by Helen M. Johnson | 1931 | 742,503 words
This page describes Birth of Rajiniati which is the second part of chapter VIII 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.
Now Yaśomatī’s jīva fell from Aparājita and entered the womb of Dhāriṇī, Ugrasena’s wife. At the right time Dhāriṇī bore a daughter, Rājimatī by name; and in time she grew up with unique beauty and grace.