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Respected Shravak / Shravika,
Melbourne Shwetambar Jain Sangh (MSJS) is pleased to invite you and your family to the 18 Abhishek, Dhaja Rohan on the occasion of Melbourne Derasarji’s 8th Anniversary Utsav on 17th April 2016.
This year’s Derasar anniversary falls within the Chaitra Navpadji Aayambil Oli(14th April 2016 To 22nd April 2016). As such MSJS has organised both - Samooh Aayambil as well as normal meal (Sangh Swami Vatsalya) on that day.
RSVP is required for both Aayambil as well as Normal meal.
|18 Abhishek & Dhaja Rohan||09:00 am||
(All parking strictly at Masonic Hall. See instructions below)
Samooh Aayambil &
Masonic Hall - 124-126 Rowans Road, Moorabbin.
MSJS solely depends on support from community members by way of attendance, contributions, donations and sponsorship. To confirm your Nakra, select available options from the RSVP form for available labh or contact Himesh Doshi on firstname.lastname@example.org (0402 554 953). Nakras will be given on first come first serve basis.
Please note for all Nakra Labh the confirmation email will be provided by one of the finance team member along with the Bank account details where the money needs to be deposited. Please do not transfer money only for Nakra/Labh until you receive a confirmation.
The following are the Nakras for 8th Anniversary:
Please note that maximum of 2 person can participate in one Abhishek.
Following chadava will be given during 18 Abhishek on 17th of April 2016:
Chandra Darshan, Surya Darshan, Dhaja Rohan, First Bhagwan Prakshal & Chandan Pooja, First Manibhadra Yaksharaj Tilak, First Padmavati Devi Tilak & First Saraswati Devi Tilak. Arti Bhagwan, Manibhadra Yaksharaj, Padmavati Devi & Saraswati Devi.
Adhar Abhishek ( Eighteen Coronation/Oblations) is an auspicious ceremony that symbolically represents the pious ceremony of the coronation of Tirthankar with all His divine glory, energy, love and virtues within our heart and soul, thereby crowning & establishing His sovereignty upon our Soul.
During the Adhar Abhishek ceremony pure water mixed with eighteen different dravyas (special offerings ranging from precious metals to holy water from rivers to herbs & sandalwood), each having its own importance & significance, is individually & humbly showered upon Tirthankar pratimaji. The first nine oblations are to purify & cleanse the pratimaji of all the impurities (ashadnas) and remaining nine oblations are performed to energize the pratimaji. Midway during the ceremony we will invoke & attract the divine energy of the Tirthankar upon the pratimaji by performing specific hand mudras ( conducive antenna to attract the divine energy of the Tirthankar). In between the Adhar Abhishek ceremony a special ceremony of Surya Darshan & Chandra Darshan is performed wherein a replica of the Sun & Moon is presented before Bhagawan and thereafter to the Sakal Sangh. During the ceremony the importance & significance of each Abhishek would be explained. After the ceremony the Abhishek water is carefully collected and devotees are able to take this auspicious & energized water (naman) to bless their home, family members etc.
The Dhaja (flag) hoisted upon the Shikhar of the Jinalaya proclaims the divine presence of Tirthankar Bhagwan and it swaying in all the four directions affirms His sovereignty & blessings over the Universe. Every year on the anniversary of the Jinalaya the Dhaja is replaced and the benefactor family performing the Dhaja Rohan ceremony is gifted with the previous year's Dhaja( this Dhaja is the most sought-after auspicious treasure because it is the only souvenir & symbolic blessing that a devotee is able to take from the temple and treasure in his home).
All are expected to fully co-operate with the team for this arrangement and help to keep our Derasar going for years to come.
Please accept our apology (Michchhami Dukadam) for any inconvenience this may cause. MSJS management team is determined to enforce this arrangement. So please co-operate without arguments.