Shreyansanatha

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Shreyansanatha
11th Jain Tirthankara
Shreyansanatha
Statue of Shreyansanatha at Jain Temple, Sarnath
Venerated inJainism
PredecessorShitalanatha
SuccessorVasupujya
SymbolRhinoceros[1]
Height80 bows (240 meters)
Age8,400,000 years
ColorGolden
Personal information
BornSarnath
DiedShikharji
Parents
  • Vishnu (father)
  • Vishnudri (Vishna) (mother)

Shreyansanath was the eleventh Jain Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini).[2] According to Jain beliefs, he became a Siddha - a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Shreyansanatha was born to King Vishnu and Queen Vishnu Devi at Simhapuri, near Sarnath in the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date was the twelfth day of the Falgun Krishna month of the Indian calendar.[2]

Main Temple[edit]

Sri Digamber Jain Shreyansnath Mandir at Sarnath, Varanasi

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  1. ^ Tandon, Om Prakash (2002) [1968], Jaina Shrines in India (1 ed.), New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, pp. 44–5, ISBN 81-230-1013-3
  2. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.

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