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Kunthunath was the seventeenth Tirthankara, sixth Chakravartin[3] and twelfth Kamadeva
Kamadeva
of the present half time cycle, Avasarpini.[1][4] According to Jain
Jain
beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Kunthunatha
Kunthunatha
was born to King Sura (Surya)[1] and Queen Sridevi at Hastinapur[3] in the Ikshvaku dynasty on the fourteenth day of the Vaishakh Krishna month of the Indian calendar.[4]

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Life 3 Famous Temple 4 See also 5 References 6 Sources 7 External links

Etymology[edit] Kunthu means heap of Jewels.[3] Life[edit] Like all other Chakravartin, he also conquered all the lands[3] and went to write his name on the foothills of mountains. Seeing the names of other Chakravartin
Chakravartin
already there, he saw his ambitions dwarfed. He then renounced his throne and became an ascetic for penance.[3] At an age of over 200,000 years he liberated his soul and attained Moksha on Mount Shikharji.[3] Famous Temple[edit]

Prachin Bada Mandir, Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh Ganigitti Jain
Jain
temple, Hampi Kunthunath Temple at Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort
in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Chaubisi of Kunthunatha,Chaubisi of Kunthunatha
Kunthunatha
at National Museum, New Delhi, 15th century

Prachin Bada Mandir, Hastinapur

Kunthunath Temple, Madhuban

See also[edit]

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God in Jainism Arihant (Jainism) Jainism
Jainism
and non-creationism

References[edit]

^ a b c Forlong 1897, p. 14. ^ Tandon 2002, p. 45. ^ a b c d e f von Glasenapp 1999, p. 308. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.

Sources[edit]

Johnson, Helen M. (1931), Kunthusvsmicaritra (Book 6.1 of the Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra), Baroda Oriental Institute  von Glasenapp, Helmuth (1 January 1999), Jainism: An Indian Religion of Salvation, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, ISBN 81-208-1376-6  Tukol, T. K. (1980), Compendium of Jainism, Dharwad: University of Karnataka  Forlong, Major-General J. G. R. (1897), Short Studies in the Science of Comparative Religions, 15 Piccadilly, London: B. Quaritch, Not in Copyright  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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