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Mahavir Jayanti 2022 – Mahavir Jayanti Date and Time 2022

Mahavir Jayanti is the festival of Jainism. Millions of followers belong to the Jain religion. They believe in truth and non-violence. According to the Jain religion, Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated due to the birth of the Lord Mahavira. Mahavir Jayanti is a celebration of great significance. so, the date of Mahavir Jayanti is considered a public holiday. The Mahavir was the greatest Thirthankar (leader) of the Jain religion. His lesson of humanity, peace, truthfulness, and, non-violence brought radical changes in human life. The date of Mahavir Jayanti is not fixed but generally, it falls in March.

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Cause of celebration of Mahavir Jayanti 2022

Bihar has been the birthplace of various historical legends like the Lord Mahavira, Gautam Budha, Ashoka the great, and Chandragupt Maurya. The rich cultural elegance and, ancient dynasties make Bihar great ancient heaven of the golden age. The Lord Mahavira was born in Bihar and came from an aristocratic origin. His early life was full of affluence and legacy. Before the respected and revered position of Mahavira, his name was Vardhamana.

The coming event cast its shadow before. He was a meritorious child and gained immense knowledge and power from his early childhood. He started traveling all around the nation and became aware of the crisis and misery of common people. Mahavira’s heart sank in the grief and sorrow to see the fragile happiness and their materialistic attachments. Mahavira got immense knowledge and exposure while traveling across the country. People got turned into his followers after hearing him preach. Mahavira got the extra-mundane knowledge that would galvanize his listeners. The pursuit of happiness and, peace induced his followers and they turned into his devotees. It was the golden era of the spreading of Jainism. Jainism did not only spread in India but it covered whole Asian content. The lord Mahavira was considered the incarnation. all humanity came under the light of the knowledge of truth and peace. His charisma was startling and those followers who were coming to his guidance were getting salvation and liberation from all sins.

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The lord Mahavira taught his disciples to control their desires because greed is the root of all evil. Controlling desires leads to the eradication of greed. He supposed that your desires made your mind uncontrolled. If you control your desire, you will be able to control your mind also. Because of his influential preach and God-like aura, Jainism still existing and millions of people believe in the Jain religion. Mahavira died in 425 BCE. He was the last Tirthankara of the Jain religion. He got addressed by the lord Mahavira due to his spirituality, absolute knowledge of dharma, and preaching of the truth and non-violence.

The lord Mahavira gave the five principles for inner purity and peaceful life. The first one is Non-Violence (Ahimsa). According to his principle, people should live in brotherhood and harmony. They should not kill anybody even if any living creatures. The truth was his second principle. Mahavira told that people should never tell a lie. The truth is an ultimate Virtue. It increases the mutual understanding and trust in human relationships. According to the next principle, people should live below the mince. The principle is known as Asteya. Asteya tends to live in moderation. The next principle is Brahmacharya. It is an ultimate form of purity and chastity. One should have full control over their sexual desires and related to these all. If you get easily aroused and you have no control over your feelings you are not practicing Brahmacharya.

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The third principle is Asteya. People who follow Asteya do not steal from others. These individuals live in moderation and only take what they are given. The fourth principle is brahmacharya. This principle requires Jains to exhibit traits of chastity; they must not excessively participate in sensual acts. The last principle is Aparigraha which keeps you isolated from all sins. You become more conscious and keep yourself in control gestures.

These five principles of the Jain religion are of uttermost significance so Mahavira Jayanti is celebrated all over India. The celebration organized by the Jain religion on Mahavir Jayanti is the indication of auspiciousness and humanity. Devotees related to the Jain religion make a foot march with the idol of Mahavira and recite prayers on the way. All people related to Jain society gather in this march which happens for the brotherhood, harmony, and unceasing adulation of Mahavira. They all clean the statue of Mahavira on the special occasion of Mahavir Jayanti. People related to Jain society reached the Jain temples from the entire nation on Mahavir Jayati. The great ancient temples of the Jain religion are situated in Sonagiri, Ranakpur, Dilara, etc. The donation of Jain society on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti is equally fruitful. Their donation severs the requirements of temples and underprivileged people.

Mahavir Jayanti 2022 celebration

Mahavir Jayanti will be celebrated on April 14, 2022.


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