Jain Tirthankar Mahavira is the 24th and the last Tirthankar of toady's era.
There are 24 Tirthankars in each kaal. The first one is the Lord Aadinath and the 24th in the Lord Mahavira.
Mahavira was born in Bihar and attained salvation by meditating on the mountain of Pavapuri in the state of Bihar.
Mahavira, when born was named as Vardhamana by his father, King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala. He was the only child of his parents.
At the age of 30 years, he renounced himself from all the worldly possessions and became a monk. At the age of 72 years, he attained salvation.
The Jain scriptures, teachings available today are from the preachings of Lord Mahavira which continued to flow through number of Acharyas.