Parshwanath PujaParshwanath Puja

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Gather: 2:30
Ceremony: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Mailing Address:Lighthouse Center Inc. - Puja
740 East Shore Drive
PO Box 645
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189-0645
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What is a Puja?
A puja is a spiritual ceremony performed in order to receive the special blessings of a particular aspect of One God. The Parshwanath Puja is for healing on all levels – spiritual, mental, emotional and physical.

We invite and welcome all of you and your families, including children, to participate in this Parshwanath Puja ceremony.

All proceeds go to the Lighthouse Center. A picture of Parshwanath drawn by Olga Bachmann will be given to each family.

Preparations:
Prasad (light snack) will be served after the Puja. Each individual/family should bring several pieces of fruit to share. A dish to pass for a potluck after the ceremony is optional.

Freshly washed or cleaned clothes or new clothes need to be worn by all those choosing to participate. No black or dark blue clothing please.

If you would like additional information or have questions, please contact: Director of Operations, Prachi Patricia Thiel, email: cprachi17@gmail.com or 734-417-5804.

About Parshwanath

Born around the 10th century B.C. He is the earliest Jain leader accepted as a historical figure.

He achived moksa (enlightenment) at the age of one hundred atop Shikharji, which is known today as “the Parasnath Hills” after him.

Bhudhardasji occupies an important place amongst the old Jain poets of spiritualism and detachment. His verses and lyrics are sung with great respect in the religious community.

He lived in Agra and was born in Dhandelwal Jain community, as is clear from the last verses of his Jain Shatak.

He was a great scholar of Hindi and Sanskrit. Three of his writings are available at present, Jain Shatak, Parshwapuran and Pad-Sangraha, Jain Shatak includes one hundred verses which are very easy and conducive to detachment.

Parshwapuran can be included in the list of great epics of Hindi literature. It describes the life of the twenty-third Tirthankar Bhagwan Parshwanath. It is of great poetic value and has very interesting exposition of many principles of Jainism.

His spiritual lyrics which are dear to the public, easy to follow and full of poetic qualities regale the minds of the people even today.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parshwanath and hhttp://www.jainworld.com/education/veetrag2/lesson09.htm

Ceremony performed by Asha Sheth

Asha ShethAsha’s teaching style is one of Love, care, patience and dedication to her students and she makes sure all of her students understand what she teaches. This ability draws students to her and has lead to her teaching at the Lighthouse Center.

She is a student of Gurudev Shri Chitrabhanuji and has known him for more than 40 years.

Born in Mumbai, India, she was raised in a Jain family. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mumbai, India and taught for one year in Mulund, Moti Pachan High School.

In 1973 she came to the United States to join her husband, Narendra Sheth and they have two sons and a daughter.

Her knowledge of Jain Dharma came at an early age and she taught this dharma to students at the Jain Study Class in several places in Mumbai.