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Lord Arahnath - Main Details

 

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

Symbol -
Fish Nandavrata
Fish
(Digambara)
Nandavrata
(Swetambara)

Lord Arahnath
Father Sudarshan
Mother Mitrasena Devi
Clan Name Ikshvaku
Source of Descent Graiveyak
Place of Birth Hastinapur or Gajapur
Date of Birth (Janma Kalyanaka) Margshirsh su. 10
Age 84,000 years
Height 30 dhanusha (poles)
Body Colour Golden
Date of Enlightenment (Keval Gyan Kalyanaka) Kartika su.12
Date of Diksha (Diksha Kalyanaka) Margshirsh su. 11
Diksha Tree or Vat Vriksha Amba (Mango)
Place of Nirvana Sammed Shikharji
Date of Nirvana (Moksha Kalyanaka) Margshirsh su. 10
Chief Disciple (Ganadhar) Kumbha
Head of Female Ascetics Rakshita
God of Organisation (Yaksh) Yaksheta or Kendra
Goddess of Organisation (Yakshini) Dhana or Ajita
Heaven Graiveyak

Famous Arahnath Temples

Shri Hastinapur Teerth Kshetra, Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh
Jain Temple, Bajrangarh, Dist. Guna, Madhya Pradesh
Shri 1008 Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Nava Garh (Nabai), Nabai, Sojana Taluka, Dist. Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
Shri Digamber Jain Atishya Kshetra Nemgiri Samsthan, Jintur, Dist. Parabhani, Maharashtra

Om Namah

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