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Jain Festivals

also known as navapada-aradhana-parva, celeberated twice a year
Mahavir Jayanti
The birth day of Lord Mahavira the 24th and the last Tirthankara
Akshartritya (akshartij)
Lord Rishabh Dev after taking diksha wandered in the jungles without having anything for one year, concluded his fast with sugarcane juice that fresh and pure
Paryushan parva
The greatest Jain Festival, paryusana, takes place over an 8-10 days period about the end of August or the beginning of September. It is a time of fasting, repentance, and universal goodwill
associated with the Nirvana of Bhagwan Mahavira
In ancient day the jains did not write anything. Their knowledge was descending down to generations verbally. In the era year 980 at Vallabhipur writing work was begun ceremoniously. Since then this day is observed as the day to check books for any sort of mistakes
This festival is associated with Muni Vishnukumar who assumed a large body and defended the munis by doing to death the rogue Namuci

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