by K. C. Lalwani | 1973 | 185,989 words
The English translation of the Bhagavati-sutra which is the fifth Jaina Agama (canonical literature). It is a large encyclopedic work in the form of a dialogue where Mahavira replies to various question. The present form of the Sutra dates to the fifth century A.D. Abhayadeva Suri wrote a vritti (commentary) on the Bhagavati in A.D. 1071. In his J...
In the city of Rājagṛha,.,.till made the following submission:
A. 150. Gautama! Ten gods dominate over the Asurakumāras. They are: Camara who is the Indra of the Asurakumāras and their king, Soma, Yama, Varuṇa, Vaiśramaṇa; Bali who is the Indra of the Vairocanas and their king, Soma, Yama, Varuṇa and Vaiśramaṇa.
Q. 151. Bhante! How many gods dominate over the Nāgakumāras?
A. 151. Gautama! Ten gods dominate over the Nāgakumāras. They are: Dharaṇa who is the Indra of the Nāgakumāras and their king, Kālavāla, Kolavāla, Śailapāla, Śaṅkhapāla; Bhutānanda who is the Indra of the Nāgakumāras and their king, Kālavāla, Kolavāla, Śaṅkhapāla and Śailapāla.
And what has been stated about the Indras of the Nāgakumāras may be stated about the remaining gods:
Statements about these are to be similar to those of the Asura-kumāras.
A. 152. Gautama! Pairs of gods, dominate over them. They are: Kāla and Mahākāla; Surūpa and Pratirūpa; Pūrṇabhadra and Maṇibhadra; Bhīma and Mahābhīma; Kinnara and Kiṃpuruṣa; Satpuruṣa and Mahāpuruṣa; Atikāya and Mahākāya; Gītarati and Gītayasa.
Two gods dominate over the Jyotiṣkas. They are: the Moon and the Sun.
A. 153. Gautama! Ten gods dominate (in Saudharma-kalpa) as follows: Śakra who is the Indra of the gods and their king, Soma, Yama, Varuṇa, Vaiśramaṇa; Īśāṇa himself who is the Indra of the gods and their king, Soma, Yama, Varuṇa, Vaiśramaṇa. And similar statements are to be made about the remaining heavens, and their respective Indras are to be mentioned.
Bhante! So they are. Glory be to the great Lord! So saying, Bhagavān Gautama paid his homage and obeisance to the Lord, and having done so, he withdrew to his seat.
Chapter Eight ends.
Notes (based on commentary of Abhayadeva Sūri):
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