9 9 9 …. An auspicious day coming to an end…Also now ‘Navkar Mantra’ Day

It’s September 9,2009..9 9 9…an auspicious day is now easing out to the next….From 9.09.09 morning the Jains have been chanting in unison the powerful  ‘Navkar Mantra’…I did too….felt good and warm…so from now every year September 9 will also celebrate ‘Navkar Mantra’

Namo Arihantanam
I bow down to the Arihants who have reached enlightenment
by overcoming inner weaknesses, who have attained infinite
knowledge, vision, bliss, and power and have showed the
path which brings an end to the cycle of birth and death.

Namo Siddhanam
I bow to the Siddhas or liberated souls who have attained
the state of perfection and immortality by liberating
themselves of all karma.

Namo Ayariyanam
I bow to Acharayas, who are the heads of the Jain
congregation and who preach the principles of religion and
the path of liberation that includes right knowledge,
right perception, and right conduct.

Namo Uvajjhayanam
I bow to the Upadhayas who have studied the Jain
scriptures and who understand the true nature of the soul
and karma. Upadhyayas are the teachers of scriptures and
show us the importance of the spiritual life over material

Namo Loe Savva-sahunam
I bow to all ascetics, including sadhus and sadhvis, who
strictly follow the five great vows of conduct and inspire
us to live a simple life.

Eso Panch Namokaro
To these five types of great souls I offer my praise,

Such praise will help destroy my negative vibrations and sins,

Manglananch Savvesim
Giving this praise is most auspicious,

Padhaman Havei Mangalam
So auspicious as to bring happiness and bliss.