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Jain Society of Houston (JSH)

The Jain Society of Houston offers a variety of services to the Houston area Jain community. These include, but are not limited to, an annual calendar, pathshala classes, language classes and a Jain Fellowship.
JSH Constitution

Recent Temple Activities

Paryushan and Das Lakshan Parva were celebrated with great enthusiasm and great devotion at Jain Society of Houston (JSOH), Texas. They invited Dr. Tej Shahebji, a great scholar and speaker from India, for Paryushan. Great number of members attended his lectures every morning and evening. He also conducted Navkar Mantra Jaap one day and other day he guided Bhakti Jaap of Gautam Swami. JSOH celebrated Das Lakshan Parva with Abhisheks, Pujas, special programs on Self Confidence & Positive Thinking and Das Lakshan Professional & Spiritual workshop. After Paryushan and Das Lakshan, Houston Sangh celebrated Tapasvi Bahman, Swamivatsalya and Bhavna Utsav with great spirit.


On September 9, 2018, the Jain Society of Houston held its annual Sapna Boli event, a tradition highlighting the auspicious dreams of Queen Trishla foreshadowing the birth of Lord Mahavir Swami. Jain center thank all of their volunteers, attendees, and donors for bringing this event to fruition.


The Palitana, Sharunjay Tirth, is the most sacred Tirth for Jains. The Shatrunjay hill has over 3000 small/big temples and 27000 idols, making it the world’s largest temple complex. Every devout Jain aspires to climb to the top of the mountain at least once in his lifetime because of its holiness. On Kartik Poonam, devotees, in very large numbers climb the hills as it opens after four months of closure during the monsoon season.

Jain Society of Houston was transformed into the sacred hills of Shatrunjay on November 4th, Kartik Poonam. Yatris walked through the Moksha dwar towards Jay Taleti and then to Babu nu derasar and other big/small temples of the tirth. They entered through the Ram Pol, Haathi Pol and into Dada no Darbar. Doli walas, phool walis and pooja passes were available to complete the jatra. Yatris ended their jatra by eating Sev-Bhoondi and Bhel at the Bhata Ghar. Over 400 yatris did Bhav Yatra of Shatrunjay Maha Tirth!! The event was inspired by Shri Hiteshbhai Doshi.


Recently, Jain Society of Houston celebrated India's republic day on January 22, 2017. Kids sang Nanha Munna Rahi, performed patriotic dance and shadow play on Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyara Hai. Event was followed by lunch.

JSH is in the process of a temple relocation project. To find out more, visit ...
www.jain-houston.org.

Center President & JAINA Director
Center President

Urvasi Jain
832-867-0100
urvashijain123@yahoo.com
JAINA Director

Shefali Jhaveri
832-455-8624,281-265-6617
shefujhaveri@gmail.com
JAINA Director

Virendra Khemsara
832-426-4746,281-565-3104
vkkhemsara@yahoo.com
JAINA Director

Udai Jain
281-980-0741,713-783-5500
udaijn@yahoo.com
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Jain Society of Houston
3905 Arc St.Houston,
TX 77063
Tel: 713-789-2338
Email: ECJSH@jain-houston.org
Temple Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30am-11:30am, 3:30pm-7:30pm
(Aarti at 6:30pm)
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Website:www.jain-houston.org
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