Mahavir Jayanti 2026 Date

Mahavir Jayanti 2026 Date


Mahavir, the last of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras, was born in Kundalagrama, Bihar, in 599 BC. His birth, according to the Hindu calendar, coincides with the 13th day of the Chaitra month, which typically occurs in March or April of the Gregorian calendar. The son of King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala, he was christened Vardhaman by his parents and spent his youth as a prince. He is revered as the final Tirthankara, a teaching god who imparts dharma.
 
Mahavir led an ascetic life, engaging deeply in meditation and rigorous penance. His bravery and laudable deeds earned him the epithet 'Mahavir'. Lord Mahavir spent his remaining years spreading the truth about spiritual liberation. He educated his disciples on the principle of non-violence and introduced them to the notion of salvation. Consequently, Mahavir Jayanti is observed annually to honor his teachings and the principles of Jainism.

He championed principles such as nonviolence, Satya (truth), Asteya (non-stealing), Brahmacharya (chastity), and Aparigraha (non-attachment). His doctrines were compiled by his chief disciple, Indrabhuti Gautama. His name, meaning 'great hero,' was attributed to his extraordinary control over his senses. In pursuit of truth and spiritual freedom, he achieved Nirvana (enlightenment) at the age of 72.

Mahavir Jayanti Date & Timings

2624th Birth Anniversary of Mahavir Swami

Mahavir Jayanti 2026 Date - Tuesday, March 31, 2026

Trayodashi Tithi Begins - 07:09 on Mar 30, 2026
Trayodashi Tithi Ends - 06:55 on Mar 31, 2026

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