Mahavir Jayanti 2018: Date, Puja Muhurat Time, Vidhi And Tithi
Puja Time & Tithi:
This year we are celebrating the 2616th birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir. The date and tithi for performing puja on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti are as follows:
Trayodashi Tithi Starts at 11:23 pm on March 28, 2018
Trayodashi Tithi Ends at 09:22 pm on March 29, 2018
Puja on Mahavir Jayanti
In the morning, the idol of Mahavira is given a ceremonial bath, also known as the ‘abhishek’. After the abhishek, the idol is placed in a cradle and carried in a procession. Taking out grand processions with images of Mahavira is symbolic and is organized on this day. The procession generally sees drummers, horses, elephants, singers, and lamps. The procession ends at a temple or a shrine. On this day, people worship the Tirthankars with water, sandalwood, flowers, incense, candle, rice, sweets, and fruit.
Gyan daan: sharing of knowledge
Abhay daan: protecting people from bad actions
Aushad daan: donating medicines
Ahaar daan: giving food
On this day, ancient Jain temples at Girnar and Palitana in Gujarat are also visited by devotees and pilgrims.