Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Malli’s moksha (emancipation) which is the eighteenth 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 18: Malli’s mokṣa (emancipation)

Malli went to Mt. Sammeta and undertook a fast with five hundred nuns and monks each. At the end of a month on the tenth day of the bright half of Phālguna in the constellation Yāmya, she reached emancipation with the nuns and monks. Lord Malli, the Jina, lived for fifty-five thousand years as a maiden and in observance of the vows. Śrī Jina Malli’s emancipation took place a thousand crores of years after the emancipation of Aranātha. The Indras and gods by the crore came from all sides at that time and celebrated properly Lord Śrī Malli’s emancipation-festival.

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