Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

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

This page describes Kundagolika which is the eleventh 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 the Lord went in his wandering to the city Kāmpīlya and stopped in a garden Sahasrāmravaṇa. There were a house-holder, Kuṇḍagolika, whose wealth was equal to Kāmadeva’s, and his wife, Puṣpā, endowed with the ornament of good conduct. Like Kāmadeva he and his wife Puṣpā took the lay vows and restrictions at the Master’s feet.

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