Name: Mahavira

Origin and Meaning of the Name Mahavira

  • Meaning:
    Great hero
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (mah hah VEE rah)
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    Itself (Mahavira)
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    Mahavira is used in reference to a man named Vardhamana from the Jain religion. Vardhamana earned the name Mahavira after performing several heroic acts such as taming an elephant and pulling hair from a god who was trying to pull him to heaven. He is credited with creating the basis of the Jain religion.

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