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Ananta
14th Jain Tirthankara
Idol of a Tirthankara
Idol of a Tirthankara
Details
Alternate name: Anantnath
Historical date: Pre-history
Family
Father: Simhasena
Mother: Sarvavasa
Dynasty: Ikshvaku
Places
Birth: Ayodhya
Nirvana: Sammed Shikhar
Attributes
Colour: Golden
Symbol: Falcon
Height: 50 dhanusha (150 meters)
Age At Death: 3,000,000 years old
Attendant Gods
Yaksha: Patal
Yaksini: Ankusha
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Anantnath was the fourteenth 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. Anantnath was born to King Raja Sinhsen and Queen Suyasha Rani at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku clan.[1] His birth date was the 13th day of the Vaishakh Krishna month of the Indian calendar.

Life as Tirthankara

Queen Suyasha Devi, wife of king Simhasen of Ayodhya, gave birth to an illustrious son on the thirteenth day of the dark half of the month of Vaishakh. During her pregnancy the queen dreamt of a very long strand of beads whose ends were not visible. The power and the glory of the king also increased manifold during this period. Accordingly, the new born was named Anant (endless) Kumar. After leading a normal life, first as a prince and then as the king he became an ascetic along with one thousand other persons. He became an omniscient on the fourteenth day of the dark half of the month of Vaishakh under an Ashok tree. In his first discourse he elaborated the subject of the fundamentals-matter and life. He had fifty chief disciples including the senior most named Yash. Purushottam Vasudev and Suprabh Baldev reigned during his period of influence. Bhagavan Anantnath got Nirvana at Sammetshikhar on the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.   p.31
  2. ^ Helen, Johnson (2009) [1931]. Muni Samvegayashvijay Maharaj. ed (in English. Trans. From Prakrit). Trisastiśalākāpurusacaritra of Hemacandra: The Jain Saga. Part II. Baroda: Oriental Institute. ISBN 978-81-908157-0-3.   p.78-94
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