Jain Community

The Jain religion is the oldest living representative of the ancient Shraman path of Indian culture. The essence of Jain belief is that the universe is eternal, uncreated, self-existent and infinite.

Jain Community
Jain Community

The Jain religion is the oldest living representative of the ancient Shraman path of Indian culture. The essence of Jain belief is that the universe is eternal, uncreated, self-existent and infinite.

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Paryushana-parva begins

Fri, Aug 26, 2022

The holiest period of the year for the ascetic Shvetambara sect. This 8 day period, concluding on Samvatsari, is a time of dedication to Jain ideals through fasting, worship of the Jina, and...

Dashalakshani-parva begins

Thu, Sep 1, 2022

The Digambara sect celebrates Dashalakshani-parva for ten days (until September 2) by fasting, worship, meditation, confession, and by dedicating each day to a virtue: forgiveness, humility,...

Paryushana-parva ends

Thu, Sep 1, 2022

The holiest period of the year for the ascetic Shvetambara sect. During this 8 day period, concluding on Samvatsari, it is a time of dedication to Jain ideals through fasting, worship of the Jina,...

Dashalakshani-parva ends

Sat, Sep 10, 2022

The Digambara sect celebrates Dashalakshani-parva for ten days (until September 2) by fasting, worship, meditation, confession, and by dedicating each day to a virtue: forgiveness, humility,...

Diwali/Deepavali or Deepawali or Tihar (Hindu, Jain, Sikh, and Buddhist celebration)

Mon, Oct 24, 2022

A very popular festival known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali (Deepavali/Deepawali/Tihar in Nepal) is dedicated to the Goddesses Kali in Bengal and Lakshmi (the Goddess of Wealth) in the rest of...

Mahavira Nirvana

Tue, Oct 25, 2022

On this day (falling on Diwali), Mahavira (6th century BCE), the 24th Tirthankara, attained nirvana and release from the cycle of rebirth (moksha).

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Mahavira Jayanti

Thu, Apr 14, 2022

This is a past event.

Celebrates the birthday of Lord Mahavira (Great Hero), the 24th Tirthankara (and the last of this time cycle).

Diwali/Deepavali or Deepawali or Tihar (Hindu, Jain, Sikh, and Buddhist celebration)

Thu, Nov 4, 2021

This is a past event.

A very popular festival known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali (Deepavali/Deepawali/Tihar in Nepal) is dedicated to the Goddesses Kali in Bengal and Lakshmi (the Goddess of Wealth) in the rest of...

Mahavira Nirvana

Thu, Nov 4, 2021

This is a past event.

On this day (falling on Diwali), Mahavira (6th century BCE), the 24th Tirthankara, attained nirvana and release from the cycle of rebirth (moksha).

Dashalakshani-parva ends

Mon, Sep 20, 2021

This is a past event.

The Digambara sect celebrates Dashalakshani-parva for ten days (until September 2) by fasting, worship, meditation, confession, and by dedicating each day to a virtue: forgiveness, humility,...

Dashalakshani-parva begins

Sat, Sep 11, 2021

This is a past event.

The Digambara sect celebrates Dashalakshani-parva for ten days (until September 2) by fasting, worship, meditation, confession, and by dedicating each day to a virtue: forgiveness, humility,...

Paryushana-parva ends

Sat, Sep 11, 2021

This is a past event.

The holiest period of the year for the ascetic Shvetambara sect. During this 8 day period, concluding on Samvatsari, it is a time of dedication to Jain ideals through fasting, worship of the Jina,...

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