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...

Appendix 1.1: Cosmography

See the following pages from Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra 2.3.488-800:

Description of the Lower World (ūrdhvaloka)
The Bhavanapatis
The Vyantaras
The Jyotiṣkas
Description of the Middle World (madhyaloka)
Description of Meru
Description of Jambūdvīpa
Description of Lavaṇoda
Description of Dhātakīkhaṇḍa
Description of Kāloda
Description of Puṣkaradvīpa
Description of Mānuṣottara
The people in the Manuṣyaloka
Mlecchas
The Antaradvīpas
Description of Nandīśvara
Description of the Upper World (adhaloka)