Jains celebrate Mahavira Nirvana Utsava

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), November 13, 2012: The Nirvana Utsava of Lord Mahavira was celebrate in various Jain temples on Tuesday. Various offerings were made in front of the statue of Lord Mahavira.

The Jain temple on Zero Road was decorated with colourful lights. A special laddoo weighing 24 kg was offered in the temple.

Speaking on the occasion, Pandit Shailendra Jain said Lord Mahavira was born at Kundalpur in Bihar and attained Nirvana at the age of 72 years at Pavapuri Nagri in Nalanda.

Rajesh Kumar Jain said just as during Diwali people clean their houses, we should also cleanse our whole internal system during this festival. We should remove evils like jealousy, anger, greed from our inner self so that we can tread on the path of peace and prosperity. – News Courtesy: Times of India

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