Mahavir Jayanti 2024: Interesting facts about Lord Mahavira and the festival

Mahavir Jayanti is an important festival for the Jain community, celebrating the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, who propagated the

Published on Apr 20, 2024 01:47 PM IST 8 Photos

Mahavir Jayanti is a significant festival in India, celebrated by the Jain community to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, the 24th and last Tirthankara of Jainism. This year, Mahavir Jayanti will be celebrated on April 21. Here are some interesting facts about Mahavira and the festival:(Unsplash)

Birth of Lord Mahavira: Lord Mahavira was born as Vardhamana in Kundagrama, a small village near Vaishali in Bihar, India, in 599 BCE.(Unsplash)

Global Celebrations: Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated not only in India but also across the world, where Jain communities reside.(HT Photo/Praful Gangurde)


Renunciation of Worldly Life: At the age of 30, Lord Mahavira left his kingdom, family, and worldly duties to seek inner peace and enlightenment.(PTI)

Five Main Vows: Lord Mahavira emphasized the importance of the five main vows of Jainism, which are non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, chastity, and non-possession.(HT File Photo)