Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This is the English translation of the Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Charita (literally “The lives of the sixty-three illustrious People”), a Sanskrit epic poem written by Hemachandra in the twelfth century. The work relates the history and legends of important figures in the Jain faith. These 63 persons include: the twenty four tirthankaras , the t...

Book VII - Jain Ramayana (Rāmāyaṇa)

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This is the English translation of the Jain Ramayana of Hemacandra, composed between 1160 and 1172 in the Calukya court in Gujarat. It closely resembles the Hindu edition, both narrating the life and deeds of Rama, Sita and Ravana.