The Original Bahubali


The first Jain Tirthankar, the story of Bahubali is nothing short of amazing. It is believed that he shed all his material belongings and stood in the open for a full year to become a Digambara monk and began meditating to attain omniscience. After a year long fast, and creepers and ants growing over him, Bahubali, or Gomateshwara attained liberation and became a pure, liberated soul. He is said to be the first Digambara monk to have attained moksha.

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