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18th Jain Tirthankara, 7th Chakravartin, 13th Kamadeva
Idol of a Tirthankara
Predecessor Kunthunatha
Successor Māllīnātha
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Father Sudarsana
Mother Devi (Mitra)
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Birth date 16,584,980 BCE
Birth place Hastinapura
Moksha date 16,500,980 BCE
Moksha place Sammed Shikhar
Complexion Golden
Symbol Fish (as per Digambar Sect) Nandavarta (as per Swetember Sect)
Height 30 bows (90 metres)
Age 84,000 years
Attendant Gods
Yaksha Yakshendra
Yakshini Dharini

Aranath was the eighteenth Jain Tirthankar of the present half cycle of time (Avasarpini).[1] He was also the seventh Chakravartin[2] and thirteenth Kamadeva. According to Jain beliefs, he was born around 16,584,980 BCE. He became a siddha i.e a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karmas. Aranath was born to King Sudarshan and Queen Devi (Mitra) at Hastinapur in the Ikshvaku dynasty.[1] His birth date was the tenth day of the Migsar Krishna month of the Indian calendar.


Like all other Chakravartin, he also conquered all the lands[2] and went to write his name on the foothills of mountains. Seeing the names of other Chakravartin already there, he saw his ambitions dwarfed. He then renounced his throne and became an ascetic for penance.[2] At an age of 84,000 years he and attained Moksha (liberation) on Mount Shikharji.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.
  2. ^ a b c d von Glasenapp 1999, p. 308.


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