Bhagvan Ajitnath

Bhagvan Ajitnath

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Bhagvan Ajitnath

Ajitnatha was born at ayodhya in the ikshvaku clan. His father was king Jitashatru raja and mother was queen Vijaya. Before his birth queen Vijaya Devi saw fourteen auspicious dreams. The augers were consulted and they informed that Vijaya Devi will give birth to a tirthankar. The queen gave birth to a son on the eighth day of the bright half of the month of magh and the king named the new born as the Ajit.

Life of Bhagvan Ajitnath

When king Jitshatru became old he called Ajit and asked him to take over the throne, but Ajit was a naturally detached person since childhood, so he politely declined the throne offered by the king. Ajit became an ascetic in his youth and went into remote and dense forests for his meditation and penance. His personality and the intensity of his lofty practices cast a pacifying influence all around. Natural enemies in the animal kingdom, like lion and cow, wolf and deer, snake and mongoose used to come and sit around him peacefully.

After a twelve year period of deep meditation and other spiritual practices attained omniscience on the eleventh day of the bright half of the month of paush. When his last moments were approaching, Bhagavan Ajitnath went sammedshikhar. With one thousand other ascetics, he commenced his final meditation. He attained nirvana on the fifth day of the bright half of the month of chaitra (chaitra sukla 5). The gods created the divine pavilion and Bhagawan Ajitnath gave his eloquent and magnetic discourses. Thousands of people accepted the path of renunciation.

Detailed information about Bhagvan Ajitnath is as below -
Name
- Bhagvan Ajitnath
Father
- Jitshatru
Mother
- Vijaya Devi
Spouse
-
Symbol
- Elephant
Birth Place
- Ayodhya
Birth Tithi
- Magh shukla 10
Diksha Tithi
- Magh ku 9
Kevalgyan Tithi
- Paush su 11
Naksharta
- Rohini
Shadak Jeevan
- 1,00,000 purva less 1 puvang
Age Lived
- 72,00,000 purva
Lakshan sign
- Elephant
Neervan Place
- Sammed sheekhar
Neervan Tithi
- Chaitra sukla 5
colour
- Golden

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