When is Mahavir Jayanti (महावीर जयन्ती) in 2017?

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Mahavir Jayanti (महावीर जयन्ती) in 2017 will be observed on Sunday, 9th April.

As per Jain calendar, Mahavir Jayanti (महावीर जयन्ती) is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the rising moon of Chaitra month.

Mahavir Jayanti (महावीर जयन्ती), also known as ‘Mahavir Janma Kalyanak’, is an important religious festival according to Jainism. Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of 24th and the last Teerthankara (Jain prophets) ‘Lord Mahavira’. Mahavir Jayanti (महावीर जयन्ती) is usually celebrated in the month of March or April.

However, Mahavir Jayanti (महावीर जयन्ती) in 2017 will be observed on Sunday, 9th April. Lord Mahavira is acclaimed as one of the greatest Jain Prophet who preached about non-violence, peace and social reformations. On this day, people of Jain community across India and abroad indulge in various religious and charitable activities.The day starts with the ceremonial bathing of Lord Mahavira’s statues known as ‘abhishek’. Many devotees visit temples and offer prayers.