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Jain Calendar 2018
Jain Calendar 2018 has amalgamated all fasts and festivals that are performed and celebrated as per Jainism. It is a way for people to organise their plans better and this is what AstroSage hopes to achieve here.
Holidays in India are diversified on the basis of people and their region, religion, culture, and practices. There are various religions in India including Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, and Jainism whose festivals are celebrated across the country and are also included in our Indian Calendar. If we talk about Jain religion, there are various fasts and festivals that are observed by Jains in India and their communities across the world. These special days are considered highly auspicious and bring prosperity and happiness to their lives. These are also the time for Jain people to bond with their family members by participating in various activities that are performed during these events.
To keep this merriment of festivities going, we introduce Jain Calendar 2018 which includes dates of all important fasts and festivals. These dates are determined by our experts and are based on the position of Sun and Moon.
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One can take a look at Jain Calendar 2018 table given below to get information on various Jain holidays occurring this year.
|Meru Trayodashi||January 14||Sunday|
|Rohini Vrat||January 27||Saturday|
|Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins||February 22||Thursday|
|Rohini Vrat||February 24||Saturday|
|Chaumasi Chaudas, Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends||March 1||Thursday|
|Varshitap Arambha||March 9||Friday|
|Rohini Vrat||March 23||Friday|
|Navapad Oli Begins||March 24||Saturday|
|Shri Mahavir Jayanti||March 29||Thursday|
|Navapad Oli Ends||March 31||Saturday|
|Varshitap Parana||April 18||Wednesday|
|Rohini Vrat||April 19||Thursday|
|Mahavir Swami Kevalagyan||April 25||Wednesday|
|Rohini Vrat||May 17||Thursday|
|Rohini Vrat||June 13||Wednesday|
|Rohini Vrat||July 10||Tuesday|
|Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins||July 19||Thursday|
|Chaumasi Chaudas||July 26||Thursday|
|Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends||July 27||Friday|
|Rohini Vrat||August 7||Tuesday|
|Rohini Vrat||September 3||Monday|
|Paryushana Parvarambha||September 7||Friday|
|Samvatsari Parva||September 14||Friday|
|Rohini Vrat||September 30||Sunday|
|Navapad Oli Begins||October 16||Tuesday|
|Navapad Oli Ends||October 24||Wednesday|
|Rohini Vrat||October 28||Sunday|
|Mahavir Nirvana||November 7||Wednesday|
|Jain New Year||November 8||Thursday|
|Gyana Panchami||November 12||Monday|
|Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins||November 14||Wednesday|
|Chaumasi Chaudas||November 22||Thursday|
|Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends, Ratha Yatra||November 23||Friday|
|Rohini Vrat||November 24||Saturday|
|Rohini Vrat||December 21||Friday|
Note: Dates of Jain festivals and fasts mentioned above may vary according to the geographic location of two different places or cities as they may fall in different time zones. So, you are advised to check the location and the time of an event before following the dates of Jain Holiday Calendar for 2018.
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Jain Calendar - A Unification of Dharma & Beliefs
Jain Calendar 2018 is all about great festivals and fasts among which Shri Mahavir Jayanti, Paryushana Parvarambha, Mahavir Nirvana, Diwali, etc are major Jain festival. This year, Lord Mahavira (also called Vardhamana) birthday will be on March 29, which Jains celebrate with great zeal and fervor. They follow his teachings of believing and practicing Karma. This also means embracing the path of right conduct, faith and knowledge in their lives which leads to extreme prosperity and happiness.
Paryushana Parvarambha is another big holy event for Jains which will be on September 7 this year. It is celebrated for continuous 8 days by Swetambara and 10 days by Digambara (the two sect of Jains). During this period, they increase their level of spirituality by performing fasts and offering prayers. One other big festival that is vastly celebrated in Jain religion is Diwali which according to their beliefs is the anniversary of Mahavira’s attainment of moksha. This is also the start of the Jain New Year that occurs with Pratipada following Diwali. On this day, Jain people decorate their temples, offices, homes and shops with lights and diyas. Jain Businessmen start their accounting year from this day as well according to their tradition. This is also the time for celebrations, fun, happiness, good luck and fortune. Thus, festivities in Jain religion is a means for people to prosper and fulfillment of their wishes for a great happy life.
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Jain Calendar at a Glance
Jain Calendar 2018 is a lunisolar calendar that mentions all important fasts and festivals. The dates of these special events have been determined on the basis of the position of celestial bodies - Sun and Moon. Jain people can also use this calendar for deciding the dates of auspicious events like marriages, engagements, birthdays, beginning a new business or for any other purpose.
Thus, we hope that our Jain Calendar 2018 will be quite informational for you and will help in assisting your plans better.