vardhamana mahavira

Vardhamana

[vahr-duh-mah-nuh]
noun Jainism.
a semilegendary teacher, believed to have died c480 b.c., who reformed older doctrines to establish Jainism in its present form: regarded as the twenty-fourth and latest Tirthankara.
Also called Vardhamana Mahavira, Mahavira.
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Vardhamana (ˌvɑːdəˈmɑːnə)
 
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See Mahavira

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