Māllīnātha

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Māllīnātha
19th Jain Tirthankara
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The Tirthankara Māllīnātha
Details
Predecessor Aranatha
Successor Munisuvrata
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Parents Kumbha (father)
Rakshita (mother)
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Born 6,584,980 BCE
Mithila
Moksha date 6,529,980 BCE
Moksha place Shikharji
Characteristics/Attributes
Complexion Blue
Symbol Urn or Kalasa
Height 25 dhanusha (75 meters)
Age 55,000 years
Kevalakāla
Yaksha Kubera
Yakshini Vairotya

Māllīnātha (Prakrit Mālliṇāha, "Lord Jasmine") was the 19th tīrthaṅkara "ford-maker" of the present avasarpiṇī age in Jainism.[1] Jain scriptures indicate Mālliṇāha was born at Mithila into the Ikshvaku dynasty to King Kumbha and Queen Prajâvatî.[2][1] Tīrthaṅkara Māllīnātha lived for 55,000 years, out of which 54,900 years less six days, was with omniscience (Kevala Jnana).[3]

According to Jain beliefs, Mālliṇāha became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.[4] The Śvētāmbara Jains maintain that Mallinath was a woman, Mallibai.

See also

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> p.31
  2. Jain 2015, p. 202.
  3. Jain 2015, p. 203.
  4. Jaini, Padmanabh (1998). The Jaina Path of Purification. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. ISBN 81-208-1578-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> p. 40n

Sources

  • Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>