Main Details Of Shri Shantinath


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Lord Shantinath

Lord Shantinath was the sixteenth Tirthankar of the present age (Avasarpini). According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.



  • Father:- Vishwasena
  • Mother:- Mata Achira
  • Clan Name:- Ikshvaku
  • Place of Birth:- Gajapura or Hastinapuri
  • Source of Descent:- Sarvarthasiddha
  • Date of Descent (Garbha Kalyanaka):- Bhadrapadha Krishna 7
  • Date of Birth (Janma Kalyanaka) ;-Jayesth ku. 13
  • Age :-100,000 years
  • Height:- 40 dhanusha (poles)
  • Body Colour:- Golden
  • Date of Enlightenment (Keval Gyana Kalyanaka):- Paush su. 9
  • Date of Diksha (Diksha Kalyanaka):- Jayesth ku. 14
  • Diksha Tree or Vat Vriksha:- Nandi (Cedrela toona)
  • Place of Nirvana:- Sammed Shikharji
  • Date of Nirvana (Moksha Kalyanaka) :-Jayesth ku. 13
  • First person to donate food :-Sumithraraja
  • Period of Meditation:- 1 Year
  • Chief Disciple (Ganadhar) :-Chakrayuddha
  • Head of Female Ascetics :-Suchi
  • God of Organisation (Yaksh):- Garuda
  • Goddess of Organisation (Yakshini):- Nirvani or Kimpurusha or Mahamanasi
  • Heaven :-Sarvarthasiddha
  • No. of Muni:- 62,000
  • No. of Aryika:- 61,600
  • No. of Shravak:- 2,90,000
  • No. of Shravika:- 3,93,000
  • Famous Shantinath Temples

    Shantinath Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
    Delwara Jain Temples, Mt. Abu, Rajasthan
    Shri Shantinath (Nougaja) Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Kolaras, Dist. Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh
    Shri Shantinath Temple, Sector-4, Gurgaon, Haryana
    Shantinath Temple, Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh
    Jain Temple, Bajrangarh, Guna District, Madhya Pradesh