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Risabhanatha

The first image of the series is the figure of Risabhanatha measuring 5'=2"X2'=3". It is standing in Kayotsarga pose and flanked by Chauri bearers, Bharata and Bahuvali. The stele has an oval halo with flying Gandharvas on either side with garlands in hands. Around the image eight planets have been carved which is taken to be as the Astagraharchita Risabhanath. His mark of cognizance, the bull is carved below the pedestal. His hair on the head are arranged in iota, two of which run up to the shoulders. The umbrella is placed over the head as usual. In the Jaina history of the patriarchs Risabhanatha has been regarded as the founder of theJaina religion.