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SALAKAPURUSAS
Also known as SALAKA-PURUSAS, TRISASTISALAKAPURUSA

The Sixty-Three Superstars of Jainism

This is a complete Superhero Supergroup to rival anything produced by Marvel or DC Comics. Jain mythology gives us a massive sixty-three characters in five categories.

There are twenty-four saviors (Tīrthaṅkaras), twelve emperors (Cakravartīs), and a triad of nine sets of heroes in cycles (or possibly riding on cycles) — the BALADEVAS (nice), the PRATIVĀSUDEVAS (nasty) and the VASUDEVAS (unspeakably violent). In other words, the good, the bad and the ugly.

We are still consulting the ancient Jain comics compendium and hope to bring you their exciting adventures soon. Luckily the Universal Cycle of Jainism will give us an infinite amount of time to get around to it.

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Article last updated on 08 February 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT SALAKAPURUSAS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : SALAKAPURUSAS
Area or people : Jain
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SALAKA-PURUSAS, TRISASTISALAKAPURUSA
Popularity index : 166

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