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Jain Center of Greater Boston (JCGB) is primarily a religious social non-profit organization. We welcome all interested in Jain philosophy, live & learn and practice "Jainism". Our centre was one of the first of its kind in North America when it was established in 1973. Ever since then, the centre has played a pivotal and pioneering role in advancing Jain thought and philosophy in North America and strengthening the roots of the Jain community in the region.

We invite you to visit our centre located in Norwood, MA. We celebrate auspicious Jain events and Jain festivals. We conduct Pathshala for school-age children & Swadhyay for adults.

 

We are pleased to announce the following upcoming Diwali events at our centre.

🪔Diwali Celebration Snatra Puja – Sunday, October 23 rd
(We are looking for a sponsor)
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Puja
10:00AM – 12:00 PM Snatra Puja
12:15 PM – 1:15 Lunch (If there is no sponsor, there will be a Pot Luck Lunch

🪔Diwali Celebration (Mahavir Nirvan Day) – Tuesday, October 25th
7.20 AM – Dev Shastra Guru Pooja, Mahavir Nirvan Pooja followed by Nirvan Ladoo offering.
Followed by light refreshments. Contact Supriya Doshi for refreshment and snack details (617-386-3151)

🪔New Year (Mahaveer Samvat - 2549) Celebration – Wednesday, October 26 th
Mahaveer (Veer) Samvat 2549 - Vikram Samvat 2079
"Dwar Opening" at 7.00 am - we will have boli for the Dwar opening (Everyone waits outside the Temple room)
7:05 AM – 7:30 am: Puja
7:30 am - 9:00 am: Reading of Manglik - Auspicious Sutras and Arti and Mangal Divo
9:15 am – 10:00 am: Diwali /New Year tea and snacks
All are welcome to bring their favourite Diwali / New Year Snacks (though not necessary).
Contact Mita Shah at 781-413-7965 for details.

🪔Gyan Panchami Celebration – Saturday – October 29 th
9:30 am – 10:00 am: Puja
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Dev Vandan and reading of auspicious sutras and prayers specific to this day.
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm: Pot-Luck Lunch: Arrangements will be made if there is sufficient interest.
Contact Mita Shah at 781-413-7965

🪔Sunday, October 30th
JCGB Diwali Celebrations and Annual General Body Meeting

Diwali Program starts at 9.30 am sharp and we will have the following:

🎊Program will start with special performance by Neela Ben Shah and the team!

🎤Performances by Pathshala Students
Pathshala students have gone all out in preparing Dances and Skits for your enjoyment.
🎤Annual General Body Meeting - Learn how the Jain Center is doing and what are the plans for the future.
🎤Report by the President
🎤Report by the Treasurer
🎤Report by the Chairman of the Board
👉🏻1:00 pm: Swamivatsalya

🙏🏻We invite you to sponsor the Diwali lunch service (Swamivatsalya). The cost is $3000 for a single sponsor. Alternately, multiple families can pool $500 each to sponsor the Swamivatsalya.

🙏🏻To sponsor Swami Vatsalya, please contact Mamta Mehta (508-345-8781) or any EC Member.

👉🏻Please RSVP by clicking the following link.

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