Mahavir Jayanti is one of the most important religious festivals for the Jain sect. Lord Mahavira was the last Tirthankara. He was born on Trayodashi of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar. on the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir, Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated. This festival falls in the month of March-April according to the Hindu calendar.
Mahavir Jayanti 2021 Date
|Mahavir Jayanti||Sunday||25 April 2021|
Mahavir Jayanti Puja Time:
- Trayodashi Tithi Start: 19:15 – 24 April 2021
- Trayodashi Tithi End: 16:10 – 25 April 2021
Lord Mahavir Birth
Lord Mahavir Swami was born 59 years before Christ in Kundagram (Bihar), India. Currently, Vasokund of Vaishali (Bihar) is considered to be this place. He was born 188 years after the 23rd Tirthankara Parshvanath ji attained nirvana ( salvation ). According to Jain texts, after birth, the head of the gods, Indra, took Sumeru on the mountain and anointed the child with the water of Ksheer Sagar and came to the city. Veer and Shrivarghaman named it two and performed the festivities. This is called birth welfare. Panchakalyanakas are celebrated in the life of every Tirthankara. Trishanla, mother of Tirthankara Mahavir at the time of gestation.Had seen 14 auspicious dreams, the result of which was told by King Siddhartha.
According to Jain texts, there are ten excesses from the birth of Tirthankara Bhagavan. These are-
- Not sweating
- Clean body
- White blood like milk
- Amazing handsome body
- Fragrant body
- Best Institute (Anatomy)
- Perfect tolerance
- Serv 1008 refined body
- Atul force
- Dear vani
These excesses are manifested as a result of the penance he had made in his previous life.
How Mahavir Jayanti Celebrated?
Jain temples are specially decorated on this festival. Non-violence rally is organized by the Jain community in many places in India. On this occasion, donations are made to the poor and needy. Instructions are given to keep meat and liquor shops closed by many state governments. The state of India is declared a public holiday at the national level.
Mahavir Jayanti Wishes
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