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JAINA Calendar and Mini Library Committee


On this page, you will find the following (simply click on the topic and it will take you to that section):

  1. Our Mission
  2. History & Notable Accomplishments
  3. What's involved in putting together the Jain Calendar?
  4. How can I get involved?
  5. Contact information



  • To have a Calendar that could be freely distributed to all the JAINA Members throughout North America and be self-sufficient in terms of Funding
  • To Expose the JAINA Members of all age groups to the religious, cultural & historical heritage of the Jains
  • Aid the JAINA Members to see activities that JAINA, Local Jain Centers, and JAINA Committees were engaged in
  • Brand JAINA in the minds of the recipients as an organization that was working for them and to enhance the image of Jains in North America

(To link to JAINA Calendar Group Page click here)


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  • The JAINA Calendar & Mini Library Committee was formed in 1999 by former JAINA President Mahendra K. Pandya. The first JAINA Calendar was introduced in the year 2000.
  • The first JAINA 2000 Calendar was laid out in NY and printed in Hong Kong and distributed to over 8,500 Families. Many major & minor improvements have been made to the calendars in the last 15 years.
  • From 2000 to 2014 the JAINA Calendar Committee has mailed out over 180,000 Calendars and 3,500 JAINA Mini Library Books.
  • In 2014 we mailed over 14,750 JAINA Calendars.
  • For the year 2015, the JAINA Calendar was developed in NY, Ahmedabad, Bombay & Indore and printed in India. It will be distributed to over 15,000 Families from JAINA Mailing House via CVRC in Buffalo, NY.
  • From 2000 to September 2014 the JAINA Calendar Committee received over $915,000 in donations. In 2014 we received over $89,000 in donations as of September 2014. Our goal for 2015 is $90,000.
  • On average we have about 35 JAINA Calendar Sponsors of which over 70% are Repeat Sponsors.
  • In 2015 we have 40 Sponsors that donated from $501 – $2,501.
  • Every year we receive an average of about 900 donations from the annual JAINA Calendar Mailings. In 2014 we received over 1,065 donations as of September 2014. Our goal for 2015 is 1,200.


JAINA Calendar Production Process involves multiple functions and expertise. The JAINA Calendar Committee is comprised of about 15 volunteers. Each JAINA Calendar takes about 4 months to produce and involves over 15 people in 5 cities and over 1,500 Man-Hours.


New York

Design, Layout & Copy Write of Calendar, Proofreading, Selection of Temples, Temple Write-up, Side Pictorials & Sayings, JAINA Write-up & Committees, JAIN Centers & Presidents, JAINA Calendar Mass & Response Letters, Calendar Sponsors, Fund Raising & Donation Collections.



Temple Photography, Digital Corrections & Enhancements, Design, Layout & Copy Write; Dates & Tithi’s, Temple Write-up, Production & Printing of Calendar, Calendar Packaging & Export.


Bombay & Indore

Digital Image Corrections & Enhancements, Proofreading of JAINA Calendar, India Distribution Lists.

JAINA HQ > JAINA Mailing House - CVRC

JAINA Lists for JAINA Write-up, JAINA Committees, JAIN Centers & Presidents, Outsourcing of Mailing & Distribution of the JAINA Calendars.




If you have expertise in any of the following areas, please contact Mahesh Wadher ( or fill out this simple form today!


For the JAINA Calendar and production of the Coffee Table Book:

  1. Layout
  2. Design (print design)
  3. Copyright work
  4. General Project support


Founder: Dr. Mahendra Pandya Year Founded: 1999
Current Chair Person: Mahesh Wadher Year Appointed: 2016


Name Phone Number Email
Mahesh Wadher 909-376-4027
Dilipbhai Shah 215 561 0581
Jaynaben Shah 714 856 4256
Dr.Mahendrabhai Shah 714 757 9490
Ashok Savla 626 372 4246
Dhimen Vora 91-989 886 3554
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