Celebrated today to commemorate the birth ànniversary of 1st Jain Thirthankar Sri Rishabhnathji. This is celebrated by all Jain sects - Swetambar & Digambar.
Jain flag - rectangular, 3×2. Has 5 bands - red, yellow, white, green, dark blue. White is twice the width of other colors.
White band has swastik, three dots above it, crescent & dot above it.
White - All 24 Thirthankars
Red - souls who have attained moksha
Yellow - Acharyas
Green - Teachers of acharyas (Upadhyas)
Dark blue - Muni maharaj
Swastik - represents four gatis of life
- Life as Human on earth,
- Devlok - life of dev/devis in heaven,
- Life as insect/animal/plant life,
- Life in hell
One must have right faith, right knowledge & right conduct (3 dots above swastik) to get rid of cycles of 4 gatis & attain supreme bliss (moksha) - crescent & dot above - the final fruit.