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Samvatsari is the last day of Paryusana -the eight or ten day festival of Jains. It is the holiest day of the Jain calendar.Paryusana is one of the most famous festivals of Jain religion. Most Jains observe a complete fast on this day. The whole day is spend in prayers and contemplation. A yearly elaborate penitential retreat called samvatsati pratikramana is performed on this day. After the pratikramana Jains seek forgiveness from all the creatures of the world whom they may have harmed knowingly or unknowingly by uttering the phrase- Micchami Dukkadam. As a matter of ritual, they personally greet their friends and relatives Micchami Dukkadam. No private quarrel or dispute may be carried beyond samvatsari and letters and telephone calls are made to the outstation friends and relatives asking their forgiveness .
Paryushan Daily Routine for 7 Days.
Rising early in the morning and hearing the holy word.
Contemplation of the holy words that were preached.
Half an hour of meditation or ‘Preksha Dhyana'
Limiting one's diet to only certain elements or abstinence.
Abstinence from meals after sunset.
Abstinence from indulging in the gratification of the flesh.
Observing a minimum of five ‘samayikas'
Observing silence for an hour.
Prayers or meditation with the community or family.
Maintaining a feeling of selflessness.
Abstaining from all forms of entertainment.
Abstaining from consuming green vegetables or limiting ones diet to pulses.
Samatsavari is the Last day of this festivale & main Day. This day All Jains keep fasting. . On Next day they take breakfast which called as Parna .
Jain strongly believes in forgiving. On the Samatsvari last partikarman all person plead this message within them, & to all other person who are connected with them in past life in any manner. Jaines plead there forgiveness message to all person whom they know and does 'nt matter which sector or cast they belog. The forgiving plead is not limited into present life but also include there all previous lifes
GRANTING PARDON OR FORGIVENESS
The meaning of forgiveness is tolerance.
To believe that tolerance is one's responsibility and to oppose the negative forces of animosity is forgiveness.
Tolerance is to overlook the source of the negative forces of anger.
Forgiveness is the weapon of the strong willed.
To be able to keep a check on one's power of destruction is forgiveness. The one who does not know to forgive is considered as lowly. The person who judges others and refuses to grant pardon is himself unpardonable. Strength lies with the one whose heart is full of benevolence. A person who can overlook the shortcomings, lapses and wrong-doings is a source of joy and peace. Great is the man who does not hesitate to ask for pardon for his own mistakes. The harbinger of peace is one who makes an attempt to alleviate the sufferings that have occurred due to his disregard