Significance And Story Of Jain Samvatsari
People of Jainism observe Jain Samvatsari on the last day of the Paryushan Shwetambar. This auspicious day falls on Shukla Paksha of the Jain calendar month of Bhadrapada. It means Jain Jain Samvatsari arrives between August to September, as per the Gregorian calendar. This year, Jain Samvatsari will be on Tuesday, 19 September 2023
On this day, people (mostly associated with Jainism) seek forgiveness for their unintentionally made mistakes. Devotees also organize Samvatsari Pratikramana during this day. Following that, Jains say ‘Micchami Dukkadam’ to everyone and request them to pardon their mistakes. Mostly, they say it to their friends and close relatives. In the Vedic text, Rigveda describes Samvatsari as an ancient Sanskrit language. Samvatsara refers to a year, while Samvatsari means refers to an annual day. Now, let us discuss in detail about ancient myths and the significance of this day.
Ancient Traditions And Customs
Difference Between Kshamavaani And Samvatsari
Celebrations By Svetambaras And Digambaras
The Ancient History
Steps To Perform Rituals
In Jainism, Why is forgiveness such an essential ideal and way of life?
In Jainism, forgiveness takes on many forms. It is necessary to seek forgiveness before moving on. Being free means you are freed from your past. To forgive is to concentrate solely on oneself. We get closer to Ahimsa when we forgive someone for their mistakes.
b) Can reciting ‘Michami Dukkadam' cure or cleanse us of our sins? Why do Jains refer to Michchhami Dukkadam as Michchhami Dukkadam?
When words are followed by emotions, they have more effect. Our sins are not forgiven by the saying Michami Dukkadam. They can only be washed away through a strong sense of repentance. The utterance of ‘Michami Dukkadam’ may reduce the past sins of the person.