Siddhasena Divakara

Updated on: 31.07.2010

Alias

Acharya Siddhasena, Siddhasen Diwakar, Siddhasena

Group(s)

   ► Individuals ► < 1000 CE
   ► Individuals ► Author/Public Person

Lifetime

Born: 5th century CE

About

Jain logician and author of important works in Sanskrit and Prakrit, such as

  • Nyāyāvatāra
    (on Logic) 
  • Sanmatisūtra
    (dealing with the seven Jaina standpoints, knowledge and the objects of knowledge)

Siddhasen Diwakar, Ācārya Siddhasena was a highly intelligent Jain acharya of his time. Siddhasen could study the scriptures and realize their truth in a short time. In due course he became the most well known Jain scholar of the time. He was like the illuminating lamp of the Jain order and therefore came to be known as Siddhasen Diwakar.

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