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Siddhasena
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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)

Life

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

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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 16 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2590-2768_BEJO_COM_046694>
First published online: 2020



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