A report on NeminathaJainism and Krishna

Image of Neminatha at a Jain temple in Bateshwar, Uttar Pradesh
The hand symbolizes Ahiṃsā, the wheel dharmachakra, the resolve to halt saṃsāra (transmigration).
Statue of Krishna at the Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore.
The birth of Aristanemi, Kalpa Sūtra
Classification of Saṃsāri Jīvas (transmigrating souls) in Jainism
Depiction of wedding procession of Neminatha. His legend states that he renounced after hearing animal cries while they were being sacrificed to prepare his wedding feast.
Lord Neminatha, Akota Bronzes (7th century)
Heliodorus Pillar in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, erected about 120BCE. The inscription states that Heliodorus is a Bhagvatena, and a couplet in the inscription closely paraphrases a Sanskrit verse from the Mahabharata.
Neminatha temple complex on Girnar hills near Junagadh, Gujarat.
Jain miniature painting of 24 tirthankaras, Jaipur, c. 1850
Balarama and Krishna with their attributes at Chilas. The Kharoshthi inscription nearby reads Rama [kri]ṣa. 1st century CE.
Kalpa Sūtra recto Neminatha's blowing Krishna's conch verso text
Jain temple painting explaining Anekantavada with Blind men and an elephant
Krishna is celebrated in the Vaishnava tradition in various stages of his life.
The largest statue of Neminath with height of 16 meters at Tirumalai built in 12th century
A Jain monk in meditation, wearing the characteristic white robe and face covering
Bala Krishna dancing, 14thcenturyCE Chola sculpture, Tamil Nadu, in the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Girnar Jain Temple
Nishidhi stone, depicting the vow of sallekhana, 14th century, Karnataka
Krishna with cows, herdsmen, and Gopis.
Neminatha, Nasik Caves, 6th century
Praying at the feet of a statue of Bahubali
Krishna lifting Govardhana at Bharat Kala Bhavan, recovered from a Muslim graveyard in Varanasi. It is dated to the Gupta Empire era (4th/6th-centuryCE).
Akota Bronzes, MET museum, 7th century
Jain worship may include ritual offerings and recitals.
Baby Krishna on a swing, depicted with his foster parents Nanda and Yashoda.
Celebrating Das Lakshana (Paryushana), Jain Center of America, New York City
Rasalila by M.V. Dhurandhar, early 20th century
Neminath Sculpture, National Museum, New Delhi, 11th Century
The birth of Mahavira, from the Kalpa Sūtra (c.1375–1400 CE)
Krishna with his consorts Rukmini and Satyabhama and his mount Garuda, Tamil Nadu, India, late 12th–13thcentury
Image at Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum, 12th century
In the foreground, an iconographic symbol of Krishna with Arjuna during the Kurukshetra war – the context for the Bhagavad Gita. The background depicts Krishna's Vishvarupa (cosmic form) described in the Bhagavad Gita.
Neminath idol, Government Museum, Mathura, 12th Century
Idol of Suparśvanātha
14th-century fresco of Radha Krishna in Udaipur, Rajasthan
Depiction of Neminatha on Naag as bed, chakra on foot finger and conch played by nose at Parshvanath temple, Tijara
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.
12th-century art depicting Krishna playing flute with gathered living beings at Hoysaleswara temple, Karnataka
Brahma Jinalaya
Rishabhdev, believed to have lived over 592.704×1018 years ago, is considered the traditional founder of Jainism.
Krishna has been a major part of the Bhakti movement. One of the key devotees was Meera (pictured).
The ruins of Gori Jain temples in Nagarparkar, Pakistan, a pilgrimage site before 1947.
Krishna (left) with Radha at Bhaktivedanta Manor, Watford, England
Arahanthgiri Jain Math
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Krishna lifts "Govardhan" mountain, a 7th-century artwork from a Da Nang, Vietnam, archaeological site
Chavundaraya Basadi in Shravanabelagola
Dilwara Temples
Bhand Dewal
Parshvanath Temple in Khajuraho
Depiction of Krishna playing the flute in a temple constructed in 752CE on the order of Emperor Shomu, Todai-ji Temple, Great Buddha Hall in Nara, Japan
Kamal Basadi
Girnar Jain temples
Infant Krishna with Mother Yashoda
Jal Mandir, Pawapuri
Lodhurva Jain temple
Palitana temples
Saavira Kambada Basadi, Moodbidri, Karnataka
Jain temple, Antwerp, Belgium
Brahma Jinalaya, Lakkundi
Hutheesing Jain Temple

Neminatha, also known as Nemi and Arishtanemi, is the twenty-second tirthankara (ford-maker) in Jainism.

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Krishna, who was the 9th and last Jain Vasudev, was his first cousin.

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Ghora is identified with Neminatha, the twenty-second tirthankara in Jainism, by some scholars.

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Out of the 24 Tirthankaras, Jains predominantly worship four: Mahāvīra, Parshvanatha, Neminatha and Rishabhanatha.

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According to Jain texts, the 22nd Tirthankara Neminatha lived about 85,000 years ago and was the cousin of Krishna.

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Image of Neminatha at a Jain temple in Bateshwar, Uttar Pradesh

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