According to Jains, the 24th and the most recent Tirthankara is Lord Mahavira, also known as Bhagwan Mahavira. Despite being a prince, His compassionate towards the animals and people around Him only continued to grow. In 557 BC, wile meditating Lord Mahavira attained the Kevala Jnana, or omniscience, the perfect-soul-state. He became a Jina, one who is victorious over attachment. Lord Mahavira selflessly dedicated the rest of His life to disseminating the truths about the path to perfection. He highlighted that our main purpose in life is to attain salvation. In His lifetime, He had over 400,000 devotees.