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RISHABHANATHA (also ṚṣABHADEVA, RISHABHADEVA, or ṚṣABHA which literally means "bull") is the first Tirthankara
Tirthankara
(ford maker) in Jainism
Jainism
. A mythical leader, he is believed in Jainism
Jainism
to have lived millions of years ago. He was the first of twenty four teachers in the present half cycle of time in Jain cosmology, and called a ford maker because his teachings helped one across the sea of interminable rebirths and deaths (saṃsāra ). He is also known as ĀDINāTHA of Jainism
Jainism
which translates into "First (Adi) Lord (nātha)", as well as ADISHVARA (first ishvara ), YUGADIDEVA (deva of yuga), PRATHAMARAJA (first king), and NEBHEYA (son of Nabhi). Along with Mahavira
Mahavira
, Parshvanatha
Parshvanatha
and Neminatha , Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
is one of the four Tirthankaras that attract the most devotional worship among the Jains.

According to Jain traditional accounts, he was born to King Nabhi and Queen Marudevi in north Indian city of Ayodhya , also called Vinita. He had two wives, Sunanda and Sumangala. Sumangala is described as the mother of his ninety-nine sons (including Bharata ) and one daughter, Brahmi. Sunanda is depicted as the mother of Bahubali and Sundari. The sudden death of Nilanjana, one of the dancers of Indra
Indra
, reminded him of the world's transitory nature and he developed a desire for renunciation. After renouncing, the Jain legends state he wandered without food for a whole year. The day on which he got his first ahara (food), is celebrated as Akshaya Tritiya by Jains. He is said to have attained Moksha on Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash
. The text Adi Purana by Jinasena
Jinasena
is an account of the events of his life. His iconography includes colossal statues such as Statue of Ahimsa , Bawangaja and those erected in Gopachal hill . His icons include the eponymous bull as his emblem, the Nyagrodha tree, Gomukha (bull-faced) Yaksha , and Chakreshvari Yakshi .

CONTENTS

* 1 Introduction

* 2 Historicity

* 2.1 Vedic literature

* 3 Biography per Jain traditions

* 3.1 Birth * 3.2 Marriage and children * 3.3 Renunciation * 3.4 Akshaya Tritiya * 3.5 Omniscience * 3.6 Nirvana kalyanaka, death

* 4 In literature

* 5 Iconography

* 5.1 Idols * 5.2 Colossal statues

* 6 Temples * 7 See also * 8 Notes

* 9 References

* 9.1 Citations * 9.2 Sources

INTRODUCTION

According to Jain cosmology
Jain cosmology
, the universe does not have a temporal beginning or end. Its "Universal History" divides the cycle of time into two halves (avasarpiṇī and utsarpiṇī) with six aras (spokes) in each half, and the cycles keep repeating perpetually. Twenty-four Tirthankaras appear in every ara, the first Tirthankara founding Jainism
Jainism
each time. In the present time cycle, Rishabhanatha is credited as being the first tīrthaṅkara, born at the end of the third ara (known as suṣama-duṣamā).

According to Jain texts, Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
was born in a king's family in the age when there was happiness all around with no one needing to do any work because of Kalpavriksha (miraculous wish-fulfilling trees). Gradually as the cycle progressed, the efficacy of these trees decreased, people rushed to their king for help. Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
is then said to have taught the men six main professions. These were: (1) Asi (swordsmanship for protection), (2) Masi (writing skills), (3) Krishi (agriculture), (4) Vidya (knowledge), (5) Vanijya (trade and commerce) and (6) Shilp (crafts). In other words, he is credited with introducing karma-bhumi (the age of action) by founding arts and professions to enable householders to sustain themselves. He is, in the Jain belief, the one who organized a social system that created the varna based on professions.

