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Jain Society of Greater Atlanta (JSGA) and Jain Center of Greater Phoenix (JCGP)
Pratishtha Mahotsav


DJSNA is pleased to inform you about two very auspicious and special events happening in our community. Both the Jain Society of Greater Atlanta (JSGA) and Jain Center of Greater Phoenix (JCGP) will be celebrating Pratishtha Mahotsav in their newly constructed Temples.
The Jain Society of Greater Atlanta (JSGA) will be celebrating their Pratishtha Mahotsav from Nov 20, 2008 to Nov 24, 2008. JSGA is one of the new Jain Temples in the USA to be built based on the philosophy of Unity with Diversity.

The most distinctive and unique feature of the JSGA Temple complex is the manner in which it has managed to Unite the Diverse Traditions of the Jain faith under one building, with each tradition having their own worshipping space, to preserve their Unique Tradition and Identity, in order to foster greater Harmony and Unity among all its members.

The Swetamber Jinalay is on the upper level and the Digamber Jinalay is on the lower level. The Digamber Jinalay will be having three beautiful murtis of Mulynayak Bhagwan Shri Mahavirswami (41"), Shri Sheetalnathswami and Shri Shantinathswami.

The main programs of Procession, Dhawaja Rohan, Ghata Yatra, Kalash Sthapan, Nav Grah Pooja, Nitya Niyam Pooja, Abhishek, and Panch Kalyanak ceremonies will be performed under the guidance of Bhattarak Swamiji Charukeertiji of Moodbadri, Bhattarak Swamiji Devendrakirtiji of Humcha, Pandit Mahipalji, and Dr. Abhay Dagade.

The unique design of this complex is a shining example of Unity with Diversity for the Jain Community of Greater Atlanta. Please visit www.jsgatemple.org or contact Mr. Mahendra Dosi of Atlanta at (770) 442-8559 | mkdosi@hotmail.com for more information.


The Jain Center of Greater Phoenix (JCGP) will be celebrating their Pratishta Mahotsav from Dec 20, 2008 to Dec 26, 2008. The JCPG is another example of a new Jain Temple in the USA to be built based on the philosophy of Unity with Diversity. The JCGP will be the first temple in the USA with a 41 feet white marble Manasthambh and a Toran Dwara made of pink sandstone.

The large JCGP temple complex will have in its main worshipping hall two sections. On the left will be a Mulynayak of Bhagwan Shri Mahavirswami in Digamber tradition and on the right will be a Mulynayak of Bhagwan Shri Adinathswami in Swetamber tradition. In the middle section will be the Namokar Mantra etched in colored stained glass. On either side will be smaller murthis of all the 24 Thirthankar Bhagwan. On the left side there will be 12 murthis in Digamber tradition and on the right side there will be 12 murthis in Swetamber tradition.

The JCGP Pratishta Mahotsav will have over 30 people from India performing in daily cultural programs celebrating the Panch Kalyanak of our Thirthankar's [5 Auspicious Events - Garbh-Conception, Janm-Birth, Diksha-Renunciation, Keval Gyan-Omniscience, and Moksha-Nirvana).

The main programs of Procession, Dhawaja Rohan, Ghata Yatra, Kalash Sthapan, Maha Poojas, Abhishek, and Panch Kalyanak ceremonies will be performed under the guidance of Kshulika Shubhamati Mataji, Bal Brahmchari Abhinandanji, Dr. Hukumchandji Bharill and Mr. Pawankumar Jain.

The unique architectural design of this complex is a shining example of Unity with Diversity for the Jain Community of Greater Phoenix. Please visit www.jcgp.org or contact Dr. Dilip Bobra of Phoenix at (480) 839-2682 | dkbobra@gmail.com for more information.

From past experience, we know the inauguration of both these Jain Centers will lead to an increasing level of participation of our younger generation, both youth and professional, in ritual, educational and cultural activities. Both these new Jain Centers in Atlanta & Phoenix will become vibrant examples for Jains throughout the USA as models of Jain Unity within the Diversity of our Traditions, following the central Jain principle of Anekantvad.

We encourage all of you to take full advantage of this rare opportunity of Dharma Labh, Dharma Prabhavna, Dhan Punya and the rare chance to experience a Pratishta Mahotsav in the USA.

Jainam Jayati Shasanam

DJSNA
 
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