Anantanatha

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Anantanatha
14th Jain Tirthankara
Thirtankara.jpg
Idol of a Tirthankara
Details
Predecessor Vimalanatha
Successor Dharmanatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Father Simhasena
Mother Suyasha
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Birth date 7 x 10210 years ago
Birth place Ayodhya
Moksha place Shikharji
Characteristics/Attributes
Complexion Golden
Symbol Porcupine (Sehi) as per Digambara
Falcon (Baaj) as per Svetambara
Height 50 dhanusha (150 meters)
Age 3,000,000 years
Attendant Gods
Yaksha Patal
Yakshini Ankusha

Anantanatha was the fourteenth Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini) of Jainism.[1] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.

Anantanatha was born to King Raja Sinhasena and Queen Suyasha Rani at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku dynasty.[1] His birth date was the 13th day of the Vaishakha Krishna month of the Indian calendar.

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References[edit]

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

Sources[edit]

  • Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.