Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes The future Baladevas which is the tenth part of chapter VI of the English translation of the Adisvara-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Adisvara (or Rishabha) in jainism is the first Tirthankara (Jina) and one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.

Part 10: The future Baladevas

Acala, the son of Bhadrā,[1] living for eighty-five lacs of years, will be the first Baladeva. Vijaya, son of Subhadrā, living for seventy-five lacs of years, will be the second Baladeva. Bhadra, the son of Suprabhā, living for sixty-five lacs of years, will be the third Baladeva. Suprabha, son of Sudarśanā, living for fifty-five lacs, will be the fourth Baladeva. The fifth Baladeva will be named Sudarśana, with a life of seventeen lacs of years, son of Vijayā. The sixth Bala will be Ānanda, the son of Vaijayantī, living for eighty-five thousand years. The seventh Baladeva will be Nandana, son of Jayantī, living for sixty-five thousand years. The eighth Baladeva will be Padma, sou of Aparājitā, with a life of fifteen thousand years. The ninth will be Rāma, son of Rohiṇī, living for twelve hundred years. Among these, eight will attain mokṣa; Rāma will go to the heaven Brahma. He will attain mokṣa in utsarpiṇī in Bharatakṣetra in the tīrtha of Kṛṣṇa.

Footnotes and references:

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The father of each Baladeva is the same as that of the corresponding Vāsudeva.

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