IQAC and Jain Mandal celebrated Paryushan on Friday, 30th August 2022 in the seminar hall. Teacher informed students about Paryushan Parva.
Paryushan Parva, popularly known as the festival of forgiveness in the most important festival celebrated among the Jain community all around the world. Paryushan Parva spans for a period of 8 days and most of the individuals belonging to the community perform rigid fasts during the eight days. The fasts include Upvas; where an individual can only drink boiled water from sunrise till sunset on the day he or she performs the fast. Food can only be eaten the next day after sunrise. Some people fast for two days in a row; which is called Bela in Jain terminology, some fast for three days; which is known as Tela, some for 8 days; which is known as Athai.
According to the Jain literature, the more you survive in tough conditions, the freer you are from the sins that you have committed in this life and also in your past lives. During the last day of the Paryushan Parva, the Jains ask for forgiveness from all their family members and all their friends for any mistake they have com-mitted during the last year, knowingly and unknowingly. As a matter of fact, they even forgive everyone from their very hearts for any of the sins committed by them.