das Lakshan event schedule to learn about activities being conducted at JCNC. If you are doing Tapasya, we hope you are in sukh shaata. Please read the rest of this update for Das Lakshan Parva program updates.

Darshan will be allowed at all times during the day from 7 AM to 9 PM. We welcome you to visit JCNC during the Das Lakshan Parva and take dharmalaabh of darshan and arti. Please note that all the Abhishek and puja slots are now taken.

Sadharmik Vatsalya:

The Religious Committee on recommendation of community representatives has decided to cancel Sadharmik Vatsalya program for Sep 18.

Tapasvi Parna:

 JCNC is pleased to organize the Samuhik parna for our precious Das Lakshan Tapasvis once again this year. We have made arrangements to accommodate our Tapasvis in a safe and comfortable environment at JCNC.

We request you to sign up in advance for Samuhik Parna at JCNC.

General and Sadharmik Vatsalya Donation:

Please donate generously to JCNC General Fund and Swamivatsalya Fund by pledging online. Your pledges allow us to bring this program on major occasions and also supports JCNC operations and maintenance.

Coordinated by: Ashok bhai Sethi (ashok.sethi@gmail.com)

Do’s and Don’ts Worksheet for Youth
Deadline: September 22, 2021



Preetesh and Jayana Parekh

Rakesh and Ami Shah


We kicked off the 2021 religious activity worksheet with the start of Paryushan and are continuing with Das Lakshan activities. If you have not already done so, we request you to please submit your Paryushan worksheet through a Google form (and not a scanned or emailed worksheet).


Deadline: Sep 18, 2021 https://tinyurl.com/JCNCParyushanWorksheet2021


Deadline: Sep 22, 2021 https://tinyurl.com/JCNCDasLakshanWorkSheet2021

All eligible youth up to 20 years old will be receiving cash prizes and the highest scoring entry in each of 5 categories will receive special recognition during the Tapasvi Bahuman program on September 25.

Coordinated by: Mitesh bhai and Jayshree ben Sheth (specialactivities@jcnc.org)

Monthly Bhavna
September 17, 2021

We cordially invite the JCNC Sangh to an evening of devotional Bhakti Bhavna on this coming Friday.


When: Friday September 17, 2021 8-30 to 10-15 pm

Where: JCNC Rang Mandap & 

Virtual Venue: Zoom.

Conducted by: Sheetal Kasliwal, Aakash Jain & Rishi Jain

Sponsors: Anonymous family (don't want their name) JCNC Shravak Shravika & family (Multiple sponsorships available $101)

Contact: Anju Shah for sponsoring Bhavna programs

Tapasvi Bahuman
September 25, 2021


Gold Sponsor

Hetan & Niral Shah

Silver Sponsors

Nirav, Niki Doctor & Family

Nirav Shah

Bhavin Shah & Family

Paryushan and Das Lakshan Parva are occasions for Dharma aradhana and Tapasyas. JCNC is blessed to have such a large number of Tapasvis in our Sangh. We are pleased to announce Tapasvi Bahumaan program on September 25, 2021.

On this day, we will be honoring our Tapasvis on behalf of Sakal Sangh. We will be using the list of Tapasvis as defined by JCNC policy and submitted to us through our various signup sheets for this program. While you are not required to register for this program, we humbly invite you to attend and RSVP for Sadharmik Vatsalya for everyone in your family. In case you haven’t registered as Tapasvi, please email religious@jcnc.org so we can make updates to our records.

 The program details are as follows:

10:30 AM Start of program and announcements

10:40 AM English short lecture on the role of Tapasya in Jain traditions

10:50 AM Youth Tapasvi and Worksheet Activity participant recognition

11:10 AM Gujarati short lecture on the importance of Tapasya in Jain communities

11:30 AM Tapasvi bahuman

11:50 AM Conclusion

12 PM to 1 PM Sadharmik Vatsalya in person by RSVP only.

We have also arranged Sadharmik Vatsalya for the community on the day. RSVP here for Sadharmik Vatsalya. Please do remember to contribute to the General fund to support a range of JCNC activities.


Coordinated by: Mitesh bhai and Jayshree ben Sheth (specialactivities@jcnc.org)

Chaitya Paripati
September 25, 2021

Chaitya Paripati is the fifth kartavya (duty) of Shravaks and requires visiting chaityalaya, pilgrimage sites and Jin derasar within the community as a group and conducting various rituals at the derasar being visited. Chaitya Paripati is a great way to amplify spiritual vibrations within the community.


This is the first year when Chaitya Paripati has been arranged by JCNC within the Bay Area. We are using the following criteria to select Jin derasar where the Sakal Sangh will visit:

  1. Should be the own pratima ji of the Gruhasta in their own Jin derasar

  2. Should have conducted 18 Abhishek of the pratima

  3. The Jin pratima should be set in a separate place free from household items and there should be no other laukik dev devi or kul dev-devi photos.

  4. Sanctity of the space should be upheld.

આ અનુષ્ઠાન, સંઘ સાથે મલી ધર્મ પ્રભાવના થાય તે વિધિ હર્ષ ઉલ્લાસ પુર્વક કર્વાનો છે.

સુખી સંપન્ન શ્રાવકો અને પોતાના મોભા ને અનુરૂપ વસ્ત્રાલાંકર મર્યાદા પૂર્વક ધારણ કરી ચૈત્ય ને જુહાર્ણા કરવાની છે.

અષ્ટપ્રકારી પૂજા ના ઉપકારણ સાથે લઇ ને ભગવાન ના ચૈત્ય જુહરવા જવાનુ છે અને દરેક દેરાસેરે આ સામગ્રી અર્પણ કર્વાની હોય છે.

ત્યા દર્શન, પૂજા, ચૈત્યવંદન કરવાના હોય છે.

ઓછામાં ઓછું, સવારે નવકારશી અને સાંજે ચોવીહાર કરવાનો.

Accordingly, the program will start at 7:30 AM in Fremont and end at 11 AM at JCNC. We are currently requesting multiple Sanghpati sponsors for this yatra. 

Ghar derasar laabharthi families are requested to permit darshan visits in the afternoon although they are not required do so. The exact addresses, program sequence, and laabharthi information will be available shortly. In the meantime, please reach out to us with questions by emailing religious@jcnc.org

Coordinated by: Alpesh bhai Shah (ajjs600@gmail.com)

Feedback on Paryushan programs


The recently concluded JCNC Paryushan program brought together the community in introspection, worship, and tapasya. Khoob khoob anumodana of our Tapasvis from the youngest to the senior most and to all the labharthi families for taking laabhs, big and small during this Paryushan. 

We received a series of religious lectures from Acharya Roop Chandra ji Maharaj, Prof. Jitendra bhai Shah and Shri Pramod bhai Patel. We have to recognize the hard work of many Religious Committee members and volunteers who conducted so many different pratikraman, arti, Snatra puja, Parna, and Navkarshi.

There are so many of them, it is impossible to list them all. Every single one of them stepped up to take their responsibility and delivered beyond anyone's expectation. Just see the numbers -

1. We had a record number of 9 different samvatsari pratikraman options across all traditions

2. We had over 100 atthai tapasyas within our community and over 160 registered Tapasvis

We are working diligently to improve our program content and delivery. To do that, we need to ask for your feedback and have put together this short, anonymous 5 minute survey. Please take the time to help us improve our traditional religious programs.


Padmesh Parekh and Dr. Nikunj Mehta

VP & Co-VP of Religious Programs

For any questions, please contact us by email to religious@jcnc.org