Season 1 (Episodes 1-13)
Episode 1: In our pilot English episode, we have an introduction to Mangalam by JAINA President Dilip Shah. We also have a lecture on the meaning of Paryushan Parva by Gurudev Chitrabhanuji. The Episode concludes with the singing of Jain stavan Maitribhavanu, by Sanjivani. Information about Mangalam’s youth corner is also provided.
Episode 2: This is our pilot Hindi episode. Once again, enjoy the introduction to Mangalam given by both Dilip Shah, and Dr. Mamta Shaha, chairperson of the Jaina Media Production Committee. There is also an informational lecture on Daslaxna by Swami Shutpragyaji. The episode concludes with Sanjivani’s rendition of Maitribhavanu, recorded in the Mangalam studios, just for our show.
Episode 3: In this English episode, we begin with a lecture on Daslaxna given by Gurudev Chitrabhanuji. We also have a music segment highlighting Prabhu Parasnathnu naam Re, sung by Sanjivani. This episode also includes a dance by the Mehta Sisters as part of our Youth Corner.
Episode 4: This Hindi episode begins with a lecture by Swami Shutpragyaji which is followed by the youth corner segment dance by the Mehta Sisters. This is followed by the rendition of Prabhu Parasnathnu Naam Re, by Sanjivani. We also have a segment on Jain Art with Surabhi Pandya, discussing the 3 stages of Atma.
Episode 5: Gurudev Chitrabhanuji highlights the beginning of this episode with a lecture on what principles to follow life irrespective of labels. There is also a Bhakti Sangeet by Manhar Udhas. This is followed by a youth performance on the connection to India.
Episode 6: In this similar Hindi episode, we have a lecture on the Concept of God in Jain Religion, followed by a song by Manhar Udhas. The youth corner performance on the connection to India at the San Francisco JAINA conference is also included.
Episode 7: This English episode begins with a lecture by Gurudev Chitrabhanuji on What is the Purpose of Life. This is followed by a Bhakti Sangeet by Anuradha Podwal (Madhuban ke mandiro me). There is also a Jain Art segment with Surabhi Pandya on transmigration of the soul by virtue and karma.
Episode 8: This Hindi episode highlights the same Bhakti Sangeet and Art segments by Anuradha Podwal and Surabhi Pandya. However, the lecture is different, given in Hindi on the definition and discussion of the Jain Universe, by Swami Shutpragyaji.
Episode 9: In this episode, we begin with a segment on the interfaith world parliament conference which was held in Mexico. We also have several English interviews with Jain youths, followed by a Jain Art segment and a unique dance combination of Bhangra, Garba, and Raas by the Boston Jain Youth.
Episode 10: In this episode, we have an Introduction by JAINA president Dilip Shah as well as Dr. Mamta Shaha. This is followed by the History of Jain Religion lecture by Sadhvi Shilaprji in English. This is followed by a Stavan and a dance segment by youth at the San Francisco JAINA convention.
Episode 11: This is our first special full episode devoted to the Jain Center of New York, and their new temple on Ithaca Street in Queens, New York.
Episode 12: This Hindi episode begins with a lecture on Jain Stihas by Sadvi Shilaprji. After a Stavan, there is a Garba performance by youth featured at the San Francisco JAINA convention.
Episode 13: In our JAINA convention special series, this is the first episode, detailing events and highlights from the convention in Edison, New Jersey.