As in the center of gold ring the diamond is shines similarly in the world of religious festival the PARYUSHAN (grand Religious) festival shines.
Festival of self friendship and realisation of soul.
Festival of sacrifice, penance & endurance.
Festival of soul purification & self search, time to keep aside the post, wealth & prestige & be with the God.
The time to forget & forgiveness make the enemy a friend & increase the love and kindness.
1st Day of Paryusan:
The day of making the mind & soul pure and concentrate in VITRAG.
2nd Day of Paryushan:
On this day with the help of our sweet & kind speech spread the fragrance of inspiring virtues & constructive activities.Donate with free hand & become a king.
3rd Day of Paryushan:
To make the Mind (soul) & Body Pure and pious with the self of sacrifice & penance.Selfcontrol & self-friendship is also practise.Meditation for enlightment.
4th Day of Paryushan:
Rare occasion of gaining AatmaLaxmi.
5th Day of Paryushan:
The day of "KALPASUTRA" SACRED document of Jainism.On this day Bhagwan Mahavira's birth is celebrated with special celebrations, a part of which is the auction of 14 items, dreams of by the Lords mother Trishala Devi, while she was carrying him
6th Day of Paryushan:
'SWAN' floating in the MANSAROVAR of Jain Empire (Religion SASAN)
7th Day of Paryushan:
Day of Divine message of Tolerance & power of endurance.
The Day of the grand 'GATE WAY' of 'SALVATION' (Moksha)
Occasion to open the inner sight soul.

Paryushana is a time of reflection on actions and meditation on the past year. Paryushana is marked by strict observance of the ten cardinal virtues: Forgiveness, Charity, Simplicity, Contentment, Truthfulness, Self-restraint, Fasting, Detachment, Humility and Continence.

During the eight-day Paryushana festival, the Swetambaras recite the religious text, the Kalpa Sutra (including a section on the birth of Lord Mahavira), on the fifth day. During this festival, Jains of all ages visit the divine Temples/Derasar or Upashrayas to listen to the discourses and readings of Kalpa Sutra. In the evenings, Jains perform a kriya called Pratikraman, a form of meditation to reflect on spiritual journey.

Most Jains fast in some form or the other in these days. It is not and uncommon sight to see 8 day fasters, who do not consume anything in these eight days. Even water must be boiled and can be drunk only between 9-10 a.m. to 5- 6 p.m. (approx.) Every now and then one does come across a faster who has not eat for a whole month too!!! Penance and fasting are the key words in these days. Many jains abstain from onions,garlic,potatoes, fermented food, root vegetables and green vegetables.

In the Swetambaras an 8-day festival is celebrated that ends Bhadrapada Shukla panchami. The last day is called Samvatsari, short for Samvatsari Pratikramana. Seven days are days of attainment and the eighth day is one of fulfillment or achievement.
It is at this time that Jains embark on their respective annual pratikramana - a reflection on their spiritual journey for the past year.

On this day they also observe a unique custom, where they ask every individual they may have offended during the year for forgiveness. Old quarrels are forgotten and friendships and relationships renewed, as they fold their hands and ask for "Micchamidukadam" or forgiveness. Michchhami means to be fruitless (forgiven) and Dukkadam (Dushkrut) means bad deeds. Therefore the meaning of Michchhami Dukkadam is my bad deeds (with you) be fruitless. So concept behind saying or writing someone "Michchhami Dukkadam" is that if I have done any harm to you then those bad deeds to be forgiven (be fruitless).

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