This is the holy day for acquiring knowledge, which takes place on the fifth day after Diwali.
The day is meant for the worship of
Mahavira, the last of the 24 Tirthankars, or "ford makers," whose teachings form the basis of Jain Dharma, the teachings of
Diwali is also known as the Festival of Lights and is celebrated over five days.
The days of Diwali are around the end of the lunar year.
Because there is no single lunar calendar in the Hindu faith, the exact dates of the festival may