108-feet Jain Teerthankar idol enters “Guinness book of records”

108—feet tall idol of Lord Rishabhdeva, the first Teerthankar of Jains, carved out of a single rock, has entered the “Guinness World Records” as the world’s tallest Jain statue. The idol was consecrated last month during a grand ceremony where rituals were performed for several days.

Till now, the 57 feet idol of Lord Bahubali in Shravanabelagola in Karnataka was considered the world’s tallest Jain statue.The impressive statue is located atop Mangi Tungi mountain near Teharabad village of Baglan tehsil in this North Maharashtra district.

Extra info:
  • The word Tīrthankara signifies the founder of a tirtha which means a fordable passage across a sea.
  • The Tirthankara show the ‘fordable path’ across the sea of interminable births and deaths.  Rishabhanatha is also known as Ādinātha.

So lets do:
  • In which city 108-feet Jain Teerthankar idol located?
  • Jain Teerthankar idol related to which Hindu communitee?

Source The Hindu


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