Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

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

Homage to Śrī Pārśvanātha, Protector, Supreme Spirit, tree for the support of the creeper of all the auspicious occasions (kalyāṇa). Now the very purifying life of Pārśvanātha is celebrated for the benefit of the whole world and for my own benefit.

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