Adelaide Shwetambar Jain Sangh (ASJS) organises Kids Pathshala (Every Saturday from 10 AM to 11 AM) for them to learn the basics of Jainism and its virtues.
Pathshala is for below age groups:
The reason of dividing into age groups was to analyse the kids mind and then empasize on how much the kid take on in learning. Based on that the pathshala teacher encourages the child by giving them a target and also gives them a prabhavna as gift in every session of pathshala.
Adelaide Shwetambar Jain Sangh (ASJS) Pathshala teachers organise Kids Pooja (Every school holidays – an announcement of the date is done well in advance to all in the group so they can keep that date free to attend) for them to learn the complete process of ASHTA PRAKARI Pooja.
This entire pooja covers the below poojas’
Every kid does all these pooja’s by himself or herself with the guidance of the pathshala teacher. They enjoy and memorize the steps as a part of their learning curve.
During the evening time Aarti and Mangal Devo is done where kids are given the chance to do the ritual . At the end of the day they get an anumodhana (gift) from the teachers
Paheli Aarti Pooja Kije,Narbhav Paamine Lavo Lije.
Dusari Aarti Din Dayala,Dhuleva Nagarman Jug Ujavala.
Tisari Aarti Tribhuvan Deva,Sura Nara Indra Kare Tore Seva.
Chothi Aarti Chau Gati Chure,Manavanchhit Fal Shiv Sukh Pure.
Panchami Aarti Punya Upaayo,Mulchanda Rushubh Gun Gayo.
Jai Jai Aarti Aadi Jinanda,Nabhiraya Marudevi Ko Nanda.
Dipala Bhane Aane Kula Ajavali,Bhave Bhagate Vighana Nivari.
Dipal A Bhane Aane E Kale Kali,Aarti Utari Raaja Kumara Pale.
Ama Gher Mangalica Tuma Gher Mangalica,Mangalica Chatur Vidha Sanghane Hojo.
Divo Re Divo Prabhu Mangalica Divo,Aarti Utari Bhau Chiran Jivo.
In the Snatra Puja ritual,we remember various Tirthankaras where they are bathed symbolising Indra doing Abhisheka on Tirthankara on Mount Meru after birth of Tirthankara and offer kusumanjali for various purposes. ASJS – Adelaide Shwetambar Jain Sangh conducts Snatra pooja through out the year.
The ASJS Committee issue out particular dates which the sangh families can opt for and then a snatra puja is conducted at labharthi’s home . All the materials for the pooja are provided by Sangh with a list of things to be bought by the labarthi of the pooja.
If you have any questions regarding Snatra pooja please contact any of the committee members (details of the committe members can be found under Sangh -> Committe members page.