The ‘Paryushan Parva’ celebrated annually for self-purification and uplift is meant to adhere to the ten universal virtues in practical life; and leads us on the right path, far from the mad strife for material prosperity, which ultimately leads us to our true destination i.e., salvation. Two popular titles of this festival,
- (i) Paryushan Parva and
- (ii) Dash Lakshan Parva are in vogue; but the mode of performance and aim of the festival is same.
According to Sanskrit grammar the underlying idea of the festival and its interpretation is given below:
“Parismantadushayante dhante karmani yasimannasau paryushnm”
Which means the celebration through which the karmic matter attached to the soul is totally burnt or vanquished
(both internally and externally) is known Paryushan i.e., self-purification.
Paryushan Events for 2019
Jain Society of Northern Virginia (JSNOVA) is pleased to announce the celebration of 2019 Paryushan Mahotsav and highly encourage your participation for the following programs:
- Mahavir Jayanti (Swapna Ceremony) Celebration - Saturday, Aug 31, 2019; 2:00 pm. onwards
- Snatra Pooja – Sunday, Sep 1st, 2019; 10:00 am. onwards
- Deravasi Samvatsari Pratikraman – Tuesday, Sep 3rd, 2019; 4:00 pm.
- Sthanakvasi Samvatsari Pratikraman – Tuesday, Sep 3rd, 2019; 5:00 pm.
- Daily Swadhyay & Samuhik Pratikraman – Tuesday, Aug 27 to Mon, Sep 2nd, 2019; 6:30 pm. (daily)
Mahavir Jayanti (Swapna Ceremony) Celebration Details:
Swapna Ceremony will be conducted by Dr. Sadhvi Sahejaji.
Date & Time: Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 1:00 pm. sharp
Venue: Sant Nirankari Mission, 4501 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly VA 20151 www.nirankari.org/washingtondc
Program Highlights: Mahavir Jayanti celebration will start sharp at 1:00 pm with Varghodo, followed by brief lecture on Bhagwaan Mahavir by Dr. Saheja Sahebji,
Swapna Ceremony, Parnu, Aarti, Mangal Divo, and Swamivatsalya (dinner).
To help us with the logistics,we request RSVP for Swamivatsalya (dinner) latest by Tuesday, Aug 27th via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Snatra Pooja Details
Snatra Pooja will be conducted by Shri Dilipbhai and Bhartiben
Date & Time: Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at 10:00 am. sharp
Venue: Sant Nirankari Mission, 4501 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly VA 20151
Deravasi Samvatsari Pratikraman Details:
Deravasi Samvatsari Pratikraman will be conducted by Shri Ashokbhai Choksi (Ashburn, VA)
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 4:00 pm. sharp
Venue: Sant Nirankari Mission, 4501 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly VA 20151.
Sthanakvasi Samvatsari Pratikraman Details:
Sthanakvasi Pratikraman will be conducted by Shri Rohitbhai Gandhi at Shri Prakashbhai Mehta’s residence
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 5:00 pm. sharp
Venue: 2960 Mother Well Ct, Herndon VA 20171. You can also join via conference call # 1-305-848-8888
Daily Swadhyay & Samuhik Pratikraman Details:
Daily Swadhyay and Pratikraman will be conducted by Shri Ashokbhai Choksi
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Dates & Time: August 27th through September 2nd at 6:30 pm. sharp
Venue:Sant Nirankari Mission, 4501 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly VA 20151.
Please do not hesitate to reach us via email/phone (listed below) to find out about volunteering opportunities, or if you have suggestions/inquiries.