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Lord Mahavir and Jain Religion

Lord Mahavir’s (maahaa= vaddo, vir= viiru) birthday
Complied by Pravin K. Shah of Jain Study Center of North Carolina, USA
Lord Mahavir was the twenty-fourth and the last Tirthankara of the Jain religion. According to Jain philosophy, all Tirthankaras were born as human beings but they have attained a state of perfection or enlightenment through meditation and self realization. They are the Gods of Jains. Tirthankaras are also known as Arihants or Jinas.

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