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Sumatinath

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Lord Sumatinath
-Presented By - Jinesh Sanjay Jain Papdiwal
Sumatinath
Fifth Tirthankara

PLACES
Birth: Ayodhya (U.P.)
Nirvana: Sammed Shikharji

Contents

[edit] Introduction

Sumatinathh Swami is the fifth Tirthankara of the Avasarpini period. He renounced his worldly possesions to live a harsh life of a sadhu. Performing great penance and meditation he achieved moksha to become a sidhha. He was a prince born in the Ikshvaku dynasty. His body texture was goldden and he was 12 hundred hands tall. His symbol is a Sheldrake (Chakava).

[edit] King Ratishen

Pushaklavati is a country located in the Meruparvat of the Dhatkikhand. In this country, King Ratishen ruled over the town of Pundarikini. He was a very successful king. One day he suddenly decided to give away his kingdom to his son and become a sadhu. On undertaking Jaineshwari Diksha, he started meditating. His constant penance and learning of the 'gyarah ang',earned him the destiny of becoming a Tirthankara. He then became an Ahamindra in the Vaijayvant viman.

[edit] Panchakalyanak

[edit] Incarnation and Birth

Disappearing from the Vaijayvant viman the Ahamindra became incarnated in Queen Mangalavati's womb on 'Shravan Shukla Dwitiya'. Therafter on the golden day of 'Chaitra Shukla Ekadashi' A child was born to King Meghrath and Queen Mangalavati. Jewels rained from the skies as Indras came down to see the baby. Saudharma Indra named him 'Sumatinath'.

[edit] Diksha

On 'Vaishakh Shukla Navmi' Sumatinath along with a many kings took diksha in Sahetuk forest under a Priyangu tree. He recieved his first ahaar from King Padma of Saumnas Nagar (Kheer).

[edit] Kevalgyan

After meditating for twenty years, Lord acquired kevalgyan on 'Chaitra Shukla Ekadashi'. The Indra's created the divine hall(samavsharan) for swami's sermon. This was attended by 116 gandharas, 3 lac 20 thousand muni, 3 lac 30 thousand aryikas, and around 8 lac shravak-shravikas. The chief disciple was Shri Amar. Also present at the sermon were the demi-god and godesses: Tumburu Dev and Purushdatta Devi.

[edit] Moksha

Finally, Lord Sumatinath travelled to Sammed Shikarji were after one month of fasting and meditation, he attained nirvana. Moksha-kalyanak: 'Chaitra Shukla Ekadashi' under the constellation Regulus.