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Lord Sheetalnath - Main Details


Lord Sheetalnath was the tenth Jain 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 -
Kalpa-Vriksha Kalpa-Vriksha

Lord Sheetalnath
Father Sri Dridhratha
Mother Mata Nanda
Clan Name Ikshvaku
Source of Descent Pranat
Date of Descent (Garbha Kalyanaka) Vaishakh Krishna Paksh 6
Place of Birth Bhaddilpur
Date of Birth (Janma Kalyanaka) Mangsar Krishna Paksh 12
Age 1 Lac Purva
Height 90 dhanusha (poles)
Body Colour Golden
Place of Enlightenment Bhaddilpur
Date of Enlightenment (Kevala Gyana Kalyanaka) Paush Krishna Paksh 14
Date of Diksha (Diksha Kalyanaka) Mangsar Krishna Paksh 12
Diksha Tree or Vat Vriksha Priyangu
Place of Nirvana Sammed Shikharji
Date of Nirvana (Moksha Kalyanaka) Vaishakh Krishna Paksh 2
First person to donate food Punarvasu
Period of Meditation 3 Years
Chief Disciple (Ganadhar) Anand
Head of Female Ascetics Suyasa
God of Organisation (Yaksh) Brahma
Goddess of Organisation (Yakshini) Ashoka
Heaven Achyutadevaloka
No. of Muni 1,00,000
No. of Aryika 1,06,000
No. of Shravak 2,89,000
No. of Shravika 4,58,000

Famous Sheetalnath Temples

Sheetalnath Jain Temple, Kolkatta, West Bengal
Shri Sheetalnath Temple, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Om Namah

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