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
is credited in Jainism
Jainism
to have invented and taught fire, cooking, and all skills needed for human beings to live. In total, Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
is said to have taught seventy-two sciences to men, and sixty-four to women. According to Paul Dundas, Rishabhanatha in Jain mythology is thus not merely a spiritual teacher but one who founded knowledge in its various forms and a form of culture hero for the current cosmological cycle.

The institution of marriage is stated to have come into existence after he married to set an example for other humans to follow. His life is also credited by Jains with starting the institution of charity (daana ) from layperson to mendicants, when he received surgarcane juice in his hand from king Sreyamsa, to break his fast. This is accepted in the Jain tradition as what started the tradition of alms giving in its various forms, and one that has continued since ancient times in India
India
.

HISTORICITY

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
is said to be the founder of Jainism
Jainism
by the different Jain sub-traditions. Jain chronology places Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
in ahistorical terms, as someone who lived millions of years ago. He is stated to have lived for 8,400,000 purva years. His height is described in the Jain texts to be 500 arc lengths (800 ells ), or about 1,200 feet. Such descriptions of non-human heights and age are also found for the next 21 Tirthankaras in Jain texts, and according to Kristi Wiley – a scholar at University of California Berkeley known for her publications in Jainism, most Indologists and scholars consider all the first 22 of 24 Tirthankaras to be prehistorical, or ahistorical and a part of Jain mythology. However, among Jain writers and some Indian scholars, some of the first 22 Tirthankaras are considered to reflect historical figures, with a few conceding that the inflated biographical statistics as mythical.

According to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan , a professor of comparative religions and philosophy at Oxford who later became the second President of India, there is evidence to show that Ṛṣabhadeva, the first tīrthaṅkara, was being worshipped by the first century BC. The Yajurveda
Yajurveda
mentions the name of three Tīrthaṅkaras – Ṛṣabha, Ajitanatha and Arishtanemi
Arishtanemi
, states Radhakrishnan, and "the Bhāgavata Purāṇa endorses the view that Ṛṣabha was the founder of Jainism".

VEDIC LITERATURE

The Vedas mention the name Rishabha. However, the context in the Rigveda
Rigveda
, Atharvaveda
Atharvaveda
and the Upanishads suggests that it means the bull , sometimes "any male animal" or "most excellent of any kind", or "a kind of medicinal plant". Elsewhere it is an epithet for the Hindu god Shiva
Shiva
(Rudra). Later Hindu mythical texts such as the Bhagavata Purana
Bhagavata Purana
include Rishabha Jina as an avatar of Vishnu
Vishnu
.

BIOGRAPHY PER JAIN TRADITIONS

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
is known by many names among Jains including Adinatha, Adisvara, Yugadeva and Nabheya. Ādi purāṇa , a major Jain text records the life accounts of Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
as well as ten previous incarnations.

BIRTH

Main article: Marudevi § Birth of Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
See also: Panch Kalyanaka Janma kalyāṇaka from the Kalpa Sutra
Kalpa Sutra
, c. 14th–15th Century CE

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
was born to King Nabhi and Queen Marudevi in Ayodhya , on the ninth day of the dark half of the month of Chaitra
Chaitra
-caitra krişna navamĩ. This is the second auspicious event and is known as Janma Kalyanaka. The association of Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
to Ayodhya makes it a sacred town for Jains, as it is in Hinduism for the birth of mythical god Rama
Rama
.

In Jain tradition, the birth of a Tirthankara
Tirthankara
is marked by auspicious signs such as certain dreams. Garbha kalyanaka is the first auspicious event out of five auspicious events ( Panch Kalyanaka ). It means enlivening of the embryo through the descent of the life (soul) in the mortal body. On the second day of Ashadha (a month of the Hindu calendar ) Krishna (dark fortnight), Queen Marudevi is said to have seen sixteen auspicious dreams . King Nabhi explained these dreams to her as a sign of Tirthankara's birth. Rishabhanatha, according to Jain mythology, was born after these dreams.

