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Origin of Jainism Ancient History

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Vardhana Mahavira was the 24th Tirthankara (a great teacher) and is said to have propounded Jainism.

Origin of Jainism:

# Jainism is a very ancient religion. As per some traditions, it is as old as the Vedic religion.

# The Jain tradition has a succession of great teachers or Tirthankaras.

# There were 24 Tirthankaras the last of which was Vardhaman Mahavira.

# The first Tirthankara is believed to be Rishabhanath or Rishabhadev.

# The 23rd Tirthankara was Parshvanatha who was born in Varanasi. He may have lived in the 8th or 7th century BC.

# All the Tirthankaras were Kshatriyas by birth.
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