A report on TirthankaraJainism and Indra

The hand symbolizes Ahiṃsā, the wheel dharmachakra, the resolve to halt saṃsāra (transmigration).
Painting of Indra on his elephant mount, Airavata, c. 1820.
Classification of Saṃsāri Jīvas (transmigrating souls) in Jainism
Indra on his elephant, guarding the entrance of the 1st century BCE Buddhist Cave 19 at Bhaja Caves (Maharashtra).
Tirthankara images at Siddhachal Caves inside Gwalior Fort.
Lord Neminatha, Akota Bronzes (7th century)
Buddhist relief from Loriyan Tangai, showing Indra paying homage to the Buddha at the Indrasala Cave, 2nd century CE, Gandhara.
Auspicious dreams seen by a tirthankara's mother during pregnancy
Jain miniature painting of 24 tirthankaras, Jaipur, c. 1850
Banteay Srei temple's pediment carvings depict Indra mounts on Airavata, Cambodia, c. 10th century.
Samavasarana of Tirthankara Rishabha (Ajmer Jain temple)
Jain temple painting explaining Anekantavada with Blind men and an elephant
Indra is typically featured as a guardian deity on the east side of a Hindu temple.
Tirthankars of present, previous and next cosmic ages (72 in total)
A Jain monk in meditation, wearing the characteristic white robe and face covering
Devraj Indra, Old Kalyan Print
Jain chaumukha sculpture at LACMA, 6th century
Nishidhi stone, depicting the vow of sallekhana, 14th century, Karnataka
Bimaran casket: the Buddha (middle) is flanked by Brahma (left) and Indra, in one of the earliest Buddhist depictions (1st century CE).
Image of Mahavira at Shri Mahavirji
Praying at the feet of a statue of Bahubali
Many official seals in southeast Asia feature Indra. Above: seal of Bangkok, Thailand.
Jain worship may include ritual offerings and recitals.
Celebrating Das Lakshana (Paryushana), Jain Center of America, New York City
The birth of Mahavira, from the Kalpa Sūtra (c.1375–1400 CE)
Idol of Suparśvanātha
A symbol to represent the Jain community was chosen in 1975 as part of the commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of Mahavira’s nirvana.
Rishabhdev, believed to have lived over 592.704×1018 years ago, is considered the traditional founder of Jainism.
The ruins of Gori Jain temples in Nagarparkar, Pakistan, a pilgrimage site before 1947.
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Dilwara Temples
Parshvanath Temple in Khajuraho
Girnar Jain temples
Jal Mandir, Pawapuri
Lodhurva Jain temple
Palitana temples
Saavira Kambada Basadi, Moodbidri, Karnataka
Jain temple, Antwerp, Belgium
Brahma Jinalaya, Lakkundi
Hutheesing Jain Temple

In Jainism, a Tirthankara (Sanskrit: ; English: literally a 'ford-maker') is a saviour and spiritual teacher of the dharma (righteous path).

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Jainism traces its spiritual ideas and history through the succession of twenty-four Tirthankaras (supreme preachers of Dharma), with the first in the current time cycle being Rishabhadeva, whom the tradition holds to have lived millions of years ago; the twenty-third tirthankara Parshvanatha, whom historians date to 9th century BCE; and the twenty-fourth tirthankara, Mahavira around 600 BCE.

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Indra is also depicted in Buddhist (Indā in Pali) and Jaina mythologies.

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He is also the one who appears with his wife Indrani to celebrate the auspicious moments in the life of a Jain Tirthankara, an iconography that suggests the king and queen of superhumans residing in Svarga (heaven) reverentially marking the spiritual journey of a Jaina.

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2) Janma kalyāṇaka (birth): Birth of a tirthankara. Indra performs a ceremonial bath on tirthankara on Mount Meru.

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In paintings, incidents from his life, like his marriage and Indra marking his forehead, are depicted.

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