The Jain belief takes its title from the word ‘Jina’ which means conqueror or victor. It is referred to 24 great teachers known as Tirthankaras. It developed from Hinduism. These teachers revealed and taught the Jain path of peace and purity which results in the best spiritual liberation. Jainism is thought to have begun in the Indus Valley civilization around 3000 B.C. Amidst the first 22 teachers or Tirthankaras, the last two, Parsva and Mahavira lived and taught in the northeastern area of India.
A Great hero ‘Mahavira’ is known as the great teacher who lived at the same timings as the Gautam Buddha. Mahavira was against the separation of Hindu society on the root of castes and creeds and the rituals of giving up humans. Despite the prince, he left his house at the age of 30 and was determined to guide a life void of any worldly enjoyments. He abandoned all the worldly things in life and roamed for over twelve years, fasting and practicing harsh self-control in his hunt for reality. Understand Lord Mahavira's life history and get the best things about his life.
When he was 42 years, he attained enlightenment, a condition of divine experience or perception of the decisive truth. For more than 30 years, he traveled across different parts of northern India, teaching the true severe path to love and purity. As per the Kalpa Sutra, a Jain Holy book that proves the lives of the Tirthankaras educators, he died at Pava, which is a division of contemporary Bihar, at the age of 72. It is supposed that at the time of his demise he had more than 500,000 followers which include nuns and monks.