Mahavir Jayanti is entirely dedicated to lord Mahavir Swami. He was the twenty fourth tirthankara of Jainism. Mahavir Jayanti is observed in the month of Chaitra. He is also known as a father of Jain philosophy. A spiritual holiday is celebrated on this day. Swetambara supposed that he was bear in 599 BC and Digambara believe that it was in 615 BC.
Before the birth of Mahavir swasmi, his mother had seen sixteen dreams. He was born at 4 am that is supposed extremely auspicious in Hinduism and Jainism. His mother’s sixteen dreams are given as below:
Sixteen Dreams Of Trishala
First Dream : In her first dream she saw a white elephant.
Second Dream : She saw a lion.
Third Dream : She was bathing from flowers by Goddess Lakshmi with two elephants.
Fourth Dream : She saw that the moon illuminating the Universe with shiny rays.
Fifth Dream : She saw a couple of jumping fish.
Sixth Dream : She saw the shimmering sun, a golden jug.
Seventh Dream : She observed a lake that is filled with lotus flowers.
Eighth Dream : She saw a silent sea of milk.
Ninth Dream : She observed a luxurious palace.
Tenth Dream : She saw a throne of diamonds and pearls.
Eleventh Dream : She saw the ruler of the earth.
Twelth Dream : She observed a garland.
Thirteenth Dream : She saw a bull in her thirteenth dream.
Fourteenth Dream : A sweet-smelling mandara flower, she had observed.
Fifteenth Dream : She saw a pot of jewels that was as tall as mount Meru.
Sixteenth Dream: After these entire she sensed that an elephant go into her through her mouth.
Trishala also did not realize any ache related to childbirth. It is believed that gods and goddess comes on the earth to grant their blessings to Mahavir or Tirthankara.
Mahavir Jayanti In Year 2016
Date of Mahavir Jayanti is: 19 April 2016