I seek forgiveness if I’ve hurt anyone knowingly or unknowingly.
मैं क्षमाप्रार्थी हूँ उनसे जिन्हें मेरी किसी जानी अनजानी गलती से दुख हुआ
Michchhāmi Dukkaḍaṃ is an ancient Prakritphrase literally meaning — may all the evil that has been done be fruitless. It is used widely in the Jain religion on the last day (Samvatsarior Kshamavani) of Paryushana, one of the most important annual holy events of the Jain calendar. As a matter of ritual, Jains greet their friends and relatives on this last day withMichchhāmi Dukkaḍaṃ, seeking their forgiveness. It means “If I have offended you in any way, knowingly or unknowingly, in thought, word or deed, then I seek your forgiveness”. No private quarrel or dispute should be carried beyond this time. Traditionally, letters were sent and telephone calls made to friends and relatives asking their forgiveness.