Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Incarnation of Malli as a god which is the third 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.

Part 3: Incarnation of Malli as a god

When the seven were eighty-four lacs of pūrvas old and had preserved their vows for eighty-four thousand years, at the end of their lives they performed the twofold saṃlekhanā,[1] took a vow to fast, died, and were born as gods in the heavenly palace Vaijayanta.

Footnotes and references:

[1]:

See I, p. 357.

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