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   Kartik Purnima

Kartik Poornima is an important religious day and considered as a very auspicious day for Jains. According to Jainism , Adinath , the first tirthankara sanctified the hills by visiting it to deliver his first sermon. According to Jain texts, millions of sadhus and sadhvis have attained salvation on these hills.

Thousands of Jain pilgrims flock to the foothills of Shatrunjay hills of Palitana (Gujarat) on the day of Kartik Poornima to undertake the auspicious yatra (journey). Also known as the Shri Shantrunjay Teerth Yatra, this walk is an important religious event in the life of a Jain devotee, who cover 216 km of rough mountainous terrain by foot to worship the Lord Adinath temple atop the hill.

This year Kartik Purnima was celebrated on November 6, 2014

           Paraswanath  Procession

        Bhagavan  Paraswanath Procession

   Lord Parsvanath Sobha Yatra on Kartik Purnima

The holy day of Kartik Purnima is  celebrated every year in Kolkata by a Sobha Yatra  of Bhagwan Parshwanath. This tradition is continue since last 190 years in Kolkata. This Sobha Yatra is famous in West Bengal by Bhagwan Parasnath Sobha Yatra and organised every year on the day of Kartik Purnima. Hundreds and thousands of Jain men and women from all parts of India assembles here to see this famous Sobha Yatra.  This Sobha Yatra starts from Bara Mandir and ends at Parswanath Digambar Jain Mandir at Belgachia.

This Sobha Yatra is organised by Shri Digambar Jain Rath Yathra Commetee under Shri Digambar Jain Mandir Kolkata.

     Shree Parswanath Digambar Jain Mandir Belgachia Kolkata

Shree Parswanath Digambar Jain Mandir Belgachia Kolkata

Bhagavan  Paraswanath Procession

Bhagavan Parswanath Rathyatra means taking the resplendent image of the Lord in a procession, in a chariot along the main roads of the city or town so that all people might have a darshan of the Bhagavan's radiant face. The Rathyatra is accompanied by a band (of musicians and players on various instruments) and by thousands of devotees, and by the fourfold society of Jains. It is a procession of sublime radiance. In Kolkata procession  was taken out from Bara Mandir Kolkata  to Shree Parswanath Digambar Jain Mandir Belgachia Kolkata           


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