Parshvanath Bhagavan

Twenty Third Jain Tirthankara

Bhagvan Parshvanath was born in Varanasi, on tenth day of the dark half of the month of Paush. His father name was King Ashvasen and Mother name was Vama Devi. After long span of life time, he took diksha eleventh day of the dark half of the month of Paush along with 300 other men's.

After 84 days of diksha and worldly life abandonment Lord Parshvanath attained (kevalgyan) salvation on 4th day of the dark half of the month of Chaitra and constellation of Vishaka .

On the 8th day of the bright half of the month of Aashaadh, Bhagwan Parshvanath , along with other 33 saints was liberated and attained nirvana on Sammet Shikhar (mountain).

Bhagwan Parshvanath lived for 100 years of which he spent 70years as an ascetics and 84 days of Meditation and Spiritual Practices (sahdana/tap).

It is believed that Parshvanath prabhu was 9 measure of hand in height.

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