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Pryushan Parv

Pryushan Parv:

Jain festival in which Jain Monks and Nuns stay with the community and provide them instructions and guidance. It is also a festival of “Forgiveness”.

  • It is usually celebrated in August or September (rainy season)
  • During Paryushan, Jains increase their level of spiritual intensity often using fasting and prayer/meditation to help.
  • The five main vows are emphasized during this time- Ahiṃsā(Non-violence), Satya (Truth), Asteya (Non-stealing), Brahmacharya (Chastity), Aparigraha (Non-possession)
  • Pratikraman is also performed by many Jains during the festival.
  • The word Pratikraman is made from the combination of two words, Pra meaning return and atikraman meaning violation