HOME
The Info List - Kshamavani


--- Advertisement ---



Kshamavani
Kshamavani
(Sanskrit: Kṣamāvaṇī) or " Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Day" is a day of forgiving and seeking forgiveness for the followers of Jainism. Digambaras celebrate it on the first day of Ashvin Krishna month of the lunar-based Jain
Jain
calendar. Śvētāmbaras celebrate it on Samvatsari, the last day of the annual Paryushana
Paryushana
festival. which coincides with the Chaturthi, 4th day of Shukla Paksha in the holy month of Bhadra.[1] "Micchami Dukkadam" is the common phrase when asking for forgiveness. It is a Prakrit
Prakrit
phrase meaning "May all the evil that has been done be fruitless".[2]

Contents

1 Observance 2 Michchhami Dukkadam Prayer 3 Samvatsari
Samvatsari
and Kshamavaani 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Observance[edit] On this sacred day, every member of the Jain
Jain
community approaches everyone, irrespective of religion, and begs for forgiveness for all their faults or mistakes, committed either knowingly or unknowingly. Thus relieved of the heavy burden hanging over their head of the sins of yesteryears, they start life afresh, living in peaceful co-existence with others. Indeed, this day is not merely a traditional ritual, but a first step on their path to moksha (liberation) or salvation, the final goal of every man's life, according to the teachings of Jainism.[3] Mahavira
Mahavira
said we should forgive our own soul first. To forgive others is a practical application of this supreme forgiveness. It is the path of spiritual purification. Mahavira
Mahavira
said: "The one whom you hurt or kill is you. All souls are equal and similar and have the same nature and qualities". Ahimsa Paramo Dharma. Anger begets more anger and forgiveness and love beget more forgiveness and love. Forgiveness benefits both the forgiver and the forgiven. Forgiveness
Forgiveness
is the other name of non-violence (Ahimsa) which shows the right path of 'Live and Let Live' to one and all. Forgiveness
Forgiveness
teaches us Ahimsa (non-violence) and through ahimsa we should learn to practice forbearance. Michchhami Dukkadam Prayer[edit]

Khamemi Savve Jiva I forgive all living beings.

Savve Jiva Khamantu me May all souls forgive me,

Mitti me Savva Bhooesu I am friendly terms with all,

Veram Majjham Na Kenvi I have no animosity toward any soul.

Michchhami Dukkadam May all my faults be dissolved.

खम्मामि सव्व जीवेषु सव्वे जीवा खमन्तु में, मित्ति में सव्व भू ए सू वैरम् मज्झणम् केण इ

Khämemi Savve Jivä, Savve Jivä Khamantu Mi Mitti Me Savva bhuesu, Veram majjham na Kenai.

सब जीवों को मै क्षमा करता हूं, सब जीव मुझे क्षमा करे सब जीवो से मेरा मैत्री भाव रहे, किसी से वैर-भाव नही रहे

Kshamavani
Kshamavani
Parva celebrates forgiveness as a way to a life of love, friendship, peace and harmony. When you forgive, you stop feeling resentful; there is no more indignation or anger against another for a perceived offence, difference or mistake; there is no clamour for punishment. It means the end of violence (Himsa).[4] Samvatsari
Samvatsari
and Kshamavaani[edit] While Samvatsari
Samvatsari
and Kshamavaani
Kshamavaani
are typically associated with Shwetambar
Shwetambar
sect and Digambara
Digambara
respectively, there is no major difference between the two days and both are observed as Forgiveness Days. Rather, the two are usually used interchangeably. However, a major difference between the two is that despite both Samvatsari
Samvatsari
and Kshamavaani
Kshamavaani
falling on the last day of Paryushan, they are in fact two different days. This is because the Paryushan
Paryushan
festival for the two sects itself commences on different dates and is of varying duration. As a result, while Samvatsari
Samvatsari
is observed on Shukla Panchami of Bhadrapada month by the Shwetambars, the Digambaras celebrate it on the first day of Ashvin Krishna month of the lunar-based Jain calendar. See also[edit]

