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Jain eLibrary DVD Project

Tuesday, January 12, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Pooja Jain
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Jain eLibrary DVD Project Announcement


Over the past six months, several Jain ächäryas, monks and nuns have indicated that the eLibrary committee should make all eLibrary books available on CD/DVDs.  It is very difficult for them to request Jain communities to download many books from eLibrary website for their studies. 


We are very happy to inform you that we have completed the eLibrary DVD project.  The eLibrary DVD package will be available from January 3, 2010 in India (we plan to publish the same package in USA in March 2010).


The eLibrary DVD package includes a set of 4 DVDs which contain about 2000 Jain books (700,000 pages of Jain literature) in pdf files as follows:


14 Jaina Education Books

227 English Books

1045 Hindi Books

527 Gujarati Books

19 Jain Manuscript Catalogues

63 Jain Dictionaries

31 Jain Seminar Books

55 Jain Smruti Granths


A 100 page catalogue is included which lists all books, their file names, number of pages of each book, and DVD number indicating in which DVD the book is available.


Important Notice


The eLibrary DVDs are to be used only for personal, private and individual use only.  This is important due to copyrights of authors/publishers of some of the books.  You are not permitted to copy these DVDs for any private or public circulation or to put the contents of the DVDs on your website or on any other public display.


We request you to respect the above conditions in the true spirit of Jain religion.  We assure you that we do not make any profit on any of the Jaina Education project.  All of us are volunteer workers.  The entire eLibrary project is funded through contribution received from America and around the world.


The eLibrary DVD project is dedicated to Pujya Muni Shri Jambuvijayji Mahäräj Säheb.  Muni Shri Jambu Vijayji was a pioneer supporter of Jaina Education work and Jain eLibrary activities.  He made all his Jain literature work available for eLibrary in the beginning phase of the project


We have organized two different dedication programs in India as follows:


Dedication Program:

Date - January 2, 2010 - Saturday - 4:00 PM

Place - Shri Samavasaran Derasar (across from Shri Babu’s temple) - Palitana


All Jaina volunteer workers and other guests at the Palitana medical camp are invited to join the eLibrary dedication function. 


The program coordinator is Shri Anilbhai Gandhi of Ahmedabad Ph,   91 79 2662 0975, 98790 74939M and Dr. Dhiraj Shah of USA +91 97697 07010


Arpan of eLibrary DVDs to the Disciples of Muni Shri Jambu Vijayji:

Date - January 10, 2010 - Sunday - 10:30 AM

Place - Panchasara Parshvanath Yatrik Jain Bhavan, Pipala Shera, Patan Gujarat


The program coordinator is Shri Yatinbhai V. Shah of Patan - Ph. +91 98240 65376, +91 94276 78245.


Purchase of eLibrary DVD Package within India

Total cost of 4 DVD package and catalogue       Rs. 400.

Shipping charges within India                            Rs. 200

DVDs can be bought from the following address from January 6, 2010.  For shipment within India, please send the money order/ check in the name of "Gyan Vardhak Charitable Trust”

Sudesh Shah

Arihant Graphics

Nankram Super Market, Shop No F-20

Ramnagar, Sabarmati

Ahmedabad Gujarat 380 005 India

Ph +91-79-2751 7405

Mobile - +91-99988 90335

e-mail -


Ramesh C. Doshi

eLibrary India Coordinator

8 Nilima Park Society, Behind Ras Ranjan

Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura

Ahmedabad Gujarat 380 009 India

Mobile - +91-98792 04474

1-714-982-0468 (USA MagicJack)

email -


Purchase of eLibrary DVD Package in USA, UK, and Other Countries

Total cost of DVD package including shipping charge = US $30.00

You can charge this amount to your credit card.  Please go to to order (after January 15, 2010).  We will provide you the tracking number via e-mail and you will receive the package within 2-3 weeks from India (Do not order more than 3 sets at a time, please).  Once we publish the package in US, the cost will be significantly less.

Education Committee’s Request for Your Support

Three weeks ago, we had sent a request to support Jaina Education activities financially.  We are in real need of your contributions to continue our activities. We are very happy to inform you that as of today we have received about $3700 in contributions.  The new contributors’ list is given below.  Please continue to support us regularly.  We will provide the financial report in the next newsletter.  Also we will update the website within a few weeks to include the list of all the supporters.


DateName     $ Amount

26-Nov-09 Riddhi Desai - Houston TX501.00

1-Dec-09Anonymous - NJ500.00

2-Dec-09Anonymous - NY 1,001.00

2-Dec-09Hemen Gandhi - Ashburn VA251.00

3-Dec-09Pushpak Mehta - St. Loui MO108.00

3-Dec-09Anonymous - Carrboro NC101.00

11-Dec-09Chandrakant and Hasmita Parekh - Los Angeles101.00

14-Dec-09Ashok and Rekha Shah - Edison NJ 501.00

15-Dec-09Anonymous - Cary NC101.00

16-Dec-09Jain Center of Minnesota (Ram Gada)250.00

19-Dec-09Hasmukh and Sonal Doshi - Decatur AL151.00

20-Dec-09Jagdish and Nalini Shah - Raleigh NC101.00


Please make your contribution check (US dollars) to JAINA - Education Committee and mail it at following address.  (Do not mail your contribution directly to the JAINA Headquarters.  The committee needs to keep proper record before it is deposited in the JAINA account).

JAINA - Education Committee

C/o Pravin K. Shah

Jaina Education Committee

509 Carriage Woods Circle

Raleigh, NC 27607 USA



If you would like to contribute in Indian Rupees

Please make your contribution check to "Shree Gyanvardhak Charitable Trust” and mail it to the following address.  This trust does not charge any administrative fee to our education committee.

Shree Gyanvardhak Charitable Trust

C/O Arihant Graphics

Nanakram Super Market, Shop No F-20,

Ramnagar, Sabarmati,

Ahmedabad - 380005 (Gujarat) India

+91 99988 90335

Your contribution in dollars in USA and Indian Rupees in India is tax deductible..

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