Shitalanatha

Shitalanatha was the tenth tirthankara of the present age according to Jainism. According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Jains believe Shitalanatha was born to King Dradhrath and Queen Nanda at Bhaddilpur into the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date was the twelfth day of the Magha Krishna month of the Indian national calendar. Shitalanatha is associated with Svastika (Dig.)/ Srivatasa (Svet.) emblem, Pilurikha tree, Brahma Yaksha and Manavi (Dig.) & Ashoka (Svet.) Yakshi.

Shitalanatha
10th Jain Tirthankara
Shitalanatha
Shitalanatha statue at Anwa, Rajasthan
Venerated inJainism
PredecessorPushpadanta
SuccessorShreyansanatha
SymbolKalpavriksha (Wishing Tree)
Height90 bows (270 meters)
Age100,000 purva (7.056 Quintillion years)
ColorGolden
Personal information
Born
Died
Parents
  • Dridharatha (father)
  • Sunanda (mother)

BiographyEdit

Shitalanatha was the tenth tirthankara of the present age according to Jainism.[1] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Jains believe Shitalanatha was born to King Dradhrath and Queen Nanda at Bhaddilpur into the Ikshvaku dynasty.[1] His birth date was the twelfth day of the Magha Krishna month of the Indian national calendar. Shitalanatha is associated with Svastika (Dig.)/ Srivatasa (Svet.) emblem, Pilurikha tree, Brahma Yaksha and Manavi (Dig.) & Ashoka (Svet.) Yakshi.[2]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.
  2. ^ Tandon 2002, p. 44.

ReferencesEdit

  • Johnson, Helen M. (1931), Shitalanathacaritra (Book 3.8 of the Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra), Baroda Oriental Institute
  • Tandon, Om Prakash (2002) [1968], Jaina Shrines in India (1 ed.), New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, ISBN 81-230-1013-3
  • Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.