Bhagwan Mahavir is our Last and 24th Tirthankar. Bhagwan Mahavir was the last and the twenty fourth Tirthankar of this era in the Jain tradition. He had a highly developed multifaceted personality. He scintillated with the infinitely intense glow of the pure soul. All the virtues and powers of his soul were completely awakened and active. He had infinite power but, at the same time, he also had infinite compassion. Possessing ultimate powers of the soul, he was unconquerable even by Gods and Demons. Thus Tirthankar Mahavir was an undetectable, fully developed and absolutely composite human being.
The soul that was to be Bhagwan Mahavir was born to the womb of mother trishla, King siddharth’s wife.
Observing the details of Bhagwan Mahavir’s twelve year persued spiritual practice it becomes evident that his practices combining four qualities.
Deep & undisputed meditating Rigorous panner, extreme to lance of pain & ultimate equanimity.
On one final day his four deeply binding Karmas scattered & the all enlightening sun of omniscience dawned.
As time passed he became aware that the end of his life is approaching. In the month of Kartik, He sal in the samavasaran & gave his last discourse.
Just before the hour of midnight he shed all his remaining Karmas & attained Nirvana.
The very first principle of religion laid down by Lord mahavira is Ahimsa - Non injury to living beings - which must be observed very scrupulously & thoroughly & behaving towards all living beings with proper rested and control.