In the life of a Tirthankar, the five Kalyanaks are celebrated as follows: Garbh Kalyanak; Janam Kalyanak; Tap Kalyana; Keval Gyaan Kalyanak and Nirvaan Kalyanak. The followers are reminded on these days that the right faith (samyak darshana), right knowledge (samyak jnana), and right conduct (samyak charitra) free the soul from the bondage of karma.
According to Jainism, every soul, due to its ignorance, is fettered by karma or past good or bad deeds done by the individual. Under the influence of karma, the soul tends to seek pleasures in materialistic belongings and possessions resulting in the self-centered violent thoughts, deeds, anger, hatred, greed, and other such vices called bondages. The purpose of human is life to attain liberation from the karmic bondages called Nirvana.
Among the Jains, every festival is celebrated devotionally with some special rites of worship, rules and principles.
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