LordMahavir was the twenty-fourth and the last Tirthankara of the Jain religion
Mahavira, also known as Vardhamāna,who revived and reorganized Jainism.
The ultimate objective of his teaching is how one can attain the total freedom from the cycle of birth, life, pain, misery, and death, and achieve the permanent blissful state of one's self. This is also known as liberation, nirvana, absolute freedom, or Moksha.
Prayer of Jain religion:
Every day Jains bow their heads and say their universal prayer, the Navkar-mantra. All good work and events start with this prayer of salutation and worship.
Namo Arihantanam: - I bow to the enlightened souls
Namo Siddhanam: - I bow to the liberated souls
Namo Ayariyanam: - I bow to religious leaders
Namo Uvajjayanam: - I bow to religious teachers
Namo Loe Savva Sahunam: - I bow to all monks of the world
Eso Panch Namukkaro: - These five salutations are capable of
Savva Pava Panasano: destroying all the sins and this is
Mangalancha SSavvesin: the first happiness among all forms
Padhamam Havai Mangalam: of happiness.
Jains do not pray to a specific Tirthankara by name. By saluting them, Jains receive the inspiration from the five benevolent for the right path of true happiness and total freedom from the misery of life.