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Introduction about mahavir jayanti



Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated by the Jain community commemorating the birth of Lord Mahavira, the founder of Jainism.

It is the most important festival for Jains. Mahavira is the 24th and the last Tirthankara, who preached the essence of life, virtue and non-violence towards all living beings.

According to the Swetambaras, he was born in 599 BC but Digambar school of Jainsim believe that Mahavira was born in 615 BC.
Mahavir Jayanti is a religious festival of Jain community celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, founder and last Thirthankars of Jainism.

Jain temples are sumptuously decorated with flags and processions are carried out by his followers while chaining prayers and sermons.

People send Mahavir Jayanti SMS and greetings to convey the significance of the occasion.The day ends at the shrine, temple or communal area where people meditate and pray.

Mahavir Jayanti is also observed with festivities on the 8 day holy period of “Paryushana”.

People also send Mahavir Jayanti messages on this auspicious occasion. Mahavir Jayanti SMS and interesting Mahavir Jayanti greetings cards are also available on the market.