c.599 - c.527 BC
Prophet in India
Mahavira is the name most commonly used to refer to the Indian sage Vardhamana who established what are today considered to be the central tenets of Jainism, which teaches salvation through ascetic living
Mahavira (great Hero) is the honorific title of Vardhamana. Jina is the name given to saviours in the Jain religion.
Mahavira was an ascetic monk who reformed the religious order of
Jaina. He advocated nonviolence, vegetarianism, and acceptance of
the 'Five Great Vows' which are abstinence from violence, from falsehood,
from stealing; contentment with one's own wife, and lack of possessions.