Mahavir Swami Jayanti 2018
Created by Shubhi Shrivastava Updated on Mar 29, 2018
Mahavir Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Mahaveer who was the 24th Tirthankara and is also known as Vardhamana. He was born in early 6th century BC into a kingly background having its roots in Bihar. His life history constitutes of some major happenings occurred, at the age of 30 when he left all the luxurious possessions including his royalty and decided to become an ascetic. This was when his life changed and took a path to spiritual and humanly preaching. He attained omniscience and had a lot of followers who took his teachings and ideas of better living to the rest of the world. He died at the age of 72 in Pawapuri.
His Teachings Consists Of Values Your Child Can Inculcate By Applying -
- Through taking the vows of ahmisa (non-violence), satya- asatya (truth-lying) for a better humanly living which will make one a useful and truthful person for the society
- Other vows consisting of brahamcharya(simple living) and aparigraha(non-greediness) for one’s spiritual liberation
- The most important doctrine he always taught is about “non-injury”, which means that no living being should be harmed by anyone because this results in bad karma adding to your sins
About The Day –Mahavir Jayanti coming on the 29th of March, 2018 this year generally comes in between the months of March and April. The celebration of the day is different for the Shwetambar Jains and the Digambar Jains. But there is always a huge rally organised to celebrate the festivities of the day carrying a Juloos of the Lord accompanied by their saints (acharyas) with a spiritual mob. Following all this, there are separate sacred practises in the temples and a bhoj. This all happens in the daytime.
Importance Of The Day For The Little Growing Ones –As in a community, parents will always want their young ones to learn about the values related to their religion, culture and gentle behaviour. This day’s activities will help your little one to grow in the right direction with values and beliefs of good karma’s with sinless life. It’s not only about the spirituality your child should attain but about how logical these preaching are. Participating in the religious festivities of the day will make them see their parental background more closely and will add on to their enjoyment. A close insight to this will help them grow more towards the inclined way of humanity, helping, non-harmful and selfless behaviour.
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