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Jul 19 17

by Secretary SDJA


Jul 19 17


by Secretary SDJA

Children’s English Pathshala

We have a fantastic children’s Pathshala at the Mandir that runs every Sunday morning. We currently run 3 classes, for children aged 4 onward.

Adult English Pathshala

From Wednesday September 13th, we will be running an adult Pathshala at the Mandir, that is open to all ages (even those that are not quite “adults”). We will be teaching the principles of Jainism from a foundation level in a very interactive manner. The classes will be broadcast live on You Tube, and will also be recorded so that you never have to miss a lesson.

We already have over 60 people interested in joining the classes, either in person or remotely, so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity that may not come around again.


In case you are interested in either Pathshala, please contact

Nov 7 16


by Secretary SDJA

Jai Jinendra!

Kartik – Ashtanika Parva Celebration
Monday 7th – Monday 14th November, 2016

Nutan Varash na Abhinandan!

We hope you all enjoyed a spiritual and uplifting Diwali. We enjoyed seeing large numbers attend the Diwali programme at the Mandir over the weekend whilst we celebrated the Nirvan Ladoo ceremony for the first time along with Maha Abhishekh, children’s skit and a lively debate on Kram-Bandh-Paryay vs Purusharth.
Next Monday is the start of the Nandishvar Ashtanika Parva that takes place over 8 days.

The Ashtanika Parvas are celebrated three time a year from the eighth day of the second fortnight of Kartik, Fagun and Ashad months where Dev travel to Nandishwar Dhweep.

The Jain community generally celebrates this great festival with profound religious fervour. In many centres the religious ritual of Siddhachakra Vidhan is arranged and external scholars would deliver lectures on subjects of life and soul.
At the present time we cannot travel to Nandishwar Dhweep but we are still able to celebrate it’s importance and relevance with the same spirituality.

Saurabhji will have daily lectures for these 8 days from Monday November 7th – Monday November 14th from 8 to 9 pm everyday; he will lecture on aspects of ‘Moksh Marg Prakashak’.

We sincerely hope as many of you that can will take advantage of this and mark a very appropriate start to your spiritual new year!
Jai Jinendra!
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Oct 4 16

Sunday 9 October 

by Secretary SDJA

Jai Jinendra!
This Sunday 9th October, in place of Shitalbhais lecture, for one week only we will be having an English class conducted by Anubhav Jain, a young shastri who visited us back in 2012.
In this class, aimed at youngsters 8 years and above, Anubhav will be exploring the festival of Diwali, and the relevance of the principles of Jainism as preached by Mahavir in our day to day life.
Although the target audience is the younger generation, all are welcome to attend this class.
Jai Jinendra!

Sep 28 16

Diwali 30 October 

by Secretary SDJA

Jai Jinendra!
This year Diwali falls on Sunday 30th October 2016. Our grand celebrations will start with Mahavir Bhagwan’s Maha-Abhishek, offering of ‘Nirvana ladoo’, children’s recital, lecture and Gnaan Goshti.
We will be holding a raffle draw for the ‘Nirvana ladoo’ at £10 a ticket. The raffle will be drawn on the day , the lucky winner will have the opportunity to place the offering in front of Bhagwan Mahavir with their entire family. One can buy more than one ticket. Please obtain your raffle tickets from Nileshbhai, our pujari.
Some members are organising a Diwali lunch straight after the morning programme. If you wish to join in, the cost is £10 per person. Children under 8 will be £5. There is restricted capacity, to ensure your lunch place please give your names and money to Nileshbhai by this Sunday 9th October at the very latest. 
The programme on Sunday 30th October is as follows:
8.00 – 9.00: Pujya Gurudevhree’s CD Pravachan

9.00 – 10.15: Jinendra maha Abhishek, poojan, Nirvana ladoo

10.15 – 10.45: Swadhyay 

10.45 – 11.00: Children’s programme

11.00 – 11.45: Gnaan Goshti
Hope to see you and the entire family on Diwali!
Jai Jinendra..

Sep 14 16


by Secretary SDJA

 Jai Jinendra!

Paryushan Parva 2016
Our Paryushan parva is going on fantastically with Nileshbhai’s thought provoking, soul inspiring lectures. Only one day left of Paryushana, so if you have been unable to join in the celebrations, please do. The good news is that Nileshbhai’s series of lectures will still continue after Paryushana. The time table is as below.

Kshamavani parva will be held on Saturday am 17th September.
Friday 16th September till Sunday 18th morning programme:

08.15 – 08.30: Jinendra Abhishek

08.30 – 09.30: Jinendra Puja

09.30 – 10.30: Swadhyay – Vi. Nileshbhai Shah 

10.30 – 11.30: Pujya Gurudev’s Pravachan

08.15 – 08.30am: Jinendra Abhishek

08.30 – 09.15am: Jinendra Puja

09.15 – 10.00am: Swadhyay – Vi. Nileshbhai Shah 

10.00 – 10.30am: Kshamavani & Dhwaja Boli

10.30 – 11.30am: Pujya Gurudev’s Pravachan


7.45 – 8.15: Jinendra Bhakti

8.15 – 9.15: Swadhyay – Vi. Nileshbhai Shah

7.45 – 9.15: Adhyatmic quiz
Sunday 16th September 2016 AM ONLY

08.00 – 09.00: Gurudev’s CD Pravachan
09.00 – 09.45: Jinendra Prakshalan & Puja
09.45 – 10.30: Swadhyay – Nileshbhai
10.30 – 11.00: Children’s Talent Show
11.00 – 11.45: Dhwaja Rohan
12.00 – 14.30: Swami Vatsalya Bhojan

Jai Jinendra!