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Shantinatha

Summary
Śhāntinātha (शांतिनाथ) or Śhānti is the sixteenth Tīrthaṅkara of Jainism in the present age (Avasarpini). According to traditional accounts, he was born to King Vishvasena and Queen Aćira of the Ikshvaku dynasty in the north Indian city of Hastinapur. His birth date is the thirteenth day of the Jyest Krishna month of the Indian calendar. He was also a Chakravartin and a Kamadeva. He ascended to the throne when he was 25 years old. After over 25,000 years on the throne, he became a Jain monk and started his penance. After his renunciation, the legends state Shantinatha travelled without food and sleep and after sixteen years received his first ahara (food) after achieving kevala jnana. He attained Moksha on Sammed Shikharji and became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Along with Rishabhanatha, Neminatha, Parshvanatha and Mahavira, Shantinatha is one of the five Tirthankaras who attract the most devotional worship among the Jains. His icons include the
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