Thursday, November 4th - Diwali Celebration (Mahavir Nirvan Day)
8.30 AM – Abhishek followed by puja and Nirvan Ladoo offering (tentatively between 9.00 am - 9.30 am)
Tea/Coffee will be served. You can also bring your own Diwali snacks. Please contact Supriya Doshi (617-386-3151) for details.
New Year Celebration, Mahaveer Samvat-2548, Vikram Samvat 2078
Friday, 5th November - New Year Day Reading of Auspicious Scriptures
7:00 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 Snack: New Year Day Celebration Alpahar (Light Breakfast)
All are welcome to bring their favourite Diwali / New Year Snacks (though not necessary).
Tea will be served. Please call Mamta Mehta at 508-345-8781 for details.
Sunday, November 7th - JCGB Diwali Celebrations and Annual General Body Meeting
Keeping everyone's safety in mind with the current circumstances we will be celebrating Diwali in a very unique way this time. While most of the pathshala performances will be online, the AGM, Swamivatsalya (lunch) and Arti Mangal Divo will be within the temple premises.
Diwali Program starts at 10.00 am sharp and we will have the following:
1)Performances by Pathshala Students
- Pathshala students have gone all out in preparing Dances and Skits for your enjoyment. This will be broadcasted via zoom:
2) 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
We will also share information about our Membership and Volunteering efforts and opportunities.
3) Arti Mangal Divo
4) Swamivatsalya -12:30 pm
To sponsor Swami Vatsalya and the minimum Boli amount for Arti Mangal Divo please contact Mamta Mehta (508-345-8781).
If you plan to attend the program and join for swamivatsalya please RSVP by clicking on the link below.
This year we will be limiting the attendance for the in-person Diwali program to 250 people. RSVP will be closed on November 4th Thursday at 10 pm or at the count of 250 people - whichever is reached first.
Please do not contact any of the EC members for last moment RSVP additions once RSVP is closed. We will be unable to honour any last-minute requests.
Tuesday - November 9th - Gyan Panchami Celebration
9:30 am – 10:00 am: Puja
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Dev Vandan and reading of auspicious sutras specific to this day.
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch: Ekasana arrangement will be made if there is sufficient interest,
though one does not have to observe ekasanu in order to attend the event.
Contact Mita Shah at 781-413-7965
Jain Center of Greater Boston (JCGB) is primarily a religious social non-profit organization. We welcome all who are 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 center 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 center located in Norwood, MA. We celebrate auspicious Jain events and Jain festivals. We conduct Pathshala for school-age children & Swadhyay for adults.