Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Birth of Harishena which is the fourth part of chapter XII of the English translation of the Jain Ramayana, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. This Jain Ramayana contains the biographies of Rama, Lakshmana, Ravana, Naminatha, Harishena-cakravartin and Jaya-cakravartin: all included in the list of 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.

Part 4: Birth of Hariṣeṇa

Narābhirāma’s soul descended into her womb and a powerful cakradhara was announced by the fourteen great dreams. At the proper time she bore a son, gold color, named Hariṣeṇa, fifteen bows tall. He was consecrated as heir-apparent.

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