Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

by Helen M. Johnson | 1931 | 742,503 words

This is the English translation of the Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Charita (literally “The lives of the sixty-three illustrious People”), a Sanskrit epic poem written by Hemachandra in the twelfth century. The work relates the history and legends of important figures in the Jain faith. These 63 persons include: the twenty four tirthankaras , the t...

List of 18 guilds

The list of 18 guilds is given in Jambūdvīpaprajñapti 43, p. 193.

  1. Kuṃbhāra (kumbhakāra), potter.
  2. Paṭṭailla (deśi), head of a village. H. paṭel.
  3. Suvaṇṇakāra (suvarṇakāra), goldsmith.
  4. Sūvakāra (sūpakāra), cook.
  5. Gaṅdhavva (gandharva), musician.
  6. Kāsavaga (kāśyapa), barber.
  7. Mālākāra, gardener.
  8. Kacchakara (kakṣakāra), rope-maker?
  9. Taṃbolia (tāmbūlika), pān-maker.
  10. Cammayaru (carmakara), leather-worker.
  11. Jaṅtapīlaga (yantrapīḍaka), presser of grain.
  12. Gañchia (deśi=varuḍa), cane-splitter. Deśi. H. 2. 84.
  13. Chiṃpāya (deśi), cloth-printer. Deśi. H. 1. 98.
  14. Kaṃsakāra (kāṃsyakāra), brassworker.
  15. Sīvaga (sīvaka), sewer.
  16. Guāra? Perhaps gopāla, cow-herd.
  17. Bhilla, (I do not understand why bhillas should figure as a guild).
  18. Dhīvara, fisherman.
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