Tirthankara Symbols

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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 –

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    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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Post Author: JHC