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MAHAVEER

Jaina Dhama

India has been the home of many religions, which have shown mankind the way to true happiness. Jainism (Shravana Dharma) is one of them. The Jains revere sixty-three great teachers of the past. They are called Thrishashti Shalaka Maha- purushas. They are: 24 Thirthankaras, 12 Emperors, 9 Narayanas, 9 Baladevas, 9 Prathinarayanas. Thirthankaras are also called Jinas. Arhanthas etc. The first among the Thirthankaras is Vrishabha- natha. He is also called Purudeva or Rishabhadeva.

Parshvanatha is the twenty-third Arhantha in the Vrishabhanatha Thirthankara order. Lakhs of people followed Jainism as it was taught by Parshvanatha. In Lichchavi they
formed the majority. Like Chetaka, Siddhartha and Priyakarini were also deeply influenced by the Jainism taught by Parshvanatha. Their lives were devoted to good thoughts and good deeds. They practised Ahimsa in action, word and thought.

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Mahaveer- A young prince, who gave up everything to follow the path of Jainism
About Mahaveer
Introduction
The Brave Prince
Chetaka Of Lichchavi
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Vardhamana's Birth
What Can The Elephant Do?
'Marry'
The Recluse
Severe Tapas
His Food
A Thirthankara
He Shows The Way
His Influence Spreads
Himself Like The Himalayas
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