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In the interest of Jainism and all Jains in Australia, Melbourne Shwetambar Jain Sangh Inc. was the proud sponsor/organiser of the historical Pratishtha event and auspicious occasion.

An action packed, 4-day Pratishtha Mahotsav was held from 25th till 28th April 2008. Some of the highlights of the Mahotsav include:

  • 25th April 2008 - Varghodo, Various Poojas, Jinchandraji's Pravachans & Bhavana
  • 26th April 2008 - Prabhuji 18 Abhishek, Bhakti Mahotsav & Cultural programme
  • 27th April 2008 - Prabhuji Pratishtha, Parshva-Padmavati Poojan & Dandiya Raas
  • 28th April 2008 - Dwar Udghatan

We were fortunate to have Param Pujya Shri Jinchandraji (one of the three brothers popularly known as Bandhu Triputi) of Tithal (Valsad), India to grace the milestone Jainism event in Australia. The event was also energised by a musical ensemble from India. Please refer to programme section for more details.

All were welcomed and encouraged to attend the Pratishtha Mahotsav - A milestone in the history of Jainism in Australia. 

Day One - Friday, 25/04/2008

From To Event Description Where Nakro / Chadavo
8:00 9:00 Breakfast Springers Hall Nakro
9:00 10:00 Snatra Pooja Springers Hall  
10:00 11:00 Kumbh & Deepak Sthapana Springers Hall  
11:00 12:00 Varghodo Springers Hall Chadavo
12:00 13:00 Lunch  Springers Hall Nakro
13:00 16:00 Ashta Mangal Springers Hall Chadavo
13:00 16:00 Navgraha Pooja Springers Hall Chadavo
13:00 16:00 Dash Digpal Pooja Springers Hall Chadavo
13:00 16:00 Shanti Kalash, Aarti & Mangal Divo Springers Hall Chadavo
16:00 17:00 Dinner Springers Hall Nakro
18:00 20:00 Param Pujya Shree Jinchandraji Pravachan Springers Hall  
20:00 20:15 Aarti & Mangal Divo Springers Hall Chadavo
20:15 22:00 Cultural Programmes/Bhavana Springers Hall  

Day Two - Saturday - 26/04/2008

From To Event Description Where Nakro / Chadavo
8:00 9:00 Breakfast Springers Hall Nakro
9:00 10:00 Snatra Pooja Springers Hall  
10:00 11:00 'Derasar - In the making' - Slide Show Springers Hall  
11:00 13:00 Lunch Springers Hall Nakro
11:30 15:00 18-Abhishek (Prabhuji and Dhaja Dand Abhishek) Springers Hall Nakro
11:30 15:00 Surya & Chandra Darshan Springers Hall  
16:00 17:00 Dinner Springers Hall Nakro
18:00 22:00 Pratishtha Chadavo/Cultural Programmes/Bhavana Springers Hall  
20:00 20:15 Aarti & Mangal Divo Springers Hall Chadavo
From To Event Description Where Nakro /Chadavo
8:00 9:00 Breakfast Springers Hall Nakro
9:00 10:00 Snatra Pooja Springers Hall  
10:30 12:00 Prabhuji Pratishtha & Ashtaprakari Pooja - Mulnayak - Telecast Derasar/Springers Hall  
10:30 12:00 Prabhuji Pratishtha & Ashtaprakari Pooja - Other Pratimaji - Telecast Derasar/Springers Hall Chadavo
10:30 12:00 Derasar Dhaja Ropan - Telecast Derasar/Springers Hall  
12:00 13:00 Lunch Springers Hall Nakro 
13:00 16:00 Shree Parshwa-Padmavati Poojan Springers Hall Chadavo
13:00 16:00 Aarti & Mangal Divo Springers Hall Chadavo
16:00 17:00 Dinner Springers Hall Nakro
17:00 19:00 All are welcome to visit Derasar Derasar  
19:30 22:00 Dandiya Raas / Bhavana Springers Hall  
From To Event Description Where Nakro /Chadavo
6:30 7:00 Dwar Udghatan Derasar  
8:00 9:00 Breakfast Masonic Hall Nakro

Jinalay Pratishtha Mahotsav is organised by a team of dedicated members. These members are working extremely hard to make this event a successful and memorable one.

Name Responsibility Phone Number
Nitin Doshi Overall Co-ordination +61 414 998 340
Hiren Shah India Co-ordination +91 982 250 4391
Dinesh Choradiya Event Arrangements +61 433 378 431
Jaydeep Sutaria Food Arrangements +61 422 625 555
Nishal Mehta Communication +61 408 306 354
Kunal Karnavat Finance & Donations +61 400 430 439
Himesh Doshi Guest Arrangements +61 402 554 953
Nilay Shah Volunteer Arrangements +61 433 108 943
Jitendra Bhansali Website Management +61 433 213 319
Sneha Mehta Decoration Arrangements +61 412 892 812

 

Active Committee Members

  • Shweta Bhansali
  • Atul & Jayshree Chheda
  • Hitesh & Vibha Choradiya
  • Vandana Choradiya
  • Bhavisha Doshi
  • Ekta & Nimita Doshi
  • Meena Doshi
  • Renu Karnavat
  • Alka Khare
  • Dhaval & Siddhi Mehta
  • Anish Shah
  • Gaurang & Pooja Shah
  • Joy & Dhara Shah
  • Kunal & Rachana Shah
  • Maulin & Rinkal Shah
  • Niketa Shah
  • Niral Shah
  • Param Shah
  • Jasma Sutaria
  • Pritesh Thakkar

Children Religious Activity

MSJS will be running the activity for children up to the age of 14 yrs, from 6th September 2018 to (start of Paryushan) to 24th October 2018 (end of Navpadji Oli).

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