Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Marriage with Padmavati which is the seventh part of chapter VI of the English translation of the Neminatha-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Neminatha in jainism is the twenty-second Tirthankara (Jina) and one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.

Then Kṛṣṇa went with Halin to Ariṣṭapura to the svayaṃvara of Padmāvatī, the daughter of King Hiraṇyanābha. The two heroes were honored properly by King Hiraṇyanābha, full brother of Rohiṇī, calling them ‘nephews’ with pleasure. King Hiraṇyanābha’s elder brother, Raivata, became a mendicant with his father in the Blessed Nami’s congregation. His daughters,[1] Revatī, Rāmā, Sītā, Bandhumatī, had been given before to Rohiṇī’s son, Rāma. As all the kings looked on, Hari took Padmāvatī and defeated in battle the kings who had come to the svayaṃvara. Rāma and Kṛṣṇa went to Dvārakā with their wives and Kṛṣṇa put Padmāvatī in a house near Gaurī’s house.

Footnotes and references:


I.e., Raivata’s

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