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...

Chapter I - Origin of the Rākṣasavaṃśa and Vānaravaṃśa

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Rākṣasavaṃśa (राक्षसवंश, Rakshasa-vamsha), composed of rākṣasa and vaṃśa (lineage).

Vānaravaṃśa (वानरवंश, Vanara-vamsha), composed of vānara and vaṃśa (lineage).

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