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24. Mahaveer Swami

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Lord Mahavir - Brief Introduction

24. Mahaveer Swami
Mahāvīra
Other names Vīr, Ativīr, Vardhamāna, Sanmati, Nigaṇṭha Nātaputta
Venerated in Jainism
Predecessor Bhagwan Parshvanatha
Symbol Lion
Height 7 cubits (10.5 feet)
Age 72 years
Tree Shala
Complexion Golden
Personal Information
Born 6th century BCE (historical)
c. 599 BCE (traditional)
Kundalpur, Present-day Nalanda district, Bihar, India
Moksha 5th century BCE (historical)
c. 527 BCE (traditional)
Pawapuri, Present-day Bihar, India
Parents
Birthplace Kundalpur (Nalanda-Bihar)
Father King Siddharth
Mother Queen Trishala
Caste (Varna) Kshatriya
Dynasty Nath
Body Colour Golden
Symbol Lion
Age 72 Years
Body Occupancy 7 Hands
Incarnation (in womb) Asharh Shukla 6
Birth Chaitra Shukla 13
Initiation Magsir Krishna 10
Initiation Omniscience Forest & Tree-Shand Forest & Sal (Shorea Robusta) Tree
First Food Given By King Vakul Of Kool Village (Kheer)
Special Food Given By Mahasati Chandna In Kaushambi (Kheer)
Omniscience Vaishakh Shukla 10
Veershasan Jayanti Shravan Krishna 1 (Day of Lord's First Holy Preaching At Rajgrihi)
Salvation Kartik Krishna 15
Salvation Place Pavapuri
Chief Disciples (Gandhars) 11 (Shri Indrabhuti etc.)
Saints (Munis) 14 Thousand
Chief Aryika (Ganini) Aryika Chandana
Female saints (Aryikas) 36 Thousand
Male Votaries 1 Lacs
Female Votaries 3 Lacs
Male Demigod Matang Dev
Female Demigod Siddhayini Devi