Shitalanatha

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Śitala
10th Jain Tirthankara
Thirtankara.jpg
Idol of a Tirthankara
Details
Alternate name: Sheetalnath
Historical date: 10^217 Years Ago
Family
Father: Dridharatha
Mother: Sunanda
Dynasty: Ikshvaku
Places
Birth: Bhadrikapuri
Nirvana: Sammed Shikhar
Attributes
Colour: Golden
Symbol: Kalpavriksha Or Wishing Tree
Height: 90 dhanusha (270 meters)
Age At Death: 100,000 purva (7.056 Quintillion Years Old)
Attendant Gods
Yaksha: Brahma
Yaksini: Ashoka

Sheetalnath was the tenth 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. Sheetalnath was born to King Dradhrath Raja and Queen Nanda Rani at Bhaddilpur in the Ikshvaku clan.[1] His birth date was the twelfth day of the Magh 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