Celebrations in city
festival celebrating the 2508th birth anniversary
of Mahavir, the 24th and the last Tirthankara of
the Jains, Vardhman Mahavir, the founder of
Jainism to be held in city from April 5th
Mahavir Jayanti is
one of the most significant festivals of Jains.
Mahavir Jayanti is the biggest Jain festival
celebrated all over the world to commemorate the
birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira. The Jains in
city to celebrate Mahavir Jayanthi, the 2508th
birth anniversary of Mahavir, the 24th and the
last Tirthankara of the Jains, Vardhman Mahavri,
the founder of Jainism here in city on 7th April.
Announcing this .Jain Seva Sangh, the Apex Body of
about 50,000 Jain Community People in twin cities
of Hyderabad and Secunderabad said, to mark the
occasion and celebrate the same, we will organsie
wide variety of social, cultural and welfare and
service activities from 5th April to 9th April.
Addressing a press conference in city on 1st
Nirmal Singhvi, Shri Navratan Gundecha President
and Secretary of Jain Seva Sangh said the five day
celebrations will kick start with cultural
programs at Mahavir Bhavan at Feelkhana on 5th
April at 7pm. We have lined up various health
checkup and treatment camps such as Panchgavya,
Eye Camp and Camp on Women related problems and
diseases etc and others. There will be
distribution of fruits, Anna Dan, Bread and
Biscuits, material to physically challenged etc
An exhibition on "Mahaveer on Non-Violence in
Today’s World" will be held on 6th April at 11am
at Salarjung Museum. Jain devotees will distribute
jaggery and vegetables to cows. They will also
distribute blankets, notebooks to the poor and
less fortunate. April 7th will be observed as
Mahavir Janma Kalyan Divas. Bhagwan Mahavir Bhavya
Shobha Yatra will also be held on the day.
On the day of Mahavir Jayanthi, Jain temples are
decorated with flags. In the morning the idol of
Mahavira is given a ceremonial bath called the ‘abhishek’.
It is then placed in a cradle and carried in a
procession around the neighbourhood. The devotees
make offerings of milk, rice, fruit, incense,
lamps and water to the Tirthankar.
The birth anniversary of the 24th and the last
Tirthankara of the Jains, Vardhman Mahavir, the
founder of Jainism, is celebrated by the Jain
community every year. Born a prince in 599 BC,
Mahavir renounced worldly life at the age of 30
and undertook austere penance until he achieved
realisation. Jains visit the sacred sites and go
on pilgrimages to holy places on this day and
The Celebrations will conclude on 9th April.
Several thousands of Jains in city are expected to
participate in the celebrations.
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