Māllīnātha

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Māllīnātha
19th Jain Tirthankara
Mallinatha
The Tirthankara Māllīnātha
Venerated in Jainism
Symbol Urn or Kalasa
Height 25 dhanusha (75 meters)
Age 56,000 years
Color Blue
Parents
  • Kumbha (father)
  • Rakshita (mother)
Preceded by Aranatha
Succeeded by Munisuvrata
Born Ayodhya
Moksha Shikharji

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 over 56,000 years, out of which 54,800 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 over 56,000 years, out of which 54,800 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]

Literature[edit]

  1. Jnatrdharmakathah gives the story of Lord Mallinath is said to be composed by Ganadhara Sudharmaswami.[citation needed]
  2. Mallinathapurana was written by Nagachandra in 1105 CE.[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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