Indian History

Jainism-Mahavira

  • There are 24 Tirthankaras in Jainism.
  • The first Tirthankara was Rushabhanatha.
  • The 23rd Tirthankara was parswanath.
  • The 24th Tirthankara was Mahavira.
  • Mahavira was born in 540 B.C at Kundagrama in Vaisali.
  • His father Siddhartha was a head of Jnatrika tribe.
  • His mother Trishala was a princess of Lichavi.
  • Mahavira became a monk at the age of 30.
  • He attained Nirvana at the age of 43 years.
  • He died at Pava near rajgriha in 468 B.C at the age of 72.
  • We can see jain architecture at Dilwar temples at Mount Abu–Rajasthan; Rock-cut caves at Badami; Hathigumpha cave; Udaigiri cave; Shravanabelogola; Jain tower at Chittor etc.
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