Walkeshwar Jain Temple, Mumbai
Padmāvatī is the protecting goddess of Parshva, twenty-third tirthankara in Jainism. She enjoys an independent religious life and is very popular amongst Jains. According to the Digambara tradition, Padmavati and her husband Dharanendra protected Parshva when he was harassed by Meghalin. Svetambara tradition, however, does not list Padmavati among the main queens of Dharanendra.
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