Paryushan Mahaparva, one of the most sacred festivals in Jainism is also the most opportune time for seekers to observe austerities and perform penances. And if one is not able to stay hungry or observe fasting themselves due to health or any such reason, they should definitely serve and help others who are doing so. We should make the surroundings around them comfortable for them to perform their desired penances. If any of our activities bothers them, like watching TV or loud volume during news, debates, etc that could potentially disturb them, we should take utmost care to avoid the same. We should support them in their spiritual pursuits and make the surrounding as comfortable for them to achieve their goals.

All those who are not able to perform fasting or observe any penance themselves, must serve those who are doing so by taking care of them, serving them and offering support and necessary useful items, so that they can complete their penances successfully.

Paryushan Parv – the 8 days Jain Festival of Forgiveness is an occasion to fulfill the responsibilities towards our soul. Paryushan parv is the time when our soul vibrates the most and thus during this time, a seeker should indulge in small small tasks that will make his spiritual journey all the more worthwhile. Rashtrasant Param Gurudev Shree Namramuni Maharaj Saheb profoundly enlists a detailed list of Do’s and Don’ts of what should be done and what we should refrain from doing during these divine days of Paryushan. During these Paryushan days, one should realize, repent and seek forgiveness for his mistakes by performing Pratikraman, Alochana fasting, taking small Pachkhan vows, etc. If a seeker is not well versed with the process and pronunciation of Pratikraman, he/she can purify his soul by also taking the support of Online Pratikraman Aradhana

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