Pushpadanta

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Not to be confused with Pushpadanta, a Gandharva in Hindu mythology.
Puṣpadanta
9th Jain Tirthankara
Thirtankara.jpg
Idol of a Tirthankara
Details
Alternate name: Suvidhi
Historical date: 10^218 Years Ago
Family
Father: Sugriva
Mother: Rama (Supriya)
Dynasty: Ikshvanku
Places
Birth: Kakandi (modern Khukhundoo, Uttar Pradesh)
Moksha: Shikharji
Attributes
Colour: White
Symbol: Crocodile
Height: 100 dhanusha (300 meters)
Age At Death: 200,000 purva (14.112 quintillion Years Old)
Attendant Gods
Yaksha: Vajit
Yakshini: Sutara

In Jainism, Puṣpadanta (Sanskrit: पुष्पदन्त), also known as Suvidhinatha, was the ninth Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini).[1] According to Jain belief, he became a siddha and an arihant, a liberated soul that has destroyed all of its karma.

Puṣpadanta was born to King Sugriva and Queen Rama at Kakandi (modern Khukhundoo, Deoria, Uttar Pradesh) to the Ikshvaku dynasty.[1] His birth date was the fifth day of the Margshrsha Krishna month of the Vikram Samvat. Puṣpadanta was the ninth Tirthankara who re-established the four-part sangha in the tradition started by Rishabha.

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  1. ^ a b Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.  p.31