There are various celebrations made by people of different religions. The Anant Chturdashi is also one of such festival that is commonly celebrated in the northern India by Hindus and Jains. This auspicious day falls in the Month of Bhado and it is the fourteenth day of the Month.
As per Jainism it is the next of Paryushan which is also known as the day of Kshmavani when people elder or younger, male or female ask for the forgiveness if they have done any harm to any one by words or by deeds, intentionally or unintentionally. This day is also known as Anant Chaudash in the western parts of India where majority of Jains are residing.
The search of Infinity
As per Hindu Mythologies the story of Anant Chaturdashi is related to an old Sage and his daughter as well as Son-in Law who were poor and later became reach but as they insulted the Lord Vishnu who is considered as ‘Anant’ they lost everything and became extreme poor again. After praising the lord they regained the wealth again and hence it is celebrated to pray Lord Vishnu as his ‘Anant’ form. There are people in Bihar as well as U.P. also celebrate and worship lord Vishnu. They also tie a silk thread on their arm which symbolises ‘Anant’ and removed the same after fourteen days.
In the state of Maharahstra, this festival is celebrated as the last of Ganeshotsav when people who have brought Ganpati, A god of Good deeds, depart him by immersing his big and small idols in the nearby sea, lake or river. People go for immersion in the form of a large procession and request the god to come back next year and bless them. They also worship him before immersing the idol for ten or eleven days and then on this day they perform last puja and immerse the idol.