Parshwanath

Jalninism & 24 Tirthankaras

Jaininism:-

• According to Jain tradition there were 24 Tirthankaras.

• ‘Tirthankaras’ literally means ‘ford makers across the stream of existence’ .

• The first Tirthankara was Rishabhadeva/Adinatha.

• The last Tirthankara was Mahavira.

• The Vishnu Purana and the Bhagavat Purana describe Rishabha as an incarnation of Narayana.

• The name of two Jain Tirthankaras— Rishabha and Arishtanemi are found in the Rig Veda.