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Apr 12 19

Uk census

by Secretary SDJA

Help ensure Jain’s are not ignored in UK Government planning decisions by demanding the inclusion of the Jain Religion on the next UK Census. Please sign the petition and share with your networks #UKCensus #Jain #OneJAIN.

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Mar 26 19


by Secretary SDJA


Mahavir Janma Kalyanak 

Wednesday 17th April 2019

2618 years ago, the last Tirthankar of our current cycle, Mahavir Bhagwan, was born. His teachings have been instrumental in propagating the knowledge of Jainism in our time and forthcoming times to come. This day also holds special relevance for us as it was also on this day in 1934 that Pujya Gurudev’s parivartan took place. The cultural team has planned an event prior on the preceding Sunday, as follows. 

Sunday 14th April

08.15 – 09:15: Pujya Gurudev’s CD Pravachan

09.15 – 10.30: Jinendra Maha-Abhishek (boys over 8  years most welcome) & Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Pujan 

10.30 – 11.30: Gyaan Goshti – Religious discussion (details below)

Gyaan Goshti Subject: Mahavir Bhagwan se Pujya Gurudev tak

You are invited to prepare a short passage exploring the life one religious personality, from the time of Mahavir bhagwan, through to Pujya Gurudev. You can pick from one of the following personalities:  

1. Mahavir Swami

2. Gautam Gandhar

3. Jambu Swami

4. Kundkund Acharya

5. Amrutchandra Acharya

6. Shree Banarasidas Ji

7. Pandit Todarmal Ji

8. Shrimad Rajchandraji

9. Bahenshree Ben

10. Pujya Gurudev Shree

Your speech, should aim to provide information relating to some/all of the following (where applicable):

1. Place and date of birth and death

2. Motivation/inclination towards Jainism

3. Inspiring incidents from their life

4. Contribution towards Jainism

5. Key teachings and how we can apply them

Obviously, any one of these personalities could easily take up a full hour of speech, but we want to find out a little about all of them, so the speeches should be kept to no more than 4 or 5 minutes. You can prepare the speech in any language you are comfortable with. 

Everyone is welcome to attend the event, but if you would specifically like to be a participant in the discussions as per above, please put your name forward by replying to this email. Please advise your choice of personality in the email. Note ALL ages are welcome to take part.

Nov 2 18


by Secretary SDJA
Jai Jinendra!
This year Diwali falls on Wednesday 7th November. Our grand celebrations will start with Mahavir Bhagwan’s Abhishek at the usual time of 8.15am
For those who are working, we have a weekend celebration on Sunday 11th November where again the grand celebrations will start with Maha-abhishek, poojan, offering of Nirvana ladoo and bhakti. 
We will be holding a raffle draw for the ‘Nirvana ladoo’ at £10 a ticket. The raffle will be drawn on the Sunday , the lucky winner will have the opportunity to place the offering in front of Bhagwan Mahavir with their entire family. Please obtain your raffle tickets from Nileshbhai, our pujari.
The programme on Sunday 11th November is as follows:
8.00 – 9.00:      Pujya Gurudevhree’s CD Pravachan
9.00 – 10.45:    Jinendra maha Abhishek, poojan, Nirvana ladoo & bhakti 
10.45 – 11.45:  Swadhyay by Shitalbhai
Hope to see you and the entire family on Diwali!
Sep 13 18

by Secretary SDJA

Jai Jinendra!

Das Laxan Maha Parva 2018

Friday 14th September till Sunday 23rd September

As we approach Das Laxan Parva, we are presented once again with an excellent opportunity to make significant in-roads in embarking and furthering our individual spiritual journeys… So come and join in the celebrations !

This year,  we are very fortunate to have the pleasure of Dr Sanjeev Godha as our visiting vidhvaan who will conduct lectures in Hindi. He is a renowned scholar all over the world and we urge you to make the most of this opportunity. He will be taking lectures in way of seminars as well. Our cultural team have been extremely busy over the summer vacation to make this an eventful celebration. We look forward to supporting their efforts.

