Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Paryushana Starts on August 29 this year 2016

Paryushan is the most auspicious festival of Jain community that falls in the lunar month of Bhadra. The Swetambar community observes Paryushan for eight days ending with Samvatsari, the divine day of forgiveness, and the Digambar community observes this for ten days in the name of "Das Lakshan Parva".

There are confusions about the solar date, as lunar calendars differ sometimes to each other; hence, Paryushan this year will start either on August 29 or 30, 2016. Some sects of Shwetambar Jain will follow the date  29 and some 30. Following this, Samvatsari will be either on September 5 or 6, 2016.

Sri Sheetalnath at Parasnath Glass Temple, Kolkata

Paryushan Kalpasutra Photos 1

Paryushan Kalpasutra Photos 2

Paryushan Kalpasutra Photos 3

Jyoti Kothari has been volunteering himself for Paryushan program since last 32 years. He started doing this from Gangapur city in Rajasthan 1984. Since then he had been in many places in India and abroad (Bangkok and Tokyo) for the purpose. Normally he goes to a place where there is no Chaturmas of Sadhu-Sadhvis.

His Paryushans:

Gangapur city in Rajasthan
Jaipur in Rajasthan
Ajmer in Rajasthan 
Bharatpur in Rajasthan
Beawar in Rajasthan
Durg in Chhattisgarh
Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh
Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh (Twice)
Indore in Madhya Pradesh (Twice)
Chandrapur in Maharashtra
Malegaon in Maharashtra
Delhi, the capital of India
Patna in Bihar
Lucknow in Uttar Prades
Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh
Kolkata, West Bengal
Koimbatore in Tamilnadu
Bangkok in Thailand (Twice)
Tokyo in Japan

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