Mahavir Jayanti is the most significant and auspicious festival of Jain community. Lord Mahavir was the founder of Jainism. This day is celebrated in keeping all the rituals of Jains in mind. All the food which is prepared according to the Jain culture. Items like onion, garlic and mushrooms are strictly not added. They don’t eat root vegetable. Mahavir was the last and the most popular Tirthankar in the Jain community. Mahavir Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir. This day is of great significance for the Jain community. This year Mahavir Jayanti will be celebrated on March 29, 2018.
It is considered that Lord Mahavir was born in Vasokund. He was born on the thirteenth day of the Chaitra Month. He was born to King Siddhartha of Kundagrama and Queen Trishala. Lord Mahavir was also known as Vardhamana. He belonged to a royal family. Mahavir was considered as the most important person in the Jain community as he gave up his life for the well being of people. He taught people to have equality. He taught people that people should spare the tiny organism. This day has great significance in the Jain community as on this day Lord Mahavir was born. He contributed a lot to this entire Jain community.
With the teachings of Lord Mahavir of reliving his teachings of humility, non-violence, and simplicity he was a scared person in the Jain community. Mahavir taught people to practice meditation. People followed his teaching and his values are dug deep inside the Jain community. People make all the preparation considering the Jain rituals in mind. All the things are considered as auspicious one and all the things are valued. This is considered as a most important festival for the Jain people.