Mahavir Jayanti is a major Jain festival celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Mahavira, the 24th and last Tirthankara (spiritual teacher) of Jainism. This year, it will be observed on Tuesday, April 04, 2023. Born in 599 BCE, Lord Mahavira was a revered spiritual leader who taught the principles of non-violence, truth, and compassion. He is considered to be one of the greatest proponents of ahimsa (non-violence) in Jainism and his teachings have had a profound influence on the religion and its followers. The festival of Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated annually on the 13th day of the rising moon in the Hindu month of Chaitra and is marked by fasting, prayers, and religious processions. The festival is observed with great devotion and reverence by Jains all over the world and is considered to be a time of renewal, reflection, and spiritual growth.