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JAINISM
A Religion Of Non-Violence : "Ahimsa Parmo Dharam"

24 Tirthankaras - Bhagwan Dharam Nath Ji

Father's name Bhanuraja Tirthankara Bhagwan Dharam Nath Ji
Mother's name Suvrata devi
Birth place Ratnapuri
Color Golden
Symbol Vajra
Sun Sign Cancer
Life Span 10 Lakh Years
Height 45 Dhanush
Family of Birth Ikshvaku
First person to donate food Dhanysena
Period of Meditation 1Year
Ganadhara Arishtasena and other 34 members
Muni 64,000
Aryika 64,000
Shravak 2,40,000
Shravika 4,13,000
Yaksha Kinnara
Chief Aryika Suvratha
Chief Listener Purushavara
Yakshi Manasi
Place of attaining salvation Sammedagiri Sudattavarakuta
Garbha Kalyan Bhadrapadha Krishna 7
Janma Kalyan Jyeshta Krishna 14
Diksha Kalyan Jyeshta Krishna 14
Kevala Jnana Kalyan Pushya Shukla 10
   

Past Life

King Dridhrath of Bhaddilpur town in Mahavideh area. Although he had lot of wealth and large kingdom but lead the life of detachment from worldly things. He  had a bend for spiritual practices and in the process earned Tirthankar-nam-and-gotra. He reincarnated as God in the Vijyant dimension. It was from here that this soul traveled all the way to the Earth to the womb of Suvrata Devi and came to this Earth as a Tirthankar to achieve the ultimate freedom.

Birth

Ratnpuri was a very famous kingdom of Bharat. It was famous for business of Ratna (gems). It was a beautiful city. Stars were still shining in the sky when queen got up. She was feeling very happy as she saw some very auspicious fourteen dreams and wanted to rest for a longer time, but then decided to get ready and do some religious praying and activities. As soon as the sun shined on the top, Suvrata Devi went to the king and asked for the result of her dream. She asked his king, “Maharaj, you mentioned about the fourteen dreams that Tirthankar Rishabhdev’s mother saw. Exactly like those dreams, I dreamt a chain of fourteen great things.” The king felt very happy and told his queen that the result is true for her also. She was about to give birth to divine soul.
During her pregnancy the queen devoted all her time in religious activities. Even the king and all the other members of the family were inclined to devote maximum time to various religious activities like charity, righteousness, penances, studies etc. on the third day of the bright half of the month of Magh a son was born to the queen. Due to the religious influence which this child had created everywhere from the womb of his mother, he was named ‘Dharamnath’.

As a Prince and King

Time passed by and Dharamnath became young handsome prince. He was married. One day king Bhanuraj thought of handling over the responsibilities of the kingdom to Dharamnath and go on the path meditation and Tap and try to achieve Moksha. He did the same and disappeared in the jungles. King Dharamnath was an able king. His entire kingdom and neighbors all were under religious influence. But most of the time Dharamnath use to spent in meditation and deep religious activities.

Diksha

One day he told his mother that he is not born to live the life of luxury and comfort, to be a king and rule over people but he has taken birth to get independence from the vicious circle of life and death. He also told her that he was King Dridhrath of Bhaddilpur town in Mahavideh area. Although he had lot of wealth and large kingdom but lead the life of detachment from worldly things. He  had a bend for spiritual practices and in the process earned Tirthankar-nam-and-gotra. He reincarnated as God in the Vijyant dimension. Now he should go and achieve the goal for which he has taken birth on the Earth.
For the entire year from that time, he distributed wealth among the people. One day, along with thousand other kings, he came out of the palace, removed his hair with his fist, uttered, “Namo Siddhanam” and became an ascetic.

Omniscience and Nirvan

He went roaming place to place and meditating. Lots of problems came in his path but they all had to surrender to Dharamnath ji’s feet. After two years of spiritual practices he reached Ratanpur and while sitting under Dadhiparan Tree he attained omniscience. His first religious discourse was attended by the fifth Vasudev Purush Simha and Sudarshan Baldev.
Tirthankar Dharamnath ji, went to Sammetshikhar and there while meditating there all his Ghati Karma shed away and he attained Nirvan.

 

 
 

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