MARRIAGE AND CHILDREN

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
had two wives, Sunanda and Sumangala. Sumangala was the mother of ninety-nine sons (including Bharata ) and one daughter, Brahmi. Sunanda was the mother of Bahubali and Sundari.

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
is stated in Jain texts to have taught his daughters Brahmi and Sundari, the Brahmi lipi (ancient Brahmi script ) and the science of numbers (Ank-Vidya) respectively. The Pannavana Sutra (2nd century BCE) and the Samavayanga Sutra (3rd century BCE) list many other writing scripts known to the ancient Jaina tradition, of which the Brahmi script named after Rishabha's daughter tops the list.

His eldest son Bharata Chakravartin is stated as one who ruled ancient India
India
from an ancient capital of Ayodhya. Bharata is described in Jain texts as a just and kind ruler, who was not attached to wealth or vices.

RENUNCIATION

Statuary representing meditation by Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
in Kayotsarga posture. (Photo: Ajmer Jain temple )

One day god Indra
Indra
of the first heaven arranged a dance by celestial dancers in the assembly hall of Rishabhanatha. One of the dancers was Nilanjana. While in the midst of a series of vigorous dance movements, she died. The sudden death of Nilanjana reminded Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
of the world's transitory nature, triggering him to renounce his kingdom along with his family and material wealth. He gave his kingdom to his hundred sons, of whom Bharata got the city of Vinita (Ayodhya) and Bahubali got the city of Podanapur ( Taxila
Taxila
). He became an ascetic on the ninth day of the month of Chaitra
Chaitra
Krishna (Hindu calendar). According to Jain mythologies, he practiced severe austerities for 1,000 years, then gained enlightenment, became a Jina.

AKSHAYA TRITIYA

Main article: Akshaya Tritiya § In Jainism
Jainism

Akshaya Tritya is considered holy and supremely auspicious by Jains. It is believed that Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
took his first ahara (alms) after becoming an ascetic on this day. Rishabhanatha, Jains believe, was the first monk of the present half cycle of time (avasarpini). Therefore, people did not know how to offer food (ahara) to monks. King Shreyansa of Hastinapur
Hastinapur
offered sugarcane juice (ikshu-rasa) to Rishabhanatha. Jains attach great importance to this day as it was only after one year that Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
was offered food. The day is celebrated in the Jain tradition on the third day of the bright fortnight of the month Vaishaka (usually April).

OMNISCIENCE

Rishabhanatha's moving over lotus after attaining omniscience

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
spent a thousand years performing austerities and then attained Kevala Jnana
Kevala Jnana
(omniscience) on the 11th day of Falgun Krishna (Hindu calendar) under a banyan tree. The Devas (heavenly beings) created a divine preaching hall known as samavasarana . This is the fourth of Panch Kalyanaka and is known as Kevala Jnāna Kalyanaka. Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
attracted a large community of followers that included Sramanas , male and female mendicants, sages and disciples.

NIRVANA KALYANAKA, DEATH

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
is said to have preached Jainism
Jainism
far and wide. At his death, he attained Nirvana kalyanaka (also called Moksha ), all four of his ghati karma where destroyed, his soul was liberated from the endless cycle of rebirths, to stay eternally at siddhaloka. His death is believed in Jainism
Jainism
to have occurred on Ashtapada (also known as Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash
) on the fourteenth day of Magha Krishna (Hindu Calendar) at the age of 84 lakh purva years, with three years and eight and a half months remaining of the third ara.

According to medieval era Jain text, Rishabha (Adinatha) performed asceticism for millions of years, then returned to Ashtapada where he fasted to his death (moksha) and then god Indra
Indra
came, with his fellow gods from the heavens, to cremate his body with sandalwood, camphor, butter, honey and other fire offerings.

IN LITERATURE

The Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
iconography is identified by the bull stamped or carved below his feet. On the center of his chest is a shrivatsa mark identifier of Jain statues.

