Mahavir Jayanti 2017

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Event Name : Mahavir Jayanti 2017
Venue : India
Start Date : Sunday, 09-Apr-2017
End Date : Sunday, 09-Apr-2017

Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, a contemporary of the Buddha, and the last Tirthankara of the Jains. Mahavira, was born in either 599 BC or 615 BC. There are two Schools of followers of Mahavira, the Shwetambaras and the Digambaras. The Digambar school of Jainism say that Lord Mahavira was born in the year 615 BC, but the Shwetambaras believe that He was born in 599 BC. However, both sects believe that Mahavira was the son of Siddhartha and Trisala. It is a festival marked with prayers and fasting.

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