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श्री AdiNath 1st Jain Tirthankar

श्री AdiNath/Rushabhadev 1st Jain Tirthankar

Adinath(1st Jain tirthankar)

According to Jain beliefs, Rishabhadev was the first Tirthankar of the present age (Avasarpini). Because of this, he had the name of Adinath

Rishabha was born to King Nabhi Raja and Queen Marudevi at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku clan. According to Jain beliefs, Rishabh existed before civilization developed. He taught people agriculture, tending of animals, cooking, and more. He had one hundred and one sons.

His eldest son - Bharat - was a chakravarti king - the conqueror of the known world. In the later part of his life he retired to become a monk and attained moksha. Since he became a siddha, he is occasionally worshipped. According to the Jain beliefs, India was named Bhārata-varsha or Bhārata after him.

His second son was Bahubali, whose statue stands at Shravanabelagola, Karnataka as well as at Karkala.

Rishabha has been mentioned in the Hindu text of the Bhagavata Purana as an avatar of Vishnu. He is mentioned in all the Vaishnava/Shaiva Puraņas, as well as in some other texts.

famous temple
Adishwar temple, Palitana, Gujarat

Father: Nabhiraja
Mother: Marudevi
Dynasty: Ikshvaku
Birth: Ayodhya
Nirvana: Mount Kailash
Colour: Golden
Symbol: Bull
Height: 500 dhanusha (1500 meters)
Age: 8,400,000 purva (592.70 Quintillion Years)
Attendant Gods
Yaksha: Gaumukh
Yaksini: Chakeshwari