Mahavir Jayanti 2021: Today is Mahavir Jayanti, know the history and importance of this day - Newztezz Online


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Mahavir Jayanti 2021: Today is Mahavir Jayanti, know the history and importance of this day

Mahavir Jayanti is an auspicious festival of Jainism and it is celebrated to celebrate the birth of Lord Mahavira. 
In the loving memory of the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, Jains all over the world celebrate this day with full zeal and enthusiasm. Lord Mahavira was the last spiritual leader of Jainism. According to the Gregorian calendar, Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated in the month of March or April. This year Mahavir Jayanti is 25 April 2021 i.e. today.

How do Jain sects celebrate it on this day?

On this auspicious day, Jain sect take out a procession with the idol of Lord Mahavira, they sing religious songs and celebrate this day with full enthusiasm. However, this time due to the second wave of coronovirus, the celebration of Mahavir Jayanti may look a little different.

History of Mahavir Jayanti 2021

Lord Mahavira was also known as Vardhaman. He was the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. Lord Mahavira was born in Bihar in the 6th century BC. He was born to Queen Trishala and King Siddharth. He was born on the 13th day of the bright half day of the moon in Chaitra month.

Lord Mahavira was very much interested in meditation and in Jainism. At the age of 30, he took the spiritual path and left his throne to practice Jainism.

What were the rites of Lord Mahavira?

The rites of Lord Mahavira were-

Ahimsa (Ahimsa) - He was a firm believer that people should follow the path of non-violence.
Satya (Truth) - He believed in telling the truth and being truthful.
Asteya (Non-Theft) - He believed that people should be honest and they should not steal things.
Brahmacharya (purity) - He did not indulge in sensual pleasures.
Aparigraha (Anasakti) - He believed that people should not be associated with non-material things.

If human beings follow the footsteps of Lord Mahavira, it will always be good in life and there will also be a distance from spontaneous adherence to material things. Because of his great values, today he is worshiped in the whole world. Adopting the path of spirituality at a young age, abandoning material happiness, is not an easy task, but he did so and did not even think about it before renouncing his palace and throne. However, in today's time such people rarely meet.

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