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The name Siddhasena may refer to three important Jain philosophers of the classical period, who will be discussed separately below: Siddhasena Divākara, Siddhasenagaṇi Gandhahastin, and Siddhasena Mahāmati.1

Siddhasena Divākara (Second Half of the 5th Cent. CE)


He most probably belonged to the Śvetāmbara tradition of Jainism, since his main oeuvre is commented on only within this trad…

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Balcerowicz, Piotr, “Siddhasena”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2020

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