Lord Mahaveera was the son of king Siddharatha who lived in Kundlpur City.
His mother's name was Trishala. When Mahaveera became eight years old, he
took the oath that I will not hurt any creature, not tell a lie and not to
steal. He was in celibacy. He believed non-possession.
One day Prince Mahaveera was sitting in the palace with his friends.
Suddenly he heard a noise on road. He came to know that an elephant was
hurting every body. After hearing this, Prince Mahaveera reached there and
caught the elephant. One day Mahaveera was playing in the garden with his
friends, at the same time a black and a big snake came there. All the boys
feared except Mahaveera who took it outside.
He did not marry in his life and at the age of thirty he became Digamber
saint. He remained in meditation for twelve years and got knowledge. From
forty-two years to seventy-two years he preached the people. At the age of
seventy-two he went in salvation from Panwapur.