11th Jain Tirthankara
Statue of Shreyansanatha at Jain Temple, Sarnath
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Shreyansanath was the eleventh Jain Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini). 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.
Sridigamber Jain Temple, Simhapuri, Sarnath, near Varanasi, the birthplace of Shreyansanath.
Shreyansanath Tonk, Shikharji
Footprint at Shreyansanath Tonk, Shikharji
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