Curated By: Nibandh Vinod
Last Updated: September 16, 2023, 10:01 IST
Paryushana, also known as Paryushan Parva, is one of the most important religious festivals celebrated by Jains. It is a significant period of spiritual reflection, fasting, and self-discipline for followers of Jainism. The festival typically lasts for eight to ten days, depending on the Jain sect and tradition, and it occurs in the Jain calendar’s month of Bhadrapada (August or September in the Gregorian calendar). This year the celebration started on September 12 and will continue till September 20. Here are some Jain Paryushan Parva wishes and quotes that you can use to convey your greetings and blessings during this auspicious festival:
PARYUSHANA 2023 WISHES
“Wishing you a spiritually enriching Paryushan Parva filled with self-reflection, forgiveness, and inner peace. Praying for your spiritual growth and well-being.”
“May this Paryushan Parva bring you closer to the path of righteousness and enlightenment. Wishing you a blessed and peaceful festival.”
“As you observe Paryushan Parva, may your soul be cleansed of impurities, and may you find the strength to walk the path of truth and compassion. Happy Paryushan!”
“May the divine teachings of Lord Mahavira guide you towards a life of non-violence, truth, and spiritual awakening. Happy Jain Paryushan Parva!”
“On this holy occasion of Paryushan, may you find the inner strength to overcome your weaknesses and embrace a life of purity and virtue. Happy Paryushan Parva!”
PARYUSHANA 2023 QUOTES
“The soul is pure, and it is our actions that tarnish it. Paryushan is the time to cleanse the soul through self-purification.” – Jain Proverb
“Forgiveness is the jewel of the soul. During Paryushan, let us seek forgiveness and offer it to others to attain spiritual purity.” – Unknown
“The greatest victory is self-victory. May this Paryushan help you conquer your inner battles and lead you to spiritual triumph.” – Jain Teaching
“In silence and solitude, we find the answers to life’s deepest questions. Paryushan is the perfect time to connect with your inner self.” – Jain Saying
“Let your thoughts be pure, your words kind, and your actions compassionate. This is the essence of Paryushan.” – Jain Philosophy
WHY PARYUSHANA IS CELEBRATED?
The purpose of Paryushan is to cleanse oneself of all impurities, both physical and mental. It is a time to reflect on one’s actions and to strive to live a more ethical and compassionate life.
- Spiritual Purification
Paryushana is a time for Jains to engage in deep self-reflection and spiritual purification. It is an opportunity for them to seek forgiveness for their sins, purify their souls, and strive for spiritual progress.
- Fasting and Self-Discipline
Many Jains observe fasting during Paryushana, and some may even undertake a rigorous fast, abstaining from food and water for varying periods. This fasting and self-discipline are seen as acts of penance and a way to increase one’s spiritual strength and control over the senses.
- Study and Recitation
Jains often spend this time studying and reciting sacred texts, particularly those related to Jain philosophy and teachings. This period allows for a deep dive into the scriptures and spiritual literature.
- Prayers and Forgiveness
Jains seek forgiveness from friends, family, and all living beings for any harm or wrongdoing they may have caused intentionally or unintentionally. They also ask for forgiveness from their spiritual teachers and ascetics.
- Renunciation and Simplicity
Some Jains may choose to temporarily renounce worldly possessions and comforts during Paryushana. They focus on living a simple and minimalist lifestyle to detach themselves from material desires.
- Community and Charity
Paryushana is a time for increased community and charity activities. Jains often engage in acts of charity and service, helping those in need and contributing to the welfare of society.
- Prayer and Meditation
The festival involves daily prayers, meditation, and visits to Jain temples and shrines. Devotees gather for religious discourses and lectures by Jain monks and scholars.
- Culmination with Samvatsari
The festival concludes with Samvatsari, the last day of Paryushana, which is considered the holiest. On this day, Jains seek forgiveness one final time and make a sincere effort to let go of all grudges and negative emotions. It is a day of reconciliation and harmony.