Padmavati (Jainism)

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Padmāvatī is the protective goddess of Pārśva, twenty-third tirthankara in Jainism. She enjoys an independent religious life and is very popular amongst Jains.[1] According to the Digambara tradition, Padmavati and her husband Dharanendra protected Pārśva when he was harassed by Meghalin.[2] Svetambara tradition, however, does not list Padmavati among the main queens of Dharanendra.[3]

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