Shitalanatha

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Shitalanatha
10th tirthankara
Shitalanatha
Statue depicting Shitalanatha (Pakbirra, Purulia)
Details
Predecessor Pushpadanta
Successor Shreyansanatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Parents Dridharatha (father)
Sunanda (mother)
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Born 10217 years ago
Bhadrikapuri
Moksha place Sammed Shikhar
Characteristics/Attributes
Complexion Golden
Symbol Kalpavriksha (Wishing Tree)
Height 90 bows (270 meters)
Age 100,000 purva (7.056 Quintillion years)
Kevalakāla
Yaksha Brahma
Yakshini Ashoka

Shitalanatha was the tenth tirthankara of the present age according to Jainism. According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Jains believe Shitalanatha was born to King Dradhrath and Queen Nanda at Bhaddilpur into the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date was the twelfth day of the Magha Krishna month of the Indian national calendar. Shitalanatha is associated with Svastika (Dig.)/ Srivatasa (Svet.) emblem, Pilurikha tree, Brahma Yaksha and Manavi (Dig.) & Ashoka (Svet.) Yakshi.

Biography[edit]

Shitalanatha was the tenth tirthankara of the present age according to Jainism.[1] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Jains believe Shitalanatha was born to King Dradhrath and Queen Nanda at Bhaddilpur into the Ikshvaku dynasty.[1] His birth date was the twelfth day of the Magha Krishna month of the Indian national calendar. Shitalanatha is associated with Svastika (Dig.)/ Srivatasa (Svet.) emblem, Pilurikha tree, Brahma Yaksha and Manavi (Dig.) & Ashoka (Svet.) Yakshi.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.
  2. ^ Tandon 2002, p. 44.

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