Shri Adinath Bhagwan
He was born in Dhandhuka, Gujarat (about 100 km south west of Ahmadabad), to Chachadeva and Pahini Devi. They named him Chandradeva. The Jain derasar of Modhera Tirtha is located at his birthplace.
As a young man, Chandradeva was initiated as a monk by Devachandra at a derasar and took the name Somachandra. He was trained in religious discourse, philosophy, logic and grammar. In 1110, at the age of 21, he was ordained as an acharya of the Svetambara sect of Jainism and was given the name Somachandra (popularly Hemachandra).
|Heaven Before Birth||Sarvarthasiddh|
|Birthplace; Consecration||Ayodhya; palithana|
|Parents||Nabhiraja by Marudevi|
|Symbol||Bull or OX|
|Attendant Spirits||Gomukh and Chakresvari|
|Male Disciple; Female Disciple||Pundarik; Brahmi|
|Place of Nirvana||Ashtapad (Kailash)|