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In Jainism, a Ganadhara "troupe leader" is a primary disciple of a Tirthankara. The monastic sangha of Jainism is divided into a number of orders or troupes called ganas, each headed by a ganadhara. In Nepal, Ganadhara is Kuldevata of Karakheti Bandhu. Karakheti live in Gorkha's Deurali, Dhunwakot, Dhading's Gajuri and Chitwan.
All twenty-four Tirthankaras had ganadharas, but the number varied.
List of the Ganadhara of 24 Tirthankara
|23||Parasnath (Adinatha)||8||Subhadatta, Aryaghoṣa, Vashishtha, Brahmachari, Soma, Sridhara, Virabhadra and Yasas|
|24||Mahavira||2||Indrabhuti Gautama, Sudharmaswami|