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Mahavir Jayanti Celebrations in India; Check Out the Photos

India | Associated Press | March 29, 2018, 2:38 pm
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 Jain priest is watched by devotees as he offers water to idols of Lord Mahavir, on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti at a temple in Amritsar. The most important religious holiday in Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara, which is generally accepted as 599 BCE. (Image: AFP)

Jain priest is watched by devotees as he offers water to idols of Lord Mahavir, on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti at a temple in Amritsar. The most important religious holiday in Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara, which is generally accepted as 599 BCE. (Image: AFP)

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 Members of Jain Community participate in a religious rally to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Members of Jain Community participate in a religious rally to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees from the Jain community offer prayers to Lord Mahavir on Mahavir Jayanti at the Sri Mahavir Jain Temple in Hyderabad. (Image: AFP)

Devotees from the Jain community offer prayers to Lord Mahavir on Mahavir Jayanti at the Sri Mahavir Jain Temple in Hyderabad. (Image: AFP)

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 Members of Jain Community participate in a religious rally to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti in Thane. (Image: PTI)

Members of Jain Community participate in a religious rally to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti in Thane. (Image: PTI)

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 Members of Jain Community participate in a religious rally to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Members of Jain Community participate in a religious rally to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees of Digambar Jain community perform 'Abhishek' of Lord Mahavir on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

Devotees of Digambar Jain community perform 'Abhishek' of Lord Mahavir on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees from the Jain community take part in a procession at an event to mark Mahavir Jayanti at the Sri Mahavir Jain Temple in Hyderabad. (Image: AFP)

Devotees from the Jain community take part in a procession at an event to mark Mahavir Jayanti at the Sri Mahavir Jain Temple in Hyderabad. (Image: AFP)

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 People from Jain community take part in religious procession on Mahavir Jayanti, the Birth Anniversary of God Mahavir in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

People from Jain community take part in religious procession on Mahavir Jayanti, the Birth Anniversary of God Mahavir in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees from the Jain community offer prayers to Lord Mahavir on Mahavir Jayanti at the Sri Mahavir Jain Temple in Hyderabad. (Image: AFP)

Devotees from the Jain community offer prayers to Lord Mahavir on Mahavir Jayanti at the Sri Mahavir Jain Temple in Hyderabad. (Image: AFP)

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 Devotees from the Jain community take a 'selfie' during a procession at an event to mark Mahavir Jayanti at the Sri Mahavir Jain Temple in Hyderabad. (Image: AFP)

Devotees from the Jain community take a 'selfie' during a procession at an event to mark Mahavir Jayanti at the Sri Mahavir Jain Temple in Hyderabad. (Image: AFP)

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