Jain Society of Central Virginia
The first ever shikharbandi Jain temple (derasar) of Lord Shri Shankheshvar Parshvanath in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico and other countries). JSCVA is proud to have built a shikharbandi jinalaya for Shri Shankheshvar Parshvanath Dada on the soil of Richmond, VA. All three idols in the main temple are consecrated with anjan-shalaka.
Live and Let Live
Founded in 2016, Jain Society of Central Virginia (JSCVA) is a non-profit charitable organization based on the principles of Jainism. The primary principle of the Jain religion is Nonviolence. This organization provides a forum for Jains to observe and perform various activities related to Jainism, to preserve the Jain culture for future generations and to promote fellowship among all Jains. Starting with 50 families in 2016, the total membership at present has reached to 70 families.
धम्मो मंगल-मुक्किट्ठं अहिंसा संजमो तवो।
देवा वि तं नमंसंति जस्स धम्मे सया मणो॥
धर्म सबसे उत्तम मंगल है। अहिंसा, संयम और तप ही धर्म है। जिसके मन में सदा धर्म रहता है, उसे देवता भी नमस्कार करते हैं।
જેની સદા પ્રતીક્ષા થતી રહે એનું નામ "પ્રતિષ્ઠા". જે પૂર્ણ થયા બાદ જીવ પ્રેમ, ગુણ પ્રેમ, કરુણા પ્રેમ અને ઉપેક્ષા પ્રેમ પ્રસરે એનું નામ "પ્રતિષ્ઠા".
JSCVA was founded in 2016
JSCVA has 70+ member families
150+ devotees from Greater Richmond, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, Norfolk and Virginia Beach