Akshaya-tritiya (Immortal Third) (Jainism) Akshaya-tritiya (Immortal Third) celebrateds the day when Lord Rishabha broke his first year-long fast by drinking sugar cane juice.
Mahavira-jayanti (Jainism) Mahavira-jayanti celebrates the birthday of the Lord Mahavira (Great Hero), the 24th Tirthankara (and the last of this time cycle).
Maunajajiyaras (Jainism) Maunajajiyaras is a day of fasting, silence and meditation 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.
Lokashah Jayanti (Jainism) 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 wroship and the use of images led to the founding of the Sthanakavasi sect, which emphasizes [...]