Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Fifth incarnation which is the tenth 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.

After death he became a chief-god in the palace Jambūdrumāvarta in the twelfth heaven, with a life of twenty-two sāgaras. Always sunk in pleasure there, brilliant with many kinds of magnificence, attended by gods, he passed the time.

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