Holy Day: Jain


9:00 AM until 9:30 PM

Friday, September 13, 2013

Paryushan begins



Paryushan begins: Holiest day for Jains. An eight day festival signifying human emergence into a new world of spiritual and moral refinement.

Reflection: "I forgive (from the bottom of my heart without any reservation) all

living beings (who may have caused me any pain and suffering either in

this life or previous lives), and I beg  (again from the bottom of my

heart without any reservation) for the forgiveness from all living

beings (no matter how small or big to whom I may have caused pain and

suffering in this life or previous lives, knowingly or unknowingly, mentally, verbally or physically, or if I have asked or encouraged

someone else to carry out such activities). (Let all creatures know

that) I have a friendship with everybody and I have no revenge

(animosity or enmity) toward anybody."   Jain prayer

See the Calendar of Holy Days and Observances