Mahavira

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Mahavira
24t Jain Tirthankara
Mahāvīra
The idol of Mahavira at Shri Mahavirji, Rajasthan
Ither namesVīr, Ativīr, Vardhamāna, Sanmati, Nigaṇṭha Nātaputta
PredecessorParshvanatha
SymbolLion
Hicht7 cubits (10.5 feet)
Age72 years
TreeShala
ComplexionGowden
Personal Information
BornKundalpur
Dee'dPawapuri
Parents

Mahavira (Mahāvīra), an aa kent as Vardhamāna, wis the twenty-fowert an last Jain Tirthankara (teachin god). Mahavira wis born intae a ryal faimily in whit is nou Bihar, Indie, in 599 BC. At the age o 30, he left his hame in pursuit o spiritual awakenin, an abandont warldly things, includin his claes, an becam a monk. For the next twal-an-a-hauf years, Mahavira practiced intense meditation an severe penance, efter which he acame kevalī (omniscient).