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22nd August 2014 till Friday 29th August, 2014.
The day of Samvatsari is on Saturday 30th, August 2014.
this period fasting and study of Holy Scriptures is performed. Shwetambara Jains celebrate an eight day festival. Starting
from the fourth day it is customary for the Shvetambars
to read the Kalpa Sutra the Holy Scripture which recounts
the life of lord Mahavira. The book recounts the fourteen
dreams of Mahavira’s mother before his birth, followed
by the story of his birth and his life as well as his liberation.
Final day of Paryushan Parva is Samvatsari Pratikraman.
It is the time for confession and seeking forgiveness for
all wrong doings they may have committed during
the year just passed. One also forgives all the other
life forms of their wrong deeds which may
have been done to one’s own self.
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