/Ajitanath/ Moksha From Shikharji Ajitanath (lit. invincible) was the second tirthankara of the present age, avasarpini (half time cycle) according to Jainism. He was born to King Jitashatru and Queen Vijaya at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku dynasty. He was a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.
2nd Jain Tirthankara
|Age||72 lakh purvas (508.032 x 1018 years old)|
Ajitnatha (lit. invincible) was the second tirthankara of the present age, avasarpini (half time cycle) according to Jainism.
Ajitnatha was born in the town of Saketa to King Jitashatru and Queen Vijaya at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku dynasty on magha-shukla-dashmi (the tenth day of the bright half of the month of Magha). His height was 450 dhanusha. He lived for a span of 72 lakh purva.
He attained kevala jnana under the sal tree and Moksha on chaitra-shukla-panchmi (fifth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra) from Shikharji.
The Yajurveda mentions the name of Ajitanatha, but the meaning is not clear. According to Jain traditions, his younger brother was Sagara. Sagara, who became the second Chakravartin, is known from the traditions of both Hindu and Jain scriptures.
Ajinatha is associated with his Elephant emblem, Saptha-parna tree, Mahayaksha Yaksha and Yogini & Ajithabala Yakshis.
- The Ajitha purana, by Ranna narrates the story of Ajitanatha.
- Ajitasanti compiled by Nandisena in 7th century is a praise to Ajitnatha and Shantinatha.
- Taranga Jain Temple, Vasai Jain Temple in Bhadresar,
- Bandhaji
- Chaturmukha Basadi, Gerusoppa
Tarangaji, Gujarat (1121 AD) constructed by King Kumarapala
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This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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