Dharmanatha

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Dharmanatha
15th Jain Tirthankara
Dharmanatha statue at Anwa, Rajasthan
Dharmanatha statue at Anwa, Rajasthan
Venerated inJainism
PredecessorAnantanatha
SuccessorShantinatha
SymbolVajra
Height45 bows (135 meters)
Age2,500,000 years
ColorGolden
Personal information
Born
Died
Parents
  • Bhanu (father)
  • Suvrata (mother)

Dharmanatha was the fifteenth Jain Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini). According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Dharmanath was born to King Bhanu Raja and Queen Suvrata Rani at Ratnapuri in the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date was the third day of the Magh Sukla month of the Indian calendar.[2]

Hutheesing Jain Temple, located at Ahmedabad in Gujarat, constructed in 1848 AD, is dedicated to him.

Biography[edit]

Dharmanatha was the fifteenth 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]

His birth date was the 3rd day of the Magh Sukla month of the Indian calendar. He attained Moksha at Shikharji.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tandon 2002, p. 45.
  2. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.
  3. ^ a b Jain 2009, p. 83.

Sources[edit]

  • Johnson, Helen M. (1931), Shri Dharmanathacaritra (Book 4.5 of the Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra), Baroda Oriental Institute
  • Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.
  • Shah, Umakant Premanand (1987). Jaina-Rupa Mandana: Jaina Iconography:, Volume 1. India: Shakti Malik Abhinav Publications. ISBN 81-7017-208-X.
  • 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

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