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Garbh (conception) kalyanakas
The brief description of these 5 kalyanaks are as follows:- On this page the description of Garbh (conception) kalyanakas and janma kalyanak are given.
Garbh (conception) kalyanakas ….गर्भ कल्याणक:- As per Jain religion Philosophy the Tithankars are the ford makers who show the way across the worldly ocean of rebirth and transmigration. After attaining the Keval Gyan they help and guide others in attaining the same bliss. The event Garbh kalyanak (conception) is celebrated when the soul of the Tirthankrara is conceived into the mother’s womb.
Sou-dharma Indra Perceives through his telepathy knowledge (Avadhijnan) that the Tirthankar is going to be conceived. He directs the Kubare (lord of treasure) to shower jewels, precious stones and diamonds daily for 15 months i.e. .starting 6 months prior the Tirthankar comes into the womb of his mother and till the birth. When the mother conceives, on that night she sees the sixteen dreams as described below, these can be seen on you tube by clicking the following link
The sixteen dreams are:-These are as per Digambar Sect. (As per Swetambar Sect there are only fourteen dreams)
4. Goddess Laxmi
5. Beautiful Garlands descending from Sky.
6. Full Moon
7. Bright Sun
8. Pair of golden vases
9. Pair of fishes
10. Lotus lake-with thousands of lotues
12. Lofty Throne
13. Celestial Chariot
14. Nagandra Bhawan
15. Heap of Jewells
16. Smokeless Fire
The detail meanings of all these dream have been given on the page of our site referred as per link:-
The king and the queen feel happy to know about the possible birth of the lord Tirthankar Bhagwan in their family and being blessed with the greatfortune. The event is celebrated by all community by taking out the procession called Ghat Yatra.
Sou-dharm Indra along with all other indra’s indrania’s and Deva’s celebrate this auspicious occasion. Sou-dharm Indra make all arrangements to look after the mother of the Tirthankra. Indraniyan are deputed for this purpose and the birth take place safely without any difficulty to the queen- mother of Tirthankar.
LIST OF 24 TIRTHANKARS with names of parents and the place of birth
Janma Kalyanak:- This event is celebrated when the Tirthankar's soul is born. Upon taking the birth of Tirthankar the chariot of Indra shakes and the bells and other musical instruments start ringing in the palaces where he resides and in other places where other Deva's resides. This is kind of information and assurance that the Tirthankar has taken birth. Saudharma Indra rides the Eravat elephant along with all Indra -Dev and lands on earth. He directs his wife Indrani Sachi to bring the child by replacing it with another superficially created one and make the tirthankar’s mother to undergo sound sleep. Sachi Indrani gives the child to Saudharma Indera, he enjoys the aura with his thousand eyes & still remains unsatisfied.
Saudharma Indra carries the balak tirthankar to mount sumeru over panduksheela and Abhisheka Ceremony is held by pouring water with 1008 urns/kalash. The water is brought from ksheer Sagar by Deva's which is like milk and free from all impurities.
Sau-dharma Indra by seeing the thumb of Tirthanka decides the symbol that will be en-marked on the idols and after dressing baby tirthankar with beautiful clothes and ornaments return him back to parents of Tirthankar and they all return to their palaces in Dev loke-heaven. All necessary arrangements like cloths, food and other needs are made from Dev loke-heaven as a routine. The birth of Tirthankar is celebrated with songs and dances etc in the palace.
On the day of Janma Kalyanak a grand procession is taken out of the balak tirthankar by the community accompanied by Aravat elephants, other elephants, Horses chariots, camels, raths from the temple and after passing on all important routs reach the artificially created panduk sheela where abhishek of balak Tirthankr is performed with 1008 urns.
Some of the pitures of this functions and procession can be seen in the picture gallary.
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