According to the Hindu calendar, Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated on the 13th day of Chaitra month i.e. Trayodashi Tithi of Chaitra Shukla. Lord Mahavira played an important role in the establishment and propagation of Jainism. Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara, is also known as the founder of Jainism and Janma Kalyanak. Let’s know more about his teachings and preachings in detail through this article.
Mahavir Jayanti 2023 Date and Auspiciouand Time
Mahavir Swami Jayanti: 04 April 2023
Trayodashi Tithi Begins: April 03, 2023, at 06:24 AM
Trayodashi Tithi Ends: April 04, 2023, at 08:05 AM
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Significance of Mahavir Jayanti
The festival of Mahavir Jayanti is dedicated to the founder of Jainism. He preached non-violence and spiritual freedom during his lifetime and taught man to respect and honor all living beings. All the teachings and values given by him propagated the religion called Jainism. Lord Mahavir was born in an era when violence, animal sacrifice, caste discrimination, etc. were in full swing. He tried to show the right path to the world through unique and inspiring teachings like truth and non-violence. He guided humans rightly with his many discourses.
King Siddhartha and his wife Queen Trishala gave birth to Lord Mahavira at Kshatriya Kundalpur of the Vaishali Republic about 2,500 years ago or 599 years before Christ. In the present era, Kundalpur is located in the Vaishali district of Bihar. His childhood name was Vardhaman which means "one who grows," and Mahavira, also known as Veer, Ativeer, and Sanshti.
At the age of 30, Lord Mahavir renounced worldly fascination and royal splendor and took retirement for the welfare of the self and the welfare of the world. It is also believed that Lord Mahavira attained enlightenment after 12 years of severe penance and attained salvation at Pawapuri at the age of 72.
Ways to Worship Lord Mahavira
➡ Go to Jain temples and give donations.
➡ Organize plans for social services, such as participating in education or health-related programs.
➡ Think about understanding and adopting the values of non-violence and adopt them in your life.
➡ Be kind and respectful to all people except those with ill will.
➡ Strictly avoid consuming substances like alcohol or tobacco.
➡ Don't pressure other people about your religion.
➡ Do not engage in actions that harm other people.
➡ By following these simple ways you can respect and seek lord Mahavir's blessings and understand their importance.
10 Important Facts
➡ Lord Mahavira was born in 599 BC in Vaishali, located in Bihar (India).
➡ Mahaveer Jayanti is celebrated on the 13th day of the month of Chaitra according to the Hindu calendar, which usually falls in March or April.
➡ Followers of Jainism celebrate Mahavir Jayanti with great enthusiasm and devotion.
➡ Rath Yatra is taken out on the day of Lord Mahavir Jayanti, in which the idol of Lord Mahavir is taken out in a procession, it is very grand.
➡ On the day of Lord Mahavir Jayanti, the people of Jainism worship and distribute sweets and food to the needy and poor people.
➡ The teachings given by Lord Mahavira emphasize the importance of non-violence, compassion, and ethical living.
➡ On the occasion of Lord Mahavir Jayanti, there is a national holiday all over India. On this day people who believe in Jainism participate in various religious activities and ceremonies.
➡ A fast is observed by the Jain community on the day of Lord Mahavir Jayanti, which is known as "Shwetambar Murtipujak Jain Vrat".
➡ The festival of Lord Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated with great pomp in India as well as in countries like the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
On the day of Mahavir Jayanti, people of the Jain religion celebrate their faith and spirituality to increase mutual harmony and unity.
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