April 25, 2021, 6:29 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 344 views)
Mahavir Jayanti is the biggest Jain festival and is celebrated in India and all over the world to commemorate the birthday of Lord Mahavir. It comes in the month of Chaitra, a month from Hindu calendar. This year, it will be held on April 25.
People celebrate this day with great enthusiasm and people of other religions also celebrate this day. On this day all the temples and holy places connected with Lord Mahavir are decorated with flowers, flags.
On this day, the devotees of Lord Mahavir, Gan Pavan bath and take part in worship with enthusiasm and enthusiasm. There is a tradition of this day that people donate food, food, and money to the poor and miserable people. All such facilities are organized in many places in India by the organization of Jainism.
The festival is celebrated throughout the country among Jain communities, Jain temples in India that are famous for celebrations located in different parts of the country, these Jain temples are :
Dilwara Temples, Rajasthan:
Situated near Mount Abu, Dilwara Temples are known for its marble carvings and majestic architecture. It is surrounded by Aravali mountain range and has many small idols of all the Jain Tirthankaras.
Gommateshwar Temple in Karnataka:
This temple is famous for its humongous granite statue of Gomateshwara, the first Tirthankara of Jainism. It is 18 m tall and is an attraction for tourists from across the world. During the festival, this statue is given a royal bath with milk and pure water.
Palitana Temples, Gujarat:
Known for being the largest cluster of Jain temples in India, Palitana temple complex consists of a total number of 863 temples.These temples are a sight to behold and showcase a unique and rich architectural style.
hajuraho Temples, Madhya Pradesh:
Known for its erotic sculptures and temples, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh also boasts of many splendid Jain temples. These Jain temples are constructed using medieval architectural style and consists of many rock-cut statues.
Mahavir Jayanti is the greatest festival for the Jains. On this day people try to remember the teachings of Lord Mahavira and also make promises that they will not hurt anyone in the future; knowingly and unknowingly. The struggles and hardships faced by Lord Mahavira portray how great his individuality and his personality was.