Ashtapadji Pratishta Mahotsav:June 20,2010 at Jain Center of America Inc. New York
Friday, February 19, 2010
Posted by: Pooja Jain
Ashtapadji Pratishta Mahotsav: June,2010
Ashtapad Pratishtha - First of its kind in North America and probably in the world Ashtapad Pratishtha Mahotsav ceremonies to be held in Mid June 2010 at the Derasar in Queens, NY. Shri Ashtäpad Tirth is situated in the tranquil region of the snow covered mountains of Himalayas and is open to the skies. Jain Centre of New York has created a replica of Shri Ashtäpad Tirth at the temple. Ashtapad mountain is made up of crystal, weighing approx. 7.5 tons and all idols are made from various colored gemstones. Be part of this historic event.
Jain Center of America, Inc. New York, USA (JCA) invites you to join us at once in a lifetime event of Shri Ashtapadji Pratishtha Mahotsav which will take place from June 10 through June 21, 2010 at our center. Jain Center of America, Inc. New York wishes all Jains around the world to take part in this event.
JCA will hold a drawing to give everyone a chance for labh (Religious Privilege) of Pratimaji installation out of twenty-four Tirthankar Pramajis (Shri Chovisi) carved out of gems stones to be installed in gokhalas carved in the crystal mountain.
You can do this by simply donating as little as $1001 and can participate in the draw for a chance at Religious Privilege of Partimaji installation. Each donation of $1001 has twenty four (24) chances to get labh of one Pratimaji installation. If you make multiple donations you will have multiple chances to get a Pratimaji installation.
There will be also Boli for each Pratimaji to give a chance to devotees to participate and take labh. There will be two families doing Pratimaji installation, one family from draw and one family from the boli. The draw will take place in Banglore, India on May 16, 2010 under nishra of Pujya Ganivarya Nayapadmasagarji Maharaj Saheb in presence of JCA members and elders from Jain Sangh of Banglore, India. Maharaj Saheb has been the strong supporter of the Shri Ashtapadji from its inception and Adhar Abhishek of Shri Chovisi was done in India under his guidance and blessings.
These ceremonies will be broadcasted (live) all around the world to witness the history in making on June 20, 2010.
All donations must be in US currency payable to Jain Center of America, Inc. and the donation and registration form must be received by JCA no later than May 10, 2010 to be considered for random drawing to take labh, religious privilege. For payment and receipt please contact: Jain Center of America, Inc. New York. Phone numbers for USA and Overseas are given in the attached registration form. You also can log onto the JCA web site http://www.nyjca.org/ for further details.
Thank you in advance for your generous support. Hope to see you at Pratishtha.