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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!

Sep 5 16

English lessons

by Secretary SDJA

This Paryushan we are holding some English language sessions to explore the meaning of the Paryushan Parva, with a particular focus on understanding the Das Lakshan Dharma. The sessions will be conducted by Roshan Jain and Nirav Gudhka, and will take place at the Mandir on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September, between 2pm and 3pm. Everyone welcome. Please free to extend the invite to anyone you think will be interested in these sessions as they are in ENGLISH.

Aug 31 16

10 laxan paryushana

by Secretary SDJA

 Jai Jinendra!

Paryushan Parva 2016

Tuesday 6th September till Sunday 18th September

As we approach Paryushan, we are presented once again with an excellent opportunity to make significant in-roads in embarking and furthering our individual spiritual journeys, journeys that we are all priveleged in even being able to make in the first place, journeys that we may not have the opportunity to make again for an awfully long time. So come and join the celebrations of Paryushan!
This year, we will have the benefit of Vidhvaan Nileshbhai Jain’s expert and insightful mastery of tatva -both mornings and evenings. He will try and conduct the programme in both Hindi and Gujarati.

Nileshbhai will be staying at the mandir. Please put your names down for helping out with his meals, the list is on the notice board.

08.00 – 08.15: Jinendra Prakshalan 

08.15 – 09.30: Das Laxan Puja 

09.30 – 10.30: Nileshbhai’s Swadhyay

10.30 – 11.30: Pujya Gurudev’s CD Pravachan
18.45 – 19.15: Jinendra Bhakti 

19.15 – 20.15: Pratikraman 

20.15 – 20.30: Jinendra Aarti 

20.30 – 21.30: Nileshbhai’s Swadhyay 

08.30 – 09.45: Jinendra Prakshalan & Puja

09.45 – 10.45: Nileshbhai’s Swadhyay

10.45 – 11.45: Pujya Gurudev’s CD Pravachan

18.45 – 19.15: Jinendra Bhakti

19.15 – 20.15: Pratikraman

20.15 – 20.30: Jinendra Aarti 

20.30 – 21.30: Nileshbhai’s Swadhyay
We have tried to adjust the timings so that maximum number of people can take part in all the programme. Please bear with us if there is a delay of a few minutes here or there in any of the above timings

Dhwaja Rohan & Swami Vatsalya Vegan Bhojan

Sunday 18th September 2016
The Dhwaja Rohan ceremony and Swami Vatsalya bhojan will take place on Sunday 18th September . The Dhwaja is a symbol of any Mandir to highlight to any Saadharmi that here resides a virtual Samovasaran in these premises! The Dhwaja Rohan (flag raising) ceremony is symbolic in cementing that Jain Dharma is well and truly alive in this 5th era. We will complement the day with the annual Swami Vatsalya Bhojan, a delightful and almost inherent event where fellow Saadharmis will come together to mark the end of Paryushan, giving us an opportunity to strengthen the unity and spirit of our Mandal. On this day, we will conduct Jinendra Maha-Abhishek at a later time to enable those that may have not participated or witnessed this wonderful and humbling ceremony before. It is an ideal opportunity to introduce this privileged activity to the younger generation and we would enourage all families with little ones to attend. They are also invited to recite a prayer if they wish to do so.
The programme for the day will be as follows:

08.00 – 09.00: Gurudev’s CD Pravachan
09.00 – 10.15: Jinendra Maha-Abhishek, Prakshalan & Puja
10.15 – 10.45: Nileshbhai’s Swadhyay
10.45 – 12.00: Childrens’ Performance & Dhwaja Rohan
12.30 – 14.30: Swami Vatsalya Bhojan at Masefield Suite, Harrow Leisure Centre, Christchurch Ave, HA3 5BD
The boli for the Dhwaja Rohan will take place on Saturday 17th September am, 2016.
To enable an accurate list for catering purposes, please give your names if you will be attending to Nileshbhai, our pujari, by Sunday 11th September at the latest.We will be subsidising the bhojan, so a £5 nominal charge will be applied to non-members. This charge will be applied to the non members over the age of 8. As every year, please inform the EC if anyone would like to donate specifically to the Swamivatsalya Bhojan to mark any personal special occasion. There is free parking for 3 hours at the leisure centre, however, A VALID TICKET MUST BE DISPLAYED.
This year we are supporting the Jain Vegans Working Group and their ‘GIVE UP DAIRY FOR PARYUSHANA’. During the festival, many of you will be planning to fast in some way.In addition to the activities you will already be planning this year, we humbly request you to also consider giving up dairy products. Avoiding dairy can help stop the violence inflicted on cows in milk production. It can also help cultivate self control, and reduce your environmental footprint.

For further information, guidance and resources:

– watch our 2-minute video presentation:
– visit:

Finally, we have the following fund raising schemes also in place. Kindly take part in dharma daan by way of:
1) Mangal Kalash to be installed on Day 1 on Mandlo – Center @ £75 and rest 4 sides @ £51 each.  
2) Arti for each day of Paryushan – boli
3) Paryushan Puja – 10 days @ £101 and 1 day @ £11 
4) Paryushan fund
5) SV Bhojan fund
Jai Jinendra!!