by Helen M. Johnson | 1931 | 742,503 words
This page describes Suradeva which is the ninth part of chapter VIII of the English translation of the Mahavira-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Mahavira in jainism is the twenty-fourth Tirthankara (Jina) and one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.
In the same place there were a householder Surādeva and his wife Dhanyā. His gold, et cetera were equal in quantity to Kāmadeva’s. Like Kāmadeva he went and took the lay-vows and restrictions before the Master together with Dhanyā rich in dharma.