Four Main Attributes (4 Atishaya)
Delivers Extraordinary sermon • Worshipped by mundane souls of the whole universe • No calamities or diseases exist in his vicinity.
Some Jains believe the four Anant Chatushtay Infinite knowledge, Infinite perception, Infinite Energy, Perfect Conduct) instead of 4 Atishaya.
Eight Other Attributes (Pratihärya - endowed by heavenly gods)
Simhasan Bhämandal Chamar Chhatras
A divine seat from where Arihanta delivers sermons A halo around Arihanta's head Angels are waving fans (Chowries) to show Arihanta's greatness A three tier divine umbrella over the head suggests that he is the king of the entire universe which consist of three regions - Hell, Earth, and Heaven. A tree under-which Arihanta sits A continuous shower of fragrant flowers A divine announcement declaring Arihanta's sermons A celestial music accompanying Arihanta's sermons
Ashok Vruksha Pushpavrusti Dev-dundubhi Divya-dhwani
Thirty Four Atishaya
These 12 attributes, when elaborately explained are counted as 34 Atishaya. Both Shvetämbar and Digambar account for thirty-four Tirthankar Atishay. Some Atishayas are birth related, some are created by heavenly gods (Devas), and some are realized at the time of Kevaljnän.
By Birth, Arihanta has the most beautiful, powerful, and proportionally built body with 1008 auspicious birth marks. As he is full of compassion, his blood is white, like milk. His breath is fragrant, like a lotus and his body does not generate any waste. He is always disease free. He has very soothing, peaceful, and serene voice which can be heard from very long distances. His language can be easily understood by all - humans and animals alike. He can be seen and heard from all four directions. Everyone listens to the sermon keeping their animosities aside.
In his vicinity the weather is always pleasant and there are no calamities for miles. The Samavasaran can accommodate all. Dharma Chakra (symbolic wheel of religion) and Ashta Mangal (eight embellishments) are also present at the Samavasaran.
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