Jnana Panchmi (Day of Knowledge) (Jainism) Some Jains celebrate Janana Panchmi, transcendent wisdom, by fasting for 36 hours. Others perform rituals and pray for right knowledge.
Mahavira Nirvana (Jainism) On this day, Mahavira (6th century BCE), the 24th Tirthankara, attained nirvana and release from the cycle of rebirth (moksha).
Ksamavani (Jainism) On Ksamavani, Jains ask forgiveness of others for wrongs committed during the previous year, and likewise forgive those who caused them suffering.
Paryushana-parva (Jainism) Paryushana-parva is the holiest period of the year for the ascetic Shvetambara sect. Celebrated for eight days conculding on Samvatsari, it is a time of dedication to Jain ideals throught fasting, worship of the Jina, and reading the life-story of Lord Mahavira from the Kalpasutra.