Kunthunatha

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Kunthunatha
17th Jain Tirthankara, 6th Chakravartin, 12th Kamadeva
Worship of Kunthu.jpg
Worship of Kunthu
Details
Predecessor Shantinatha
Successor Arahnatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Father Surya (Sura)
Mother Sri devi
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Birth date 10194 years ago
Birth place Hastinapura
Moksha place Sammed Shikhar
Characteristics/Attributes
Complexion Golden
Symbol Goat [1]
Height 35 bows (105 metres)
Age 95,000 years
Attendant Gods
Yaksha Gandharva
Yakshini Achyuta

Kunthunath was the seventeenth Tirthankara of the present half time cycle, Avasarpini.[1][2] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Kunthunatha was born to King Sura[1] and Queen Srirani Rani at Hastinapur in the Ikshvaku clan.[2] His birth date was the 14th day of the Vaishakh Krishna month of the Indian calendar. He was also a Chakravarti and a Kamadeva.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Forlong 1897, p. 14.
  2. ^ 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.