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Sri Siddhachalam Jain Tirth

Siddhachalam is a Jain ashram and teerth located in an idyllic setting in rural north-western New Jersey on 120 acres of hilly terrain. It is managed by International Mahavira Jain Mission, an independent, religious public charity in special consultative status with the United Nations. Siddhachalam was founded in 1983 by the Jain saint Acharya Sushil Kumarji.

It was here that Guruji, as he was lovingly called, perfected the secret science of sound behind the Navkaar Mantra. The mantra is considered by Jains to be the most auspicious of all mantras. It was also here that he practiced and taught the Jain form of yoga called Arhum Yoga. Guruji left his human body in April, 1994. There is no successor to Guruji.

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The third summer camp for Siddhachalam’s Arhum Youth will begin from August 2, 2019. This is a unique chance for youth, aged 10-15 years, to participate in a 2-day overnight camp. Campers will learn Jain principles and how they can be applied to everyday actions and have activities like yoga, chanting, meditation, Jain kitchen experience, temple traditions, Shikharji trail walk, cultural events, outdoor activities and more. Please share will people around you and encourage kids to participate.

Camp Details

Date: August 2nd – 4th, 2019 | Place: Siddhachalam Jain Tirth
Queries: or (908) 509-1650
For information and registration, click here Campers age: 10 – 15 | Campers Registration Fee: $151 | Counselors Age: 19+

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.

First day of year 2017, Sunday Jan 1, started with the recital of Namokar Mantra followed by Sangatith Puja (Dev-Shastra-Guru puja and Snatra puja) at Siddhachalam. We would like to thank all laabharthis who joyfully participated in the recital and puja to celebrate the start of 2017.

Pujyashri Amrender Muniji was present to give his blessings. In his gracious presence, Bharatbhai Shah of Wayne, NJ led the puja and aarti.

During this year, Siddhachalam aims to reduce the use of styrofoam products in Gautam Labdhi Bhandaar (Kitchen/Dining Hall). To achieve this, Siddhachalam is promoting the use of steel plates.

We want to recognize the laabharthis who volunteered to use steel plates in Gautam Labdhi Bhandaar on the first day of 2017.

During your next visit to Siddhachalam, use steel plates in GautamLabdhiBhandaarand be part of our commitment to help the environment.

We also would like to recognize the volunteers who helped in puja arrangements and making arrangements for swamivatsalya.
Chha Gau Feri At Siddhachalam
In Gujarati, 'chha' means six and 'kos' or 'gau' is a measure of distance equivalent to about 3 kilometers. Each year, hundreds of thousands of devotees perform a pradakshina or yatra of 18 kilometers on Mount Siddhachal on the auspicious day of Phalgun Shukla Teras. Siddhachalam is a replication outside India of Mount Siddhachal. As in Shatrunjaya Siddhachal of Palitana, the Moolnayak of Siddhachalam’s main temple is also Bhagwaan Adinath.

Experience the 6 Gua Pradakshina in New Jersey on the auspicious land of Siddhachalam on Sunday, March 4 at 9:00 AM.

Detailed Program:
1. 6:00 AM - Temples Open.
2. 7:00 – 8:30 AM at Parsvnath Temple - Abhishek Nityaniyam puja, Aarti & Mangal Devo.
3. 9:00 - 11:30 AM at Main Temple - Snatra puja, Ashtaprakari puja, Navpad puja.
4. 11:30 AM at Main Temple - Chaitya Vandan and Aarti, Aarti and Mangal Divo.

Perform Bhomiyaji Vandan and celebrate holi with family, friends and community on Sunday, March 4 at 12:00 p.m.

Detailed Program:
  • 12:00 PM at Bhomiyaji Temple - Bhomiyaji Vandan and Aarti.
  • 12:30 PM at Bhomiyaji Temple - Holi Celebrations*.
  • 1:00 PM at Gautam Labhdhi Bhandaar - Swamivatsalya.
Siddhachalam Featured on CBS News Special:
World Religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Christian Science & Jainism

On October 13 CBS News aired a film of Jainism in America. A special inter-faith presentation, it presents three religions in America: Tibetan Buddhism, Christian Science and Jainism.

The film, centered on Shri Siddhachalam Jain Tirth and the role of Acharya Sushil Kumarji, is beautiful and vibrant. Please fast forward to 18 mins. into the program to see the profile on Siddhachalam.

(Click image above to watch video)


Center President & JAINA Director

Jaipat Singh Jain
Phone : (908)362-9793 and (908)362-5487
Fax : (908)362-9649
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