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Who was founder of Jainism

Filed under: History Ancient History on 2021-06-14 16:58:24
Founder of Jainism – Vardhaman Mahavira (539- 467 B.C.)
Here are some great points about Verdhaman Mahavira.

# Considered the last Tirthankara.

# He was born at Kundagrama near Vaisali.

# His parents were Kshatriyas. Father – Siddhartha (Head of Jnatrika Clan); Mother – Trishala (Sister of Lichchhavi chief Chetaka). (Chetaka’s daughter married Haryanka King Bimbisara).

# He was married to Yasoda and had a daughter Anojja or Priyadarsana.

#  At the age of 30, Vardhaman renounced his home and became a wandering ascetic.

# He also observed self-mortification.

# After 13 years of penance, he attained the highest spiritual knowledge called Kevala Jnan. He attained this at Jimbhikagrama village under a sal tree aged 42. This is called Kaivalya. Thereafter, he was called Mahavira, Jina, Jitendriya (one who conquered his senses), Nigrantha (free from all bonds), and Kevalin.

# He preached his teachings for 30 years and died at Pava (near Rajagriha) aged 72.
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