Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

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

Part 7: Death of Subhūma

Having a life of sixty thousand years, roaming in every direction, killing soldiers, he subdued the six-part earth. Extirpating the living in this way, his soul always blazing with the fire of constant cruel meditation, Subhūma died in the course of time and went to the seventh hell. He was prince for five thousand years, king for the same time, spent five hundred years in conquest, and was cakrabhṛt for half a lac less five hundred years.

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