Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This is the English translation of the Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Charita (literally “The lives of the sixty-three illustrious People”), a Sanskrit epic poem written by Hemachandra in the twelfth century. The work relates the history and legends of important figures in the Jain faith. These 63 persons include: the twenty four tirthankaras , the t...

Part 8: Eleventh incarnation as a god

His life completed, Megharatha went to the palace Sarvārthasiddhi; and his brother also, after some time had elapsed, observed a fast and, pure in heart, reached that same abode (Sarvārthasiddhi), which is next to emancipation.[1]

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I.e., a life in Sarvārthasiddhi would be followed by the last incarnation. See Text Corrections. No MS that I have seen has the text of the printed edition.