paryushan meals
August 29th to September 5th
Paryushana Meals is a service that caters to Jain students and professionals in and around the
Manhattan area

On 5th Sept, 2016 - Only lunch pickup between 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm at 2 locations:
Jersey City and Midtown

Darshan & Pratikraman Details
  • Pooja timings 7:30am to 12:45 pm
  • Pratikraman timings for Gents
    • Morning Pratikraman - 6.00am
    • Evening Pratikraman - 7.45 pm
    • Aarti/Mangal Divo - 9.15pm
3143 John F Kennedy Blvd
Apt 401 Jersey City
NJ 07306

Keys to temple will be available at Apt 202 and 304.

Samvatsari Pratikraman
Tentative time 4 pm
Address 3152 JFK Blvd Apt 1,
Exactly opposite to 3143
Jersey City NJ 07306
Sau Punyashali ne Darshan Pooja ane Pratikraman noh labh leva Namra vinanti

Samvatsari Pratikraman:
Shailaben - Saumil & Saloni Parikh Ghar Derasar
305 North Woodlands
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Home: (201) 567-0796
Saumil: (201) 779-2241
Samvatsari Pratikraman on Monday September 5th at 4pm.

Time : 4.00 p.m. on Monday, 5th Sept 2016

Time : 4.00 p.m. on Monday, 5th Sept 2016
NJ 07039

200 Penhorn Avenue, Secaucus,
NJ 07094
Phone: (201)325-0510
For more information please call:
Mukesh Shah : 201-963-6245
Babul Shah : 201-344-5308
Rajnikant Shah : 201-927-3099


Jai Jinendra,

We hope everyone is in saata. Thanks to everyone who is participating in this service, we appreciate all the kind words! We are now closing registration for this Paryushan as we've had an overwhelming amount of response. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We've had a lot of wastage in the last two days and we do not want that. We will be ordering less from now on so please pickup your meals on time.

For everyone who registered Wednesday the 31st before 4pm, you are already accounted for, please let us know about any cancellations before 6pm the day before. We understand people have last minute emergencies and last minute work come up but if there is a chance you cannot make it, we rather you cancel it and then text the day of to see if there are any extras.

*When you text, please write your full name and location, in order to help us know who is writing to us.

We hope you understand and if there's anything we said to offend or discourage you, we are extremely sorry.
Michammi Dukhdam.

  • In order to avoid wastage of food, kindly pickup the meals for which you have registered.
  • Kindly refrain from requesting change of pickup location by email or phone.
  • If you would like to volunteer and take charge of a location, then please write to us at:

Meals Distribution
The meals will be distributed at the following locations:
New Jersey
Apna Bazaar
Journal Square, Jersey City.
Contact Info:
- : 914-589-2887
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
New York
130 East, 12th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue
Tel: 914-482-2394/ 914-419-5955
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm.
New York
16 East
48th Street between Madison Ave and 5th Avenue
Tel: 914-309-2093
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
New York
6 Metro Tech Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact Info:
Naman Shah : 917- 705-3332
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Feedback we received

Many many thanks for 'Paryushan Meals'. It was such a boon. My husband works in NY and usually comes home @ around 8:30pm. It would not have been possible to do Chauvihar during Paryushan without this great facility. In these times of rush and hectic lifestyle, it becomes difficult to stick to certain timings.
Lots of Anumodna for people who volunteered to take out time out of their busy schedule to distribute food.

We would be interested in similar kind of arrangement in future - be it Tithi days or so.

And once again thanks for this wonderful arrangement.

- Purvi Mehta

Thank you for providing us with this wonderful service. Quality and quantity of food, and the kindness of the volunteers really impressed me. Keep up the great work!

- kejal Kothari

I am very thankful to you for all the efforts you are taking for us.

- Nikita Shah

This is an absolute awesome service during the holy festival of paryushan. I appreciate efforts and time of everyone who have participated in this event to make it a huge success. I have been receiving this service since last 2 years and I really appreciate those who are the plan makers for this event during paryushan. thanking you.

- Pratik Shah

This has once again been an excellent service. Thank you very much

- Monica Shah

Thank you so much. I just came to U.S a month ago. And for students like me, getting jain meals in paryushan is always a difficult task. We have to cook on our own which most of us do not know to. Thank you so much for your kind help to students like me. I really felt as if i was at home. The meal was very good. Thank you. Jai Jinendra.

- Saurabh Shah

THANK YOU very much for providing these meals! They helped me observe Paryushan with a complete Jain diet. Thank you!

- Sunish Shah

Great initiative and team work

- krunal Shah

This is truly a fantastic service! I really would like to donate to it if I could. I personally went to the 12th street location and every time I went, the volunteers were so nice and helpful! Everything was fantastic. The one and only suggestion I would have to improve this would be to add a vegan option if possible. Truly speaking, this is outstanding. Thank you so much for making this possible.

- Alok Lal

I really appreciated the midtown location. Made it every convenient to pick-up food

- Parsh Shah

This is really great that you guys help us to maintain Dharma Aradhana during paryushan parv.

- M Shah

"Paryushana Meals was started with the intention of providing fresh and pure Jain meals to those who are willing but are unable to follow such restrictions."

- Siddharth

Overview of Jain Education and Empowerment Trust
About Paryushan Meals
Paryushana Parva is the most important festival for Jains; a festival through which we celebrate the qualities and essence of the Soul. These auspicious 8 or 10 days offer us an opportunity to focus on our spirituality with the hope that we will live a Jain Way of Life for the rest of the year. Disciplining oneself for these practices is a difficult task.

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