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MUNISUVRATA

                  
ShriMunisuvratSwami


date of birth : 1,184,980 B.C   |   place of birth : Rajgriha, Bihar, INDIA

parents : Sumitra, Padmavati Devi

nationality : Indian  |  occupation : Jain Thirthankar 

Munisuvrata Swami was the twentieth Jain Tirthankar of the present age (Avasarpini). According to Jain beliefs, he was born around 1,184,980 BCE. He became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Munisuvrata was born to King Sumitra Raja and Queen Padmavati Rani at Mithila in the HariVansh clan. His birth date was the 15th day of the Shravan Sukla month of the Indian calendar.

Bhagvan Munisurvrat was born in Rajgriha, on 8th day of the dark half of the month of Jyeshta . His father name was King Sumitra and Mother name was Padmavati Devi. After long span of life time, he took diksha on 12th day of the bright half of the month of Phalgun along with 1000 other men's.

After 11months of diksha and worldly life abandonment Lord Munisurvrat attained (kevalgyan ) salvation on 12th day of the dark half of the month of Phalgun and constellation of Shravan . On the 9th day of the dark half of the month of Jeystha , Bhagwan Munisurvratalong with other 1000 saints was liberated and attained nirvana on Sammet Shikhar (mountain).

Bhagwan Munisurvrat lived for 30,000 years of which he spent 7500 years as an ascetics and 11 months of Meditation and Spiritual Practices (sahdana/tap). It is believed that Munisurvratprabhu was 20 measure of bow(at that time unit of measurement was bow i.e. bow of bow & arrow) in height. 

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