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In Jainism, Chandraprabha
Chandraprabha
was the eighth Tirthankara
Tirthankara
of Avasarpini (present half cycle of time as per Jain cosmology). Chandraprabhu was born to King Mahasena and Queen Lakshmana Devi at Chandrapuri to the Ikshvaku dynasty. According to Jain texts, his birth-date was the twelfth day of the Posh Krishna month of the Indian calendar. He is said to have become a siddha, i.e. soul at its purest form or a liberated soul.

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1 Biography 2 Main temples 3 Gallery

3.1 Idol 3.2 Main Temples

4 See also 5 Notes 6 References

Biography[edit] Chandraprabha
Chandraprabha
was the eighth Tirthankara
Tirthankara
of Avasarpini (present half cycle of time as per Jain cosmology).[1] He was born to King Mahasena and Queen Lakshmana Devi at Chandrapuri to the Ikshvaku dynasty.[1] According to Jain texts, his birth-date was the twelfth day of the Posh Krishna month of the Indian calendar. He is said to have become a siddha, i.e. soul at its purest form or a liberated soul. Main temples[edit]

Tijara
Tijara
Jain Temple Sonagiri
Sonagiri
Jain Temple Saavira Kambada Basadi
Saavira Kambada Basadi
in Moodabidri Jainimedu Jain temple Naliya Jain Derasar Bhiloda Jain Temple Chandravati Prabhas Patan The Nagaraja Temple in Kanyakumari district after which the town Nagercoil got its name was a Jain temple. Recently unearthed inscriptions establish that it was indeed a Jain temple
Jain temple
until the mid 16th century AD. It was slowly transformed into a Hindu temple.

Nāga
Nāga
(snake god) a famous local deity for all classes of society. The local deities were thus included in their ways of worship as devas. They worshipped Nagaraja alias Darnendra, the Sasana devata and Yakshan is the guarding angel of Parasvanatha, the 23rd Theerthankara British collector stated that it was a Chandraprabha
Chandraprabha
temple and is famous for ayurvedic treatment. T. A. Gopinatha Rao, an eminent epigraphist and archaeologist, reported that the descendants of Jain monks were living within the premises of the temple until 1900. Besides the inscriptions, one can find bas-reliefs of Mahavira Vardhamana, the 24th Teerthankara, Parasvanatha the 23rd Tirthankara, his yakshi Padmavathy, Ambika yakshi, Aruhans and probably that of Adi Bhagavan and Neminatha
Neminatha
as well, according to the local people living in and around Nagaraja temple. Chandraprabha
Chandraprabha
is associated with Half Moon
Moon
emblem, Naga tree, Vijaya or Syama (Dig.) & Vijaya (Svet.) Yaksha
Yaksha
and Jvalamalini (Dig.) & Bhrikuti (Svet.) Yakshi.[2] Gallery[edit] Idol[edit]

Idol at Saavira Kambada Basadi

The famous idol of Chandraprabhu at Tijara

Chandraprabhu Bhagwan, Sonagiri
Sonagiri
Ji

Chandraprabhu idol at (Patnaganj, Rehli, M.P)

Main Temples[edit]

Saavira Kambada Basadi
Saavira Kambada Basadi
(The 1000 Pillars Temple) also known as "Chandranatha Temple"

Chandraprabhu Jain Temple inside the Jaisalmer fort

Sonagiri
Sonagiri
Jain Tirth

Sonagiri
Sonagiri
Jain temple

Tijara
Tijara
Jain temple, Tijara, Rajasthan

Chandranatha basadi Dharmasthala

Naliya Jain Derasar

See also[edit]

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Arihant (Jainism) God in Jainism Jainism
Jainism
and non-creationism Tijara
Tijara
Jain Temple

Notes[edit]

^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31. ^ Tandon 2002.

References[edit]

Johnson, Helen M. (1931), Candraprabhacaritra (Book 3.6 of the Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra), Baroda Oriental Institute  Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.  Tandon, Om Prakash (2002) [1968], Jaina Shrines in India (1 ed.), New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, ISBN 81-230-1013-3 

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