|16th Jain Tirthankara, 5th Chakravartin, 11th Kamadeva|
Seated image of Shantinatha with old Kannada inscription (1200 A.D.) engraved on the pedestal in Shantinatha Basadi, Jinanathapura
|Born||10194 years ago
|Height||40 bows (120 metres)|
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Shantinatha was the sixteenth Jain Tirthankar of the present age (Avasarpini). Shantinatha was born to King Visvasen and Queen Achira at Hastinapur in the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date is the thirteenth day of the Jyest Krishna month of the Indian calendar. He was also a Chakravarti and a Kamadeva. He ascended to throne when he was 25,000 years old. At the age of 50,001 years, he became a Jain Monk and started his penance. According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.
- King Srisena
- Yugalika in Uttar Kurukshetra
- Deva in Saudharma heaven
- Amitateja, prince of Arkakirti
- Heavenly deva in 10th heaven Pranat (20 sagars life span)
- Aparajit Baldeva in East Mahavideha (life span of 84,00, 000 purva)
- Heavenly Indra in 12th heaven Achyuta (22 sagars life span)
- Vajrayudh Chakri, the son of Tirthankar Kshemanakar in East Mahvideha
- Heavenly deva in Navgraivayak heaven
- Megharath, the son of Dhanarath in East Mahavideh in the area where Simandharswami is moving at present
- Heavenly deva in Sarvartha Siddha Heaven (33 sagars life span)
20 feet statue of Shantinath at Bhojpur Jain Temple
18 feet (5.5 m) sculpture at Shantinatha basadi,Halebidu
- Shantinath Jain Teerth,Indapur,Maharashtra
- Shantinatha Temple at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
- Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu, Rajasthan
- Prachin Bada Mandir, Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh
- Shantinath Jinalaya at Shri Mahavirji,Karauli district in Rajasthan
- Aharji Jain Temple, Madhya Pradesh
- Shantinatha Basadi, Jinanathapura, Karnataka
- Shantinath Temple in Deogarh, Uttar Pradesh
- Shantinath Jain temple in Kothara, Kutch
- Shri Shantinath (Naugaja) Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Kolaras, Shivpuri district, Madhya Pradesh
- Jain Temple, Bajrangarh, Guna District, Madhya Pradesh
- Shri Shantinath Temple, Sector-4, Gurgaon, Haryana
- Shantinatha Jinalaya at Nittur, Karnataka
- In Pakistan
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