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

Published on Apr 20, 2024 01:47 PM IST
  • Mahavir Jayanti is an important festival for the Jain community, celebrating the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, who propagated the teachings of Jainism.
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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) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2024 01:47 PM IST

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)

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Birth of Lord Mahavira: Lord Mahavira was born as Vardhamana in Kundagrama, a small village near Vaishali in Bihar, India, in 599 BCE.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Birth of Lord Mahavira: Lord Mahavira was born as Vardhamana in Kundagrama, a small village near Vaishali in Bihar, India, in 599 BCE.(Unsplash)

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Global Celebrations: Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated not only in India but also across the world, where Jain communities reside.(HT Photo/Praful Gangurde) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Global Celebrations: Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated not only in India but also across the world, where Jain communities reside.(HT Photo/Praful Gangurde)

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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) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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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)

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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) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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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)

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Significance of the Festival: Mahavir Jayanti is significant for the Jain community as it celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, who propagated the teachings of Jainism.(HT File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Significance of the Festival: Mahavir Jayanti is significant for the Jain community as it celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, who propagated the teachings of Jainism.(HT File Photo)

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Jain Community Celebrations: The Jain community celebrates Mahavir Jayanti by organizing prayers and rituals in Jain temples, giving the statue of Lord Mahavira a ceremonial bath, and carrying out processions.(HT Photo/Arijit Sen) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Jain Community Celebrations: The Jain community celebrates Mahavir Jayanti by organizing prayers and rituals in Jain temples, giving the statue of Lord Mahavira a ceremonial bath, and carrying out processions.(HT Photo/Arijit Sen)

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Meditation and Enlightenment: Lord Mahavira meditated for 12 years under an Ashoka tree and attained enlightenment, becoming the last Tirthankara of Jainism.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Meditation and Enlightenment: Lord Mahavira meditated for 12 years under an Ashoka tree and attained enlightenment, becoming the last Tirthankara of Jainism.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj)

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