Akshaya-tritiya (Jainism) Akshaya-tritiya (Immortal Third) celebrates the day when Lord Rishabba broke his first year-long fast by drinking sugar cane juice.
Mahavira-jayanti (Jainism) Mahavira-jayanti celebrates the birthday of Lord Mahavira (Great Hero), the 24th Tirthankara (and last of this time cycle).
Maunajiyaras (Jainism) Maunajiyaras is a day fasting, silence and mediation on the five holy beings: monks, teachers, religious leaders, Arihants(Jinas, enlightened masters) and Siddhas (liberated souls). This day is also regarded as the anniversary of the birth of many of the Tirthankaras or Pathfinders.
Lakashah Jayanti (Jainism) Lakashah Jayanti–the full moon of the calendar’s first month is a time to celebrate the births of revered and scholarly persons. The most famous of these is the 15th century reformer Lonka Saha whose opposition to temple worship and use of the images led to the founding of the Sthanakavasi sect, which [...]