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24 Tirthankaras
  Who is a Tirthankar?
  Rishabhdev Bhagavan, The First Tirhankar - 1
  Ajitanath Bhagavan - 2
  Sambhavnath Bhagavan - 3
  Abhinandan Bhagavan - 4
  Sumatinath Bhagavan - 5
  Padmaprabh Bhagavan - 6
  Suparshvanath Bhagavan - 7
  Chandraprabh Bhagavan - 8
  Suvidhinath Bhagavan - 9
  Sheetlnath Bhagavan - 10
  Shreyansnath Bhagavan - 11
  Vasupujya Bhagavan -12
  Vimalnath Bhagavan -13

Anantnath Bhagavan - 14

  Dharmnath Bhagavan - 15

Shantinath Bhagavan - 16


Kunthunath Bhagavan - 17


Arnath Bhagavan - 18


Mallinath Bhagavan - 19


Munisurvrat Bhagavan - 20

  Naminath Bhagavan -21
  Arishtanemi Bhagavan - 22
  Parshvanath Bhagavan - 23
  Mahavir Bhagavan - 24
  Word �Nath� : A Study
  Appendix 1
  Appendix 2
  Appendix 3
  Appendix 4
  Appendix 5
  Appendix 6
  Appendix 7
  Appendix 8
  Appendix 9
  Appendix 10
  Appendix 11

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Appendix 13

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Illustrated Tirthankar Charitra

Shri Amar Muni


The being that was to be Bhagavan Sheetalnath, in his previous but one birth was the king of Susima town in the Pushkarvar island. His name was Padmottar. When his son reached adulthood the religious king gave his kingdom to the son and took Diksha from Tristadha Muni. Vigorous spiritual practices and worship of the pious states as mentioned in the scriptures resulted in his acquiring the Tirthankar-nam-and-gotra-karma. Completing his age he reincarnated as the king of the Pranat dimension of gods.

One day due to some strange ailment, king Dridhrath had high fever and acute burning sensation in his body. He did not get any relief even after applying a variety of ointments. Out of anxiety and to comfort the king, the queen put her palm on his body. This mere touch of the queen removed the burning sensation and a feeling of soothing relief swept his body. After this incident the king decided to name the new born as Sheetal (cool/calm).

Sheetalnath was born on the twelfth day of the dark half of the month Magh. When he grew older he married at the request of his parents. At proper time, king Dridhrath coronated him and took Diksha. After a long and successful reign Sheetalnath left his home and became an ascetic. He attained omniscience under a Peepal tree on the fourteenth day of the dark half of the month of Paush. After wandering and preaching for a long time, he came to Sammetshikhar and attained Nirvana on the second day of the dark half of the month of Vaishakh.