Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Conquest of the northern district of the Ganga and the Vidyadharas by Sagara which is the fifteenth 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 15: Conquest of the northern district of the Gaṅgā and the Vidyādharas by Sagara

Then, at the command of the Cakradhara, the general with half the army conquered the eastern district of the Gaṅgā, as he had those of the Sindhu. Sagara quickly conquered the Vidyādharas of the two rows on Mt. Vaitāḍhya as well as the kings living on the mountain. They gave jeweled ornaments, garments, elephants, and horses to the Cakravartin, and promised service. The King rewarded and dismissed the Vidyādharas. For the very powerful are satisfied with words even with the idea of service.

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