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Bhagwaan Mahavira Moksha Kalyanak Pujan at His Tonk, Deepawali 2013

Acharya Sushil Gurve Namah

This Thursday, October 23, is Deepawali!

2,541 years ago that day, Bhagwaan Mahavira, our last Tirthankar, attained moksha after having shown us the path to do so, and His ganadhar (chief disciple) Shri Gautam Swami attained kevalgyan (absolute consciousness). Ever since, we celebrate the historic day as Deepawali.

Deepawali Mahaparv celebrations at Siddhachalam begin at 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, and continue through 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28. This is the last opportunity this Fall to stay at the ashram before most cabins are closed and the Tonks and Guruji’s prathima at Tapasya Sthal are veiled. Welcome!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Kaali Chaudas (Ghantakaran Mahavir Pujan)

5:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Daily Siddhachalam Puja-prakshal-abhishek in Main Temple and Parsvnath Temple

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ghantakarn Mahavir Pujan in Parsvanath Temple

October 22 is “kali chaudas” (also known as “Kartik vad chaudas” or the 14th dark night of the month of Kartik). On this day, it is considered by many as most auspicious to perform pujan of Ghantakarn Mahavir. The pujan involves tying 108 knots on an auspicious thread while chanting Namokar Mantra. The tying of knot signifies “personal protection and well-being.” After pujan, one can keep the auspicious thread and tie it at your home temple or place of meditation.

Nakro – $51

* – Puja clothes required

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Deepawali Pujan

4:00 a.m.
Opening of the Temple

4:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Daily Siddhachalam Puja-prakshal-abhishek in Main Temple and Parsvnath Temple

Offer Nirvaan Ladu; Light auspicious diyas at the Tonk in especially-prepared float

Bhagwaan Mahavira Swami Tonk #26

10.00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Perform Bhagwaan Mahavira Nirvan Kalayanak Puja led by Vidhikarak Sharvan ji Joshi

Bhagwaan Mahavira Swami Tonk #26

Nakro – $51

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Perform Ashtaprkari Labdhi Puja to celebrate Shri Gautam Swami Kevalgyan

Shri Gautam Swami Tonk #1

Nakro – $21

* – Puja clothes required; Diyas and Ladu available at Siddhachalam

Friday October 24, 2014
Veer Samvat 2541 begins – New Year Celebrations

5:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Daily Siddhachalam Puja-prakshal-abhishek in Main Temple and Parsvnath Temple

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Perform Nav-varsh puja in Main Temple

Snatra Puja

Navpad Puja

Shantikalash

Arti, Mangal Devo

Nakro – $51

Saturday October 25, 2014

5:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Daily Siddhachalam Puja-prakshal-abhishek in Main Temple and Parsvnath Temple

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Perform Bhagwaan Mahavira Nirvan Kalayanak Puja led by Vidhikarak Sharvan ji Joshi

Bhagwaan Mahavira Swami Tonk #26

Nakro – $51

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Perform Ashtaprkari Labdhi Puja to celebrate Shri Gautam Swami’s Kevalgyan

Shri Gautam Swami Tonk #1

Nakro – $21

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ghantakarn Mahavir Pujan in Parsvanath Temple

Nakro – $51

* – Puja clothes required; Diyas and Ladu available at Siddhachalam

1:00 p.m.
Aarti in Parsvnath Temple

2:00 p.m.
Aarti in Main Temple

Sunday October 26, 2014
Sangatith Puja

6:00 a.m.
Temples Open

6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Abhishek, Ashtprakari Puja, Aarti & Mangal Devo (Main Temple)

8:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Abhishek, Aarti & Mangal Devo (Parsvnath Temple)

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sangatith Puja comprising Namokar Mantra, Chattari Mangal, Swasti Mangal, Paramshri Swasti Mangal Paath, Swasti Paath, Snatra Puja, Dev Shastra Guru Puja, Shri Adinath Puja, Ashtprakari Puja, Maha-arg, Shantipaath, Aarti, Shanti Kalash, Visarjan

Tuesday October 28, 2014

5:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Daily Siddhachalam Puja-prakshal-abhishek in Main Temple and Parsvnath Temple

Gyan Panchami Celebration
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saraswati Mata Pujan

Manibhadra Veer Pujan

Nakro – $21