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