Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished Jains on the last day of ‘Paryushan Parva’, sending the message of unity and harmony.
“Michhami Dukkadam. May the spirit of forgiveness & compassion enhance the spirit of harmony & togetherness in our society,” Modi wrote on Twitter.
Paryushan Parva is a major Jain festival that lasts seven days, culminating in ‘Samvatsari Parvi’.
On this day, Jains greet each other with “Michhami Dukkadam” and observe a day-long fast.
‘Michhami Dukkadam’ is an ancient phrase from Prakrit language, which is uttered by one seeking forgiveness for any ill-will or bad deeds and offering a renewal of relationship.