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Top 10 Jain Festivals

Jain festivals are completely different from festivals of other religions. Where other festivals mean celebration, the same Jain festivals are related to the joy of the soul. Jain festivals are spiritual and their goal is to relate to the release of the soul. Therefore, it is a tradition to fast on any Tirthankara Prabhu’s welfare.

Therefore, Jain followers celebrate most of their festivals by performing self-welfare through fasting. Such as Shakti, Ekasan, iyambal, fasting or doing puja. Here it is important to note that if the desire of the listener or listener is desired, then he takes fast, otherwise no one is forced to recite the fast by force or reluctance.

Major Jain festivals listed below

Paryushan Parva

This festival is the biggest festival of Jainism. This festival lasts for eight days. This festival is mainly celebrated by the Svetambara followers of Jainism. This festival is celebrated from Bhadrapad Badi Dwadash / Triodashi to Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi / Panchami.

Samvatsari Mahaparva

This festival is the biggest festival of Jainism, which is celebrated by the Svetambara Panth on the last eighth day of the festival of feudatory as Samvatsari. This festival is celebrated on the day of Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi / Panchami. On this day fast is kept by every Jain listener as soon as possible. In the Jain Sthanak, discourses are made by Jain sages.

Jain followers, as much as possible, take Paushadh Vrat (one day monk life) in Upasara. Jain followers do as much religion as they can on meditation and non-violence. On the next day of sunrise from the Samvatsari, all Jain Shravaks / Shravika Jain Sadhus / Sadhvi Ji enter their parana (the process of opening the Jain fast) and apologize for inadvertent mistakes.

Kardavani

This festival is celebrated on the next day of the festival, by Shvetambara Jain followers. To go to this festival – apologize for the inadvertent mistakes and apologize for saying ‘michchami dukkadam’.

Criticism / counter-protest on this day by every Jain follower is recited and collectively. Apologies are offered to all by speaking the text of “Khammee Savvajeeva, Savve Jeeva Khamantu Me, Mitti Me Savv Bhusu, Vern Majjh Kanai”.

Dashalakshan Parva

This festival is celebrated by the Digambar community of Jainism. This festival is similar to the Sritambar festival. The duration of this festival is ten days instead of eight days, so this festival represents the best religion. According to the Digambar community, there are ten signs of religion.

The following are ten symptoms – forgiveness, Mardava, Arjava, truth, self-control, defecation, penance, renunciation, restlessness, and celibacy. This festival is celebrated from Bhadrapad Shukla Panchami to Bhadrapada Poornima.

In these ten symptoms festival, first day best pardon, second day best Mardav, third day best Arjava, fourth day best truth, fifth day best toilet, sixth day best restraint, seventh day best tenacity, eighth day best sacrifice, ninth day best achin and The tenth day is celebrated as Brahmacharya and the last day as Kshamavani.

Padawa Dhok

This festival is similar to the apologetic festival of Shravetambara Samaj. This festival is celebrated as an apology in the Jain Digambar Samaj. This festival is celebrated on the next day i.e. Ashwin Krishna Ekam at the end of the Dasalakshan festival.

Mahavir Jayanti

This festival is celebrated as the birth welfare of Lord Mahavir, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. On this day, fasts are kept by Jain followers as soon as possible. This festival is celebrated on the day of Chaitra Shukla Trayodashi.

Rishabhdev Jayanti

This festival is celebrated in this period as the birth anniversary of Lord Rishabhdev Ji, the first Tirthankara of Jainism. This festival is celebrated on the day of Chaitra Krishna Ashtami.

Sugandh Dashami

This festival is celebrated by the temples of Jainism (such Jains who worship the idol of Tirthankara Prabhu). This festival is celebrated on the day of Bhadrapada Shukla Dashami by scenting various fragrant ingredients in Jain temples.

Deepawali

In Jainism, the festival of Deepawali is celebrated as the Nirvana Day of Lord Mahavira. This festival is celebrated on Kartik Amavasya. On this day, Gautam Swamiji also received Kaivalaya knowledge.

Heroic Jubilee

This festival is the first day of the calendar year of Jainism, which begins on the next day of Diwali.
Apart from this, daily Teej, Akshaya Tritiya (On this day, the followers who follow the yearly rituals, keep fast of the year).

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