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  • Paryushana 2017: All you need to know about the Jain festival of forgiveness

    Paryushana is an eight day Jain festival of reflection and seeking forgiveness for one’s sins. Jainism has two main sects, Svetambara and Digambara. Svetambaras refer the festival as Paryushana which is celebrated for eight days while Digambaras refer it as Daslakshana celebrated for ten days. The festival concludes with the celebration of Kshamavani i.e. forgiveness day. In 2017, the annual festival begins on August 18 and concludes on August 25.