Abhinandananatha

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Abhinandananatha
4th Jain Tirthankara
Abhinandananatha
Abhinandananath Jina
Details
Alternate name(s) Abhinandan Swami
Predecessor Sambhavanatha
Successor Sumatinatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Parents Samvara (father)
Siddhartha (mother)
Kalyanaka/important events
Chyavana date Vaisakh Sud 4
Chyavana place Ayodhya
Born Maha Sud 2, 10223 Years Ago
Ayodhya
Diksha date Maha Sud 12
Diksha place Ayodhya
Kevalgyan date Posh Sud 14
Kevalgyan place Ayodhya
Moksha date Vaisakh Sud 8
Moksha place Sammed Shikhar
Characteristics/attributes
Complexion Golden
Symbol Monkey
Height 350 dhanusha (1,050 meters)
Age 5,000,000 purva (352.80 Quintillion Years)
Kevalakāla
Yaksha Ishwar
Yakshini Kali
Ganadhara Vajranabha and Ajita

Abhinandananatha or Abhinandana Swami was the fourth Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini). He is said to have lived for 50 lakh purva. He was born to King Sanvara and Queen Siddhartha at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku clan. His birth date was the second day of the Magh shukla month of the Indian calendar. According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its Karma.

Biography[edit]

Abhinandananatha or Abhinandana Swami was the fourth Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini).[1] He is said to have lived for 50 lakh purva.[2] He was born to King Sanvara and Queen Siddhartha at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku clan.[3] His birth date was the second day of the Magh shukla month of the Indian calendar.[1] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its Karma.[citation needed] According to Jain tradition, his height was 350 dhanusha (1,050 meters).[4]

Adoration[edit]

Svayambhustotra by Jain monk, Acarya Samantabhadra is the adoration of twenty-four tirthankaras. Its five slokas (aphorisms) adore the qualities of Abhinandananātha.[5] One such sloka is:

Abhinandananatha is associated with Ape emblem, Piyala tree, Yakshesvara & Nayaka Yaksha and Vajrasrinkala & Kalika Yakshi.[7]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.
  2. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 185.
  3. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 184.
  4. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 184-185.
  5. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 22-24.
  6. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 24.
  7. ^ Tandon 2002, p. 44.

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