|Fifth Jain Tirthankara|
Image of Sumatinatha at a Jain temple
|Kalyanaka / Important Events|
|Born||10222 years ago
|Height||300 bows (900 meters)|
|Age||4,000,000 purva (282.24 Quintillion Years Old)|
|Yakshini||Purusadatta (Dig.) or Mahakali (Sve.)|
|Ganadhara||Vajra, Chamara and Kasyapi|
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Sumatinatha was the fifth Jain Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini). Sumatinatha was born to Kshatriya King Megha (Meghaprabha) and Queen Mangala (Sumangala) at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date was the eighth day of the Vaisakha shukla month of the Hindu calendar.
The attributes of existence and non-existence in an object are valid from particular standpoints; the validity of the statement is contingent on the speaker’s choice, at that particular moment, of the attribute that he wishes to bring to the fore as the other attribute is relegated to the background. O Lord Sumatinātha, you had thus explained the reality of substances; may your adoration augment my intellect!
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