Paryushan Parv is one of the most important and sacred festivals of Jainism. This festival consists of 8 days and the last day is the most auspicious day for the Jain community. Jain community celebrates Paryushan Parv in the two traditions and it consists of- Shwetambar and Digambar. For the Shwetambar Jain, this festival remains for mainly 8 days and for the Digambar Jain, this festival remains for 8-10 days. During this festival of Jainism, people focus
on the two major things- Introspection and Forgiveness. This is believed that Paryushan is the festival to purify the inner soul and do not hurt others by any action or words.
This the festival of fasting but fasting is not possible for everyone so it also includes to analyse oneself for their deeds and learn the guidance of the Jain Tirthankaras known as God.
This festival is an opportunity for the Jain community to look at their previous sins, removing all the impurities from within such as- anger, pride and greed. In contrast to these sins, build the good virtues of humanity, kindness, non-violence, charitable, honesty and sacrifice.
Among the 8 days of the festival, last day is more important among all and that is known as “Samvatsari” a day of forgiveness to all the living beings. On this day, everyone meets with their friends, family to say them sorry for any wrong deeds they committed. Also, people seek forgiveness from the enemies too.
Moral of a PARYUSHAN FESTIVAL
This great remarkable festival of Jainism is to drop out all the negativity within you, drop out all the rubbish, senseless and lustful desires, remove jealously and ego in these precious days.
This festival is all about selflessness, god devotion, humanity and follows the right path of goodness. Live and just let live others with love.
And make a pray to god that GOD purify my soul and bless me with positive energy.