Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti
This year's Mahavir Jayanti

Sunday, 25 Apr - 2021

Mahavir Jayanti will be celebrated in the Year 2021 on Sunday, 25th May 2021

In Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti is the most important religious holiday. It celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara. He was born on the 13th day of the rising moon of Chaitra, in either 599 BC or 615 BC (depending on religious tradition).

On Mahavir Jayanthi, Jain temples are decorated with flags. In the morning the idol of Mahavira is given a ceremonial bath called the 'abhishek'. It is then placed in a cradle and carried in a procession around the neighbourhood.

The devotees will make offerings of milk, rice, fruit, incense, lamps and water to the people in procession. Some sections of the community even participate in a grand procession. Lectures are held to preach the path of virtue. People meditate and offer prayers. Donations are collected to save the cows from slaughter. Pilgrims from all parts of the country visit the ancient Jain Temples at Girnar and Palitana in Gujarat on this day.

Mahavir Jayanti is also celebrated during the 8 day holy period of Paryushan. During this period, pre defined readings are carried out from a holi scripture Kalpa Sutra that contains biographies of Jain Tirthankars. Biography of Mahavir Swami, particularly His birth, is read on the day of Mahavir Jayanti.
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
  Parshuram Jayanti, 14 May 2021, Friday
  Akshaya Tritiya, 14 May 2021, Friday
  Ganga Saptami, 18 May 2021, Tuesday
  Sita Navami, 21 May 2021, Friday
  Mohhini Ekadashi, 23 May 2021, Sunday
  Buddha Purnima, 26 May 2021, Wednesday
 
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