Name: Mahavira
Other Names: Vira, Ativira, Vardhamana, Sanmati, Nayaputta, Kashyapa, Kevala
Birth: 540 BCE (historical) 599 BCE (traditional) Kundagrama, Vaishali, Vajji (present-day Vaishali district, Bihar, India)
Death: 468 BCE (historical) 527 BCE (traditional) Pawapuri, Magadha (present-day Nalanda district, Bihar, India)
Parents: Siddharthraja (father) and Trishala (mother)
Tree: Shala
Symbol: Lion
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There are 12 Chakravartis had been born to King Siddharth and Queen Trishala. The queen gave birth to 11 Chakravartis and one Tirthankar, it was anticipated that the baby in the belly would be a Tirthankar. Ruler Siddharth and Queen Trishala were excited. On the thirteenth day of the brilliant portion of the period of Chaitra, the Queen brought forth a child. Hearing the information of the birth it is said that the Gods celebrated and drove by the King of Gods Shakrendra, they bowed before the kid and circumambulated the Mother Trishala Devi. There were festivities all over the place. The King requested the arrival, all things considered. Cash, garments and contributions were appropriated to the old and penniless. The Child was named Vardhaman (ever expanding) as the kingdom had a proceeded with increment of influence, abundance and satisfaction during his time. It is said that as a kid the Gods came to test him on different events in the field of schooling, combative techniques and so on however Vardhaman was fearless and wise and because of his all-knowingness had the option to address all the inquiries effectively. These responses to Indra have been incorporated in a book Aindra Vyadaran (The punctuation of Indra). Inspite of limitless abundance and glory surrounding him, Vardhaman's psyche was unadulterated and disengaged like a lotus bloom in a lake. As he grew up, with pressure from his folks and different elderly folks he was hitched to Yashoda. They had a girl named Priyadarshana. 


Vardhaman was isolated from common exercises and wished to turn into an austere however stopped from it as long as his folks were alive. At the point when the two of them took to nonstop reflection without food and gradually surrendered their human bodies, Vardhaman chose to venture out from home and take up the way of renunciation. His senior sibling King Nandivardhan who was currently the King couldn't endure to part from him so not long after the passing of their folks consequently he mentioned him to sit tight for an additional two years. Vardhaman concurred however carried on with a somber life in the two years setting himself up for the last renunciation. On the 10th day of the dim portion of the long stretch of Margashirsha in the Jharkhand garden under an Ashoka tree in Kshatriyakund, Vardhaman accepted asceticism. Meandering and rehearsing extreme starknesses, various episodes have been referenced of the different cataclysms that came upon him however realizing that they were all his previous karmas which he needed to completely moderate Vardhamana confronted every one of these obstacles boldly. Finally while resting under a tree he is said to have had ten odd dreams. On the 10th day of the splendid portion of the period of Vaisakh, on the rear of Rijubaluka River, under a sal tree in a nursery, Vardhaman accomplished Omniscience. He understood Perfect Knowledge, Perception, Power and Bliss known as Keval Gyan. 


It is said that in the wake of accomplishing Omniscience a heavenly structure or Samavasaran is made by the Gods where the primary Divine Discourse is heard. Essentially on the banks of the Rijubaluka River within the sight of the Gods, Vardhaman who became Mahavir or the Omniscient One gave his first talk. The following day various famous researchers and their pupils joined Mahavir's overlap at a spot called Madhyam Pava close to the Mahasen wilderness which have now become spots of journey. For a very long time Mahavir dedicated himself to the government assistance and upliftment of the local area. Individuals from varying backgrounds, people, rulers and average citizens, rich and poor were pulled into his lessons. 

On the fifteenth day of the dull portion of the period of Kartik, he gave his last talk in the Samavasaran which is well known as the Vipak Sutra, Uttaradhyayana Sutra and so forth and later accomplished Nirvana.