Pushpadanta

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Pushpadanta
9th Jain Tirthankara
Pushpadanta
Image of Tirthankara Pushpadanta
Details
Alternate name(s) Suvidhinatha
Predecessor Chandraprabha
Successor Shitalanatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Parents Sugriva (father)
Rama (Supriya) (mother)
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)
Kevalakāla
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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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tukol, T. K. (1980), Compendium of Jainism, Dharwad: University of Karnataka, p. 31<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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