Paryushan is near and the spirit of reflection and penance is approaching. Swapna Darshan is a day for spiritual celebration and unity. The birth of Lord Mahavir Swami is a story well known but now here is your chance to make this story come to life!

This year, for the first time, we are inviting members to participate in being Bhagwan’s Parents King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala during the Swapna Darshan ceremony! There is opportunity for five couples to participate with gheeboli, starting at $501. King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala will be requested to dress up like King and Queen. Also, they will be seating on the stage for their assigned Swapna’s. The first two King and Queen gheeboli has already been completed during the recent Bhaktamar Maha Pooja held on Sunday, August 21st at our Jain Center.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, you can submit your gheeboli for the 3rd and 4th King and Queen sets (Swapna 7, 8, 9 and Swapna 10, 11, 12) by sending an email to President@JainSocietyDC.org with your gheeboli amount between noon on Monday, August 22nd and midnight, Monday, August 29th. Each morning, we will post the highest bid amount on our website. Be sure to continuously check this page to see the latest gheeboli amount. In addition to the remaining two silent email gheebolis that are left, we will also have one live gheeboli for the last King and Queen set (Swapna 13 and 14 plus final birth celebration). Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of history!

King Siddhartha and Queen Trishla Gheeboli open between noon on Monday, August 22nd and midnight, Monday, August 29th:

Swapna 1, 2, 3:
Gheeboli Complete at $501

Swapna 4, 5, 6:
Gheeboli Complete at $551

Swapna 7, 8, 9:
Email Gheeboli until midnight, August 29th, current bid starting at $501

Swapna 10, 11, 12:
Email Gheeboli until midnight, August 29th, current bid starting at $501

Swapna 13 & 14:
Not applicable – live gheeboli at the event only

In addition, we are inviting all Dipkumari’s to make our event more joyous and festive. If you are under 18 years in age and would like to do some free dancing on stage during bhagwan birth celebration, then you are invited to do so. Dipkumari gheeboli is fixed at $51. If you are interested, please send an email to President@JainSocietyDC.org by midnight, Monday, August 29th. Our Swapna Darshan volunteers will provide with more details as we get closer to the actual date of celebration. This is another new initiative, so we look forward to having your participation in making this event a huge success!