Devotees offered Nirvan Laddu in Sri Suparshwanath Panchayati Mandir, Dada today, November, 07, 2010 early in the morning (5.00 AM). Today was the day of Bhagwan Mahavira Nirvan Utsav and Laddus are offered traditionally in this day to celebrate Nirvana (Salvation) of Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankar.
Jain communities worship Diwali festival to pay homage and worship Nirvana of Bhagwan Mahavira and Laddu is offered to commemorate Tirthankar Nirvana on the next morning of Diwali.
Arati, Mangal Deepak and Chaitya Vandan were followed by the Nirvan Laddu in the temple.
Indrabhuti Gautam, popularly known as Gautam Swami was the first disciple (Gandhar) of Lord Mahavira. He attained omniscience (Keval Gyan) in the same morning. It is believed auspicious to sing and listen Gautam Ras in the morning.
Sadhwi Sanyamnidhi Sri Ji chanted Sapta Smaran and Bhaktamar Stotra along with Gautam Raas in Vichakshan Bhawan with Sri Sangh.
Jyoti Kothari, Secretary, Sri Jain Swetambar Khartar Gachchh Sangh greeted the community and wished happy and prosperous new year. It is worth noted that today is the New Year day of the Jain community.