Pushpadanta

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This article is about ninth Jain tirthankara. For Jain monk, see Pushpadanta (Jain monk).
Pushpadanta
9th Jain Tirthankara
Pushpadanta
Image of Tirthankara Pushpadanta
Other names Suvidhinatha
Symbol Crocodile
Height 100 bows (300 meters)
Age 200,000 purva (14.112 quintillion years)
Color White
Parents
  • Sugriva (father)
  • Rama (Supriya) (mother)
Preceded by Chandraprabha
Succeeded by Shitalanatha
Born Deoria
Moksha Shikharji

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

Biography[edit]

Puṣpadanta, 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.[citation needed]

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 Rishabhanatha. Pushpadanta is associated with Alligator emblem, Malli tree, Ajita Yaksha and Mahakali (Dig.) & Sutaraka (Svet.) Yakshi.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Tukol 1980, p. 31.
  2. ^ Tandon 2002, p. 44.

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