Dhaja Celebration

Sunday 6 September 2020 from 8am

It is the fifteenth (15th) anniversary of our Jain Derasar. The sixteenth (16th) Flag raising ceremony will take place on Sunday, 6th September 2020.  On this auspicious day, Snatra Puja will be performed at 8.00am followed by Sattar Bhedi Puja at 9.00am. The flag will be raised at 12.39pm.

The winner of the token this year is Dinaben Amratben Raichand Shah. Seven members of their family will have the opportunity to take part in the flag raising ceremony as well perform Pooja, Aarti, Mangal Divo and Shantikalash in the Derasar Members of the whole Sangh will be able to view this great event via OAUK virtual webcast (online).

The Derasar will be open from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. We warmly invite you all to to attend for individual prayers at Oshwal Centre on this auspicious day.

To download details in Gujarati, click here.

No registration required.  You can watch the live stream on Oshwal YouTube channel.

A Nakro of £101.00 has been kept. To take this great opportunity please contact the Oshwal Centre office on 01707 643838 or Varshaben Dilipbhai Shah Tel: 07710230377

Important Notes

Due to Covid 19 restrictions the above ceremonies will be performed by the family which has won the token to raise the Dhaja. We regret no other persons will be allowed in the Derasar until 1.30pm, once the ceremonies have been completed.

Normally on this day we hold our Community Swamivatslaya Bhojan on the same day, however due to Covid 19 Pandemic there is NO bhojan organized for this day
However, our Derasar will be open from 1.30pm to 5.30pm to attend for individual prayers at Oshwal Centre on this auspicious day.

We have undertaken a risk assessment for this day’s event to ensure we comply with Government Guidelines and all those who attend will have to queue with social distancing measures in place. These measures will be explained to you all, once you park your cars and join the queues. Please follow the guidelines provided to you by the volunteers on the day.

The Derasar has a restriction of only 8 devotees allowed at any one time to conduct simple prayers. Once again, we will have volunteers inside the Derasar who will provide guidance. Please wear a mask unless you are unable to do so, due to medical conditions. A mask will be provided if you do not have one.

Jin Darshan Book collection

A Jin Darshan Book explaining about the different Puja’s and rituals that are conducted will be available to collect from Oshwal Centre office on the day. ONLY TWO persons will be permitted to enter the office at a time. This is a bilingual book with pictures and explanations in Gujarati and English and will a huge educational book for all of us. This book has been kindly sponsored by late Hansrajbhai Devraj Parivar (Sigma Pharmaceuticals).

Oshwal Swamivatsalya Fund

This pandemic has affected so many lives, not just here but worldwide. In India alone in the state of Gujarat over 30 million people are now living below the poverty line. As an Association we have agreed to donate to charities who look after providing meals and provide other help to the extremely poor and vulnerable in and around our Bavaan Gaams and other Areas where there is a great need for such help.

Each year we raise funds for Swamivatsalya and this year we have agreed that 50% of all funds donated towards this will be utilized to feed and help provided in other forms to the poor and needy people in India. Please donate to the best of your ability and we will keep you all updated where these funds are utilized.

We thank everybody who have already donated towards this fund.

To donate, click here.

This year we have all been affected by CVODI-19 and our Dhaja Din Day is an even important day for us to visit our Jinalay. Rest assured all Government guidelines have been taken into consideration and will be implemented to ensure we all remain safe during this pandemic. Please take guidance from the volunteers on the day and respect any guidance provided to you for the safety of all devotees.

Also if attending, please collect a Prabhavana, an item especially being prepared by a team of dedicated volunteers.

If you wish to register as a volunteer for the day, please register your details with our admin staff on 01707 643838. If more volunteer register than required, we may only contact you if your services are required. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will understand only limited numbers will be required.

For a safe visit, all visitors will be required to comply with the rules in place on the day as well as any instructions given by the volunteers present.

if you have an questions, please contact Tusharbhai on 07816 430808 or email: tushar.shah@oshwal.org