MANTRA ON NET : Festivals Of India: 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

       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

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

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