Friday, 18 August 2017

Jain Paryushan Celebration - DATE: 18 - 25 Aug 2017 - (Videos-5 - Photos-40)


Jain Paryushan Celebration

DATE: 18 - 25 Aug 2017

Videos- 5  - Photos-40

Jain Paryushan Celebration

Every year, during the Shravana-Bhadrapada season, Jain International Residential School (JIRS) celebrates the Jain Paryushan festival for a period of eight days with devotion and dedication. This year too was no different and JIRS celebrated the prestigious festival from 18 to 25 August 2017.
The festival started with a ‘Deeksha & rsrsquo; – taking oath to practice the religious systems and traditions of Jainism. All Jain students participated with full vigor and zeal in the various religious rituals. They listened with rapt attention to the holy sermons of the saints. ‘Prathikraman’ a systematic ritual of repentance and begging forgiveness was conducted every day from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm.
Special food arrangements were made for students who were practicing Ekasana and Byasana (having food only once or twice a day, or fasting for the whole day). Students visited the Jain temple in the campus to invoke the blessings of saints. The temple head explained the importance and significance of the temple and Paryushan Parv to the students.

On the final day of the festival, students said ‘Michhami Dugudam’ to each other, a term that seeks forgiveness. It means, "If I have caused you offence in any way, knowingly or unknowingly, in thought, word or deed, then I seek your forgiveness". In addition to requesting forgiveness, one has to grant forgiveness as well. The JIRS students ended this year’s Jain Paryushan festival with this noble act.

                                       Videos- 5






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