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Sumatinatha

Post by DNS » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:35 pm

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.

Sumatinatha was the fifth Jain Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini).[1] 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.[1]

He attained Kevala Jnana under sala or priyangu tree.[2] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Sumithanatha is associated with Heron (Krauncha) emblem, Priyangu tree, Tumburu (Purushadatta) Yaksha and Mahakala Yakshi.[3]

In his previous incarnation, Sumatinatha was an Indra in the Jayanta Vimana.[4]

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