Today the delivery of Pratikraman in English by teachers of Shri Chandana Vidyapeeth (SCVP) Jain School has become an established and well-received part of the Paryushan Parva activities in the United Kingdom and is continuing to flourish. This year the Pratikraman in English was delivered for all eight days in two places, London and Manchester. On average nearly 200 people attended on a daily basis and considerably more at the weekend and on the last day! What was fantastic to see was the number of young people who participated in this beautiful ritual!
“The energy created with collective recitation has been spiritually uplifting and the power to go within – I hope the meditation practice, especially connecting with the soul (atma) within – I can practice at home. Blessings and love to all teachers….’ (A participant)
‘It is very brilliant as it enables young minds to participate and understand about Pratikraman and what it is. It has also allowed me to understand the reason for Pratikraman and has allowed me to also acknowledge small rituals that are sometimes forgotten. Very well explained by the adults and children……’ (A participant)
The teachers of SCVP Jain School London are grateful to SCVP Kenya who originally developed the Pratikraman in English with the blessings of Pujya Acharya Shri Chandanaji and under the guidance of Sadhvi Shri Shilapiji Maharaj.