* The Ādi purāṇa , a 9th-century Sanskrit
Sanskrit
poem, and a 10th-century Kannada commentary on it by the poet Adikavi Pampa (fl. 941 CE), written in Champu style, a mix of prose and verse and spread over sixteen cantos, deals with the ten lives of Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
and his two sons. The life of Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
is also detailed in Mahapurana of Jinasena
Jinasena
, Trisasti-salaka-purusa-caritra by the scholar Hemachandra
Hemachandra
, Kalpa Sutra
Kalpa Sutra
a Jain text containing the biographies of the Jain Tirthankaras, and Jambudvipa-prajnapti.

* Bhaktamara Stotra
Bhaktamara Stotra
by Acharya
Acharya
Manatunga is one of the most prominent prayers mentioning Rishabhanatha.

* There is mention of Rishabha in Hindu texts , such as in the Rigveda
Rigveda
, Vishnu
Vishnu
Purana and Bhagavata Purana
Bhagavata Purana
(in 5th canto). In the ancient Hindu texts, the term means "bull" and not the Rishabhanatha. In later texts, such as the Bhagavatapurana, he is described as an avatar of Vishnu
Vishnu
, a great sage, known for his learning and austerities.

* Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
is also mentioned in Buddhist literature
Buddhist literature
. It speaks of several tirthankara and includes Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
along with: Padmaprabha , Chandraprabha , Pushpadanta
Pushpadanta
, Vimalanatha , Dharmanatha , and Neminatha . A Buddhist scripture named Dharmottarapradipa mentions Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
as an Apta (Tirthankara).

ICONOGRAPHY

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
is usually depicted in the lotus position or kayotsarga , a standing posture of meditation. The distinguishing features of Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
are his long locks of hair which fall on his shoulders, and an image of a bull in sculptures of him. Paintings of him usually depict legendary events of his life. Some of these include his marriage, and Indra
Indra
performing a ritual known as abhisheka (consecration). He is sometimes shown presenting a bowl to his followers and teaching them the art of pottery, painting a house, or weaving textiles. The visit of his mother Marudevi is also shown extensively in painting. He is also associated with his Bull
Bull
emblem, the Nyagrodha tree, Gomukha (bull-faced) Yaksha , and Chakreshvari Yakshi .

IDOLS

*

Shrine with Four Jinas Rishabhanatha, Parshvanatha, Neminatha, and Mahavira
Mahavira
at LACMA
LACMA
, 6th century *

Idol of Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
at Mathura Museum
Mathura Museum
, Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
(Circa 6th Century CE) *

Image depicting Rishabhanatha, Victoria and Albert Museum , London, 7th century *

8th century, Ethnological Museum of Berlin *

Image depicting Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
( Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum ) dated 10th century *

Rishabhanatha, sandstone, Chandela period, Guimet Museum
Guimet Museum
, 10th-11th century *

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
idol from Gurupura at Shivappa Nayaka palace , Shivamogga
Shivamogga
, 12th century *

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
with 23 additional Jinas, Ethnological Museum of Berlin , 12th century

COLOSSAL STATUES

Statue of Ahimsa , carved out of a single rock, is a 108 feet (33 m) tall (121 feet (37 m) including pedestal) statue of Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
and is 1,840 sq feet in size. It is said to be the world's tallest Jain idol. It is located 4,343 feet (1,324 m) above from sea level, near Mangi-Tungi hills near Nashik
Nashik
(Maharashtra). Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records visited Mangi Tungi and awarded the engineer of the 108 ft tall Rishabhdeva statue, C R Patil, the official certificate for the world's tallest Jain idol.

In Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
, there is the Bawangaja (meaning 52 yards (156 ft)) hill, near Barwani
Barwani
with a Gommateshvara figure covered on the top of it. This site is important to Jain pilgrims particularly on the full moon day in January. The site has a Rishabanatha statue carved from a volcanic rock.

The 58.4 feet (17.8 m) Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
Statue at Gopachal Hill , Gwalior Fort
Gwalior Fort
, Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
. Thousands of Jain idols including 58.4 foot idol of Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
were carved in the Gopachal Hill idol from 1398 A.D. to 1536 A.D. by rulers of Tomar dynasty rulers — Viramdev, Dungar Singh and Kirti Singh.

