Munisuvrata

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Munisuvrata
Twentieth Jain Tirthankara
Shri 1008 Munisuvratnath Bhagwan Statue.JPG
Shri 1008 Munisuvratnath Bhagwan Statue
Details
Predecessor Māllīnātha
Successor Naminatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Harivamsa
Family
Parents Sumitra (father)
Padmavati (mother)
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Born 1,184,980 BCE
Kusagranagara, Rajgir
Moksha date 1,154,980 BCE
Moksha place Shikharji
Characteristics/Attributes
Complexion Black
Symbol Tortoise
Height 20 bows (60 metres)[1]
Age 30,000 years
Kevalakāla
Yaksha Varun
Yakshini Nardatta

Munisuvrata Swami (Munisuvratanath) (मुनिसुव्रत स्वामी) was the twentieth Tirthankara of the present half time cycle (Avasarpini) in Jain cosmology.[2] He became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of his karma.

Tradition

In his previous incarnation, Munisuvrata was born as Surshreshta, the king of Champa, Mahavideh.[3]

On the third day of Shraavana (month) Krishna (dark fortnight) according to Hindu calendar, Queen Padmavati of Rajgir saw sixteen auspicious dreams. When she shared her dreams with her husband, King Sumitra of the Harivamsa clan, he explained that a Tirthankara will be born to them soon. Then, Munisuvrata was born to them on the fifteenth day of the Shraavana Shukla (bright fortnight) in 1,184,980 BC.[2] Some traditions mentions this date as tenth day of Vaisakh Krishna.

He was during the time of Ramayana.[4]

Gallery

See also

Notes

  1. Sarasvati 1970, p. 444.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tukol 1980, p. 31.
  3. Lord Munisuvrata - Main Events of Life, e-jainism<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Zvelebil 1992, p. 65.

References

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