Lord Sumatinath

Jain Tirthankars

In his previous incarnation Lord Abhinandannath's soul was Purushasimha, son of Vijayasen, king of Shankhpur town in the Purva Mahavideh area. While he had gone for a walk in the garden one day, the prince listened to the discourse of Acharya Vinayanandan Dev. He became detached and a turned ascetic. As a result of vigorous penance and higher spiritual practices, he earned the Tirthankar-nam-and-gotra-karma. Completing his age, he reincarnated as a god in the Vijayant dimension.