Appendix 9

Illustrated Tirthankar Charitra

Up-pravartak
Shri Amar Muni

Appendix 9

The Initiators of Tirthankars

The Tirthankar is a self-enlightened person. He is also his own initiator. But there is a tradition that the initiator (Guru) from the birth during which he acquires the Tirthankar-nam-karma is termed as the Diksha Guru (initiator). The names of the initiators of the twenty for Tirthankars of the present era are as follows�

S. No. Tirthankar Diksha Guru (Initiator)

1. Rishabhdev Tirthankar Vajrasen

2. Ajitnath Acharya Aridaman

3. Sambhavnath Acharya Svayamprabh

4. Abhinandan Acharya Vimal Chandra

5. Sumatinath Acharya Vinayanandan

6. Padmaprabh Muni Pihitashrav

7. Suparshvanath Muni Aridaman

8. Chandraprabh Muni Yugandhar

9. Suvidhinath Muni Jagannand

10. Sheetalnath Acharya Srastagh

11. Shreyansnath Muni Vajradant

12. Vasupujya Acharya Vajranabh

13. Vimalnath Acharya Sarvagupta

14. Anantnath Muni Chittaraksha

15. Dharmnath Sthavir Vimalvahan

16. Shantinath Rajarshi Dhanrath

17. Kunthunath Acharya Samvar

18. Arnath Muni Samvar

19. Mallinath Acharya Dharmghosh

20. Munisuvrat Muni Nandan

21. Naminath Muni Sudarshan

22. Arishtanemi Acharya Shrishen

23. Parshvanath Tirthankar Jagannath

24. Mahavir Acharya Pottil