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Jai Jinendra!

Siddhachalam, at Blairstown, NJ invites you for its anniversary celebrations on 18th and 19th August 2018. Celebration details are given below.

Hindu Samaj Mandir is pleased to invite you for Pratishtha Mahotsav of Asthapadji, Parshvanath Bhagwan, Rishabdev Bhagwan, Shantinath Bhagwan, Nakoda Bhairavnath, Manibhadraji, Vacchara Dada and Padmavati Devi held from September 1st to 3rd, 2018 at Hindu Samaj Mandir in Mahwah, NJ.

An outdoor picnic was recently organized by YJP in Los Angeles. This was done to bring the Jain community of Los Angeles together and to keep them connected. Details are given below.

Warm Regards,
Gunvant Shah
JAINA President


If somebody were to beat a disciplined and restrained ascetic,the latter should not think of avenging himself considering the soul to be imperishable.

- Bhagwan Mahavir


Q 1: Who is a Sadhvi?

Q 2: What is Tapasya (Austerity)?


Siddhachalam invites you to Anniversary Celebrations on August 18 and 19, 2018. The Jain Asharam will have Shri Parsvnath 2795th Moksha Celebration, Shikharji Dhwajarohan, and Bhomiyaji Grand Reopening. Program details are here.

Hindu Samaj Mandir

Hindu Samaj Mandir is pleased to announce the Pratishtha Mahotsav from 1st to 3rd September 2018. The Pratishtha Mahotsav is of Asthapadji, Parshvanath Bhagwan, Rishabdev, Shantinath Bhagwan, Nakoda Bhairavnath, Manibhadraji, Vacchara Dada and Padmavati Devi at Hindu Samaj Mandir, Mahwah, NJ from September 1-3. The Pratishtha will be done under direction of Vidhikar Sashan Ratna Shri Manojbhai Babumalji Haran from India. Program details are available here.

Please RSVP for the event and Swami Vatsalya here.



Sister: Last Tirthankar Lord Mahavir was completely passionless and omniscient. Was there any other similar personality?

Brother: Yes. After Mahavir, Gautam Swami, Sudbarmacharya, and Jambu Swami were completely omniscient and passionless. The last omniscient of this era was Jambu Swami.

Sister: Was Jambu Swami also a prince like Mahaveer Swami?

Brother: No sister, he was the son of a wealthy merchant of Rajgriha. His father was Arahdas and mother Jinmati. He was born on the last day of the Falgun month.Jambu Kumar occupied an important place in the court of King Shrenik and the contemporary community. Many wealthy persons of the city wanted to offer their daughters to Jambu Kumar in marriage and four such girls were already betrothed to him, but...

Sister: But what?



On July 28, 2018, YJP Los Angeles organized an outdoor picnic to bring the Jain community of Los Angeles together and feel connected. The event took place in the beautiful La Miranda Community Park, where over 60 attendees not only enjoyed music, Jain/Vegan food, social activities, but also had meaningful conversations on Jainism.


A 1: Sadhvi is a female who voluntarily renounces the worldly life and all the attachments, and is initiated into nunhood for the upliftment of the soul. She takes five major vows and act strictly in accordance with those five vows.

A 2: Tapasya is a central concept of Jainism which refers to the spiritual practice of body mortification, penance and austerities by voluntarily restraining from available things and desires in order to burn away past karma and stop producing new karma, thereby reaching siddha.

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