Dharmanatha

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Dharmanatha
15th Jain Tirthankara
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Images depicting Dharmanatha (Chandragiri Vatika)
Details
Predecessor Anantanatha
Successor Shantinatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Parents Bhanu (father)
Suvrata (mother)
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Born 3 x 10210 years ago
Ratnapuri
Moksha place Sammed Shikhar
Characteristics/Attributes
Complexion Golden
Symbol Vajra
Height 45 bows (135 meters)
Age 2,500,000 years
Kevalakāla
Yaksha Kinnar
Yakshini Pannga

Dharmanatha was the fifteenth 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. Dharmanath was born to King Bhanu Raja and Queen Suvrata Rani at Ratnapuri in the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date was the third day of the Magh Sukla month of the Indian calendar.[1]

Hutheesing Jain Temple, located at Ahmedabad in Gujarat, constructed in 1848 AD, is dedicated to him.

Famous Temple

Gallery

See also

References

  1. Tukol 1980, p. 31.

Sources

  • Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Shah, Umakant Premanand (1987). Jaina-Rupa Mandana: Jaina Iconography:, Volume 1. India: Shakti Malik Abhinav Publications. ISBN 81-7017-208-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>