*

Statue of Ahimsa , Maharashtra
Maharashtra
, 108 feet (33 m) *

Bawangaja , Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
, 84 feet (26 m) *

Siddhachal Jain Temple, Gopachal Hill , Madhya Pradesh, 58.4 feet (17.8 m)

TEMPLES

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
is one of the four most devotionally revered Tirthankaras, along with Mahavira, Parshvanatha
Parshvanatha
and Neminatha. Various Jain temple
Jain temple
complexes across India
India
feature him, and these are important pilgrimage sites in Jainism. Mount Shatrunjaya
Shatrunjaya
, for example, is a hilly part of southern Gujarat
Gujarat
, which is believed to have been a place where 23 out of 24 Tirthankaras preached, along with Rishabha. Numerous monks are believed to have attained their liberation from cycles of rebirth there, and a large temple within the complex is dedicated to Rishabha commemorating his enlightenment in Ayodhya . The central Rishabha icon of this complex is called Adinatha or simply Dada (grandfather). This icon is the most revered of all the murtipujaka icons, believed by some in the Jain tradition to have miracle making powers, according to John Cort. In Jain texts, Kunti and the five Pandava brothers of the Hindu Epic Mahabharata
Mahabharata
came to the hill top to pay respects, and consecrated an icon of Rishabha at Shatrunjaya.

Important Rishabha temple complexes include:

* Palitana temples * Kulpakji
Kulpakji
* Kundalpur
Kundalpur
* Bibrod Tirth * Paporaji

*

Ranakpur Jain temple , Ranakpur
Ranakpur
, Rajasthan
Rajasthan
*

Adinatha temple, Khajuraho *

Dilwara Temples , Mount Abu , Rajasthan
Rajasthan
*

Sanghiji Jain temple, Sanganer , Rajasthan
Rajasthan
*

Nasiyan Ji Jain temple, Ajmer
Ajmer
*

Nareli Jain Temple , Ajmer
Ajmer
*

Adishwar Temple, Palitana
Palitana

SEE ALSO

Wikimedia Commons has media related to RISHABHANATHA .

* Jainism
Jainism
portal

* List of Jain Tirthankaras * God in Jainism
Jainism
* History of Jainism
Jainism
* Siddha

NOTES

* ^ a non-Jain, Hindu text * ^ For example: ऋषभं मा समानानां सपत्नानां विषासहिम् । हन्तारं शत्रूणां कृधि विराजं गोपतिं गवाम् ॥१॥ – Rigveda
Rigveda
10.166.1 Other examples of Rishabha appearing in the Vedic literature include verses 6.16.47 of Rigveda, 9.4.14-15 of Atharvaveda, 3.7.5.13 and 4.7.10.1 of Taittiriya Brahmana, etc.

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Sanskrit
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* v * t * e

God in Jainism
Jainism

Arihant ; Siddha ; Pañca-Parameṣṭhi

TIRTHANKARA

* Rishabhanatha * Ajitanatha * Sambhavanatha * Abhinandananatha
Abhinandananatha
* Sumatinatha * Padmaprabha * Suparshvanatha
Suparshvanatha
* Chandraprabha * Pushpadanta
Pushpadanta
* Shitalanatha * Shreyansanatha * Vasupujya * Vimalanatha * Anantanatha * Dharmanatha * Shantinatha
Shantinatha
* Kunthunatha * Aranatha * Māllīnātha * Munisuvrata * Naminatha * Neminatha * Pārśvanātha * Mahavira
Mahavira
* Simandhar Swami (other world)

