|Twentieth Jain Tirthankara|
Shri 1008 Munisuvratnath Bhagwan Statue
|Kalyanaka / Important Events|
|Birth date||1,184,980 BCE|
|Birth place||Kusagranagara, Rajgir|
|Moksha date||1,154,980 BCE|
|Height||20 bows (60 metres)|
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Munisuvrata Swami (Munisuvratanath) (मुनिसुव्रत स्वामी) was the twentieth Tirthankara of the present half time cycle (Avasarpini) in Jain cosmology. He became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of his karma.
In his previous incarnation, Munisuvrata was born as Surshreshta, the king of Champa, Mahavideh.
On the third day of Shraavana (month) Krishna (dark fortnight) according to Hindu calendar, Queen Padmavati of Rajgir saw sixteen auspicious dreams. When she shared her dreams with her husband, King Sumitra of the Harivamsa clan, he explained that a Tirthankara will be born to them soon. Then, Munisuvrata was born to them on the fifteenth day of the Shraavana Shukla (bright fortnight) in 1,184,980 BC. Some traditions mentions this date as tenth day of Vaisakh Krishna.
Idol of Munisuvrata Swami, Santhu
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