Pushpadanta

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Pushpadanta
9th Jain Tirthankara
Pushpadanta
Pushpadanta statue at Anwa, Rajasthan
Other namesSuvidhinatha
Venerated inJainism
PredecessorChandraprabha
SuccessorShitalanatha
SymbolCrocodile
Height100 bows (300 meters)
Age200,000 purva (14.112 quintillion years)
ColorWhite
Personal information
Born
Died
Parents
  • Sugriva (father)
  • Rama (Supriya) (mother)

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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Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Johnson, Helen M. (1931), Suvidhinathacaritra (Book 3.7 of the Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra), Baroda Oriental Institute
  • Tandon, Om Prakash (2002) [1968], Jaina Shrines in India (1 ed.), New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, ISBN 81-230-1013-3
  • Tukol, T. K. (1980), Compendium of Jainism, Dharwad: University of Karnataka