Vasupujya

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Vasupujya
12th Jain Tirthankara
Vasupujya
Details
Predecessor Shreyanasanatha
Successor Vimalanatha
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku
Family
Parents Vasupujya (father)
Jaya (Vijaya) (mother)
Kalyanaka / Important Events
Born 4 x 10221 years ago
Champapuri or Champa
Moksha place Champapuri
Characteristics/Attributes
Complexion Red
Symbol Buffalo
Height 70 bows (210 metres)[1]
Age 7,200,000 years
Kevalakāla
Yaksha Sukumar
Yakshini Pravara (Chandra)

Vasupujya Swami was the twelfth tirthankara in Jainism of the present age (Avasarpini).[2] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Vasupujya was born to King Vasupujya and Queen Jaya Devi at Champapuri in the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date was the fourteenth day of the Falgun Krishna month of the Indian calendar.[2] He never married and remained a celibate. He attained Kevala Jnana within one month of Tapsya and Moksha at Champapuri, of North Bengal in India on the fourteenth day of the bright half of the month of Ashadh.

The second Vasudeva, Dwiprishtaha, was his devotee. He and his brother Baldeva Shrivijay conquered Prativasudeva Tark and brought his oppressive rule to an end. Shrivijay later joined the ascetic order of Lord Vasupujya.

The tallest statue of Lord Vasupujya, 31 feet in height, was inaugurated at Nathnagar Temple, Champapur, Bhagalpur, Bihar in 2014. The statue was constructed and donated by Smt Sona Devi Sethi Chartiable Trust, based at Phulchand Sethi complex Dimapur. [3]

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References

  1. Sarasvati 1970, p. 444.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> p.31
  3. "Vasupujya".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Sources

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

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