The “Dhanterasa”, (i.e. the dark thirteeth day of the lunar mouth of “ Kartikaj” as is in vogue in the world, is the day of accomplishment of meditation and self-purity of lord Mahaveer.
The Lord .leaving the ‘Samavsaran’, (i.e.the place of resonant preaching of Lord Teerthankara) where Lord exhorts preachings for the beneficence of all, reached in the lotus-forest of Pavapur for restraining the activities of mind, speech and body,(i.e. for extricating the soul-points from the body without leaving the body for equalizing the aggregate of Karmic molecules of Age Karma with those of other non-destmctive Karinas).
Innumerable celestial beings and female celestial beings performed great worship of the Lord and also expressed their sorrow for not getting proximity of the lord further more.
All the members of all classes of the society should mutually exchange their nectar of intimate friendship in this festival and should abandon the evils of the life. Just as the Lord attained the path of self-purity destroying all Karinas. similarly we all should also attain that pure-path.
I always pay my obeisance to that passionless Guru, whose clothes are all of the ten directions, the earth is his bed and takes food in the pot of his hollow hands.