Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Munisuvrata’s moksha (emancipation) which is the thirteenth part of chapter VII of the English translation of the Shri Munisuvratanatha-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Shri Munisuvratanatha in jainism is one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.

Part 13: Munisuvrata’s mokṣa (emancipation)

At the time of nirvāṇa Śrī Munisuvrata went to Sammeta and commenced a fast with a thousand munis. At the end of a month on the ninth day of the dark half of Jyeṣṭha, (the moon being) in the constellation Śravaṇa, the Master attained emancipation with the munis. Seventy-five hundred years as prince and in the vows each, fifteen thousand in the kingdom—so Lord Suvrata was thirty thousand years old. The emancipation of Śrī Munisuvrata took place fifty-four lacs of years after the emancipation of Śrī Malli Svāmin. The Indras and the gods, very reverential, came and celebrated properly the great emancipation-festival of Munisuvrata who had gone to an eternal abode with the munis.

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