Celebrated In: India
Celebrated By: Jain (Jainism)
The Jain community like other communities throughout the world celebrates many social and religious functions annually. The superb Jain festival popularly known as Paryushan Parva organized every year in the auspicious month Bhadrapad of the Hindu calendar extends from the fifth day to fourteenth day of the bright fortnight. The festival ordains the Jains to observe the ten universal supreme virtues in daily practical life.I bow to the Siddhas, liberated bodiless souls.
I bow to the Acharyas, the masters and heads of congregations.I bow to the Upadhyayas, the spiritual teachers.I bow to the spiritual practitioners in the universe,Sadhus.This fivefold obeisancemantra,Destroys all sins and obstacles,And of all auspicious repetitions,