Abhinandananatha

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Abhinandananatha
4th Jain Tirthankara
Abhinandananatha
Abhinandananath Jina
Other namesAbhinandan Swami
Venerated inJainism
PredecessorSambhavanatha
SuccessorSumatinatha
SymbolMonkey
Height350 dhanusha (1,050 meters)
Age5,000,000 purva (352.80 Quintillion Years)
ColorGolden
Personal information
BornAyodhya
DiedShikharji
Parents
  • Samvara (father)
  • Siddhartha (mother)

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.

Life[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] He attained Kevala Jnana under priyangu tree.[4] 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).[5]

Adoration[edit]

Svayambhustotra by Jain monk, Acarya Samantabhadra is the adoration of twenty-four tirthankaras. Its five slokas (aphorisms) adore the qualities of Abhinandananātha.[6] One such sloka is:

Abhinandananatha is associated with Ape emblem, Piyala tree, Yakshesvara & Nayaka Yaksha and Vajrasrinkala & Kalika Yakshi.[8]

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. ^ Krishna & Amirthalingam 2014, p. 46.
  5. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 184-185.
  6. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 22-24.
  7. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 24.
  8. ^ Tandon 2002, p. 44.

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