2014 Yatra Calendar Begins with Homage to Shri Adinath Prabhu
Siddhachal is First Yatra on March 15
For many among us, a yatra to Shatrunjaya on Mount Siddhachal in Palitana, Gujarat, is the first yatra of the year. A particularly auspicious day to perform it is Falgun Shukla Trayodashi (the 13th day in the bright half of the month of Falgun). The yatra is popularly known as the chha gua feri. “Chha” means six, and “gua” or “kos” is an Indian measure of distance equivalent to three kilometers. At Siddhachalam, the yatra will be performed on Saturday, March 15, starting 9:00 a.m.
Siddhachalam derives its name from Siddhachal, the mountain atop which Bhagwaan Rishabh held His first samavsaran. Appropriately, the Moolnayak of Siddhachalam’s Main Temple is Bhagwaan Rishabh. The chha gua yatra will commence with puja pakshal of His pratimaji in Main Temple and end there after homage at His Tonk in the forest. In between, stops will be made at different locations corresponding to locations at Mount Siddhachal. Details follow.
Chair: Mulchand Gala. Coordinators: Dhruv Kocheta and Piyush Jain
March 8 – First How to Meditate Class
The first of four Saturday beginner classes on How to Meditate will be held on March 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Ahimsa Hall. RSVP with full contact details and arrival by 2:15 p.m. is required. Click here for details. Instructor: Acharya Girish Jha.
March 9 – Next Monthly Yoga Class
The third monthly beginner class on basic yoga asanas taught by Guruji will be held on Sunday, March 9, at the Ahimsa Hall starting 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration and arrival on time required. Click here for details. Instructor: Dr. Sadhana Mehta. Chair: Sailesh Khona.