Bhagawan Vimalnath

Bhagawan Vimalnath is the thirteenth Teerthankar of the Jain community. He was born to King Kritvarma and Queen Shyanan Devi of Kampilpur. The queen's period of pregnancy was characterised by a unique calm freshness. The same phenomenon prevailed in nature when the new child was born. So the king gave him the name Vimal, meaning pure or untarnished.

In due course of time prince Vimal Kumar became young, was married, and then ascended the throne. After a long and successful reign he became a Shraman (a Jain monk / ascetic) along with one thousand other kings and princes on the fourth day of the bright half of the month of Magh. After two years of spiritual practices he attained omniscience and established the religious ford.

Bhagawan Vimalnath attained Nirvana on the seventh day of the dark half of the month of Ashadh, at Sammetshikhar.

Updated on 11th November, 2005


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