When Mahavir Jayanti

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12, Apr 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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Start Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2018                     End Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2018
Venue: All Parts of India, Specially in North India
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About Mahavir Jayanti: It is the main religious festival of Jain which marks the birth of last Tirthankara, Mahavir. The event usually falls during the months of March or April. During this day a sacred ceremony of bathing the statues of Mahavir is carried out, commonly known as abhisheka. Mahavir Jayanti is a very important day for the devotees of Jainism. In Mahavir Jayanti Jain devotees spend the whole time close to their one and only guiding light, Vardhaman Mahavir, and all assemble at the beautifully decorated Jain shrines to participate in the religious loves and affairs highlighting their reverence in a great way.

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Mahavir Jayanti celebrations are take place on a higher level and includes the beautiful decoration of shrines and temples with flags in places like Girnar and Palitana in Gujarat, Sri Mahavirji in Rajasthan, Parasnath Temple in Kolkata and Pawapuri in Bihar.

Watch the video of dance performance in Mahavir Jayanti

How devotees Celebrate Mahavir Jayanti:
1. In the morning, the revered idol of the guru is given a ceremonial bath with abhiskek.
2. Then the idol is placed on a cradle.
3. Then the Cradle is being carried out for a grand procession to catch the glimpse for public eye where many of interested devotees make several offerings to their beloved guru like fruit, milk, rice, water, lamps and incense and thus seek his endless blessings.

You may also see some sections of the Jain community organize powerful lectures for all, serve free foods and drink for all passersby. Devotees also not thinks to come back home without donating money, food and clothing for the needy peoples.

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