Jain Holidays & Festivals 2022 in India
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.
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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|
|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|
|07 February, Monday||Maryada Mahotsava|
|10 February, Thursday||Rohini Vrat|
|15 February, Tuesday||Shri Jitendra Rath Yatra|
|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|
|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|
|03 May, Tuesday||Rohini Vrat, Varshitapa Parana, Akshaya Tritiya|
|11 May, Wednesday||Shri Mahavira Swami Kevalagyan|
|31 May, Tuesday||Rohini Vrat|
|27 June, Monday||Rohini Vrat|
|06 July, Wednesday||Ashadha Ashtahnhika Begins|
|12 July, Tuesday||Ashadha Chaumasi Chaudas|
|13 July, Wednesday||Ashadha Ashtahnika Ends|
|24 July, Sunday||Rohini Vrat|
|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|
|01 September, Thursday||Samvatsari Parva|
|09 September, Friday||Dashlakshan Ends, Anant Chaturdashi|
|17 September, Saturday||Rohini Vrat|
|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|
|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|
|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.
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