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Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year..........|| Parshvanath Temple, Calcutta

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  • Arpita Mehta
    As another year rolls by........ Another flame of hope is kindled, Another wing of dream unfurls, Another world of colour springs, Another occassion of
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 31, 2004
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      As another year rolls by........
      Another flame of hope is kindled,
      Another wing of dream unfurls,
      Another world of colour springs,
      Another occassion of celebrations rings...

      Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year..........

      Arpita........................................................


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      Parshvanath Temple, Calcutta


      The tower of the Jain Temple can be seen as soon as one enters Raja Dinendra Street. The temple is accessible through Badridas Temple Road.

      Pareshnath is worshipped by the Jains. This temple was built in 1867. Ray Badridas Bahadur was its founder. He was a connoisseur of art.

      By dint of probity, tenacity and sheer intelligence, he was appointed the member of the Governor General of India in 1971.

      There are four temples here. The main temple is dedicated to the 10th Jain Avtaar (incarnation of God) Sri Sital Nath Ji. The gateway of the temple is a pleasant spectacle to behold.

      An arboretum embellishes the place along with many effigys. There is a small stream which has an array of flowers on all sides. In the north, is the greeting room and a museum. One can reach the veranda of the temple by climbing thirteen marble stairs.

      Here is a lamp which burns with ghee and is never extinguished. On the south of the temple of Sri SitalaNath Ji stands the temple of Sri Chanda Prabhujidev. Ganeshlal Kapoorchand Jahar constructed it in 1895. There is another temple towards the right where Dadaji Garu and Kushalji Maharaj are worshipped. The 4th temple towards the north, belongs to Mahavira the last guru of the Jains.

      Every year, a colourful procession comes out from Pareshnath Temple during the festival of the Jains.





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        Arpita Mehta <mehtaarpitain@...> wrote:
        As another year rolls by........
        Another flame of hope is kindled,
        Another wing of dream unfurls,
        Another world of colour springs,
        Another occassion of celebrations rings...

        Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year..........

        Arpita........................................................


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        Parshvanath Temple, Calcutta


        The tower of the Jain Temple can be seen as soon as one enters Raja Dinendra Street. The temple is accessible through Badridas Temple Road.

        Pareshnath is worshipped by the Jains. This temple was built in 1867. Ray Badridas Bahadur was its founder. He was a connoisseur of art.

        By dint of probity, tenacity and sheer intelligence, he was appointed the member of the Governor General of India in 1971.

        There are four temples here. The main temple is dedicated to the 10th Jain Avtaar (incarnation of God) Sri Sital Nath Ji. The gateway of the temple is a pleasant spectacle to behold.

        An arboretum embellishes the place along with many effigys. There is a small stream which has an array of flowers on all sides. In the north, is the greeting room and a museum. One can reach the veranda of the temple by climbing thirteen marble stairs.

        Here is a lamp which burns with ghee and is never extinguished. On the south of the temple of Sri SitalaNath Ji stands the temple of Sri Chanda Prabhujidev. Ganeshlal Kapoorchand Jahar constructed it in 1895. There is another temple towards the right where Dadaji Garu and Kushalji Maharaj are worshipped. The 4th temple towards the north, belongs to Mahavira the last guru of the Jains.

        Every year, a colourful procession comes out from Pareshnath Temple during the festival of the Jains.





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      • Jackfruit Honey
        Thanx, Wish u all very Happy & prosperous new year Arpita Mehta wrote: As another year rolls by........ Another flame of hope is
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 2, 2005
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          Thanx, Wish u all very Happy & prosperous new year

          Arpita Mehta <mehtaarpitain@...> wrote:
          As another year rolls by........
          Another flame of hope is kindled,
          Another wing of dream unfurls,
          Another world of colour springs,
          Another occassion of celebrations rings...

          Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year..........

          Arpita........................................................


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          Jain Temple of Greater Detroit

          29278 West 12 Mile Road
          Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4108
          Phone: 248-851-5246
          Website: www.shubhlabh.net/detroittemple.html



          Research conducted by The University of Michigan-Dearborn Pluralism Project.
          History

          The first Jain center in metropolitan Detroit was established in 1975, gathering in different members homes in suburban Taylor to celebrate the religious holidays and to bring together Jain families. Most were young adults coming to the United States to attend the university. As the numbers grew, they began to use a community center and church hall. In February 1981, the Society was incorporated as a non-profit, religious organization, and a constitution was adopted. Due to the fact that Jain Society members were spread all over the metropolitan Detroit area, the basic concern was to find a site for a temple that would be easily accessible to as many of them as possible. Several communities in Oakland County were considered, but Farmington Hills, an affluent suburb north of Detroit and home to a diverse population, was selected.
          Description

          In 1987, members of the Jain Society of Greater Detroit purchased three acres of land in Farmington Hills for their temple. Following this purchase, in 1991, they acquired the three acres of property adjacent to theirs along with the house to serve as a care-taker's residence. It was here that the group met until their new temple was finished. The surrounding neighborhood is primarily residential, and a very affluent, new subdivision is in close proximity to the temple. Other churches are along 12 Mile Road. There are also office buildings, restaurants, and strip malls in the area. It was not until 1995 that the Society started to build on the land, a wooded lot that even now has largely been left in its natural state. The temple was completed in July 1998, and the Jain Society celebrated the Pratishtha Mahotsav (the installation ceremony of the eleven idols in the new temple) during the period from June 27, 1998 through July 6, 1998. The temple itself is constructed of white stucco, and the 75 ton Shikka dome on top of the temple, imported from India, is made of marble. The temple contains a prayer hall with a Ghabhara rooms and a Bhumti area. Beneath the prayer hall is a social hall, kitchen, pantry, storage rooms, dressing rooms, shower facilities for men and women. On the upper level, there are two rooms for individuals to prepare for puja, two classrooms, a library, and an office. The cost of the entire project is estimated to be between 5-6 million dollars. In May 1995, the temple hosted the Third Jain Conference of America.
          Members and Youth Programs

          The Society, which began with nine people, grew to 50 families in 1975 to over 430 families in 2000. The total current membership is estimated to be around 4,000, with 700-800 children as a part of the community. The vast majority of the members are from India; in addition, a few non-Indians, usually spouses, worship at the center. Study classes for children began in 1983, and classes have been ongoing since that time; study and discussion groups for adults have been ongoing since 1985. The first camp for children to learn about Jainism was organized in 1992, and the temple's Jain Organization of Youth (JOY) focuses on religious, social and cultural events for Jain young people. It sponsors Learn with Fun, a group that meets once a month for young people to learn Jain principles, Indian languages (Hindi and Gujarati), and Indian culture. In addition, the center is affiliated with Young Jains of America (YJA) is a national youth group for all Jains 14 and older.
          In the Community

          While there are not ties to interfaith groups, because of the distinct nature of Jain worship, there are ties to other communities institutions. The center works with the Detroit Institute of Arts to bring visitors to the temple to see Jain architecture and learn about the Jain religion.

          http://www.pluralism.org/research/profiles/display.php?profile=69981
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