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Mahavir Jayanti celebrated on 6th April 2020

Mahavir Jayanti celebrated on 6th April 2020

Mahavir Jayanti is the most significant festival among the Jain community and is celebrated with splendor in India and abroad. This festival commemorates the birth of Lord Mahavira. As per Jain mythology, Lord Mahavira is the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. This year i.e. 2020 Mahavir Jayanti will be celebrated on the 6th of April (Monday).

Lord Mahavira took birth on the 13th day of the waxing moon on the Chaitra month (Hindu calendar) at Kundalpur near Vaishali District of Bihar. In that time, Vaishali was considered to be the capital of the state. However, the year of birth of Lord Mahavira is disputed.

As per Swetambar Jains, Mahavira was born in 599 Before Christ (BC) while the Digambar Jains consider 615 Before Christ (BC) as his (lord Mahavira) birth year. He was named as Vardhaman by his parents King Siddhartha (Father of Lord Mahavira) and Queen Trisala (Mother of lord Mahavira).

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