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Jain Holidays & Festivals 2022 in India

Jain Calendar 2022 Jain Holidays 2022 envelops all the information about the fasts, festivals, and other related events. Jainism is one of the most peaceful religions and paves the way to the liberation of the soul and has marked its footprints through the teachings of Tirthankaras. Traditionally, it is referred to as Jain Dharma, and the religion has produced many great seers and philosophers.

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This religion talks about the language of love, compassion, humility, and kindness. The followers of this religion practice spirituality and follow the teachings of their Tirthankaras. This religion has got two very important tenets i.e. self-restraint and meditation.

The three main principles of Jainism are right belief, right knowledge, and right conduct. Besides this, there are five great Mahavratas - Ahimsa, non-attachment, truthfulness, sexual restraint, and humility. The last Tirthankara is Lord Mahavira who has served as a beacon light that illuminates the way for a generation to follow. Later, the Jain religion was divided into two sects i.e. Digambara and Svetambara.

This article comprises the list of Holidays 2022 along with days and dates related to Jainism. Let’s go through the list of Jain fasts, festivals, and other related events falling in the year 2022.

List Of Jain Holidays 2022

Date & Date Fast/Festival
January 2022
05 January, Wednesday Yatindra Sureshwar Diwas, Tristuti
09 January, Sunday Shri Rajendra Surishwar Diwas
14 January, Friday Rohini Vrat
29 January, Saturday Shitalnath Janma Tapa
30 January, Sunday Meru Trayodashi, Adinath Nirvana Kalyanak
31 January, Monday Rishabhdev Moksha
February 2022
07 February, Monday Maryada Mahotsava
10 February, Thursday Rohini Vrat
15 February, Tuesday Shri Jitendra Rath Yatra
March 2022
09 March, Wednesday Phalguna Ashtahnika Begins
10 March, Thursday Rohini Vrat
17 March, Thursday Phalguna Chaumasi Chaudas
18 March, Friday Phalguna Ashtahnika Ends
25 March, Friday Varshitapa Arambha
April 2022
06 April, Wednesday Dashlakshan Begins, Rohini Vrat
08 April, Friday Chaitra Navapada Oli Begins
14 April, Thursday Mahavir Jayanti
15 April, Friday Dashlakshan Ends
16 April, Saturday Chaitra Navapada Oli Ends
May 2022
03 May, Tuesday Rohini Vrat, Varshitapa Parana, Akshaya Tritiya
11 May, Wednesday Shri Mahavira Swami Kevalagyan
31 May, Tuesday Rohini Vrat
June 2022
27 June, Monday Rohini Vrat
July 2022
06 July, Wednesday Ashadha Ashtahnhika Begins
12 July, Tuesday Ashadha Chaumasi Chaudas
13 July, Wednesday Ashadha Ashtahnika Ends
24 July, Sunday Rohini Vrat
August 2022
04 August, Thursday Parshvanath Moksha
20 August, Saturday Rohini Vrat
24 August, Wednesday Paryushana Parvarambha
28 August, Sunday Kalpasutra Path, Samvatsari
29 August, Monday Tailadhar Tapa
31 August, Wednesday Dashlakshan Begins
September 2022
01 September, Thursday Samvatsari Parva
09 September, Friday Dashlakshan Ends, Anant Chaturdashi
17 September, Saturday Rohini Vrat
October 2022
02 October, Sunday Ashwina Navapada Oli Begins
09 October, Sunday Ashwina Navapada Oli Ends
14 October, Friday Rohini Vrat
24 October, Monday Lakshmi Puja, Diwali
25 October, Tuesday Mahavira Nirvana Jayanti
26 October, Wednesday Gujarati New Year
29 October, Saturday Gyan Panchami/ Saubhagya Panchami, Labh Panchami
31 October, Monday Kartika Ashtahnika Begins
November 2022
01 November, Tuesday Kartika Ashtahnika Begins
07 November, Monday Kartika Chaumasi Chaudas
08 November, Tuesday Kartika Ashtahnika Ends, Kartika Ratha Yatra
10 November, Thursday Rohini Vrat
December 2022
03 December, Saturday Maun Ekadashi
08 December, Thursday Rohini Vrat
19 December, Monday Parshvanath Jayanti

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2022 Jain Festivals As Per Jain Calendar 2022

Information about some of the most Important fast/festivals of Jainism as per Jain Calendar 2022:

Meru Trayodashi: The festival of Meru Trayodashi falls on 30 January, Sunday as per Jain Calendar 2022 and has special significance in Jainism. It falls in Magha month. There is a tradition of worshipping Lord Rishabhanatha on this very day. It is believed that Lord Rishabhanatha attained Moksha by observing the fast on this day and he was the first of the 24 Tirthankaras of Jainism. Reciting the Mantra - ॐ रहीम्, श्रीम् अदिनाथ पारंगत्या नम: मंत्र। / oṃ rahīm, śrīm adinātha pāraṃgatyā nama is considered to be auspicious.

Rohini Vrat: One of the popular Jain Fasts 2022, Rohini Vrat is observed by married women for the long life of their husbands. It is believed that the fast of Maa Rohini helps get rid of poverty from the households and blesses the family with peace, prosperity, and tranquillity.

Mahavira Jayanti: The festival of Mahavira Jayanti is celebrated across the world by the people of the Jain community in remembrance of the last Tirthankar of Jainism. It is regarded as one of the popular Jain Festivals in 2022 and falls during March or April, as per the Gregorian calendar. As per the Hindu Panchang, it is the 13th day of the Chaitra month. On the day of his birth anniversary, a procession, known as Rath Yatra, is carried out with the idol of Lord Mahavira. The devotees of Lord Mahavira visit temples, worship him and recite religious hymns. Also, they seek his blessings for a healthy and prosperous life and give donations to the needy.

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Lakshmi Puja: Lakshmi Puja is when Lord Mahavira attained Nirvana or Moksha, i.e. detachment from worldly pleasures. On this day, people of the Jain community worship Lord Mahavira, settle their pending transactions, open new accounts, etc. They do not believe in burning firecrackers and prefer to perform charity. On the same day, Nirvana Ladoos are prepared and offered to Lord Mahavira.

Maun Ekadashi: In Jainism, Maun Ekadashi is considered to be a highly auspicious and pious day. It falls during Margashirsha month as per Jain Calendar 2022 and it is believed that one who observes fast on this Ekadashi emancipates from all sorts of sins committed unknowingly. It is believed that on this day, Shri Aranath, who is the 18th Tirthankar, became a monk after renouncing the world. Also, Shri Mallinath, the 19th Tirthankar, was born and attained emancipation on the same day. Shri Neminath, the 22nd Tirthankar, also attained salvation on this very day.

Parshwanath Jayanti: The birth anniversary of Lord Parshwanath, the 23rd Tirthankara of Jain religion, is celebrated on Ekadashi Tithi in Paush month during Krishna Paksha as per Jain Calendar 2022. At the age of 30, he heard the legend of Rishabh Dev and renounced the kingdom. He is the symbol of forgiveness and social revolution. He emphasized Ahimsa so much that it became the principle of social life. He also preached that every soul deserves sympathy and respect.

We hope that you like this article of ours on Jain Holidays 2022 in India. May you have a prosperous New Year 2022 ahead!!

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