Shitalanatha

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Shitalanatha
10th Jain Tirthankara
Thirtankara.jpg
Idol of a Tirthankara
Details
Predecessor Pushpadanta
Successor Shreyanasanatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Father Dridharatha
Mother Sunanda
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Birth date 10217 years ago
Birth place Bhadrikapuri
Moksha place Sammed Shikhar
Characteristics/Attributes
Complexion Golden
Symbol Kalpavriksha (Wishing Tree)
Height 90 dhanusha (270 meters)
Age 100,000 purva (7.056 Quintillion years)
Attendant Gods
Yaksha Brahma
Yakshini Ashoka

Sheetalnath was the tenth Jain Tirthankar of the present age (Avasarpini).[1] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Sheetalnath was born to King Dradhrath Raja and Queen Nanda Rani at Bhaddilpur in the Ikshvaku dynasty.[1] His birth date was the twelfth day of the Magh Krishna month of the Indian calendar.

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  1. ^ a b Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.  p.31

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