Māllīnātha

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Māllīnātha
19th Jain Tirthankara
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The Tirthankara Māllīnātha
Details
Predecessor Aranatha
Successor Munisuvrata
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Parents Kumbha (father)
Rakshita (mother)
Kalyanaka/important events
Born 6,584,980 BCE
Mithila
Moksha date 6,529,980 BCE
Moksha place Shikharji
Characteristics/attributes
Complexion Blue
Symbol Urn or Kalasa
Height 25 dhanusha (75 meters)
Age 55,000 years
Kevalakāla
Yaksha Kubera
Yakshini Vairotya

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

Biography[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.
  2. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 202.
  3. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 203.
  4. ^ Jaini 1998, p. 40n.
  5. ^ Sandhya, C D’Souza (19 November 2010), Chaturmukha Basadi: Four doors to divinity Last updated, Deccan Herald 

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