We are also trialling a half hour Pravachan by Pujya Gurudevshree Kanji Swami on weekends, with HINDI subtitles to encourage and introduce new comers to Gurudev’s vani, as suggested by Hemantbhai.

We will also endeavour to stream Dr Godha’s lectures daily on  (please note that there is a underscore between number 4 & 1)  or search for the channel ‘Mahavir Jain Temple Lectures’


08.00 – 08.15: Jinendra Prakshalan

08.15 – 09.30: Das Laxan Puja

09.30 – 10.30: Dr Sanjeev Godha’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: Dr Sanjeev Godha’s Swadhyay

Weekends – 

2 Saturdays

08.30 – 09.45: Jinendra Prakshalan & Puja

09.45 – 10.15: Pujya Gurudev’s CD Pravachan with HINDI subtitles

10.15 – 11.15 Dr Sanjeev Godha’s Swadhyay

2 Sundays

08.30 – 09.45: Jinendra Prakshalan & Puja

09.45 – 10.15: Pujya Gurudev’s CD Pravachan with HINDI subtitles

10.15 – 10.45: Pathshala sanskritik programme

10.45 – 11.45: Dr Sanjeev Godha’s Swadhyay

Weekend Evenings

18.45 – 19.15: Jinendra Bhakti

19.15 – 20.15: Pratikraman

20.15 – 20.30: Jinendra Aarti

20.30 – 21.30: Dr Sanjeev Godha’s Swadhyay & Quiz on Saturday 22nd September

We have tried to adjust the timings so that maximum number of people can take part in all the programmes. Please bear with us if there is a delay of a few minutes  in any of the above timings.

Kshamavani Parva will be on Tuesday 25th September. We will ask for kshama in front of Dev Shastra Guru at 10.30am.

Swami Vatslaya Bhojan & Adult Play will take place on Sunday 30th September, a detailed email will follow for that.

Finally, we have the following fund raising schemes also in place. Please remember that this is our main collection for the mandir maintenance and running for the year. 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) Das Laxan Puja – 11 days @ £55and 1 day @ £11 

3) Das Laxan fund

4) SV Bhojan fund

5) Arti for each day of Das Laxan – boli starting at £51

Thank you , Regards & Jai Jinendra!


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Sep 13 18

Swami vatsalya

by Secretary SDJA

For this year’s Swami Vatsalya bhojan, the cultural team have organised something very special. You are invited to witness the wedding of Rajkumar Shree Nemikumar with Rajul, a very famous event in Jain history, which will be enacted by a group of talented budding actors, selected from our very own membership. The performance has been planned and rehearsed over the last few months, and promises to be an engaging and memorable event.

The venue for the wedding enactment is the Masefield Suite at Harrow Leisure Centre. There is free parking for 3 hours at the leisure centre, however, A VALID TICKET MUST BE DISPLAYED. We have confirmed with HLC, that if anyone needs to park for longer than three hours, another free ticket can be obtained from the machine to cover a further 3 hours.

Please aim to arrive there between 11am and 11:15am (no Indian timing please). As with any Indian wedding, the performance will be followed by a delicious lunch, which will be served from 12:30pm.

This will be a Swami Vatsalya bhojan not to be missed. To register your place at the event, please provide your name and numbers to our Pujari Nileshbhai. There is a £10 charge per person, £5 for all children under 8. To enable us to make accurate catering arrangements, please provide your details no later than Wednesday 26th September. Please note that there will be no entry to the dining hall without a ticket that Nileshbhai will issue at the time of putting your names down.

The programme for the morning is as follows:

8.15 : Jinendra Abhishek

8.30- 9.30: Pujya Gurudev’s CD Pravachan

9.30-10.30: Jinendra Puja

11.00 onwards : Marriage procession at Masefield Suite

Sep 1 18

Dhwaja Arohan Sunday 2nd September 2018 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. 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 Hemantbhai’s sincere wish that as many male members young and old take part in the maha abhishek. 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: Hemantbhai’s Swadhyay 11.00 onwards: Dhwaja Arohan

by Secretary SDJA