Mahavira

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Mahavira
24t Jain Tirthankara
Mahāvīra
The idol of Mahavira at Shri Mahavirji, Rajasthan
Ither names Vīr, Ativīr, Vardhamāna, Sanmati, Nigaṇṭha Nātaputta
Symbol Lion
Color Gowden

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