Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Paryushana Parva observed in Jaipur Khartar Sangh

Paryushana Parva, the highest Jain spiritual event observed in Sri Jain Shwetambar Khartar Gachchh Sangh, Jaipur between August 14 and 21 in the lunar month of Bhadra Pad Pratham. Paryushana Parva was observed in the auspices of Jain monks PP Sri Vinay Muni, Mukti Muni and Sushil Muni at Shivjiram Bhawan and in the auspices of Jain nuns PP Sri Suyasha Sri and Prerna Sri at Sri Mahavir Swami temple, Tonk Fatak premises.

Sri Surendra Golechha, eminent industrialist hoisted the flag on the first day, August 14 at 9 AM. He was accompanied by Sri Kamal Chand Surana, reputed Jeweler as guest in chief. Girls of Sri Veer Balika school played band to welcome them. Trustees of Khartar Sangh felicitated both the guests. The event was followed by Manglacharan of Sri Gyan Vichakshan Mahila Mandal and Sri Jain Navyuvak Mandal. PP Sri Sushil Muni delivered pravachan on Ashtanhika for about one and half hours after that.

Pravachan on Sri Kalpasutra, the sacred Jain Agam started from the third day, August 16. There was a Ratri Jagaran of Pustakji at Shivjirm Bhawan organized by Sri Jain Yuva Parishad. A beautiful "Jhanki" of Tirthankar Parmatma beneath a snake was center of attraction of the devotional songs night.

Fifth day of the Paryushan has great significance. It is observed as the day of Janma Vachan. There was "Swapnavtaran" (14 auspicious dreams of Trishala, mother of Lord Mahavira) ceremony before the Janma Vachan. Jaipur Sangh celebrated the event with great enthusiasm in presence of more than two thousand people. Laddu and Panjiri was distributed among the devotees.

Ratri Bhakti was organized at Shivjiram Bhawan in front of beautiful Jhanki of Lord Mahavira. Live white pigeons created great attraction among audience. Devotional songs sang by Annu-Anil pair. Sri Rajiv Dasot, Additional Director General, Rajasthan Police adorned the chair as chief guest of the program sponsored by Suklecha family.

Sri Gyan Vichakshan Mahila Mandal presented cultural night on the next day. Dr. Mahendra Singh Daga, Chairman, Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce and Industry was the guest in chief. Mrs. Vimala Jharchur presided over the ceremony. Dr. Sushma Singhvi, Chairperson, Rajasthan Sanskrit academy, was also present as special guest.

The last day of Paryushan Parva was observed as Samvatsari. The original text of Kalpasutra was recited in the morning hours. Jyoti Kothari, secretary, Khartar Sangh presented annual report.

A great procession composed of elephants, horses and musical band moved from Shivjiram Bhawan to visit all Jain Shwetambar temples in the walled city. Devotees pay their homage to all six Jain temples and completed their annual ritual "Chaitya Paripati".

Samvatsari Pratikraman and Kshamapana (Divine forgiveness) were the final events of Paryushan Parva.

The Sangh specially invited a professional Angi performer. He decorated the idols at Panchayati temple with beautiful ornaments. There were different Angi every day during all eight days of Paryushan. Ratri Bhakti performed in temples during the Paryushan. People performed Pratikraman on all eight days. There was arrangement of Ekashana in the Sangh Bhawan.

Similar program were organized at Sri Mahavir Swami temple, Tonk Phatak in the auspices of PP Sadhvi Sri Suyasha Sri and Prerna Sri. Sadhvi Suyasha sri is known for her austerity and penance. She was performing 51 days' Ayambil for her Vardhaman Tap. Her "Parna" took place at Tonk Phatak premises on the next day of Samvatsari.

 Jyoti Kothari


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