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21st Tirthankara
Jain Tirthankara Naminath - Circa 12th Century CE - ACCN 00-B-77 - Government Museum - Mathura 2013-02-23 5079.JPG
Idol of Tirthankara Naminath (Government Museum, Mathura)
Predecessor Munisuvrata
Successor Neminatha
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Parents Vijaya (father)
Vapra (Vipra) (mother)
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Born 584,979 BCE [1][2]
Mithilapuri (Mathura)
Moksha place Shikharji
Complexion Golden
Symbol Blue Water-Lily Or Blue Lotus
Height 15 bows (45 metres)[3]
Yaksha Bhrukuti
Yakshini Chamundi (as per Digambara)
Gandhari (as per Svetambara)
Ganadhara Suprabha

Naminatha was the twenty-first tirthankara of the present half time cycle, Avsarpini. He was born to the King Vijaya and Queen Vipra of the Ikshvaku dynasty. King Vijaya was the ruler of Mithila at that time.[4] When Naminatha was in his mother's womb, Mihila was attacked by a group of powerful kings. The aura of Naminatha forced all the kings to surrender to King Vijaya.[5] Naminatha was born on the 8th day of Shravan Krishna of the lunisolar Jain calendar. He attained Kevala Jnana under a Bakula tree. He had 17 Ganadhara, Suprabha being the leader.[6] According to Jain tradition, he liberated his soul by destroyed all of his karma and attained Moksha from Sammed Shikhar nearly 50,000 years before Neminatha.[7]

See also


  1. "NamiNatha Bhagwan". External link in |website= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "About Tonks Of 24 Jain Tirthankaras On Parasnath Hills Information-Topchanchi". External link in |website= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Sarasvati 1970, p. 444.
  4. Tukol 1980, p. 31.
  5. Jain 2009, p. 87-88.
  6. Shah 1987, p. 163.
  7. Zimmer 1952, p. 226.