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Bhagavan Santinathji

    Tirthankara Shantinath 

            Deer, a symbol of Lord santinath
Lakshan Sign- Deer

 

   
      Lord Santinath

  Bhagavan Santinath  (16th Tirthankara)

Name                ...........................Santhi Prabhu
Father's Name ..........................Vishvasen 
Mother's Name .........................Aira (Achira)
Birth Place        ......................... Hastinapur 
Birth Thithi        ......................... Jayesth ku. 13 
Diksha Thithi    ..........................Jayesth ku. 14 
Kevalgyan Thithi .......................Paush su. 9 
Naksharta         ...........................Bharni 
Diksha Sathi     ..........................1000 
Shadhak Jeevan....................... 25,000 years 
Age Lived           ......................... 1,00,000 years 
Lakshan Sign    ........................  Deer    
Neervan Place   ........................ Sameed Shikar 
Neervan Sathi    .......................  900 
Neervan Thithi   .........................Jayesth ku. 13 
Colour                 ......................... Golden

 
Tirthankara  Shantinath was born to the King Vishavsen and Queen Achiradevi of Hastinapur. It is said that as soon as he entered the womb of his mother, diseases were cured, peace and happiness prevailed throughout the area. Because of this, he came to be called Santinath (peacemaker). When he was very young, he became an expert in the use of many weapons. These skills enabled him to become a  Chakarvarti (King of Kings).
   He enjoyed his kingdom and its riches for thousands of years. One day, however, he saw his own aging reflection in a mirror and realized that his body was not as young and beautiful as it used to be. Thus he came to know that all the riches and even man itself are not eternal. At that moment he was inspired to become an ascetic.
   He became enlightened on the eleventh moonlit night of Paush (Feb-March). For many years, he went from city to city, spreading the message of peace,  Ahimsa (non-violence)  and harmony.He achieved Nirvana on the mountain of Sammed Shikhar (Bihar). His symbol is a deer (Mriga). He is considered a god to bestow peace and happiness.

  




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
                                                                                    

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