Bhagwan Mahavir in Brief
Bhagwan Mahavir Factfile
Bhagwan Mahavir, also know as Vardhaman Mahavir was a great philosopher of ancient India. For detailed biography of Bhagwan Mahavir, please read my article Vardhaman Mahaveer and His Life .
Here is a brief introduction to Bhagwan Mahavir.
Born On: 13th of Chaitra Shuddha, 599 B.C.E.
Birth Place: Vaishali in present Bihar state of India
Maternal Grandfather: Chetak of Lichchhavi clan
Mother: Trishala of Lichchhavi clan
Father: Siddharth of Nath Clan
Family's Religious Tradition: Chaturyaam Dharm of Parshwanatha, the 23rd Teerthankar of Jainism
Ethnic Community: Nagvanshi Warrior community
Mythical Color: Yellow
Symbol/ Emblem: Lion
Names/Nick Names: Vardhaman, Mahavir (Mahaveer), Sanmati, Ativeer, Veer, Niganth Nathputaa (in Buddhism).
First Language: Magadhi
Language of Preaching: Addhamagadhi
Renouncement of Home: At the age of 30
Period of search of knowledge: 12 years
First ascetic disciple: Indrabhuti Gautam
Chief Laymen disciples: Shrenik, the emperor of Magadh and many other kings of contemporary North India.
Salvation: No Moon Day of Kartik, 527 B.C.E.
Place of Salvation: Pavapuri in present day Bihar state of India
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