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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Mahavir Jayanti Jain Festival :

Mahaveer Jayanti is mainly a Jain festival which is celebrated to memorize the birth of Jain saint named Mahavir. He got birth in a small town named Vaishali as Vardhamana in 540 B.C. So, this festival is celebrated every year on 13th may, birth date of saint Mahavir with full enthusiasm. According to history, he was the 24th teerthankara and was the founder of Jain religion.

On the day of Mahavir Jayanti, decoration of jain temples is done with flags and abhishek (ceremonial bath) of Lord Mahavir is done in the morning. In Jainism, Lord Mahavir is the idol who taught the essence of life to people and also told about the right way to live life. This festival is celebrated with full enthusiasm all over India. On this day, Jain people offer rice, milk, fruits, lamps, etc to poor people.

All the people of Jain community participate in the grand celebration with full dedication. In temples, priests also give lectures about saint Mahavir. People say prayers and pray for their well-being. Some people also collect donations to help poor people and to save cows. It is very great to see the celebrations of Mahavir Jayanti at famous jain temples situated at Pawapuri, Parsvanath and Kundalpur.

So, lord Mahavir was an excellent teacher who taught the right path of happiness to people. So, Mahavir jayanti is celebrated as a very auspicious day all over the country but it is more popular in the place like old Delhi, Rajasthan and Gujrat where you can find the sizeable amount of people following the jain religion.

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