Mahavir Jayanti aso known as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, the festival is celebrated by Jains all over the world. This year, Mahavir Jayanti falls on April 17. The festival is indicated the birth of Lord Mahavir.

Mahavir was born in Bihar in 599 BC, he was the 24th and last Jain Tirthankara who established core tenets of Jainism. Mahavir was born on Trayodashi Tithi during Shukla Paksha in the Chaitra month. This year marks the 2617th birth anniversary of Mahavir Swami.

Some Intresting Fact of Mahavir Jayanti

1-         It denotes the introduction of Lord Mahavir. He is said to be the twenty-fourth and the last Tirthankara (Teaching God). He was also called Vardhamāna.

2-         As a child to Siddartha and Trishala, Mahavir was bron in Kundalagrama in Bihar. He spend 12 years of his life as ascetic in the wake of relinquishing everything at 30 years old.

3-         It is said that Mahavir, had outstanding control over his senses, Then, he preached spiritual freedom for the rest of his life.

4-         Mahavir Jayanti frequently witnesses gigantic procession by the devotees of ruler Mahavir. Prayers are offered on his name and Mahavir’s lessons are recounted on this day.

5-         Mahavir Jayanti is praised each year on the eighth day of the sacred time of “Paryushana”

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