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Sulsa
Sulsa
Bhagwan Mahavir was once giving his discourses in Champanagari and he saw Ambad
parivrajak (wandering monk) proceeding towards Rajgruhi. He stopped him and said
, On reaching Rajgruhi, tell Shravika Sulsa that Mahavir has wished her dharmalab
h (increase in righteousness). Continue reading Sulsa
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Anupamadevi
Anupamadevi
Anupama was Tejpal s wife. Her complexion was dark and even her body was not that
beautiful but she possessed extraordinary intelligence. She showed uncommon comm
on-sense in solving complicated problems not only of the family but those of oth
ers as well. Continue reading Anupamadevi

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Champa
Champa
People of the country were extremely terrified by the oppression of the emperors
of Delhi during the last three hundred years. But as the emperor Akbar occupied
the throne of Delhi, there was a great sigh of relief and there was a new ray o
f hope among the people. Akbar was keen to know about various religions. Knowing
their fundamental principles, he respected and honored all the religions. He tr
ied to mitigate animosity between the Hindus and the Muslims. He made sincere ef
forts to temper religious fanaticism. Continue reading Champa
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Sheth Motisha
Sheth Motisha
Jain religion cares not only for human beings but also for mute animals, especia
lly ones which cannot fend for themselves and have become useless for any work.
Cattle homes are set up for such animals where they are provided fodder and are
looked after. When one thinks of such cattle-homes, one inevitably remembers the
name of Sheth Motisha. Continue reading Sheth Motisha
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Maharaj Kumarpal
Maharaj Kumarpal
The life of Rajarshi (king with the attributes of a sage) Kumarpal symbolising b
ravery, justice and compassion and it is a glorious chapter in the saga of Jaini
sm. Kumarpal, an apostle of non-violence, was a powerful monarch. As a man of ex
ceptional talents, he had carved out a niche for himself not only in the history
of Gujarat but of India and his life was full of some extraordinary events. Con
tinue reading Maharaj Kumarpal
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Samprati Maharaj
Samprati Maharaj
Emperor Samprati, the grandson of Emperor Ashok, occupied a place of pride among
the contemporary emperors. Emperor Ashok and his grandson Samprati endeavoured

to propagate Indian culture throughout the world. Known as Indrapalit, Sangat an


d Vigatashok, Emperor Samprati was enthroned in 230 B.C., but he had been handli
ng the administrative duties long before. Continue reading Samprati Maharaj
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Puniya Shravak
Puniya Shravak
Puniya Shravak symbolized ideal worship and devotion. He was a devotee whose dev
otion was praised by Bhagwan Mahavir himself. A resident of Rajagriha he came un
der the spell of Mahavir s discourses and began to practice aparigraha (abandonmen
t of worldly possessions). He embraced poverty willingly and gave away all the w
ealth he had inherited from his father. He would be happy and contented with wha
t he earned from making cotton threads. He believed that contentment had nothing
to do with possessions, with wealth or acquisitiveness. It is simply a state of
mind. Continue reading Puniya Shravak
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Mahamantri Abhaykumar
The message of Bhagwan Mahavir had spread far and wide and the impact was felt b
y the common people as well as the kings and the emperors. One of the chief devo
tees of Bhagwan Mahavir was Shrenik Bimbisar, the king of Magadh. His son Abhayk
umar was also Mahavir s chief devotee and there are historical references about hi
m in the records of the Swetambara and Digambara tradition, and also in the anci
ent Buddhist Majjhima Nikaya. It is also believed that Abhaykumar had once met a
nd honoured Gautam Buddha. This reflects his reverence for other religions. Cont
inue reading Mahamantri Abhaykumar
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Sadhvi Yakini Mahattara
Sadhvi Yakini Mahattara
Two disciples of Acharya Haribhadrasuriji, namely Hans and Paramhans were killed
at the hands of followers of other religion. Acharyashri suffered great mental
commotion. The shock of the killing of his loving disciples caused a sense of re
venge in him. Acharyashri decided to kill 1444 students and lecturers of Bauddha
Vihar by roasting them alive in boiling oil. Anger and revenge leave no place f
or discretion. Continue reading Sadhvi Yakini Mahattara
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Sadhvi Malaysundari
Sadhvi Malaysundari
It was love at first sight between Malaysundari and Mahabalkumar. It was so stea
dfast a bond between the two that they could weather many a storm before and aft
er their marriage.
Malaysundari was the daughter of king Virdhaval and queen Champakmala of Prithvi
sthanpur. Mahabalkumar was the son of king Surpal. Malaysundari s step-mother Kana
kvati had tried to create a rift between the two for Mahabal had spurned her amo
rous advances. Mahabal with the help of some secret formula, assumed female form
and frustrated Kanakvati s designs. Continue reading Sadhvi Malaysundari
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