November 18 Jnana Panchumi

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Jnana Panchumi   (Jainism)

Jnana Panchumi:  Some Jains celebrate transcendent wisdom by fasting for 36 hours.  Others perform rituals and pray for right knowledge.

November 13 Mahavira Nirvana

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Mahavira Nirvana   (Jainism)

Mahavira Nirvana: On this day, (6th century BCE) the 24th Tirthankara, attained nirvana and release from the cycle of rebirth (moksha).

September 30 Ksamavani

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Ksamavani (Jainism)

On Ksamavani, Jains ask forgiveness of others for wrongs committed during the previous year, and likewise forgive those who casued them suffering.

September 29 Festival of Ten Virtues

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Ananta-chaturdasi (Festival of Ten Virtues) (Jainism)

Ananta-chaturdasi (Fesitval of Ten Virtues) is the holiest day of Dashalakshani-parva for the Digambara sect.

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