Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Sambhava’s birth which is the third part of chapter I of the English translation of the Sambhavajina-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Sambhavajina in jainism is one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.

Part 3: Sambhava’s birth

Now, the jīva of King Vipulavāhana completed his life in the ninth heaven. He fell from Ānata and descended into Senā’s womb on the eighth day of the white fortnight of Phālguna, when the moon was in conjunction with Mṛgaśiras. For a moment then there was ease for the hell-inhabitants; and there was a light like a flash of lightning in the three worlds.

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