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Lord Shantinath - Main Details

 

Lord Shantinath was the sixteenth Tirthankar of the present age (Avasarpini). According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.

Deer
Symbol - Deer

Lord Shantinath
Father Vishwasena
Mother Mata Achira
Clan Name Ikshvaku
Place of Birth Gajapura or Hastinapuri
Source of Descent Sarvarthasiddha
Date of Descent (Garbha Kalyanaka) Bhadrapadha Krishna 7
Date of Birth (Janma Kalyanaka) Jayesth ku. 13
Age 100,000 years
Height 40 dhanusha (poles)
Body Colour Golden
Date of Enlightenment (Keval Gyana Kalyanaka) Paush su. 9
Date of Diksha (Diksha Kalyanaka) Jayesth ku. 14
Diksha Tree or Vat Vriksha Nandi (Cedrela toona)
Place of Nirvana Sammed Shikharji
Date of Nirvana (Moksha Kalyanaka) Jayesth ku. 13
First person to donate food Sumithraraja
Period of Meditation 1 Year
Chief Disciple (Ganadhar) Chakrayuddha
Head of Female Ascetics Suchi
God of Organisation (Yaksh) Garuda
Goddess of Organisation (Yakshini) Nirvani or Kimpurusha or Mahamanasi
Heaven Sarvarthasiddha
No. of Muni 62,000
No. of Aryika 61,600
No. of Shravak 2,90,000
No. of Shravika 3,93,000

Famous Shantinath Temples

Shantinath Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Delwara Jain Temples, Mt. Abu, Rajasthan
Shri Shantinath (Nougaja) Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Kolaras, Dist. Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh
Shri Shantinath Temple, Sector-4, Gurgaon, Haryana
Shantinath Temple, Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh
Jain Temple, Bajrangarh, Guna District, Madhya Pradesh

Om Namah

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