by Helen M. Johnson | 1931 | 742,503 words
This page describes Shreyamsa’s birth which is the fourth part of chapter I of the English translation of the Shreyamsanatha-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Shreyamsanatha in jainism is one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.
Now in Śukra King Nalinagulma’s jīva completed its life of maximum duration. Then on the sixth day of the black half of Jyeṣṭha, the moon being in Śravaṇa, his jīva fell and descended into Viṣṇu’s womb. Then for a moment there was comfort for the hell-inhabitants and a light in the three worlds. For that happens at the kalyāṇas of the Arhats.
Footnotes and references:
See I, n. 147.