Rishabha (Hinduism)
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Rishabha Hinduism
From a series of Vishnu Avataras - Rishabha

In Hinduism, Rishabha is one of the twenty two avatars of Vishnu in the Bhagavata Purana.[1][2][3] Some scholars state that this avatar is same as the first Tirthankara of Jainism.[4]

According to John E. Cort and other scholars, there is a considerable overlap between Jain and Hindu Vaishnava traditions in western parts of India, with both religions adopting each other's sacred figures such as Jain texts adopting Vishnu avatars Krishna and Rama, while Hindu texts adopted Rishabha and his son Bharata.[5][6]

See also


  1. ^ Matchett, Freda (2001). Krishna, Lord or Avatara?: the relationship between Krishna and Vishnu. 9780700712816. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-7007-1281-6. 
  2. ^ Wendy Doniger (2014). On Hinduism. Oxford University Press. pp. 593 note 49. ISBN 978-0-19-936009-3. 
  3. ^ Suresh Chandra (1998). Encyclopaedia of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Sarup & Sons. p. 26. ISBN 978-81-7625-039-9. 
  4. ^ D Dennis Hudson (2008). The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth-Century Kanchipuram. Oxford University Press. pp. 19-21. ISBN 978-0-19-970902-1. 
  5. ^ John E. Cort (2001). Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India. Oxford University Press. pp. 23, 108-118, 135. ISBN 978-0-19-513234-2. 
  6. ^ Padmanabh S. Jaini (1977), Jina abha as an Avat?ra of Viu, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 40, No. 2 (1977), pp. 321-337

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