Vasupujya

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Vāsupūjya
12th Jain Tirthankara
Thirtankara.jpg
Idol of a Tirthankara
Details
Alternate name: Vasupujya Swami
Historical date: 4 x 10^221 Years Ago
Family
Father: Vasupujya
Mother: Jaya (Vijaya)
Dynasty: Ikshvaku
Places
Birth: Champapuri or Champa
Nirvana: Champapuri
Attributes
Colour: Red
Symbol: Buffalo
Height: 70 dhanusha (210 feet)
Age At Death: 7,200,000 years old
Attendant Gods
Yaksha: Sukumar
Yaksini: Pravara (Chandra)

Vasupujya Swami was the twelfth Jain Tirthankar of the present age (Avasarpini).[1] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Vasupujya was born to King Vasupujya Raja and Queen Jaya Devi Rani at Champapuri in the Ikshvaku clan. His birth date was the fourteenth day of the Falgun Krishna month of the Indian calendar.[1] He attained nirvana at Champa Vietnam or Champapuri, of North Bengal in India.

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