Anantanatha

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Anantanatha
14th Jain Tirthankara
Anantanatha
Image depicting Anantanatha in temple Idar Jain temple
Venerated in Jainism
Predecessor Vimalanatha
Successor Dharmanatha
Symbol Porcupine (Sehi) as per Digambara
Falcon (Baaj) as per Svetambara
Height 50 dhanusha (150 meters)
Age 3,000,000 years
Color Golden
Personal Information
Born Ayodhya
Moksha Shikharji
Parents
  • Simhasena (father)
  • Suyasha (mother)

Anantanatha was the fourteenth Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini) of Jainism. According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.

Biography

Anantanatha was the fourteenth Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini) of Jainism.[1] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.[citation needed]

Anantanatha was born to King Sinhasena and Queen Suyasha at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku dynasty.[1] His birth date was the 13th day of the Vaishakha Krishna month of the Indian calendar.[citation needed]

Literature

  • Ananthnatha Purana was written by Janna in 1230 CE.

Famous Temple

Anantnath Swami Temple in Kalpetta, Kerala

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.

Sources

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