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Mithila Tirth


Special Cover on installation ceremony of Jain idols at Mithila Tirth released on 23rd February 2015.

On the occasion of installation ceremony of Jain idols at Mithla Tirth, a special cover was released on 23rd February 2015 at Sitamarhi (Bihar). This beautiful cover bears image of idols of 19th Jain Tirthankar Bhagwan Mallinath and 21st Jain Tirthankar Bhagwan Naminath.

Bhagvan Mallinath was the 19th Jain Tirthankar and the only female Tirthankara. Jain scriptures indicate Mallinath was born at Mithila into the Ikshvaku dynasty to King Kumbha Raja and Queen Prabhavati Rani. After long span of life time, she took diksha on eleventh day of the bright half of the month of Margshirsh along with 300 other men's and women each. Immediately after diksha Lord Mallinath attained (kevalgyan) salvation on constellation of Ashwini.

Naminatha was the 21st Jain Tirthankar of the current era. He became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Naminatha was born to King Vijay Raja and Queen Vipra Rani of the Ikshvaku dynasty, who were the rulers of Mithila at that time.




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