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19th Jain tīrthaṅkara
The Tīrthaṅkara Māllīnātha
Father: Kumbha
Mother: Rakshita
Dynasty: Ikshvaku
Birth: Mithila
Mokṣa: Shikharji
Colour: golden
Symbol: Urn or Kalasa
Height: 25 dhanusha (75 meters)
Age At Death: 55,000 years old
Attendant Gods
Yaksha: Kubera
Yakshini: Vairotya

Māllīnātha (Hindi: माल्लीनाथ Māllīnāth, Jain Prakrit: माल्लिणाह Mālliṇāha, "Lord Jasmine") was the 19th tīrthaṅkara "ford-maker" of the present avasarpiṇī age in Jainism.[1] According to Jain beliefs, Mālliṇāha became a siddha - a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. [2] The Śvētāmbara Jains maintain that Mallinath was a woman, Mallibai.

Jain scriptures indicate Mālliṇāha was born at Mithila into the Ikshvaku dynasty to King Kumbha Raja and Queen Prabhavati Rani.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.  p.31
  2. ^ Jaini, Padmanabh (1998). The Jaina Path of Purification. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.   p. 40n
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