Kunthunatha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Kunthunath)
Jump to: navigation, search
Kunthunatha
17th Jain Tirthankara, 6th Chakravartin, 12th Kamadeva
Worship of Kunthu.jpg
Worship of Kunthu
Details
Predecessor Shantinatha
Successor Aranatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Parents Surya (Sura) (father)
Sri devi (mother)
Kalyanaka/important events
Born 10194 years ago
Hastinapura
Moksha place Sammed Shikhar
Characteristics/attributes
Complexion Golden
Symbol Goat [1]
Height 35 bows (105 metres)
Age over 100,000 years
Kevalakāla
Yaksha Gandharva
Yakshini Achyuta

Kunthunath was the seventeenth Tirthankara, sixth Chakravartin[2] and twelfth Kamadeva of the present half time cycle, Avasarpini.[1][3] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Kunthunatha was born to King Sura (Surya)[1] and Queen Sridevi at Hastinapur[2] in the Ikshvaku dynasty on the fourteenth day of the Vaishakh Krishna month of the Indian calendar.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Kunthu means heap of Jewels.[2]

Life[edit]

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 over 100,000 years he liberated his soul and attained Moksha on Mount Shikharji.[2]

Famous Temple[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Forlong 1897, p. 14.
  2. ^ a b c d e f von Glasenapp 1999, p. 308.
  3. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.

Sources[edit]