KSHAMAVANI (Sanskrit : Kṣamāvaṇī) or "Forgiveness Day" is a day
of forgiving and seeking forgiveness for the followers of
* 1 Observance * 2 Michchhami Dukkadam Prayer * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links
On this sacred day, every member of the 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.
Forgiveness is the other name of non-violence (Ahimsa) which shows the right path of 'Live and Let Live' to one and all. Forgiveness teaches us Ahimsa (non-violence) and through ahimsa we should learn to practice forbearance.
MICHCHHAMI DUKKADAM PRAYER
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
* ^ Same day as Ganesh
* ^ Chapple. C.K. (2006)
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* Kevala Jñāna
* Jaina logic
* Jain cosmology