Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Expedition of conquest which is the eighteenth part of chapter II of the English translation of the Vasupujya-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Vasupujya in jainism is one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.

Part 18: Expedition of conquest

He subdued all the southern half of Bharata just by making a march, surrounded by very strong military forces. He conquered the gods—the lords of Māgadha, Varadāman, and Prabhāsa—as easily as one vassal. Mādhava returned from the expedition of conquest and went to the Magadhas where he saw a big rock being lifted by a crore of men. He, cruel to his enemies, raised it with his left arm to his forehead as easily as an elephant raising a lotus-plant. After putting it in the proper place, Viṣṇu, the chief of all the powerful, went to Dvārakā in a few days. Viṣṇu’s coronation as ardhacakrin was made by all the kings, when he had been installed on the lion-throne by Brahmā and Vijaya.

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