Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Malli’s shasanadevatas (messenger-deities) which is the sixteenth 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 16: Malli’s śāsanadevatās (messenger-deities)

The Yakṣa Kubera, originating in the congregation, the color of the rainbow, fourfaced, with an elephant for a vehicle, with four right arms, one in boon-granting position, one holding an axe and one a trident, one bestowing fearlessness; with four left arms holding a citron, a spear, a hammer, and a rosary; and Vairoṭyā, originating in the congregation, black-bodied, with a lotus for a seat, adorned with two right arms in boon-granting position and holding a rosary, with her two left arms holding a citron and a spear, became the two messenger-deities of the Arhat, Śrī Malli.

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