• 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).


Tirthankar 1 Rishabha
Heaven Before Birth Sarvarthasiddh
Birthplace; Consecration Ayodhya; palithana
Parents Nabhiraja by Marudevi
Complexion Golden
Symbol Bull or OX
Tree Vat (Banyan)
Attendant Spirits Gomukh and Chakresvari
Male Disciple; Female Disciple Pundarik; Brahmi
Place of Nirvana Ashtapad (Kailash)