Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mahavir Jayanti

Due to initiative of  "Thane Jain Yuva Group", we shall celebrate Mahavir Jayanti all united and there shall be a Maha Rally on 5th April, 2012.

This is what bhagvan Mahavir would have wanted - A united Jain Event celebrating his Birth Day.

I take this as an opportunity to give you a short description of Mahavir Jayanti.

"Mahavira was born into royalty as the son of King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala. During pregnancy, Trishala was believed to have had a number of auspicious dreams, all signifying the coming of a great leader.
The exact number of dreams differs according to the school of Jainism; Svetambaras generally believe that the actual number is fourteen while Digambaras claim sixteen instead. Regardless, the astrologers that interpreted these dreams claimed that the child would become either an emperor or a Tirthankar. It is said that when Trishala finally gave birth to Mahavira, the god-king Indra bathed the newborn himself with celestial milk, a ritual essentially marking him as a Tirthankar."

All the Thane-ties are invited to be part of this Maha Rally at Vartak Nagar. We are expecting more than 800 Jain's Participating in this Rally.