Tirthankara Symbols

Each Tirthankara has a symbol of their own for identification them. The symbols are found in the centre right below the statue. This symbol helps us to recognize the particular Tirthankara. The symbols used to signify the 24 Tirthanakaras of the present times are as below –

  1. Adinatha – OX
  2. Ajithanatha – Elephant
  3. Shambavanatha – Horse
  4. Abhinandana – Monkey
  5. Sumathinatha – Bird (Chakwa)
  6. Padmaprabha –  Lotus
  7. Suparshwanatha – Swastika
  8. Chandraprabha – Moon
  9. Pushpadanatha – Crocodile
  10. Sheetalanatha – Kalpavriksha
  11. Shreyamsanatha – Rhinoceros
  12. Vasupujya – Buffalo
  13. Vimalanatha – Pig
  14. Ananthanatha – Porcupine
  15. Dharmanatha – Vajra (Diamond)
  16. Shanthinatha – Deer
  17. Kunthunatha – Goat
  18. Aranatha – Fish
  19. Mallinatha – Kalasha (the holy pitcher)
  20. Munisuvranatha – Tortise
  21. Naminatha – Blue Lotus
  22. Neminatha – Conch
  23. Parshwanatha – Serpant
  24. Mahavira – Lion

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