Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

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

May Mallinātha’s words, spotless as a wreath of jasmine, eagerly sipped by the bees of people capable of emancipation, prevail. Now we shall narrate Śrī Malli Svāmin’s life, wonderful, like a stream of nectar for the ears of the listeners.

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