Who is Simandhar Swami?
Shree Simandhar Swami is a living Tirthankar present in other world known as Mahavideh Kshetra. His significance is that by praying and paying our reverence & homage to him, he can guide us on the path of achieving ultimate bliss and attaining final salvation ('Moksh').
Where is Simandhar Swami?
Simandhar Swami is in Pundarikgiri, the capital of Pushpakalavati which is the eighth division of the total 32 divisions of Mahavideh Kshetra. Mahavideh Kshetra is millions of miles away in north easterly direction of our world.
Tell me about Simandhar Swami…
Lord Simandhar Swami was born between the reign of the seventeenth Tirthankar Shree Kunthunath and the eighteenth Tirthankar Shree Arahanath. Lord Simandhar Swami's father, Shree Shreyans was the king of Pundarikgiri. His mother's name was Satyaki.
At a supremely auspicious moment, Mother Satyaki gave birth to a most handsome son, with unparallel beauty. At birth, the child had come with three types of knowledge: Mati, shruta and avadhi gnan.
His physical body now stands around 1500 feet tall. Princess Rukamani became the fortunate woman to marry the Lord. Lord Simandhar took diksha, renunciation from worldly life when Lord Rama's father King Dasratha was the reigning king in our world. This also was the time between the existence of the twentieth Tirthankar Munishivrat Swami and the twenty-first Tirthankar, Shree Neminath. At the moment of the diksha, he attained the fourth gnan called manaparyay gnan. After a thousand years as a sadhu (ascetic), during which all his Gnan obscuring karmas exhausted, the Lord became fully omniscient and attained Keval Gnan, full enlightenment.
Surrendered at the feet of the Lord's universal work of salvation are eighty-four ganadhars, one million Kevlis (fully enlightened), one billion ascetics, one billion nuns, nine hundred billion male and female married followers. Their protecting celestial deities are Shree Chandrayan Yakshadev and Shree Panchanguli Yakshini Devi.
The Lord Simandhar Swami and nineteen other tirthankars at Mahavideh Kshetra will attain final liberation after completing their life span of eight million four hundred thousand years. At that momentous time, the ninth Tirthankar of the next cycle of twenty-four tirthankars, Shree Pedhaada Swami would be present on our earth and the eight Tirthankar Shree Udayaswami would have just attained nirvana.
How will Simandhar Swami be helpful to me?
'Tirthankar' means 'full moon' (having gained absolute, total, complete knowledge of soul - Keval Gnan). Tirthankar Shree Simandhar Swami is present in Mahavideh Kshetra. In our world (Bharat Kshetra), tirthankars have ceased to be born since around past twenty-five hundred years. Of all the present tirthankars, Simandhar Swami is closest to our world and has an obligation for salvation of people of our world.
Simandhar Swami is now one hundred and fifty thousand years old and will live for another one hundred and twenty-five thousand years. Hence, by devoting him we can be born there in the next life and by obtaining Simandhar Swami's darshan, we can attain the final liberation.