Padumuttara Buddha

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In Buddhism, Padumuttara Buddha is the thirteenth in the List of the 28 Buddhas.

He was born in Hamsavatī. He lived for ten thousand years in three palaces: Naravāhana, Yassa (or Yasavatī) and Vasavatti. His wife was Vasudattā, by whom he had a son, Uttara. His body was fifty eight cubits high.

He died in Nandārāma at the age of one hundred thousand, and a stūpa twelve leagues in height was erected over his relics.[1]

His life parallels that of Gautama Buddha except that he was assisted by different people and his bodhi tree was a salala. Many of Gautama Buddha's disciples were said to have made their aspiration for eminent positions in the time of Padumuttara Buddha.

In the Apadāna some gods wish to built a stūpa of their own over the relics of Padumuttara. As a Tathāgata his relics were not separated. Dīpankara attained Nirvāṇa in Nandārāma, where a stūpa was built which was thirty six yojanas high. [2]

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  1. ^ Vipassana.info, Pali Proper Names Dictionary: Padumuttara
  2. ^ John S. Strong (2007). Relics of the Buddha. p. 45. 

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