Naminatha was the twenty-first tirthankara of the present half time cycle, Avsarpini. He was born to the King Vijay and Queen Vipra Rani of the Ikshvaku dynasty. Vijay Raja was the ruler of Mithila at that time. Naminatha was born on the 8th day of Shravan Krishna of the lunisolarJain calendar. Tirthankara Naminatha became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.