Mahavir Jayanti 2012 Date, Mahavir Jayanti Festival Date
Mahavir Jayanti is one of the famous festivals for Jain Community. Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir swami the last Thirthankara of Jains. Lord Mahavir swami is said to be lived during 6thcentury BC. Mahavir has spread the message for followers of Jainism. Shanti (Peace), Ahimsa
(Non Violence) , Brahmacharya (To stay away from sexual pleasures) Asteya ( Non Stealing) and Aparigraha ( Non acquisition of property) are the main principles that are conveyed to the devotees and followers of Jainism.
Lord Mahavir Jayanti Festival 2012 Date:
This festival is celebrated on the 13th day of chaitra month of Hindu calendar. This usually falls during March April months. This year in 2012 Mahavir Jayanti falls on 5th April 2012. In India Mahavir Jayanti is observed as Public holiday.
Lord Mahavir swami Jayanti 2012 celebrations inIndia:
Jain Devotees perform abisheka (Holy Bath) to Lord Mahavir idol at Jain temples. Jains followers of Lord Mahavir swami collect donations for Lord Mahavir Jayanti
and distribute food and clothes to the poor. Jain temples located at Palitana in Gujarat, parsinath at Kolkata, Sri Mahavirji in Rajasthan and Pawapuri inBiharattract huge crowds of Jains (Devotees of Mahavir).
Lord Mahavir swami 2012 Greetings, cards, SMS messages/ wishes, Paintings:
Devotees of lord Mahavir exchange greetings and wishes with relatives and friends and other devotees by sending greeting cards/ sms messages on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti.