Q. “He was born in Kundagrama, member of the ruling family of a gana-sangha and his father was the chief of the Jnatrika clan” is related?
Explanation: Vardhamana was born around 540 BCE in Kundagrama, a suburb of Vaishali.
- He was a member of the ruling family of a gana-sangha and his father Siddhartha was the chief of the Jnatrika clan.
- His mother Trishala was a Lichchavi princess and sister of its chief Chetaka.
- Mahavira was closely connected to rulers of Magadha, Anga and Videha through his mother.
Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT