Ahimsa Paramo Dharam

Anjan Shalaka Bhagwan Arrival Celebration 2010

 

Meal Donation (Nakra)

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MSJS has kept nominal amount of $101.00 Nakro/Donation for Sadharmik Bhakti Swami Vatsalya (Lunch). All are requested to take ‘labh’ by way of generous contributions.

To confirm your Nakra, please email to [email protected] or contact Himesh Doshi at finance counter on the day of event.

 

Please note

If you would like to participate in Pooja then please come in the Pooja cloths.

 

What is Anjan Shalaka

The name Anjan Shalaka is given to the ceremony of decorating the eyes of new images of Jins with collyrium made of many special substances. using in the process a gold-stick.

On this occasion, the following five auspicious events relating to the Lord are celebrated.

  • Chyavan- incarnation: The incarnation of the Lord in his mother's womb.
  • Janm - birth: The birth of the Lord.
  • Deeksha- Renunciation: The event of the Lord's renunciation of worldly life and commencement of a life of austerity, discipline and attainments.
  • Kaivalya gnan: The event of attaining absolute enlightenment after performing austerities and tapasya.
  • Nirvan: Being completely delivered from the body and the karmas.

 

Only the event of the Kaivalyagnan is called Anjan Shalaka and it is arranged to be carried out at an auspicious and sacred period, at midnight,

The smearing of collyrium to the eyes of the image with a gold-stick can be done only by the Acharya Bhagavant, in the Jain command or by the Anuyogacharya, the one next to him.

Reference: http://www.jainworld.com/jainbooks/guideline/47.htm

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