A report on JainismTirthankara and Rama

The hand symbolizes Ahiṃsā, the wheel dharmachakra, the resolve to halt saṃsāra (transmigration).
Rama holding arrows
Classification of Saṃsāri Jīvas (transmigrating souls) in Jainism
Gold carving depiction of the legendary Ayodhya at the Ajmer Jain temple
Lord Neminatha, Akota Bronzes (7th century)
Tirthankara images at Siddhachal Caves inside Gwalior Fort.
Rama is portrayed in Hindu arts and texts as a compassionate person who cares for all living beings.
Jain miniature painting of 24 tirthankaras, Jaipur, c. 1850
Auspicious dreams seen by a tirthankara's mother during pregnancy
Rama Raj Tilak from Ramayana
Jain temple painting explaining Anekantavada with Blind men and an elephant
Samavasarana of Tirthankara Rishabha (Ajmer Jain temple)
The Rama story is carved into stone as an 8th-century relief artwork in the largest Shiva temple of the Ellora Caves, suggesting its importance to the Indian society by then.
A Jain monk in meditation, wearing the characteristic white robe and face covering
Tirthankars of present, previous and next cosmic ages (72 in total)
1870 painting on mica entitled, Incarnation of Vishnu
Nishidhi stone, depicting the vow of sallekhana, 14th century, Karnataka
Jain chaumukha sculpture at LACMA, 6th century
Praying at the feet of a statue of Bahubali
Image of Mahavira at Shri Mahavirji
Valmiki composing the Ramayana.
Jain worship may include ritual offerings and recitals.
Rama (left third from top) depicted in the Dashavatara (ten incornations) of Vishnu. Painting from Jaipur, now at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Celebrating Das Lakshana (Paryushana), Jain Center of America, New York City
Rama (Yama) and Sita (Thida) in Yama Zatdaw, the Burmese version of the Ramayana
The birth of Mahavira, from the Kalpa Sūtra (c.1375–1400 CE)
A 5th century terracotta sculpture depicting Rama
In Northern, Central and Western states of India, the Ramlila play is enacted during Navratri by rural artists (above).
Idol of Suparśvanātha
Rama's story is a major part of the artistic reliefs found at Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Large sequences of Ramayana reliefs are also found in Java, Indonesia.
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.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi monuments in Karnataka, built by the Vijayanagara Empire, includes a major Rama temple. Its numerous wall reliefs tell the life story of Rama.
Rishabhdev, believed to have lived over 592.704×1018 years ago, is considered the traditional founder of Jainism.
Rama Temple at Ramtek (10th century, restored). A medieval inscription here calls Rama as Advaitavadaprabhu or "Lord of the Advaita doctrine".
The ruins of Gori Jain temples in Nagarparkar, Pakistan, a pilgrimage site before 1947.
Rama, along with his younger brother Lakshmana and wife Sita, exiled to the forest.
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Rama in Forest
Dilwara Temples
Ravana's sister Suparnakha attempts to seduce Rama and cheat on Sita. He refuses and spurns her (above).
Parshvanath Temple in Khajuraho
Ravana kidnapping Sita while Jatayu on the left tried to help her. 9th-century Prambanan bas-relief, Java, Indonesia.
Girnar Jain temples
Hanuman meets Rama in the forest.
Jal Mandir, Pawapuri
Sita Boomi Pravesh
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).

- Tirthankara

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.

- Jainism

Rama legends are also found in the texts of Jainism and Buddhism, though he is sometimes called Pauma or Padma in these texts, and their details vary significantly from the Hindu versions.

- Rama

Yoga Vasishta, Chapter 15 of Vairagya Khanda, Sloka 8 gives the saying of Rama:

- Tirthankara

Padmapurana mentions Rama as a contemporary of Munisuvrata, 20th tirthankara of Jainism.

- Rama

Siddhakshetra – Site of the moksha of an arihant (kevalin) or tirthankara, such as: Ashtapada of Rishabhanatha, Shikharji of 20 Tirthankara, Girnar of Neminatha, Pawapuri of Mahaveera, Champapuri (capital of Anga) of Vasupujya, Mangi-Tungi of Ram, Palitana of 3 Pandavas.

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Idol of Lord Rishabhdeva at Palitana Tirth, Gujarat
Rishabha with mother Marudevi at Palitana
Janma kalyāṇaka from the Kalpa Sutra, c. 14th–15th Century CE
Ruins of ancient Jain settlement from 2nd century BCE in Kankali Tila, Mathura depicting the scene of Nilanjana's Dance from life of Lord Rishabhdeva.
Statuary representing meditation by Rishabhanatha in Kayotsarga posture. (Photo:Ajmer Jain temple)
Rishabhanatha's moving over lotus after attaining omniscience
Mount Kailash or Ashtapad, the Nirvana place of Rishabhdeva.
Svetambara iconography of Rishabhanatha, in which he is identified by the bull stamped or carved below his feet. On the center of his chest is a shrivatsa.
Carving at Ambika Gumpha, Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, 2nd century BCE
The famous 15 ft "Bade Baba" idol at Bade Baba temple, Kundalpur
Palitana temples
Statue of Ahimsa, Maharashtra, {{convert|108|feet}}
Bawangaja, Madhya Pradesh, {{convert|84|feet}}
The {{convert|58.4|feet}} colossal at Gopachal Hill
The {{convert|45|feet}} tall rock cut idol at Chanderi
{{convert|31|feet}} statue made up of Ashtadhatu, Trilok Teerth Dham
The {{convert|25|feet}} idol at Dadabari, Kota
Ranakpur Jain temple, Ranakpur, Rajasthan
Adinatha temple, Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Vimal Vasahi, Dilwara temples
Panchakuta Basadi

Rishabhanatha, also ' (ऋषभदेव), Rishabhadeva, ' or Ikshvaku is the first Tīrthaṅkara (Supreme preacher) of Jainism and establisher of Ikshvaku dynasty.

Jain tradition depicts life of a tirthankara in five auspicious events called the pancha kalyanaka.

His association to Ayodhya makes it a sacred town for Jains, as it is in Hinduism for the birth of the Rama.