On the night of this day, Mahavirswami, a holy man, attained Nirvana or deliverance and a state of absolute bliss.
Jain followers spend the whole of the night of Diwali in the recitation of holy hymns and in
This day is the birthday of Bhagwan Parshwanath.
Jain devotees perform the tapasya of 3 Upavas-attham (continuous fasting for 3 days).
They use this recitation and meditation to try and attain
This is also known as Ashadh Chaturdasi.
This is the commencement of Chaturmas (the four months of the monsoon).
The Jain Sadhus and Sadhvis (holy men) remain where
This is a holy day in the Jain calendar.
People who observe the year-long alternative day fasting, finish their Tapasya (time of austerity) this day.
The day is worshipped and said to be
This day is celebrated in honor of the birthday of Lord Mahavira, who spread the Jainism religion and philosophy in India in the 6th century B.C.
Mahavira was the last of the 24 Tirthankars, or "ford makers," whose teachings form the basis of