21 Apr 2024

PM Modi to inaugurate 2550th Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvan Mahotsav on 21st April

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 2550th Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvan Mahotsav, on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, on 21st April at 10 AM at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi. PM Modi will release a commemorative stamp and coin and also address the gathering on the occasion.

Bhagwan Mahavir, the 24th Tirthankar, illuminated the path of peaceful co-existence and universal brotherhood through Jain principles like Ahimsa (Non-Violence), Satya (Truthfulness), Asteya (Non-Stealing), Brahmacharya (Chastity) and Aparigraha (Non-attachment).

Jains celebrate five Kalyanaks of every Tirthankar 

Jains celebrate five Kalyanaks (major events) of every Tirthankar including Mahavir Swami Ji. These are: Chyavana/Garbha (Conception) Kalyanak; Janma (Birth) Kalyanak; Diksha (Renunciation) Kalyanak; Kevaljnana (Omniscience) Kalyanak and Nirvana (Liberation/Ultimate Salvation) Kalyanak. 

21st April 2024 is the Janma Kalyanak of Bhagwan Mahavir Swami and the Government is commemorating the occasion with the Jain community by organizing a cultural programme in Bharat Mandapam along with Saints from the Jain community gracing the occasion and blessing the congregation.

President Droupadi Murmu Greets

The President Droupadi Murmu in her message on the eve of Mahavir Jayanti has said:-

“On the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to Jain community.

Mahavir Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir – the epitome of “non-violence and compassion”. This festival gives us the message of love and peace. Lord Mahavir showed the path of non-violence, celibacy, truth and renunciation for creating an ideal and civilized society. His teachings will always remain relevant for the welfare of mankind.

On this occasion, let us pledge to spread love and harmony in the society and work with dedication for the development of the nation”.

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