Māllīnātha

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Māllīnātha
19th Jain Tirthankara
The Tirthankara Māllīnātha
Details
Predecessor Arahnatha
Successor Munisuvrata
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Father Kumbha
Mother Rakshita
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Birth date 6,584,980 BCE
Birth place Mithila
Moksha date 6,529,980 BCE
Moksha place Shikharji
Characteristics/Attributes
Colour Blue
Symbol Urn or Kalasa
Height 25 dhanusha (75 meters)
Age 55,000 years
Attendant Gods
Yaksha Kubera
Yakshini Vairotya

Māllīnātha (Prakrit Mālliṇāha, "Lord Jasmine") was the 19th tīrthaṅkara "ford-maker" of the present avasarpiṇī age in Jainism.[1] Jain scriptures indicate Mālliṇāha was born at Mithila into the Ikshvaku dynasty to King Kumbha and Queen Prajâvatî.[2][1] Tīrthaṅkara Māllīnātha lived for 55,000 years, out of which 54,900 years less six days, was with omniscience (Kevala Jnana).[3]

According to Jain beliefs, Mālliṇāha became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.[4] The Śvētāmbara Jains maintain that Mallinath was a woman, Mallibai.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.  p.31
  2. ^ Jain 2015, p. 202.
  3. ^ Jain 2015, p. 203.
  4. ^ Jaini, Padmanabh (1998). The Jaina Path of Purification. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. ISBN 81-208-1578-5.  p. 40n

Sources[edit]

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