Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Conquest of the southern district of the Ganga by Sagara which is the eighteenth 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 18: Conquest of the southern district of the Gaṅgā by Sagara

At Sagara’s command the general conquered the second eastern district of the goddess Jāhnavī like an earth-walled town. Bhāratavarṣa has six parts: the four districts of the Gaṅgā and the Sindhu and the two parts in between. Then Sagara ruled it with ease for thirty-two thousand years.[1] The activities of the powerful who are not restless are accompanied by pleasure.

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From his camp on the Gaṅgā. Cf. I, p. 253.

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