To annihilate the remaining Karma, Bhagawan Mahavira selected the most uncivilized
regions inhabited by savages and aborigines. He arrived at place called Polasa-caitya.
After observing fasts for three days, he started practicing the most severe austerity
called Mahapratima, standing in the posture called Jina-mudra. Throughout the night,
he stood motionless and absorbed in transcendental meditation. Indra, who witnessed
all this divine power, extolled and praised Bhagawan Mahavira and told the assembly
of gods, “Nobody can equal Bhagawan Mahavira in meditation and courage”.