♦ Samvatsari is a festival celebrated by the Jain community, mainly the Shwetambara sect.
♦ It is the last day of an eight-day observance of prayers known as Paryushana Parva or Paryushana.
♦ It falls on Shukla Panchami every year in the Jain calendar month of Bhadrapada.
♦ Samvatsari is also regarded as the Day of Forgiveness.
♦ On this day, people are looking for forgiveness from others for wrongs done knowingly or unknowingly. To seek forgiveness from others, people will say the words Michhami Dukkadam .