Shantinatha

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Shantinatha
16th Jain Tirthankara, 5th Chakravartin, 11th Kamadeva
Seated image of Shantinatha with old Kannada inscription on pedestal in Shantinatha Basadi.JPG
Seated image of Shantinatha with old Kannada inscription (1200 A.D.) engraved on the pedestal in Shantinatha Basadi, Jinanathapura
Details
Predecessor Dharmanatha
Successor Kunthunatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Predecessor Visvasena
Successor Chakrayudha
Family
Spouse Yasomati
Father Visvasena
Mother Achira
Issues Chakrayudha
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Birth date 10194 years ago
Birth place Hastinapur
Moksha place Sammed Shikhar
Characteristics/Attributes
Complexion Golden
Symbol Deer
Height 40 bows (120 metres)
Age 100,000 years
Attendant Gods
Yaksha Garuda
Yakshini Nirvani
Ganadhara Chakrayudha

Shantinatha was the sixteenth Jain Tirthankar of the present age (Avasarpini).[1] Shantinatha was born to King Visvasen and Queen Achira at Hastinapur in the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date is the thirteen 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.[2] 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.

Previous Births[edit]

  • King Srisena
  • Yugalika in Uttar Kurukshetra
  • God in Saudharma heaven
  • Amitateja, prince of Arkakirti
  • Heavenly god 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 god in Navgraivayak heaven
  • Megharath, the son of Dhanarath in East Mahavideh in the area where Simandharswami is moving at present
  • Heavenly God in Sarvartha Siddha Heaven (33 sagars life span)

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Sources[edit]

  • Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.