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
Details
Alternate name(s) Suvidhinatha
Predecessor Chandraprabha
Successor Shitalanatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Father Sugriva
Mother Rama (Supriya)
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Born 10218 years ago
Kakandi (modern Khukhundoo, Uttar Pradesh)
Moksha place Shikharji
Characteristics/Attributes
Complexion White
Symbol Crocodile
Height 100 bows (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 Rishabhanatha.

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

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