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 9: Śānti’s omniscience

At the end of a year the Supreme Lord went in his wandering to Sahasrāmravaṇa in the city Hastināpura. The Lord’s ghātikarmas broke as he was engaged in pure meditation under a toon tree, observing a two-day fast. On the ninth day of the bright half of Pauṣa, the moon being in Bharaṇī, Śāntinātha’s brilliant omniscience arose.