Jains Festivals, Festivals of Jains Religion

Jain religion is known as Jaina dharma. It is one of the oldest religions of the world. It shows a path of peacefulness to all living beings. Jainism is an Indian religion. Jain tradition and festivals play an important part in Jainism. The Jain Festivals are related to life events of Tirthankara. The Jain Festivals are characterized by refusal, study of scriptures, duplication of holy hymns and thought. The Jains celebrate several festivals all round the year. The festivals are connected with the births and deaths of the Tirthankaras.

Paryushan Mahaparva- King of all Festival

The Paryushan parva is the most important festival among the Jain festivals. It is celebrated during every Chaturmas

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beginning on the twelfth day of the fortnight. On these eight days the complete Jain Society becomes helpful in an atmosphere of passion and felicity. All Jain perform Atthai Tap, fasting for eight days at a time. The men and women and children keep vrat for eight days. On this Paryushan parva the holy voice of the religious preceptors explain the 1250 fundamental Sutras. Seven days are days of achievement and the eighth day is one of performance.

Paryushan Mahaparva begins on 10th September, 2013

Mahavir Jayanti- the birthday of Mahavir

The birthday of Shraman Bhagwan the last Tirthankar is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the fortnight in the month of Chaitra. On this occasion a splendid chariot parade is held. The Jain people worship community, worship of the Lord, discussions, discourses, seminars and devotional and spiritual activities are organized.

An outstanding celebration takes place at Kshatriy Kund in Bihar because Bhagwan Mahavir was born there. Mahavir is also known as Vardhamana, is the last one in the galaxy of Twenty-four Jain Prophets. The Jain community celebrates the birth anniversary of the 24th last Tirthankara. Mahavir renounced experienced life at the age of 30.  Lord Mahavir is one of the greatest prophets of peace and social reformation. Mahavir was a born a religious couple. The Jain people celebrate Mahavir Jayanti every year.

Diwali – Deep Diwali

Diwali is celebrated on the new-moon day of Kartik. These three days are celebrated with Paushadh, fasting, special replication of holy hymns, and thought. People should fast on the 14th day and listen to the Uttaradhyayan Sutra which contains the final message of Lord Mahavir. For Jains, Diwali marks the achievement of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira.

The whole of the night of Diwali should be spent in the presentation of holy hymns and in meditation on Shraman Bhagwan Mahavir. In the early morning of the first day of the new year, Ganadhar Gautama Swami was the first disciple of Lord Mahavir attained complete explanation The Jains begin the new year with a adoration of Lord Gautama Swami and listen with devotion to the nine Stories holy hymns and with listening to the favorable Rasa of Gautama Swami from their Guru Maharaja.

Diwali will be celebrated on 2nd November, 2013.

Mahamasthaka Abhisheka- Important Festival

The Mahamasthaka Abhisheka is an important Jain festival celebrated every twelve years in Shravanbelagola in Karnataka. In this festival a huge 18 meter high statue of Siddha Bahubali is worship on this day. The day ceremony began with prayer. Jain monks carry holy water from the Digambar Jain to the venue where ceremony is held.

The people bath the statue with water, coconut, sugar cane juice, herbs, milk, haldi, precious stone and 52 varieties of (more…)

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Mahavir Jayanti The Birthday Celebration of Mahavir:

Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavir. In Jain religion Mahavir Jayanti is called as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak. It is the most important religious holiday of jain dharma. The holiday occurs either in March or April. Mahavir is also known as

Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti

Vardhamana. Mahavir taught the world the essence of ‘Unity of Life’. Mahavir was born on the thirteenth day of Chaitra. Mahavir was the son of King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala. Local statues of Mahavir are given a traditional bath called the abhisheka.

Many Jains are busy in some charitable on these day, in the name of Mahavir. Some people visit to temples to think and offer prayers. Lectures are said in temples to speak the path of good value was given by Jain principle. Donations are collected to help the cows, saving cows from killing and helping the poor people.

Senior citizen people give blessings that Lord Mahavir will brings peace, happiness to younger.  The devotees make donates milk, rice, and fruit. The day ends at the temple or common place where people think and pray.

Jains celebrate Mahavir Jayanti in a colorful way by decorating the Jain temples with flags and offering food to the poor people. The government offices and most businesses are closed; people have a day off work. People send Mahavir Jayanti messages on this lucky occasion.

Mahavir Jayanti Date In Year 2014:

At various websites Interesting Mahavir Jayanti greetings cards are also available. On 2014, April 13 Mahavir Jayanti will be celebrated.

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