PARYUSHAN PARVA/JAIN

11 September - 19 September PARYUSHAN PARVA

PARYUSHAN PARVA/JAIN

11 September - 19 September PARYUSHAN PARVA
These are eight days of purification, devoted to study, prayer, meditation and fasting, and ending with a period of confession and forgiveness. Often monks will be invited to give teachings from the Jain scriptures. Paryushana means ‘to stay in one place’, which signifies a time of reflection and repentance. Originally the practice was monastic for the most part.