Jain Pathshala started at Oshwal Centre!

MONDAY 6TH MARCH 2017 – OSHWAL HOUSE- 80 keen Oshwals came together for the first Jain Pathshala class for the year.

Article by Bhavini Shah

On Monday 6th March 2017, at Oshwal House from 8.30pm to 10.00pm we saw our first Jain Pathshala class. The class was taught by Jayeshbhai Shah in Gujarati with English written translation.

We learnt the meaning of Namaskar Mahamantra, inlcude how it has slightly changed over the ages and correct pronunciation.

Namo Arihantanam – I bow down to Arihanta

Namo Siddhanam – I bow down to Siddha

Namo Ayariyanam – I bow down to Acharya

Namo Uvajjhayanam – I bow down to Upadhyaya

Namo Loe Savvasahunam – I bow down to Sadhu and Sadhvi

Eso Panch Namokkaro – These five bowings downs

Savva Pavappanasano – Destroy all the sins

Mangalanam Cha Savvesim – Amongst all that is auspicious

Padhamam Havai Mangalam – This Navkar Mantra is the foremost

Thereafter, we learnt about the various objects in the Derasar – Upkaran

  • Peacock feather brush
  • Vadakunchi
  • Punjani
  • Kalash
  • Pat Luchhan (cloth for wiping)
  • Anga Luchhan (cloths for drying the bhagwan)
  • Thali for Pooja and Vaatki
  • Baras
  • Chandan
  • Dhoopdani
  • Aarti
  • Mangal Deevo
  • Darpan
  • Pankho
  • Charmar
  • Bhandaar
  • Ashtamangal
  • Bell
  • Kundi
  • Patlo
  • Bucket

We had 80 people come to the first lesson. Everyone who came received a folder. For further information please contact Varshaben via email varsha.shah@oshwal.org or phone on 07710 230 377.

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