Dharanendra
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Dharanendra

Dharanendra
Sculpture of Yaksha Dharanendra at Akkana Basadi in Shravanabelagola.jpg
Sculpture of Yaksha Dharanendra at Akkana Basadi, Shravanabelagola
Affiliation Yaksha of Parshvanatha
Consort Padmavati

Dharanendra is the Yaksha (attendant deity) of Parshvanatha, twenty-third Tirthankara in Jainism. He enjoys an independent religious life and is very popular amongst Jains.[1] According to the Digambara tradition, when Lord Parshvanatha was a prince, he saved two snakes that had been trapped in a log in an Kamath's fire. Later, these snakes were reborn as Dharanendra, the lord of the underworld Naga Kingdom, and Padmavati. They, then sheltered Parshvanatha when he was harassed byMeghalin (Kamath reborn).[2][3][4]?v?t?mbara tradition, however, does not list Padmavati among the main queens of Dharanendra.[5]

Western Ganga literature states that Dharanendra was worshipped for acquiring sons.[6]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Jain & Fischer 1978, p. 20.
  2. ^ Jain & Fischer 1978, p. 21.
  3. ^ "Parshvanatha". Encyclopædia Britannica.
  4. ^ Dundas 2002, p. 33.
  5. ^ Shah 1987, p. 267.
  6. ^ Adiga 2006, p. 264.

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