by Helen M. Johnson | 1931 | 742,503 words
This page describes Kamatha’s third incarnation which is the seventh 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.
In course of time the kukkuṭa-serpent died and became a hell-inhabitant in the fifth hell, with a life-term of. seventeen sāgaras. Kamaṭha’s soul always experienced pains suitable for the fifth hell and never attained any rest at all.