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Names of the 24 Tirthankaras

Date: 30 Apr 2010   Group: Religion    Category: Jainism   


Hi

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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Author: MONOJIT SEAL    28 Jul 2010      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

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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