Siddhartha of Kundagrama

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Siddhartha
Siddhartha in the Kalpa Sutra.jpg
King Siddhartha instructs his courtiers to summon astrologers to interpret the dreams of his wife Trishala, Kalpa Sutra, 1503.
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Siddartha (/sɪˈdɑːrtə, -θə/) was the father of Mahavira, the 24th and last Jain Tirthankara. He was a Kshatriya from Ikshvaku dynasty[1] and the ruler of the Nata, or Jnatri clan in Kshatriyakundagrama, a suburb of Vaishali (Basarh in modern-day Bihar). Some sources believe his wife to have been Devananda, a Brahmin, while other traditional sources name his wife as the Kshatriya, Trishala (also known as Videhadinna or Priyakarni).[2]

The parents of Tirthankaras are worshipped among Jains.[3]

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  1. ^ Sunavala 1934, p. 52.
  2. ^ "Mahavira, Jaina teacher". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  3. ^ Shah 1987, p. 47.

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