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Lord Vasupujya - Main Details

 

Lord Vasupujya was the twelfth Tirthankar of the present age (Avasarpini). According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma.

Buffalo
Symbol - Buffalo

Lord Vasupujya
Father Vasupujya
Mother Mata Jayadevi
Clan Name Ikshvaku
Place of Birth Champapuri
Source of Descent Pranatadevaloka
Date of Descent (Garbha Kalyanaka) Ashada Krishna 6
Date of Birth (Janma Kalyanaka) Falgun krishna 14
Age 7,200,000 years
Height 70 dhanusha (poles)
Body Colour Ruddy
Place of Enlightenment Champapuri
Date of Enlightenment (Kevala Gyana Kalyanaka) Pausha ku. 14
Date of Diksha (Diksha Kalyanaka) Falgun ku. 15
Diksha Tree or Vat Vriksha Patala (Bignonia suaveolens)
Place of Nirvana Champapuri
Date of Nirvana (Moksha Kalyanaka) Ashada su. 14
First person to donate food Saundara
Period of Meditation 1 Year
Chief Disciple (Ganadhar) Subhuma
Head of Female Ascetics Dharani
God of Organisation (Yaksh) Kumara
Goddess of Organisation (Yakshini) Chanda or Gandhari
Heaven Pranatadevaloka
No. of Muni 72,000
No. of Aryika 1,00,000
No. of Shravak 2,15,000
No. of Shravika 4,36,000

Famous Vasupujya Temples

Mandar Giri Siddha Kshetra, Bounsi, Bihar
Shri Champapur Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra, Nathnagar, Bhagalpur, Bihar
Vasupujya Marble Temple, Mylapore, Chennai
Vasupujya Swami Temple, Jamnagar, Gujrat
Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Juna bazar, Beed, Maharashtra

Om Namah

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