3rd Jain Tirthankara
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Sambhavanatha was the third Jain tirthankara (omniscient teaching god) of the present age (Avasarpini). Sambhavanatha was born to King Jitari and Queen Susena at Sravasti. His birth date was the fourteenth day of the Margshrsha shukla month of the Indian calendar. Like all arihant (omniscient beings), Sambhavanatha at the end of his life destroyed all associated karmas and attained moksha (liberation).
Sambhavanatha was the third tirthankara (omniscient Jain teacher) of the present age (Avasarpini). He was born to King Jitārī and Queen Susena at Sravasti. in the Ikshvaku dynasty. His height was 400 dhanusa (1,200 meters). Sambavanatha is associated with Horse emblem, Sala tree, Trimukha (three-faced) Yaksha and Prajnapthi & Duritari Yakshi.
O Lord Sambhavanātha! The worldly life appears to be transient, without a protector, sullied with the blemishes of pride and delusion, and tormented by birth, old-age and death. You had helped worldly souls attain ambrosial happiness by ridding these of the karmic dirt.— Svayambhustotra (3-2-12)
- Shobhnath temple: birthplace of Sambhavanatha
- Chaturmukha Basadi, Gerusoppa
- Sambhavanath Temple in Idar, Gujarat
Image of Tirthankara Sambhavnatha at Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum
Ruins Shobhnath temple, Shravasti, believed to be birthplace of Sambhavanath
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