Vimalanatha

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Vimalanatha
13th Jain Tirthankara
Vimalanatha
Ancient image of Tirthankara Vimalnath at a museum in India
Venerated inJainism
PredecessorVasupujya
SuccessorAnantanatha
SymbolBoar[1]
Height60 bows (180 meters)
Age6,000,000 years
ColorGolden
Personal information
BornKampilya
DiedShikharji
Parents
  • Kritvarman (father)
  • Suramya (Syama) (mother)

Vimalanatha was the thirteenth 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. Vimalanatha was born to King Kratavarma and Queen Shyamadevi at Kampilya of the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date was the third day of the Magh Sukla month of the Indian calendar.

Biography[edit]

Vimalanatha was the thirteenth 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. Vimalanatha was born to King Kratavarma and Queen Shyamadevi at Kampilaji of the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date was the third day of the Magh Sukla month of the Indian calendar.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tandon 2002, p. 45.
  2. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.

Sources[edit]

  • Johnson, Helen M. (1931), Vimalanathacaritra (Book 4.3 of the Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra), Baroda Oriental Institute
  • Tukol, T. K. (1980), Compendium of Jainism, Dharwad: University of Karnataka
  • Tandon, Om Prakash (2002) [1968], Jaina Shrines in India (1 ed.), New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, ISBN 81-230-1013-3