Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Jaya’s parents (king Vijaya and queen Vapra) which is the third part of chapter XIII 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 3: Jaya’s parents (king Vijaya and queen Vaprā)

Now there is a city Rājagṛha, the ornament of Magadha, the sole abode of Śrī, like a full brother of Amarāvatī. Its king was named Vijaya, victorious, belonging to the Ikṣvāku family, prominent on the path of law. His queen was named Vaprā, endowed with good conduct, with a wealth of beauty and grace like a goddess come to earth.

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