Sambhavanatha

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Sambhavanatha
3rd Jain Tirthankara
Sambhavanatha
Image of Tirthankara Sambhavnatha at Gwalior Fort museum
Details
Predecessor Ajitanatha
Successor Abhinandananatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Predecessor Jitārī
Family
Parents Jitārī (father)
Susena (mother)
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Chyavana date Fagan Sud 8
Chyavana place Sravasti
Born Magsar Sud 14, 2 x 10223 Years Ago
Sravasti
Diksha date Magasar Sud 15
Diksha place Sravasti
Kevalgyan date Asho Vad 5
Kevalgyan place Sravasti
Moksha date Chaitra Sud 5
Moksha place Sammed Shikhar
Characteristics/Attributes
Complexion Golden
Symbol Horse
Height 400 dhanusa (1,200 meters)
Age 6,000,000 purva (423.360 Quintillion Years Old)
Kevalakāla
Yaksha Trimukh
Yakshini Duritari
Ganadhara Charu and Syama

Sambhavanath was the third tirthankar (omniscient Jain teacher) of the present age (Avasarpini). Sambhavanatha was born to King Jitārī and Queen Susena at Sravasti. His birth date was the fourteenth day of the Margshrsha shukla month of the Indian calendar. According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.

Biography[edit]

Sambhavanatha was the third tirthankar (omniscient Jain teacher) of the present age (Avasarpini).[1] He was born to King Jitārī and Queen Susena at Sravasti.[2][3] in the Ikshvaku dynasty.[1] His height was 400 dhanusa (1,200 meters).[2] Sambavanatha is associated with Horse emblem, Sala tree, Trimukha (three-faced) Yaksha and Prajnapthi & Duritari Yakshi.[4]

Prayer[edit]

Svayambhustotra by Acarya Samantabhadra is the adoration of twenty-four tirthankaras. Its five slokas (aphorisms) adore the qualities of Sambhavanātha.[5]

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)[6]

Main Temples[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.
  2. ^ a b Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 183.
  3. ^ "Sravasti", asiexbrpatna.bih.nic.in 
  4. ^ Tandon 2002, p. 44.
  5. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 16-19.
  6. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 17.

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