Anantanatha

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Anantanatha
14th Jain Tirthankara
Anantanatha
Anantanatha statue at Anwa, Rajasthan
Venerated inJainism
PredecessorVimalanatha
SuccessorDharmanatha
SymbolPorcupine (Sehi) as per Digambara
Falcon (Baaj) as per Svetambara[1]
Height50 dhanusha (150 meters)
Age3,000,000 years
ColorGolden
Personal information
BornAyodhya
DiedShikharji
Parents
  • Simhasena (father)
  • Suyasha (mother)

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.[2] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.[3]

Anantanatha was born to King Sinhasena and Queen Suyasha at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku dynasty.[2] His birth date was the 13th day of the Vaishakha Krishna month of the Indian calendar.[3]

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. ^ Tandon 2002, p. 45.
  2. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.
  3. ^ a b Jain 2009, p. 82.

Sources[edit]

  • Johnson, Helen M. (1931), Anantanathacaritra (Book 4.4 of the Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra), Baroda Oriental Institute
  • Tukol, T. K. (1980), Compendium of Jainism, Dharwad: University of Karnataka
  • Jain, Arun Kumar (2009), Faith & Philosophy of Jainism, Gyan Publishing House, ISBN 9788178357232, retrieved 2017-10-08
  • Tandon, Om Prakash (2002) [1968], Jaina Shrines in India (1 ed.), New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, ISBN 81-230-1013-3