Vajramahni, Vajramāhnī, Vajra-mahni: 1 definition


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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Vajramāhnī (वज्रमाह्नी) is the wife of king Hemāṅgada from Puṇḍarīkiṇī, according to chapter 5.4 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as Muni Sāgaracandra narrated to Candratilaka and Sūryatilaka:—“[...] Now there is a city Puṇḍarīkiṇī in the province Puṣkalāvatī, the ornament of East Videha in this Jambūdvīpa. Its king was Hemāṅgada and his wife was Vajramāhnī, like Śacī of Vajrin. Then Abhayaghoṣa fell and descended into her womb, his rank of Arhat indicated by fourteen great dreams. When the time was completed, Vajramālinī bore a son; and Vajrin, et cetera, made his birth-bath. Right now he, Ghanaratha by name, protects the earth, a Tīrthakṛt. Vijaya and Vaijayanta became you two Vidyādharas”.

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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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