Padm?vat? is the protective goddess or shasan devi of Parshvanatha, twenty-third Jain tirthankara complimenting Parshwa yaksha, the shasan dev. There is another pair of souls of a nag and nagin which was saved by Parshwanath while being burnt alive in a log of wood by the tapas kamath, who became indra(dharnendra in particular)and padmavati (different from sashan devi) after their death. According to the tradition, Padmavati and her husband Dharanendra protected Lord Parshvanatha when he was harassed by Meghmali.
A snakes hood covers her head, and she sits on a lotus flower. Often a small image of the Lord Parshvanatha is placed in her crown. She often depicted four armed carrying noose/ japa mala, elephant goad, lotus and a fruit
Humcha Padmavati temple, Karnataka
'Mandala of Padmavati', bronze, Walters Art Museum, 11th century
Goddess Padmavati at Walkeshwar Jain Temple
Sculpture of Goddess Padmavati in Akkana Basadi, 12th century