Lord Pushpadanta the ninth tirthankar is also known by the name suvidhinath. pushpadanta became a
siddha, a liberated soul that has destroyed all of its karma. pushpadanta was born to king sugriva of
kakandi and rama devi in the ikshvaku race. pushpadanta`s birth date was the fifth day of margashirsha
krishna month. during his earlier incarnation as emperor mahapadma of pushkalvati vijay purified his
soul to him extant of earning tirthankar- nam- and- gotra-karma.
pushpadanta took birth in the vijayant dimension of gods. from the vijayant dimension he descended into
the womb of queen rama devi, wife of king sugriva of kakandi town. when queen rama was pregnant then
she experienced an extraordinary capability to develop processes for doing even the most difficult of
tasks. everyone got overwhelmed at her skill. when the child, pushpadanta was born the king sugriva
named him as suvidhi. during the teething period of the child
the mother got a craving for playing with flowers. as such, he was also popularly known as pushpadant or
pushpadant lead a normal princely life of luxury and pleasure but was always aloof. he became an ascetic at an early age and attained omniscience only after four months rigorous spiritual practices. he got nirvana at sammed sikharji on the ninth day of the dark half of the month of kartik. the tradition of the four pronged religious ford started by bhagavan rishabhdev steadily became extinct after the nirvana of bhagavan pushpadant. after his nirvana, first the ascetic organization disintegrated and a time came when there was no ascetic left.