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.

Group Type

Student Organizations, Religious Groups, Faith Community

Upcoming Events

Mahavira Jayanti

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

4/25
Paryushana-parva begins

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...

9/3
Dashalakshani-parva begins

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

9/11
Paryushana-parva ends

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...

9/11
Dashalakshani-parva ends

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

9/20

Recent Events

Mahavira Nirvana

11/14/2020

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