Celebrating the 2014 Paryushan and Das Lakshan Tapasvis

YJA Tapasvis 2014

We hope everyone had a great Paryushan and Das Lakshan season and is in good saata. YJA would like to recognize all of our youth who have completed a fast this Paryushan and Das Lakshan. Congratulations to all of our tapasvis!

Mas Khaman Count

A Mas Khaman is a 30 day fast with no food and only boiled water between sunrise and sunset.

Eva Mehta, 19, Evanston, IL (34 upvas)

Hemali Shah, 24, Chicago, IL

Sol Bhattu

A Sol Bhattu is a 16 day fast with no food and only boiled water between sunrise and sunset.

Manav Vora, 17, Dayton, NJ

Navvai Count

A Navvai is a 9 day fast with no food and only boiled water between sunrise and sunset.

Riya Shah, 15, Farmington Hills, MI

Atthai Count

An atthai is an 8 day fast with no food and only boiled water between sunrise and sunset.

Achal Shah, 15, Monroe, NJ

Atsi Shah, 17, Bridgewater, NJ

Chirayu Shah, 14, North Bergen, NJ

Falguni Gala, 16, Cypress, CA

Keval Deliwala, 13, Freehold, NJ

Mitali Shah, 16, Hillsborough, NJ

Pratik Shah, 17, Union, NJ

Rakhee Jain, 20, Gaithersburg, MD

Romit Nagda, 16, North Brunswick, NJ

Sagar Khona, 21, Syosset, NY (8th atthai in a row)

Samrita Varde, 25, West Bloomfield, MI

Shachi Nagda, 19, North Brunswick, NJ

Tirth Modi, 17, Orange, CA

Chhat Attham Count

An chhat attham is an 8 day fast with the following series: a 1 day fast with no food and only boiled water, a 1 day fast with two meals, a 2 day fast with no food and only boiled water, a 1 day fast with two meals, and a concluding 3 day fast with no food and only boiled water.

Kanvi Shah, 14, Herndon, VA

Viraj Shah, 14, Union, NJ

Upvas Count

An Upvas is a 1 day fast with no food and (sometimes) only boiled water between the hours of sunrise and sunset.

Akhil Ajmera, 14, Ashton, MD, 2 Upvas

Amit Shah, 26, Orland Park, 4 Upvas

Apurvi Mehta, 28, East Meadow, NY, 5 Upvas

Archana Singavi, 26, Chicago, IL, 1 Upvas

Avni Shah, 25, Toronto, CA, 1 Upvas

Bharat Srikishan, 30, New York, NY, 1 Upvas

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Keya Pasad, 20, Owensboro, KY, 3 Upvas

Mahima Shah, 17, Englishtown, NJ, 6 Upvas

Pankti Gala, 18, Philadelphia, PA, 1 Upvas

Parag Parekh, 28, New York, NY, 2 Upvas

Poojan Mehta, 17, Raleigh, NC, 1 Upvas

Sagar Doshi, 26, Maharashtra, India, 1 Upvas

Satej Shah, 15, Chicago, IL, 2 Upvas

Shikha Shah, 17, Rutherford, NJ, 2 Upvas

Vishal Shah, 21, Chicago, IL, 4 Upvas

Ekashnu Count

An Ekashnu is a 1 day fast with only 1 meal.

Akhil Ajmera, 16, Ashton, MD, 4 Ekashnu

Amit Shah, 26, Orland Park, 2 Ekashnu

Avni Shah, 25, Toronto, CA, 3 Ekashnu

Keya Pasad, 20, Owensboro, KY, 3 Ekashnu

Krutak Shah, 17, Nashua, NH, 2 Ekashnu

Kushal Shah, 15, Nashua, NH, 2 Ekashnu

Neha Vora, 21, Owensboro, KY, 1 Ekashnu

Pankti Gala, 18, Philadelphia, PA, 3 Ekashnu

Sagar Doshi, 26, Maharashtra, India, 1 Ekashnu

Satej Shah, 15, Chicago, IL, 6 Ekashnu

Shikha Shah, 17, Rutherford, NJ, 1 Ekashnu

Beshnu Count

A Beshnu is a 1 day fast with only 2 meals.

Akhil Ajmera, 16, Ashton, MD, 2 Beshnu

Keya Pasad, 20, Owensboro, KY, 1 Beshnu

Krutak Shah, 17, Nashua, NH, 1 Beshnu

Mahima Shah, 17, Englishtown, NJ, 2 Beshnu

Pankti Gala, 18, Philadelphia, PA, 4 Beshnu

Sagar Doshi, 26, Maharashtra, India, 2 Beshnu

Utsav Lathia, 15, Detroit, MI, 1 Beshnu

Comment below and share your Paryushan/Das Lakshan experience with us!