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    Hathi (Elephant) Park renamed Bhagawan Mahavir park

     
    Lord Mahavira was the twenty-fourth and last tirthankara of Jainism.He was born in the ancient kingdom of Lachuar, to King Siddhartha and Queen Trishka.He spent most of his time in meditation. He was one of the most popular propagators of Jainism, and he is regarded as a reformer of Jainism rather than its founder.

    At the age of 30 he gave away his Kingdom & earthly possessions and spend 12 years as an ascetic, meditating most of the time. Mahavira devoted rest of his life in preaching the eternal truth of spiritual freedom to people around India. He traveled barefoot and without clothes, in the hardest of climates, and people from all walks of life came to listen to his message. Around at the age of 72 he attended nirvana near Pawapuri (Bihar). His last day is also celebrated as deepawali. Vardhaman's birthday is celebrated as Mahavir jayanti, the most important religious holiday of Jains around the world.

    Mahavira's philosophy focuses on Non-violence, Satya(Truth), non-stealing, chastity & deeds of persons. He told people to detach completely from people, places, material things & earthly things. According to him all of these things are mirage. Instead men and women should renounce the world in search of moksh or ultimate happiness which frees men from cycle of rebirth. He devoted his whole life in spreading the ideas of Jainism & showing alternative path of moksh to people.
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