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Birth of the Great Lord Renunciation of Attachment Attainment of Omniscience
A CHRONOLOGICAL REPRESENTATION OF BHAGWAN MAHAVIRA'S LIFE
B.C. Events
600 Auspicious occasion of conception, on asadh sud 6, in Brahminkund
599 Glorious birth on chaitra sud 13, in Kshatriyakund.
591 The Light of the World, sent to school for formal education at the age of 8 years.
571
  • Parents pass away when He is 28 years of age.
  • Postpones renunciation for two years at the request of His elder brother, Nandivardhan.
569 Renounces all worldly ties at the age of 30 years, on kartik vad 10, at Kshatriyakund.
568 His immense compassion pacifies a fierce and poisonous snake, Chandakaushik.
559 Maintains complete equanimity, while passing through dreadful ordeals inflicted on Him by a celestial being, Sangamdev.
558 Accepts alms after a five month and twenty-five day long fast, from Chandanbala.
557 Peacefully bears excruciating pain caused by a cowherd, who hammers nail-like hard grass pegs into His ears.
557 Attains Omniscience on vaishakh sud 10, at the age of 42 years, on the banks of the river Rujuvalika.
527 Attains nirvan (liberation) on aso vad 30, at the age of 72 years, at Pawapuri.