Pushkalapala, Puṣkalapāla: 1 definition
Pushkalapala means something in Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Puṣkalapāla can be transliterated into English as Puskalapala or Pushkalapala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)
Puṣkalapāla (पुष्कलपाल) or simply Puṣkala is the son of king Vajrasena, according to chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-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, “Knowing that Vajrajaṅgha was a suitable person, King Svarṇajaṅgha installed him in power and took initiation. Vajrasena also bestowed his sovereignty on his son Puṣkalapāla and became a mendicant”.
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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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 14: Sixth incarnation as Vajrajaṅgha < [Chapter I]