Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti on Monday, April 6, 2020

Mahavir Jayanti is the most important religious holiday in Jainism. This is a gazetted holiday which means that government offices are closed. Mahavir, also known as Vardhamana,

Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Buddha.

Mahavir Jayanti Timing

Begins – 07:24 PM on Apr 05, 2020

Ends – 03:51 PM on Apr 06, 2020

History of Mahavir Jayanti

As per Jain texts and religious scripts, Lord Mahavira took birth on the 13th day of waxing moon 599 B.C  on the Chaitra month in Kundalpur, Bihar, a few kilometers from Patna.

He was named as Vardhaman by his mother and father – King Siddhartha and Queen Trisala. When Mahavira was 30 years old, he left his home and family in search of truth. e spent the next twelve years in deep silence and meditation. In the end he realized perfect knowledge, power, and happiness. This realization is known as keval-jnana.

He spent the next thirty years traveling around India campaigning to the people the eternal truth he realized.

He organized his followers, into a fourfold – Sadhu, Sadhvi, Shravak , Shravika. It is known as Jain

How is Mahavir Jayanti celebrated?

Mahavir Jayanti is a festival of prayers and fasting. The holiday is especially popular in the eastern state of Bihar, where Mahavira was born. A great celebration is held at the Parasnatha temple, Calcutta.

Lord Mahavir died

Mahavir was the 24th and the last Jain sage

At the age of 72 Mahavir died and his pure soul left the body and achieved complete freedom. He became a Siddha, pure mindfulness, a freethinking soul. On the night of his salvation, people celebrated the Festival of Lights in his honor.

– Name Vardhamana, Sanmati, Veer, Atveer, Mahavir.

– Father’s name: Siddhartha

– Mother’s name: Trishala (Priyakarini)

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