MyKundali presents to you a calendar specifically crafted for the Jain community, enlisting all the important fast and festivals of the year 2019. Our experts have dedicated a lot of their precious time to come to a particular date for all the fast but one needs to check their geographical location as well since astrological calculations are subject to changes with a change in location as well as the time zone.
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|Rohini Vrat||January 18, 2019||Friday|
|Meru Trayodashi||February 2, 2019||Saturday|
|Rohini Vrat||February 14, 2019||Thursday|
|Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins||March 14, 2019||Thursday|
|Rohini Vrat||March 14, 2019||Thursday|
|Chaumasi Chaudas||March 20, 2019||Wednesday|
|Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends||March 21, 2019||Thursday|
|Varshitap Arambha||March 28, 2019||Thursday|
|Rohini Vrat||April 10, 2019||Wednesday|
|Navapad Oli Begins||April 12, 2019||Friday|
|Shri Mahavir Jayanti||April 17, 2019||Wednesday|
|Navapad Oli Ends||April 19, 2019||Friday|
|Varshitap Parana||May 7, 2019||Tuesday|
|Rohini Vrat||May 7, 2019||Tuesday|
|Mahavir Swami Kevalagyan||May 14, 2019||Tuesday|
|Rohini Vrat||June 3, 2019||Monday|
|Rohini Vrat||July 1, 2019||Monday|
|Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins||July 9, 2019||Tuesday|
|Chaumasi Chaudas||July 15, 2019||Monday|
|Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends||July 17, 2019||Wednesday|
|Rohini Vrat||July 28, 2019||Sunday|
|Rohini Vrat||August 25, 2019||Sunday|
|Paryushana Parvarambha||August 27, 2019||Tuesday|
|Samvatsari Parva||September 3, 2019||Tuesday|
|Rohini Vrat||September 21, 2019||Saturday|
|Navapad Oli Begins||October 5, 2019||Saturday|
|Navapad Oli Ends||October 13, 2019||Sunday|
|Rohini Vrat||October 18, 2019||Friday|
|Mahavir Nirvana||October 27, 2019||Sunday|
|Jain New Year||October 29, 2019||Tuesday|
|Gyana Panchami||November 1, 2019||Friday|
|Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins||November 3, 2019||Sunday|
|Chaumasi Chaudas||November 11, 2019||Monday|
|Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends, Ratha Yatra||November 12, 2019||Tuesday|
|Rohini Vrat||November 14, 2019||Thursday|
|Rohini Vrat||December 12, 2019||Thursday|
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Jainism was founded by Lord Mahavira as a reaction against the orthodox Brahmanism. Jain people believe in leading a life in which no creature is harmed by them. Their manner of celebration also varies from other religions. There is Meru Trayodashi, which is the day when Nirvana was attained by the first Tirthankar of Jain religion - Lord Rishav Dev.
An eight-day long festival called Ashtahnika Vidhan is celebrated by both Digambaras and Svetambaras. It falls every four months. Siddhachakra pooja Vidhan is carried out on this day. Celebrations of Chaumasi Chaudas lasts for about 4 months during which preachers preach the sayings of Lord Mahavira. Varshitaap is an annual ritual celebrated after 13 months and 13 days. From day 8 of Krishna Paksha in the month of Chaitra, it begins and continues till Akshaya Tritiya. Navpad Oli is celebrated twice a year, each for a duration of 9 days. Mahavir Swami Kevalgyan is a festival in which attainment of ultimate knowledge - Kevalgyan - by Lord Mahavira is celebrated. The day is considered to be pure and auspicious.
Paryushan Parva Rambha, celebrated to purify the soul and to remind Jain people that the ultimate goal of their life is to achieve Nirvana, is celebrated once a year. In it, people try to clear the debts of their past sins and live a life of forgiveness. Samvatsari Parva is the day when Jain people try to get rid of sins of their past life and pray to god for Nirvana. They prepare themselves to practice forgiveness and have mercy. The New Year in Jainism stars from the day of Diwali. Soon after that is Gyan Panchami. As the name suggests, on this day books are gifted and donated. They are worshipped being symbolic of knowledge. Rath Yatra is another prominent festival in which Tirthankars go out to visit the common people. The image of the Lord is taken out in a procession along with devotees.
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Jain Calendar 2019 describes all the important dates for these recurring festivals. Jain community globally can refer to this chart to know when a fast or a festival will begin and end. This year the birth of Lord Mahavira will be celebrated on April 17. Jainism is about Karma. They believe in following the righteous path of life. Harming any living being, small or big, is considered a sin in Jain religion. Their religious observations and practices often revolve around preaching this way of living life. Faith and knowledge is an inevitable component of Jainism. Being absorbed in the pious environment of spirituality, they perform fast and prayers with complete devotion and enthusiasm. Cleaning themselves on both the levels - body and soul - is crucial to attaining Nirvana.
Jain people are also good businessmen. They would generally begin accounting for their business as per Jain Calendar. On Diwali, the new year, as well as the new financial year of Jains, begins. They perform traditional rituals before starting any new venture and have succeeded in attaining a respectful position of being an effective business professional.
Jain calendar is made considering the position of Sun and Moon i.e. it is a lunisolar calendar. It can be used to plan auspicious events. We hope this information would be helpful to you.
MyKundali wishes you A Happy New Year 2019!