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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Damadhara (दमधर) is the name of an ancient Muni, according to chapter 6.3 [ānanda-puruṣapuṇḍarīka-bali-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“In the city Vijayapura Sudarśana was king, fair as the moon, giving joy to the world. After hearing Jain doctrine from Muni Damadhara, his mind being disgusted with existence, he became a mendicant, practiced penance, and became a god in Sahasrāra”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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