Jainism always worships Mahavir as their exalted Human God and for them he was no lesser than a Deity or a one who is an ultimate divinity. Mahavira was the twenty-fourth (last) Tirthankara who accomplished excellence by immense penance and concentration in early days. There are four types of Jain Sects:
- and Deravasis.
Rituals Associated with this Fest:
· Ritual begins with the Snana or Traditional Statue Bathe with Holy Water and fragrant oils..
· Peeps decorate their respective temples and adorn Mahavir Statues with beautiful dresses.
· They offer flowers and embellish the deity with flowery garlands after wards.
· The idol of Mahavir is enriched with Haldi and Chandan Mixture (Lep) all around.
· They Tilak the bathed deity and offer special Food in the form of ‘Bhoga’.
· They proceed with proffering Rice, Fruits, Sugar and Dry- Fruits along with Abhisheka with Milk and Holy Water.
· Some Devotees also observe Fast on this religious day to get immense blessings and boon for their beloved ones.
· The family members gather a throng inside their temple vicinity and talk about the core Values and Lessons of Mahavira.
· Kheer and Laddoos are prepared in Jain houses as Sweet delicacies.
· One of the notable traditions of this day is the Must visit to various Tirthankar Shrines and the Temples.
· They even Chant special rhyming prayers, or Bhajans, that honor Mahavira Statue.
As per Jain Mythology, on this propitious day, for each and every Jain, the four kinds of donation are advised: