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
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
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
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