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Mahavir Jayanti 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mahavir Jayanti is a religious day, celebrating the birth of Mahavir.

The day is often marked by organising mass celebration with elephants, horse-carts and camel-carts, and in many Jain Temples throughout India.

Locality often hold a traditional bath for a deity of Lord Mahavira.  Following which the deity is carried in the parade throughout the region.

He is the founder of the modern Jain religion.

It is a gazetted public holiday in India, a moveable day in March or April each year.

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