Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti is one of the most significant festivals of Jainism. It is observed to commemorate the birth of Lord Mahavira, the twenty fourth and last tirthankara of Jainism. The festival is also called “Mahavir Janma Kalyanak” and is usually celebrated in the Gregorian months of March or April. The celebration lacks much pomp and show and is mainly observed with reverence to Lord Mahavir, with anointment of his statues, prayers and meditation. Mahavir Jayanti 2019 Mahavir Jayanti 2019 was celebrated on Wednesday, 17th of April across the nation will full devotional fervour and enthusiasm. Some of the Indian states where Mahavir Jayanti is grandly observed are – Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Karnataka, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh. President, Vice President and Prime Minister greeted people on the occasion and emphasised on the need of following Bhagwan Mahavir’s message of peace, non violence and harmony. They also said that the teachings of Mahavir was for mankind and hence relevant to the entire world. Followers of Jainism celebrated this festival by chanting prayers, visiting temples, offering prasad and organizing processions. People also donated food and clothes on the occasion and spread the word of non violence and peace. In Indore, a 92 years old golden chariot is taken out for procession as the part of the celebration. The chariot was given a new look by the artisans of various...

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