by Helen M. Johnson | 1931 | 742,503 words
This page describes Death of Aparajita which is the eighth part of chapter II of the English translation of the Shantinatha-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Shantinatha in jainism is the sixteenth Tirthankara (Jina) and one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.
Because of grief for his brother, Balabhadra bestowed the earth on his son and took the vow at the feet of Gaṇadhara Jayandhara. Sixteen thousand kings became mendicants, following him. For great fruit is obtained by persons attached to the great.