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Lord Kunthunath - Main Details

 

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

Goat
Symbol - Goat

Lord Kunthunath
Father Surasen
Mother Mata Sridevi
Clan Name Ikshvaku
Place of Birth Hastinapur
Source of Descent Sarvarthasiddha
Date of Descent (Garbha Kalyanaka) Shravana Krishna 10
Date of Birth (Janma Kalyanaka) Vaishakh ku. 14
Age 95,000 years
Height 35 dhanusha (poles)
Body Colour Golden
Date of Enlightenment (Kevala Gyana Kalyanaka) Chaitra su. 5
Date of Diksha (Diksha Kalyanaka) Vaishakh ku. 5
Diksha Tree or Vat Vriksha Bhilaka
Place of Nirvana Sammed Shikharji
Date of Nirvana (Moksha Kalyanaka) Vaishakh su. 1
First person to donate food Dharmamitra
Period of Meditation 16 Years
Chief Disciple (Ganadhar) Samba
Head of Female Ascetics Damini
God of Organisation (Yaksh) Gandharva
Goddess of Organisation (Yakshini) Bala or Vijaya
Heaven Sarvarthasiddha
No. of Muni 60,000
No. of Aryika 60,600
No. of Shravak 1,79,000
No. of Shravika 3,81,000

Famous Kunthunath Temples

Shri Hastinapur Teerth Kshetra, Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh
Shri Munigiri Teerth, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu
Dilwara Temples, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Om Namah

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