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Siddhartha of Kundagrama

Siddhartha
King Siddhartha instructs his courtiers to summon astrologers to interpret the dreams of his wife Trishala, Kalpa Sutra, 1503.
Royalty
Dynasty/Clan Ikshvaku[1]
Family
Spouse Trishala
Children Mahavira

Siddartha 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]

References

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

Bibliography

  • Shah, Umakant Premanand (1987). Jaina-Rupa Mandana: Jaina Iconography 1. India: Shakti Malik Abhinav Publications.  
  • Sunavala, A.J. (1934). Adarsha Sadhu: An Ideal Monk. (First paperback edition, 2014 ed.). Cambridge University Press.  
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