by Helen M. Johnson | 1931 | 742,503 words
This page describes Death of Svayambhu which is the nineteenth part of chapter III of the English translation of the Vimalanatha-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Vimalanatha in jainism is one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.
What cruel acts did Svayambhū not commit, his discernment destroyed by great pride in his power? After completing his life of sixty lacs of years, he went to the sixth hell because of these acts. Svayambhū passed twelve thousand years as prince, the same as governor, ninety years in the expedition of conquest, fifty-nine lacs, seventy-five thousand, nine hundred and ten years as king (ardhacakrin).