Mahavir Jayanti is a big day for the ardent devotees of Jainism in India and Outside India. Apart from the traditional observations, Jains across the nation joyously send devotional Mahavir Jayanti greetings and messages with their near ones, celebrating Lord Mahavira’s birth anniversary. Lord Mahavir practiced and promoted non-violence and preached love and respect of all human beings. On these values, he later found a new religion – Jainism.
Born in the palace of Vaishali to King Siddhartha and Queen Trisala, Lord Mahavir took over the kingdom when he came of age. After ruling the kingdom for over 30 years, he decided to give it up to seek enlightenment.
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Here are some more teachings and quotes of Lord Mahavir
- “There is no enemy out of your soul. The real enemies live inside yourself, they are anger, proud, curvedness, greed, attachments, and hate” – Lord Mahavir
- “It is better to win over self than to win over a million enemies.” -Lord Mahavir
- “Kill not, cause no pain. Non-violence is the highest religion.” -Lord Mahavir
- “Live and allow others to live; hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings.” -Lord Mahavir
- “The greatest mistake of a soul is non-recognition of its real self and can only be corrected by recognizing itself.” -Lord Mahavir
- “One who neglects or disregards the existence of earth, air, fire, water and vegetation disregards his own existence which is entwined with them.” -Lord Mahavir
These quotes prove that Lord Mahavir belief in love and kindness towards everyone. He preached on self-control and non-violence. To mark this day, people undertake some charitable work. Some even observe a fast on this day. Also, especially on this day, the Jain temples see a lot of devotees coming to pay respects.