Mahavir Jayanti 2019: This time it will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 17th. This time the country will celebrate 2617th birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira. Lord Mahavira was born in 599 BC in place of Kundagram of Bihar. This place is in Vaishali district. Mahavira’s mother name was Trishala Rani and his father’s name was Siddhartha. It is found in Jain Puranas that before Mahavira was born, his mother had seen 16 special dreams related to his birth.
Who was Lord Mahavir?
Lord Mahavir was an image of non-violence, sacrifice, and equality. Lord Mahavira had self-realization with the power of renunciation and penance. His words have the essence of life. The challenges that India and the world faced before about two and a half thousand years ago are still present. Just their appearance has changed. The evils of tyranny, oppression, exploitation, terror, war, violence and untruth still exist today.
In his concepts, Lord Mahavir has told his way of conquering these evils.
Importance of Mahavir Jayanti
Lord Mahavira had conquered his life with harsh determination. During the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, devotees of Lord Mahavir are specially anointed in the Jain-temples. After bathing Mahavira, his idol is seated on a throne or chariot with a procession with a horseshoe. In this Mahajulus, large numbers include Jain Dharmavalambi.
In fact, Lord Mahavir was born on this day, so on this day, people preach their message in society. Mahavira gave a message of non-violence. He had said that non-violence is the biggest religion. Live yourself and others too, keep a sense of kindness towards every living being. Mercy is non-violence.