Posted: 17.10.2011
 
A Story of Trishalamata It was Trishalamata who gave birth to an illustrious son Vardhaman who turned out to be mankind's saviour. She has, therefore, been a venerable lady. She was the queen of king Siddharth and the sister of king Chetak of Vaishali. Her motherhood has been a source of inspiration to millions throughout the world and writers have delineated her life very vividly. The god Harinaigmeshi...
Posted: 15.10.2010
 
Lord Mahavir and the Cow Herder One day as Lord Mahavir was going from one place to another, he stopped near a big tree to meditate. While he was meditating, a cow herder came there with his cows. He needed someone to look after the cows, so he could run some errands. He asked Mahavir Swami if he would look after the cows for a few hours. Lord Mahavir was in deep meditation and did not hear the cow herder...
Posted: 14.10.2010
 
Lord Neminath and Rajimati By the time of Mahabharat some socio-political and religious conditions in India had deteriorated. Ethical values, e.g. standards of restraints, monogamy etc. which were set up during Ramayan period, had been neglected. Polygamy was almost the order of the day and some rulers and men of means used to marry as many wives as they could afford. Even the old people with grown up sons did...
Posted: 10.10.2010
 
The Life of Lord Rishabha 1. Previous Births of Rishabha In his previous incarnation, Lord Rishabha Dev remained in the Mahavideha-kshetra (interior province of Jambudvipa) as a Dhanna-seth (successful and veracious) person. He was a successful businessman who offered alms and services to many ascetics and others. Later he completed seven births as a Dev (god) and subsequently as a human where he was then born...
Posted: 06.10.2010
 
Bharat and Bahubali Lord Rishabha had two wives named Sumangala and Sunanda. By Sumangala he had 99 sons, of whom Bharat was the eldest and the best known, and a daughter named Brahmi. By his second wife Sunanda he had a son named Bahubali and a daughter named Sundari. According to their abilities all the children were well educated in different arts and crafts. Bharat turned out to be a great warrior and a...
Posted: 27.09.2010
 
The Life of Bhagavan Parshvanatha Bhagavan Parshvanatha was born about 380 years before the Nirvana of Bhagavan or in the 10th century BC. Past-Incarnation Like other Tirthankars, important events of earlier incarnations of the being that became Bhagavan Parshvanatha are available in Jain scriptures. Study of these incidents reveals that amnesty and compassion played a major part in his life and progress toward...
Posted: 25.09.2010
 
The Life of Bhagavan Mahavir Tirthankar Mahavir was the last and the twenty-fourth Tirthankar of this epoch. There were twenty-three Tirthankaras before him e.g. Rishabh and others. Bhagavans (Gods) are infinite, but Tirthankaras in one epoch and in Bharatkshetra are twenty-four only. Every Tirthankar, as a rule, is a Bhagavan, but every Bhagavan is not a Tirthankar. A soul can attain godhood without being a...
Posted: 23.09.2010
 
The Dreams of Queen Trishala Tirthankar Mahavir’s soul was an angel in the tenth heaven before being born as Prince Vardhaman. At midnight on the sixth day of the bright half of Ashadh, his Ayushya Karma ended, and so did his life as an angel. His soul came to earth and was conceived in the womb of a Brahmin lady named Devananda. That night, Devananda had 14 unusual and great dreams. She woke up and told her...

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