|| Shree 1008 Padmaprabhu Bhagwan ||

Emblem :~
Red Lotus
Father :~
Dharana (Sridhara)
Mother :~
Birth Place :~
Place of Nirvan :~
Samet Sikhar
Color :~
Conception :~
Magh Krishna 6
Birth :~
Kartik, Shukla 13
Tap :~
Kartik, Shukla 13
Keval Gyan :~
Chaitra Shukla, 15
Salvation :~
Phagun, Krishna 4

पदमप्रभुदेव् भगवान का परिचय

धातकीखंड द्वीप के पूर्व विदेहक्षेत्र में सीतानदी के दक्षिण तट पर वत्सदेश है। उसके सुसीमा नगर के अधिपति अपराजित थे। किसी दिन भोगों से विरक्त होकर पिहितास्रव जिनेन्द्र के पास दीक्षा धारण कर ली, ग्यारह अंगों का अध्ययन कर तीर्थंकर प्रकृति का बंध किया। अन्त में ऊर्ध्व ग्रैवेयक के प्रीतिंकर विमान में अहमिन्द्र पद प्राप्त किया।

गर्भ और जन्म

इसी जम्बूद्वीप की कौशाम्बी नगरी में धरण महाराज की सुसीमा रानी ने माघ कृष्ण षष्ठी के दिन उक्त अहमिन्द्र को गर्भ में धारण किया। कार्तिक कृष्ण त्रयोदशी के दिन पुत्ररत्न को उत्पन्न किया। इन्द्रों ने जन्मोत्सव के बाद उनका नाम ‘पद्मप्रभ' रखा।


किसी समय दरवाजे पर बंधे हुए हाथी की दशा सुनने से उन्हें अपने पूर्व भवों का ज्ञान हो गया जिससे भगवान को वैराग्य हो गया। वे देवों द्वारा लाई गई ‘निवृत्ति' नाम की पालकी पर बैठ मनोहर नाम के वन में गये और कार्तिक कृष्ण त्रयोदशी के दिन दीक्षा ले ली।

केवलज्ञान और मोक्ष

छह मास छद्मस्थ अवस्था के व्यतीत हो जाने पर चैत्र शुक्ला पूर्णिमा के दिन मध्यान्ह में केवलज्ञान प्रकट हो गया। बहुत काल तक भव्यों को धर्मोपदेश देकर फाल्गुन कृष्ण चतुर्थी के दिन सम्मेदाचल से मोक्ष को प्राप्त कर लिया।

Life of Shree 1008 Padmaprabhu Bhagwan

        Maharaja Aparajita ruled over Sushima town in the Purva Mahavideh area. He was a simple and religious person. He got detached after listening to the discourse of an Arhant and took Diksha from Acharya Pihitashrava. As a result of long spiritual practices he earned Tirthankar-nam-and-gotra-karma. Completing his age, he reincarnated as a god in the Graiveyak dimension.

From the dimension of gods, the being that was Aparajit descended into the womb of queen Sushima, wife of the king Kaushambi. One day queen Sushima had a desire to sleep on a bed made up of lotus flowers. As this was a desire of a pregnant mother, the gods made arrangements for its fulfillment. On the twelfth day of the dark half of the month of Kartik the queen gave birth to a son. The new born had a soft pink glow like lotus flowers. The king named him as Padmaprabhu.

Prince Padmaprabhu, grew up in all repect. He was married and one day king Dhar was sitting with all the respected members of the kingdom. He announced that from this day onwards Padmprabhu will handle all the responsibilities of the kingdom and he and his wife will lead their lives in spiritual practices. The decision was happily accepted by all. Padmprabhu stood up and said, “I have no desire to become a king . I am just respecting the words of my father. The kingdom is of everybody and not of me alone. I would take only the amount needed for survival and the rest will all be of the people of kingdom”. All were more than happy on this note.

Padmprabhu use to perform his duties towards the kingdom very nicely, but now he started spending more time in meditation in a small place near his lotus river. And one fine day while in meditation he attained the entire knowledge of his past incarnations. He saw the reasons why he had to come on earth from heaven and he decided to take diksha and move on the path he has taken birth for. The next morning he stood under a tree, discarded all his worldly things, removed his hair in five fistfuls and recited ‘Namo Sidhanam’. He moved on the way where he could destroy all the Karmas attached with him and preach the world the importance of life, religion and right Karmas.

Omniscience and Nirvana

After six months of spiritual practices, on the full moon day of the month of Chaitra he attained omniscience under a banyan tree. Propagating right religion for a long time, Bhagavan Padmaprabhu wandered around and at last arrived at Sammed shikharji. He got Nirvana on the eleventh day of the dark half of the month of Margshirsh.

Shree 1008 Padmaprabhu Bhagwan Temples

Padamprabhu Temple, Padampura, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Father Sri Sridhar Mother Mata Sushima
Clan Name Ikshvaku Source of Descent Ninth Graiveyak
Date of Descent (Garbha Kalyanaka) Magh Krishna Paksh 8 Place of Birth Kaushambi
Date of Birth (Janma Kalyanaka) Kartik Krishna Paksh 12
Age 30 Lac Purva Height 250 dhanusha (poles)
Body Colour Red Place of Enlightenment Kaushambi
Date of Enlightenment (Kevala Gyana Kalyanaka) Chaitra Shukla Paksh 15 Date of Diksha (Diksha Kalyanaka) Kartik Krishna Paksh 13
Diksha Tree or Vat Vriksha Chhatra
Place of Nirvana Sammed Shikharji Date of Nirvana (Moksha Kalyanaka) Margshirsh Krishna Paksh 11
Chief Disciple (Ganadhar) Suvrat
Head of Female Ascetics Rati
God of Organisation (Yaksh) Kusum Goddess of Organisation (Yakshini) Shyama
Heaven Uvarimagraiveka