Forgiveness
Forgiveness
in Jainism Micchami Dukkadam

References[edit]

^ Same day as Ganesh Chaturthi. ^ Chapple. C.K. (2006) Jainism
Jainism
and Ecology: Nonviolence in the Web of Life Delhi:Motilal Banarasidas Publ. ISBN 978-81-208-2045-6 p.46 ^ Kshamavaani
Kshamavaani
Day or kshama Divas of Jain
Jain
People ^ " Kshamavani
Kshamavani
Parv". 

External links[edit]

Celebrate Forgiveness: Kshamavani
Kshamavani
Divas Kshamavani
Kshamavani
Parva

v t e

Jainism
Jainism
topics

Gods

Tirthankara Ganadhara Arihant

Philosophy

Ethics

Ahimsa

Epistemology

Kevala Jñāna

Jaina logic

Anekāntavāda

Jain
Jain
cosmology

Siddhashila Naraka Heavenly beings

Karma

Types Causes

Gunasthana Dravya

Jīva Ajiva

Pudgala Dharma

Tattva

Asrava Bandha Samvara Nirjara Mokṣa

Death Saṃsāra Ratnatraya Kashaya

Branches

Digambara

Mula Sangha

Balatkara Gana Kashtha Sangha

Taran Panth Bispanthi Terapanth Yapaniya Kanji Panth

Śvētāmbara

Murtipujaka

Gaccha

Kharatara Tapa Tristutik

Sthānakavāsī Terapanth

Practices

Sallekhana Meditation

Sāmāyika

Monasticism Vegetarianism Fasting Rituals Festivals

Paryushana Kshamavani Mahamastakabhisheka

Upadhan Tapas Pratikramana

Literature

Agama

Shatkhandagama Kasayapahuda

Mantra

Namokar Mantra Bhaktamara Stotra

Tattvartha Sutra Samayasāra Aptamimamsa Kalpa Sūtra

Symbols

Jain
Jain
flag Siddhachakra Ashtamangala

Shrivatsa Nandavarta

Auspicious dreams Swastika

Ascetics

Digambara
Digambara
monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya

Scholars

Nalini Balbir Colette Caillat Chandabai John E. Cort Paul Dundas Virchand Gandhi Hermann Jacobi Champat Rai Jain Padmanabh Jaini Jeffery D. Long Hampa Nagarajaiah Claudia Pastorino Bal Patil Jinendra Varni

Community

Śrāvaka Sarak Tamil Organisations

Digambar Jain
Jain
Mahasabha Vishwa Jain
Jain
Sangathan JAINA

Jainism
Jainism
in

India

Bundelkhand Delhi Goa Gujarat Haryana Karnataka

North

Kerala Maharashtra

Mumbai

Rajasthan Tamil Nadu Uttar Pradesh

Overseas

Canada Europe United States Japan Singapore Hong Kong Pakistan Belgium Africa Southeast Asia Australia

Jainism
Jainism
and

Buddhism Hinduism Islam Sikhism Non-creationism

Dynasties and empires

Ikshvaku Maurya Kalinga Kadamba Ganga Chalukya Rashtrakuta Hoysala Pandayan

Related

History

Timeline

Pañca-Parameṣṭhi Pratima Śalākāpuruṣa Tirtha Samavasarana Jain
Jain
calendar

Samvatsari

Panch Kalyanaka Statue of Ahimsa Temple Sculpture Art Law Nigoda Jain
Jain
terms and concepts Sexual differences

Lists

List of Jains List of Jain
Jain
temples List of Jain
Jain
ascetics List of Digambar Jain
Jain
ascetics Topics List (index)

Navboxes

Gods Literature Monks & nuns Scholars Temples

America Bengal

  Portal   Commons   Wikiquote

.