Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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.

Part 4: Śreyāṃsa’s birth

Now in Śukra King Nalinagulma’s jīva completed its life of maximum duration.[1] 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.[2]

Footnotes and references:


Seventeen sāgaropamas.


See I, n. 147.

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