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Jayanti || ||Paryushana
Diwali || ||Mahamastak
takes place in October/November. This festival is observed in the honour of
Jain deities and the final liberation of Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara,
from the cycle of life.
On this day, Mahavira is worshipped at midnight and early next morning.
Sacred scriptures are recited and houses are grandly illuminated. The
festival is celebrated with much zest in Girnar, in Gujarat. Devotees from
all parts of the country congregate at Pawapuri and sweets are distributed.