When is Mahaveer Jayanti celebrated :-
Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated on Udai Vyapini Trayodashi in the Shukla Paksh of Chaitra month.
In the year 2016 Shri Mahavir Jayanti is on Tuesday, 19 April, 2016.
Facts about Lord Mahaveer -
Mother - Trishila
Wife - Yashoda
Birth - Chaitra Shukla Triyodashi
Birth Place - Kundan pur (Kundan Gram)
Nirvan - Kartik Krishna Amavasya.
Lord Mahaveer was the last and the twenty fourth Thirthankar of the Jain religion.He was born in 599 B.C. as a prince. At the age of thirty , he left his family and gave up his worldly possessions.He spent the next twelve years in silence and meditation.His aim was to conquer worldly desires and feelings.He spent the next thirty years in travelling the whole India.During this period he preached the people , the eternal truth which he had realized.At the age of 72 Lord Mahaveer died (got nirvan) on Kartik Krishna Amavasya.
Three jewels of Jain Philosophy -
1. Samyak Darshan (right path)
2. Samyak gyan (right knowledge)
3. Samyak Charitra (right conduct)
Panch Maha Vart (Five great vows) of Jain religion -
1. Ahinsa (non violence)
2. Satya (truth)
3. Asteya (non stealing)
4. Aprigrah (non attachment)
5. Brahmacharya (celebacy)
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