Anantanatha

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Anantanatha
14th Jain Tirthankara
Anantanatha
Image depicting Anantanatha
Symbol Porcupine (Sehi) as per Digambara
Falcon (Baaj) as per Svetambara
Height 50 dhanusha (150 meters)
Age 3,000,000 years
Color Golden
Parents
  • Simhasena (father)
  • Suyasha (mother)
Preceded by Vimalanatha
Succeeded by Dharmanatha
Born Ayodhya
Moksha Shikharji

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

Biography[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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

Literature[edit]

  • Ananthnatha Purana was written by Janna in 1230 CE.

Famous Temple[edit]

Anantnath Swami Temple in Kalpetta, Kerala

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.

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