Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor who has given the Twitterverse some serious English lessons from time to time got schooled on Thursday when he sent out an erroneous tweet wishing tweeples on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti by attaching a photo of Gautama Buddha.
Mahavir Jayanti which falls on 29th March 2018, celebrates the birth of the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism—Lord Vardhamana Mahavira.
It is also the most revered festival of the Jain community across the world.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 29, 2018
Not only Tharror even the Kannada cultural department of karnataka also passed off Buddha image as mahavir to wish people on mahavir jayanti
So here is the difference between mahavir and buddha images:
1)Mahavira is depicted naked while Buddha is clothed
2)A Srivatsa is shown on Mahavira’s naked chest
3)He is not shown in Abhaya Mudra( hand raised) like Buddha. He is always shown in Dhyana Padmasana Mudra