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Bhagwan Mahaveer

Booklet: Bhagwan Mahaveer
Author: Dr. Chama Joshi & Dr. Vinay Rajaram
Publication: Archana Prakashan, Bhopal, 2001
Edition: 1st – 2001
Price: Rs.08.00
Pages: 32

Bhagwan Mahaveer was born to king of Kundgram, Siddharth and Queen Trishala on 26th March 599 B.C. His birth brought good fortune for the entire kingdom and so his father named him Vardhman, meaning one that flourishes endlessly. As a child he was very courageous and showed aversion to worldly affairs and inclination towards religious affairs. He married under his parent’s pressure but left home at the age of thirty. He succeeded in attaining complete control over carnal self on 23rd November 569 B.C. He acquired the status of Digambar Muni in Vaishali’s Kund Gram Gyatkhand Park where he shed all his clothes and ornaments while continuously reciting the mantra, “Om Namah Siddhebhayah”. He delivered his first speech on Dharma near Rajgrih on Vipulachal Mountain. He was the 24th and the last Jain ascetic and became popular as Mahaveer Swami. Live and let others live is the main motto of Jainism. The booklet succinctly describes various aspects of humanity such as non violence, truth, brotherhood, moksha and duty etc. which form the basis of Jainism.


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