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Paryushan 2023

Respected Shravak/Shravika,

Pranam.

Shri Melbourne Shwetambar Jain Sangh (MSJS) is pleased to invite you and your family to celebrate Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva, starting from Tuesday 12th September to Tuesday 19th September 2023 (Samvatsari) followed by Samooh Parna on Wednesday 20th September 2023.

With the blessings of Dev, Guru, and Dharma, we are delighted to inform you that Veer Sainik Shri Chetanbhai Mehta, Mangalambhai Shah and Namanbhai Satawat will be coming to Melbourne for our Paryushan Aaradhana. 

Kindly note that Mahavir Janma Vanchan Mahotsav/Supan Uchhamani has been organized on Saturday, 16th September, the 5th day of Paryushan Parva. This event will be held at Collingwood Town hall.

We encourage all to join for weekday Chauvihar at MSJS Centre to participate in Pratikaman and Swadhyay.

RSVP is mandatory for weekdays/weekend meals and child minding facilities. RSVP will be closed at 9:00 PM on Wednesday, 6th September 2023.

Let us all join together to celebrate the most auspicious festival of Jainism - The Festival of Forgiveness!!

Program Details

Day Date /Tithi Time Event
  Sunday
10-Sep-23
Shravan Vad 11
09:30 to 12:30 Shakrastav Abhishek
12:30 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 15:30 Paryushan ni Purva Bhumika / Children Swadhyay
Day 0
Monday
11-Sep-23
Shravan Vad 12
19:00 to 21:00 Paryushan Aavya Re 
Day 1

Tuesday
12-Sep-23
Shravan Vad 13

06:00 to 07:00 Rai Pratikraman
09:30 to 11:00 Morning Swadhyay*
16:00 to 17:30 Chauvihar
17:00 to 18:00 Young Parents Devasi Pratikraman
18:15 to 19:15 Devasi Pratikraman
19:30 to 22:00 Swadhyay
Day 2
Wednesday
13-Sep-23
Shravan Vad 13
06:00 to 07:00 Rai Pratikraman
09:30 to 11:00 Morning Swadhyay*
16:00 to 17:30 Chauvihar
17:00 to 18:00 Young Parents Devasi Pratikraman
18:15 to 19:15 Devasi Pratikraman
19:30 to 22:00 Swadhyay
Day 3
Thursday
14-Sep-23
Shravan Vad 14
06:00 to 07:00 Rai Pratikraman
09:30 to 11:00 Morning Swadhyay*
16:00 to 17:30 Chauvihar
16:45 to 18:15 Young Parents Pakhi Pratikraman
18:30 to 20:15 Pakhi Pratikraman
20:30 to 22:00 Swadhyay
Day 4
Friday
15-Sep-23
Shravan Vad 30
06:00 to 07:00 Rai Pratikraman
09:30 to 11:00 Morning Swadhyay*
16:00 to 17:30 Chauvihar
17:00 to 18:00 Young Parents Devasi Pratikraman
18:15 to 19:15 Devasi Pratikraman
19:30 to 22:00 Swadhyay
Day 5
Saturday
16-Sep-23
Bhadarva Sud 1
(Collingwood Town Hall)
05:30 to 06:30 Rai Pratikraman
08:00 to 09:30 Navkarshi
09:30 to 15:00 Swadhyay / 14 Supan Darshan / Shri Mahaveer Swami Janm Vanchan
15:15 to 17:30 Chauvihar
17:30 to 18:30 Young Parents Devasi Pratikraman
18:45 to 19:45 Devasi Pratikraman
Day 6
Sunday
17-Sep-23
Bhadarva Sud 2
05:30 to 06:30 Rai Pratikraman
08:00 to 09:30 Navkarshi
09:30 to 11:00 Kids Activity
11:00 to 12:30 Asta Mangal Aishwarya
13:00 to 14:30 Swadhyay and Children Swadhyay (Aged 8+)
14:30 to 15:00 Kids Nishal Gaman# / Pathshala Gaman
15:15 to 17:30 Chauvihar
17:00 to 18:00 Young Parents Devasi Pratikraman
18:15 to 19:15 Devasi Pratikraman
Day 7
Monday
18-Sep-23
Bhadarva Sud 3
06:00 to 07:00 Rai Pratikraman
09:30 to 11:00 Morning Swadhyay*
16:00 to 17:30 Chauvihar
17:00 to 18:00 Young Parents Devasi Pratikraman
18:15 to 19:15 Devasi Pratikraman
19:30 to 22:00 Swadhyay
Day 8
Tuesday
19-Sep-23
Bhadarva Sud 4
06:00 to 07:00 Rai Pratikraman
11:30 to 13:30 Barsasutra Pooja / Samvatsari Pratikraman ni Samaj
12:15 to 14:30 Young Parents Samvatsari Pratikraman
14:00 onwards Samvatsari Pratikraman
18:30 to 19:00 Aarti & Mangal Divo
19:00 to 20:30 Aangi Darshan
Day 9
Wednesday
20-Sep-23
Bhadarva Sud 5
06:00 to 07:00 Rai Pratikraman
08:00 to 09:30 Tapasvi Bahuman & Samooh Parna

*Morning Swadhyay during weekdays will be live streamed at http://www.msjs.org.au/live/

#Paryushan Parva Day 6 - Mahaveer Swami Bhagwan Nishal Gaman

On the 6th day of Paryushan, Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami's Nishal Gaman (start of schooling), is read in the Kalpasutra. Since last year, we have started giving education-related gifts to all children present on that day. Last year we had approximately 70 families who participated in distributing educational gift items to over 200 children.

All of the children were very excited and we had a lot of participation from families. This led to the children receiving the same item multiple times. Based on the feedback this year, our Sangh has decided to organise a collective age-group-appropriate gift/s to be distributed to children so parents don't need to buy gifts individually.

You can participate by contributing a nakro of $201 (Shubh Sarva Sadharan), which will be used to buy gifts for all the children. We encourage everyone to take a labh in this activity and RSVP for their kids. Gifts will be distributed on Sunday morning to all children who are present.

Venue Location:

All events (except Saturday 16th Sept)  to be held at MSJS Centre, 124-126 Rowans Road, Moorabbin, VIC 3189.
Saturday 16th September Mahaveer Janma Vanchan event will be held at Collingwood Town hall, 140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford Vic 3067.

Western Suburb:

  • Morning Pooja, Chauvihar, evening Pratikaman and evening Pravachan live streaming (except on 16,17 and 19 Sept) will be at Werribee Masonic Hall, 223 Watton St, Werribee, Vic 3030. For further information on this, please contact Vishal Mehta on 0470 370 220. 

 

Swadhyay Recordings:

 

Paryushan 2023 Committee is working extremely hard to help you do the Paryushan Aaradhana very well. This year we'll have swadhyay / activities for children aged 8+ in addition to arranging child minding facilities for children aged up to 8 years.

Child Swadhyay/Activity: (Aged 8+ years)

  • Swadhyay time (14:30 to 15:30 hours) on Sunday, 10th September.
  • Swadhyay time (13:00 to 15:00 hours) on Sunday, 17th September.

Child minding: (Ages up to 8 years)

  • During Swadhyay (Pravachan) time (19:30 to 22:00 hours) on weekdays during Paryushan.

The Paryushan Committee requests parents/guardians to submit an RSVP form for every child attending Child Minding sessions.

Please note that for child minding facility, you will be required to pay a 100% REFUNDABLE deposit of AUD $10.00 per child per day at the time of doing RSVP. This deposit amount will be refunded on the requested day at the Swadhyay time. Also note that each child, whose parents have given a response via RSVP, will be given a wristband for identification. Children with wristbands will be allowed to stay with the child carers.

RSVP is now closed. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Shakrastav Abhishek - 10 September 2023
Day 1 - 12 September 2023
Day 2 - 13 September 2023
Day 3 - 14 September 2023
Day 4 - 15 September 2023
Mahavir Janma Vanchan - 16 September 2023
Day 6 - 17 September 2023
Day 7 - 18 September 2023
Parna Day - 20 September

In order to minimise food wastage or shortage, we are using this RSVP system. You will be required to pay a 100% REFUNDABLE deposit of AUD $10.00 per person per meal and $10 per child per child minding day at the time of doing RSVP. This deposit will be refunded on the day of the event.

If you wish to cancel your meal or child minding RSVP please email [email protected] by a day before the meal or child minding day that you would like to cancel for. Upon cancellation, RSVP deposit amount will be refunded at the meal counter.

If for ANY reason, you are unable to attend the meal after having paid the deposit and RSVP is not cancelled, money will be donated to our Shubh Sarva Sadharan account and same will NOT be refunded.

To continue with RSVP please complete the following steps

  1. Check the Payable Amount shown below
  2. Go to your internet banking website and deposit the Payable Amount to MSJS account
    "Melbourne Shwetambar Jain Sangh Inc"
    BSB: 013483
    A/C No: 268318925

    (please note that this is a different account from normal donation account)
  3. Include below Form Number-Mobile Number as your internet banking transaction reference
  4. After transferring the amount, please include your internet banking reference number in the below field to continue the RSVP

You must click submit here after depositing Payable Amount.




 

MSJS Centre car park is closed. All are requested to park their cars around MSJS Centre at the appropriate locations by adhering to council parking rules and permit requirements.

Jinalay:
  • Please DO NOT park cars on Rice St, Rodney St and Wendy St
  • Make sure to walk quietly to/from the car
  • Do not stand for a chat outside of Derasar

MSJS solely depends on support from community members by way of attendance, contributions, donations and sponsorship. The Paryushan team has planned 9 meals (including daily Chauvihar on weekdays) to make it easier for families to participate in Swadhyay and Paryushan Aaradhna.

This presents an excellent opportunity for Sadharmik Bhakti Labh which is our Kartavya.

The following are the Nakras for this event. Many individuals can participate for below Nakras.

  • Sangh Prabhavana   $101
  • Swamivatsalya          $301 
  • Pathshala gaman      $201

To take Labh for any of the above Nakra, please email [email protected]

  • Weekdays Morning Swadhyay - Boiled water will not be available in the morning.
  • Weekdays Chauvihar and Parna day - Requesting all Sadharmik to please bring napkins for all meals.
  • MSJS would like to encourage all Sadharmik to perform Ashtaprakari Pooja at Derasar, however if it's not feasible then one should perform same at home during Paryushan.
  • Ideally one shall perform 17 Pratikraman - 1 Pratikraman each in the morning & evening during the 8 days of Paryushan and 1 in the morning on Parna day
  • Anyone performing evening Pratikraman should not eat after Sunset
  • During Paryushan, one shall confine meal intake between Navkarshi & Sunset time and avoid eating vegetables & fruits (Jains should not eat root vegetables).
  • Anyone performing Tapasya (Ekasanu, Biyasanu, Upvas, Aayambil, or other) must drink boiled water & consume meals between Porsi & Sunset time only. It is also important to take appropriate Pachchakhkhan.
  • The Management committee reserves the right to amend any of the above-scheduled items, should circumstances change, without advance notice.

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  • 14-04-2024
  • 28-04-2024
  • 12-05-2024

 

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