Jainism began with Mahavira (599–527 BCE), who was an elder up to date of Buddha. Jains, nevertheless, imagine that he was the final of the twenty-four Tirthankaras (liberated souls). It’s stated that the primary Tirthankara was Rushabhadeva, who most likely lived round 8500 years in the past. The bare standing figures (kayotsarga) of the Sindhu-Saraswati civilization are thought of to be the representations of Rushabhadeva. He had a son Bharata, after whom the title Bharat was expediently adopted for historical India.