Pushpadanta

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Pushpadanta
9th Jain Tirthankara
Thirtankara.jpg
Idol of a Tirthankara
Details
Alternate name(s) Suvidhi
Predecessor Chandraprabha
Successor Shitalanatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Father Sugriva
Mother Rama (Supriya)
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Birth date 10218 years ago
Birth place Kakandi (modern Khukhundoo, Uttar Pradesh)
Moksha place Shikharji
Characteristics/Attributes
Complexion White
Symbol Crocodile
Height 100 dhanusha (300 meters)
Age 200,000 purva (14.112 quintillion years)
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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References[edit]

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

Sources[edit]

  • Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.