Hindu Festival: Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti which is celebrated with great pomp on Parasnath hill in Bihar, a holy land for the Jains. In Rajasthan after special pooja, a procession is taken out.

       Annual Lakhi Mela is held at Mahavir Pilgrimage in Schstravid (on the bank of river Gambhira) railway station, Mahavirji, 140 Km from Jaipur, on 13 Chetr shuki to 2 Baisakh Ditya, for five days. Million of pilgrims visit this place to pay their reverence to Digambar Jain Sri Mahavirji, the 24th Jain Tirthankar. On the last day of the fair, rath yatra (procession on a chariot) is taken out from huge, magnificent, profusely decorated with oil paintings and architectural beautiful temple. Meena tribal men and women, in colourful dresses, form the main part of the procession and proceed in front of the chariot, singing, dancing, jumping and enjoying. The fair is attended by people from all over the country irrespective of caste or creed.

      Mahavir Jayanti, a day of gazetted holiday, is observed all over India in all Jain temples by Jain devotees.


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