Shantinatha

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Śanti
16th Jain Tirthankara
Shantinatha.jpg
Idol of Lord Santinatha, at Amarsagar/Lodhruva, 10km north of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Details
Alternate name: Shantinath
Historical date: 10^194 Years Ago
Family
Father: Visvasena
Mother: Acira
Dynasty: Ikshvaku
Places
Birth: Hastinapura
Nirvana: Sammed Shikhar
Attributes
Colour: Golden
Symbol: Deer
Height: 40 dhanusha (120 meters)
Age At Death: 100,000 years old
Attendant Gods
Yaksha: Garud
Yaksini: Nirvani

Shantinath was the sixteenth Jain Tirthankar of the present age (Avasarpini).[1] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.[1] Shantinath was born to King Viswasen Raja and Queen Achira Rani at Hastinapur in the Ikshvaku clan. His birth date is the thirteen day of the Jyest Krishna month of the Indian calendar.

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  1. ^ a b Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.  p.31