April 6, 2020 is celebrated as Mahavir Jayanti. Lord Mahavir is considered the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankara of Jainism. Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir. Lord Mahavr was born on the thirteenth day of Chaitra month and was named ‘Vardhamana’.
The festival of Mahavir Jayanti is also known as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Divas.
When is Mahavir Jayanti Celebrated
This festival falls in the month of March and April and the date is according to the Jain calendar. It is the 13th ‘Sud’ day of Chaitra month is also known as ‘Veer Teras’.
It is said that Lord Mahavir was born in 599 BC. That is almost 3000 years ago. He was born as a prince. He was born in the state of Vajji which had it’s capital as the well known city of Vaishali.
It is said that at the age of 30, Mahavir ji left his home in the pursuit of spiritual knowledge. He did a hard tapasya for around 12 years. After which he is believed to have attained Kevala Jnana (omniscience or the सर्व ज्ञान ). He preached to his disciples the way of life for around 30 years. At the age of 72, he attained salvation from Pavapuri.
So this day and this festival has a great significance for people from Jain community. On this day people take out processions (रथ यात्रा ) and sing songs in praise of Lord Mahavir and his teachings. On this day people from the community gather at the Jain temples for spiritual gatherings , community meetings. They fast, sing religious rhymes and celebrate.
Lord Mahavir taught people how to follow the path of truth and non-violence. Below are some teachings and all time quotes of Lord Mahavir!
Beautiful Quotes from Lord Mahavir
#1 The reason for man’s unhappiness is his own mistakes. A person who has overcome his mistakes can be happy.
#2 A person character is a created from his thoughts. He becomes what he thinks.
#3 Mantra of happiness – Forget the good you have done to some one and if someone has done you bad then forget and forgive him.
#4 It is better to win over self than to win over a million enemies
#5 Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being.
किसी भी प्राणी को घायल, दुर्व्यवहार, उत्पीड़न, दासता, अपमान, पीड़ा, या किसी की हत्या न करें।
#6 Nonviolence is the greatest religion
#7 A man is seated on top of a tree in the midst of a burning forest. He sees all living beings perish. But he doesn’t realize that the same fate is soon to overtake him also. That man is fool.
एक आदमी जलते हुए जंगल के बीच में एक पेड़ के ऊपर बैठा है। वह सभी जीवित प्राणियों का नाश देखता है। लेकिन उसे इस बात का अंदाजा नहीं है कि जल्द ही उसका भाग्य भी उससे आगे निकल जाएगा। वह आदमी मूर्ख है
#8 In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self.
सुख और दुख में, खुशी और उदासी में, हमें सभी प्राणियों का सम्मान करना चाहिए जैसा की हम अपनों के साथ करते हैं ।
#9 The soul comes alone and goes alone, no one companies it and no one becomes its mate.
आत्मा अकेले आती है और अकेले चली जाती है, और कोई भी इसका साथी नहीं बनता है।
#10 One who neglects or disregards the existence of earth, air, fire, water and vegetation disregards his own existence which is entwined with them.
Hope you liked this post. Happy Mahavir Jayanti once again to my dear friends. The teachings of Lord Mahavir is to live a simple life and we at opengiftbox believe that the teachings of Lord Mahavir can change the whole world. So lets opengiftbox our lives – simplify it!
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