September 20 Dashalakshaniparva

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Dashalakshaniparva   (Jainism)

The Digambara sect celebrates Dashalakshaniparva for ten days by fasting, worship, meditation, confession, and by dedicating each day to a virture: forgiveness, humility, honesty, purity, truthfulness, self-restraint, asceticism, study, detachment, and celibacy.

September 20 Samvatsari: Day of Forgiveness

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Samvatsari: Day of Forgiveness   (Jainism)

Samvatsari: Day of Forgiveness.  The last day of Paryushana.  The Shvetambara sect observes by introspection, confession and penance. 

August 14-20 Paryushana-parva

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Paryushana-parva (Jainism)

Paryushana-parva is the holiest period of the year for the ascetic Shvetambara sect.  Celebrated for eight days concluding on Samvatsari, it is a time of dedication to Jain ideals through fasting, worship of the Jina, reading the life story of Lord Mahavira from the Kalpasutra.

April 24 Akshaya-tritiya

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