SAMANYA

* Bahubali * Bharata Chakravartin

* Ganadhara
Ganadhara

* Indrabhuti Gautama * Sudharmaswami

* Jambuswami * Nabhi * Samudravijaya

* v * t * e

Jainism
Jainism
topics

GODS

* Tirthankara
Tirthankara
* Ganadhara
Ganadhara
* Arihant

PHILOSOPHY

* Ethics

* Ahimsa

* Epistemology

* Kevala Jñāna

* Jaina logic

* Anekāntavāda

* Jain cosmology
Jain cosmology

* Siddhashila * Naraka * Heavenly beings

* Karma
Karma

* Types * Causes

* Gunasthana
Gunasthana

* Dravya
Dravya

* Jīva

* Ajiva

* Pudgala * Dharma

* Tattva

* Asrava * Bandha * Samvara
Samvara
* Nirjara * Mokṣa

* Death * Saṃsāra * Ratnatraya * Kashaya

BRANCHES

DIGAMBARA

* Mula Sangh
Mula Sangh

* Balatkara Gana * Kashtha Sangh

* Taran Panth
Taran Panth
* Bispanthi * Terapanth * Yapaniya

ŚVēTāMBARA

* Murtipujaka

* Gaccha

* Kharatara * Tapa * Tristutik

* Sthānakavāsī
Sthānakavāsī
* Terapanth

PRACTICES

* Sallekhana
Sallekhana

* Meditation

* Sāmāyika

* Monasticism * Vegetarianism * Fasting * Rituals

* Festivals

* Paryushana * Kshamavani * Mahamastakabhisheka

* Upadhan * Tapas * Pratikramana

LITERATURE

* Agama

* Satkhandagama * Kasayapahuda

* Mantra

* Namokar Mantra
Namokar Mantra
* Bhaktamara Stotra
Bhaktamara Stotra

* Tattvartha Sutra * Samayasara
Samayasara
* Aptamimamsa * Kalpa Sūtra
Kalpa Sūtra

SYMBOLS

* Jain flag
Jain flag
* Siddhachakra
Siddhachakra

* Ashtamangala

* Srivatsa
Srivatsa
* Nandavarta
Nandavarta

* Auspicious dreams * Swastika
Swastika

ASCETICS

* Digambara monk * Aryika * Kshullak * Pattavali * Acharya
Acharya

SCHOLARS

* Nalini Balbir * Colette Caillat * Chandabai * John E. Cort * Paul Dundas * Virchand Gandhi * Hermann Jacobi * Champat Rai Jain * Padmanabh Jaini * Jeffery D. Long * Hampa Nagarajaiah
Hampa Nagarajaiah
* Claudia Pastorino * Bal Patil * Jinendra Varni * Robert J. Zydenbos

COMMUNITY

* Śrāvaka * Sarak * Tamil

* Organisations

* Digambar Jain Mahasabha * Vishwa Jain Sangathan * JAINA
JAINA

JAINISM IN

INDIA

* Bundelkhand * Delhi
Delhi
* Goa * Gujarat
Gujarat
* Haryana

* Karnataka

* North

* Kerala

* Maharashtra
Maharashtra

* Mumbai

* Rajasthan
Rajasthan
* Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh

OVERSEAS

* Canada * Europe * United States * Japan * Singapore * Hong Kong * Pakistan * Belgium * Africa * Southeast Asia * Australia

JAINISM AND

* Buddhism * Hinduism * Islam * Sikhism * Non-creationism

DYNASTIES AND EMPIRES

* Ikshvaku * Maurya * Kalinga * Kadamba * Ganga * Chalukya * Rashtrakuta * Hoysala * Pandayan

RELATED

* History

* Timeline

* Pañca-Parameṣṭhi * Pratima * Śalākāpuruṣa * Tirtha * Samavasarana

* Jain calendar

* Samvatsari

* Panch Kalyanaka * Statue of Ahimsa * Temple * Sculpture * Art * Law * Nigoda * Jain terms and concepts * Sexual differences

LISTS

* List of Jains * List of Jain temples * List of Jain ascetics * List of Digambar Jain ascetics * To