Principle of Ahimsa

Principle of Ahimsa: Mahavira’s original name was Vardhamana. He was born at Kundagrama, now called Basukunda, which is in the modern district of Muzza farpur in Bihar. His father Siddhartha was the head of the Kshatriya clan, and his mother, Trishala was a Lichhavi princess. Vardhmana leaned towards spiritual matters. He got married to princess Yashoda, a daughter was born to them. At the age of twenty, Mahavira renounced all worldly pleasures.

He left his home in search of truth. He attained spiritual knowledge at the age of 33. He traveled from place to place to preach to the people and spread the light of truth among the people. At the age of 72 at Pava, in Patna District ‘Mahavira attained Mahavira laid great emphasis on the principle of Ahimsa. He stressed that all creatures, animals, and plants possess life. No harm should be caused to any living creature.

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