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VASUPUJYA SWAMI was the twelfth tirthankara in Jainism of the avasarpini (present age). According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha , a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma . Vasupujya
Vasupujya
was born to King Vasupujya
Vasupujya
and Queen Jaya Devi at Champapuri in the Ikshvaku dynasty
Ikshvaku dynasty
. His birth date was the fourteenth day of the Falgun Krishna month of the Indian calendar. He never married and remained a celibate . He attained Kevala Jnana within one month of Tapsya and Moksha at Champapuri , of North Bengal in India on the fourteenth day of the bright half of the month of Ashadh.

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* 1 Biography * 2 Temples * 3 Statue * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Sources

BIOGRAPHY

Vasupujya
Vasupujya
Swami was the 12th tirthankara in Jainism of the Avasarpini (present age). According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha , a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma . Vasupujya
Vasupujya
was born to King Vasupujya
Vasupujya
and Queen Jaya Devi at Champapuri in the Ikshvaku dynasty
Ikshvaku dynasty
. His birth date was the fourteenth day of the Falgun Krishna month of the Indian calendar. He never married and remained a celibate . He attained Kevala Jnana within one month of Tapsya and Moksha at Champapuri , of North Bengal in India on the fourteenth day of the bright half of the month of Ashadh.

The second Vasudeva, Dwiprishtaha, was his devotee. He and his brother Baldeva Shrivijay conquered Prativasudeva Tark and brought his oppressive rule to an end. Shrivijay later joined the ascetic order of Lord Vasupujya.

TEMPLES

* Jain temple, Alleppey , Kerala
Kerala
* Champapur

STATUE

The tallest statue of Vasupujya
Vasupujya
, 31 feet in height, was inaugurated at Nathnagar Temple, Champapur , Bhagalpur , Bihar
Bihar
in 2014. The statue was constructed and donated by Smt Sona Devi Sethi Charitable Trust, based at Phulchand Sethi complex Dimapur.

SEE ALSO

Wikimedia Commons has media related to VASUPUJYA .

* God in Jainism * Arihant (Jainism) * Jainism and non-creationism

REFERENCES

* ^ Sarasvati 1970 , p. 444. * ^ A B Tukol 1980 , p. 31. * ^ "Deity gift from Nagaland", The Telegraph , 7 January 2014 * ^ Vasupujya
Vasupujya

SOURCES

* Tukol, T. K. (1980), Compendium of Jainism, Dharwad : University of Karnataka

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