Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Conquest of Khandaprapata by Sagara which is the fourteenth part of chapter IV of the English translation of the Ajitanatha-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Ajitanatha in jainism is the second Tirthankara (Jina) and one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.

Part 14: Conquest of Khaṇḍaprapātā by Sagara

Then, his power unbroken, he went to Khaṇḍaprapātā in the southern direction by the path indicated by the cakra. He set his camp near Khaṇḍaprapātā and made a three days’ fast directed toward Nāṭyamālaka. At the end of the three days’ fast, knowing (his coming) from the shaking of his throne, like the head of a village Nāṭyamāla approached the King with presents. He gave various and numerous ornaments to the Cakravartin and promised service like a respectful king. Sagara dismissed him and immediately after the fast-breaking joyfully held an eight-day festival for him, like a recompense for what he had done.

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