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    Names of the 24 Tirthankaras

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    The names of the 24 Tirthankaras are

    Rishabhdev (Aadinath)
    Ajitnath
    Sambhavnath
    Abhinandan
    Sumatinath
    Padamprabhu
    Suparshnath
    Chandraprabhu
    Pushpadant (aka Suvidhinath)
    Sheetalnath
    Shreyansnath
    Vasapujya
    Vimalnath
    Anantnath
    Dharamnath
    Shantinath
    Kunthnath
    Arhanath
    Mallinath
    Munisobrat
    Naminath
    Neminath
    Parasnath
    Vardhamaan (aka Mahavir, Sanmati, Veer, Ativeer)
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    What is the meaning of Thirthankara?
    A Thirthankara is one who establishes Jain organisation. They have conquered both love & hatred.They are the "Path-Shower" to the living world how to make us free from Ignorance,Misery & Worldly happiness.


    Who is a Thirthankaras?
    The 24 Thirthankaras are the creator of Jain religion.It is considered that they have attained all the ultimate achievements of the world including ultimate knowledge after making the greatest efforts. the principles which they follow provides betterment & welfare to persons.The path mainly emphasises on total fearlessness, non-violence, distribution of love & friendship.They lead a simple life & had no insistence for anything.They are believed to be noble, generous, passion-free & having very holy characters.

    Acharaya Somdev Suri has written in 87th stanza of 'Yashstilakchulikc'
    "There are indefinite number of Grahas - nakshatras & stars. But their numbers are shown to be limited by the naturs. In the present era of Utsarpini time span, there are 24 times only when these heavenly elements are positioned in the best location.This is a certainty. Therefore, there are only 24 Thirthankaras."
    THAT'S WHY THERE ARE ONLY 24 Thirthankaras.


    The names of the Thirthankaras according to their sequence are as follows:-
    1. LORD RISHAVDEV
    2. LORD AJITHNATH
    3. LORD SAMBHAVNATH
    4. LORD AVINANDAN SWAMI
    5. LORD SUMATINAT
    6. LORD PADMAPRABH
    7. LORD SUPARSHVANATH
    8. LORD CHANDRA PRABH SWAMI
    9. LORD SUVHIDINATH
    10. LORD SHITALNATH
    11. LORD SHREYANSHNATH
    12. LORD VASUPUJYA
    13. LORD VIMALNATH
    14. LORD ANANTHNATH
    15. LORD DHARMANATH
    16. LORD SHANTINATH
    17. LORD KUNTHUNATH
    18. LORD ARNATH
    19. LORD MALLINATH
    20. LORD MUNISUVRAT SWAMI
    21. LORD NAMINATH
    22. LORD NEMINATH (LORD ARISTHNEMI)
    23. LORD PARSHVANATH
    24. LORD MAHAVIR SWAMI (LORD VARDHMAN)

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