Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Cullashatika which is the tenth 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.

Then in his wandering the Master went to the city Ālabhikā and the Blessed One stopped in the garden Śaṅkhavana in it. In that city there were a householder, Cullaśatika, with wealth equal to that of Kāmadeva, and his wife Bahulā. Like Kāmadeva he went with Bahulā to Śrī Vīra’s presence and accepted (lay)-dharma and restrictions.

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