Introduction and origin –
Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated by the Jain community to commemorate the birth of King Mahavir. Lord Mahavir, founder of Jainism is the 24th and last Tirthankara of Jainism. Also known as “Mahavir Janmakalyanak”. It is the most important festival of the Jain community. Lord Mahavir was born on the 23rd of the growing month of the month of chaitra in the Hindu calendar so Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated with a march in late or early April. King Mahavir’s childhood name was “Vardhman” meaning “the one who brought prosperity”. He was the son of King Siddarth and Queen Trishala. Lord Mahavir left the throne at the age of 30, and lived a life of hard work for 12 years. He respected all living things and preached nonviolence. He said “live and let live”
Ways of Celebration-
Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated with great joy and happiness. On this day the people take a procession in chariots, horses, and elephants. People look for peace and pray. Devotees also sing his prayers and teach on this day. In this famous festival the devotees feast on the value of charitable work to give back to the community and to do good. People visit temples dedicated to their Lord and hold prayer times. Food, too, plays an important role in the Mahavir Jayanti festival as all devotees adhere strictly to satvik food. Satvik diet prohibits onions and garlic, following the important idea of eating fresh foods that are less harmful to living organisms.
Ways to wish On Mahavir Jayanti-
- May King Mahavir fulfill all your wishes.Happy Mahavir Jayanti!
- May the holy words show youThe road to everlasting happiness, Sending warm wishes on this beautiful day. Happy Mahavir Jayanti!
- Follow a non-violent approach take a sacred pledge on this beautiful day of Mahavir Jayanti.
- We wish you a very happy Mahavir Jayanti!
- May Lord Mahavir bless you in Mahavir Jayanti, and may you always be alive. Happy Mahavir Jayanti!
Quotes by lord Mahavir-
- Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being.
- Kill not, cause no pain. Nonviolence is the greatest religion.
- Attachment and aversion are the root cause of karma, and karma originates from infatuation. Karma is the root cause of birth and death, and these are said to be the source of misery. None can escape the effect of their own past karma
- Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love.
- In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self.
- If you want to cultivate a habit, do it without any reservation, till it is firmly established. Until it is so confirmed, until it becomes a part of your character, let there be no exception, no relaxation of effort.
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