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ON - Jain Association of Ottawa Carleton - JAOC

Jain Society of Ottawa Carleton celebrated Mahavir Jayanti on April 1, 2018 at Hindu Temple in Ottawa. The celebration started with the recitation of Navkar Mantra by little children. The program included Stavans, Parnu, Dandiya Raas and Pooja. It concluded with Aarti, Mangal Divo, and Visarjan. Highlights of the program were a dance by young girls set to devotional music and a very exciting presentation on the recently concluded Maha Mastakabhishek of Bahubali Pratima in Sravanbelgola, Karnatak, India. The program was followed by Swamivatsalya. There were about 400 people in attendance, approx 100 were members of the Jain families and the rest were invited guests.

Jain Society of Ottawa Carleton celebrated Mahavir Jayanti on Sunday, April 16 at the Hindu temple in Ottawa, Canada. The Jain population in Ottawa is quite small, at about 100 members. However, at our annual celebration of Mahavir Jayanti they attract a large crowd from the wider community. This year they had about 450 in attendance.

The popularity of the program is no doubt because of its rich content, from Pooja, bhajans, dances, illustrated presentation on a basic tenet of the faith, to the narration of some beautiful quotes from the Jain writings that are interspersed throughout the program. Each year there is something new. Many of those present find it a soul-uplifting experience. The highlight of the program this year, as in the previous years, was the participation of young children, presenting a dance or dressed as Devi Devatas offering Arghya during the Mahavirpooja. The Samivatsal after the program, in which most of the dishes were prepared by members of own group, was another highlight.

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Jagmohan Humar
JAINA Director

Jagmohan Humar
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Jain Association of Ottawa-Carleton
3 Huntwood Ct.
Ottawa, ONT K1V 0R3, Canada
Tel: 613-736-0783

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