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Sambhavanath was the third Jain tirthankar (omniscient teaching god) of the present age (Avasarpini). Sambhavanatha was born to King Jitārī and Queen Susena at Sravasti. His birth date was the fourteenth day of the Margshrsha shukla month of the Indian calendar. Like all arihant (omniscient beings), Sambhavanatha at the end of his life destroyed all associated karmas and attained moksha (liberation).

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1 Life 2 Prayer 3 Main Temples 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References

Life[edit] Sambhavanatha was the third tirthankar (omniscient Jain teacher) of the present age (Avasarpini).[1] He was born to King Jitārī and Queen Susena at Sravasti.[2][3] in the Ikshvaku dynasty.[1] His height was 400 dhanusa (1,200 meters).[2] Sambavanatha is associated with Horse emblem, Sala tree,[4] Trimukha (three-faced) Yaksha and Prajnapthi & Duritari Yakshi.[5] According to Jain text Uttarapurāṇa, Sambhavanatha possessed three types of knowledge from birth.[6] Prayer[edit] Svayambhustotra by Acarya Samantabhadra is the adoration of twenty-four tirthankaras. Its five slokas (aphorisms) adore the qualities of Sambhavanātha.[7]

O Lord Sambhavanātha! The worldly life appears to be transient, without a protector, sullied with the blemishes of pride and delusion, and tormented by birth, old-age and death. You had helped worldly souls attain ambrosial happiness by ridding these of the karmic dirt. — Svayambhustotra (3-2-12)[8]

Main Temples[edit]

Sambhavanath Temple in Idar, Gujarat

Lord Sumatinath and Lord Sambhavnath at Ranthambore Fort

Sambhabnath Temple, Madhuban

Ruins Shobhnath temple, Shravasti, believed to be birthplace of Sambhavanath

See also[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31. ^ a b Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 183. ^ "Sravasti", asiexbrpatna.bih.nic.in  ^ Krishna & Amirthalingam 2014, p. 46. ^ Tandon 2002, p. 44. ^ Jain 2015, p. 15. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 16-19. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2015, p. 17.

References[edit]

Johnson, Helen M. (1931), Sambhavajinacaritra (Book 3.1 of the Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra), Baroda Oriental Institute  Jain, Dr. Pannalal (2015), Uttarapurāṇa of Āchārya Guṇabhadra, Bhartiya Jnanpith, ISBN 978-81-263-1738-7  Jain, Vijay K. (2015), Acarya Samantabhadra's Svayambhustotra: Adoration of The Twenty-four Tirthankara, Vikalp Printers, ISBN 978-81-903639-7-6, archived from the original on 16 September 2015, This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.  Krishna, Nanditha; Amirthalingam, M. (2014) [2013], Sacred Plants of India, Penguin Books, ISBN 978-9-351-18691-5  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  Tukol, T. K. (1980), Compendium of Jainism, Dharwad: University of Karnataka 

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