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Five Auspicious Events (Kalyanak) in the life of Tirthankara Mahavir

There occur important events in the life of all the venerable tirthankaras, the supreme saviours of living beings, who possessed extraordinary personality/The events are called kalyanaka (auspicious events). These auspicious events are instrumental in bringing to living beings spiritual welfare.

In the life of every tirthankara there occur five auspicious events. They are : conception (or descent in the womb of the mother), birth, renunciation, enlightenment and final death. Regarding the five auspicious events in the life of venerable Mahavira, we give below the information as to when and where they occurred

 

Samavasarana - The celestial assembly

Name

The time
from

present

Before
Vikrama

Era

The year
before
Christ

Day Gujarati
Month

Place

The state

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Auspicious
occasion of
descent

before 2569
years,
9 months
and 7 1/2days

544

600 B.C.

Ashadh Shukla
Paksha 6th day

Brahmin
kundagam
Nagara

The state
of Videha
[N.Bihar]

Auspicious
occasion of
birth

before
2569
years

543

599 B.C.

Chaitra Shukla
Paksha 13th day

Kshatriya
kundagam
Nagara

The state
of Videha
[N.Bihar]

Auspicious
occasion of
initiation

before
2539
years

513

569 B.C.

Kartik Krishna
Paksha
10th day 

Kshatriya
kundagam
Nagara

The state
of Videha
[N.Bihar]

Auspicious
occasion of
absolute
enlightenment
the state of
omniscience

before
2527
years

501

557 B.C.

Vaishakh Shukla
Paksha
10th day

The town
of Jrim-
bhika (on
the bank
of the river
Rujuvalika

Present
state of
Bihar

Physical
redemption
Nirvana i.e. 
end of 
earthly life

before 
2497 
years

471

527 B.C

Aso
Krishna
Paksha
Last day
[Amavas]

Pavapuri

Present
state of
Bihar