Shri Amar Muni
In his birth as king Padma of Mangalavati town of
Dhatkikhand, the being that was to become Bhagavan Chandraprabh earned
Tirthankar-nam-and-gotra-karma. Spending a life time as a god in Anuttar
Vijay dimension he descended into the womb of queen Lakshmana, wife of
king Mahasen of Chandranana town.
During her pregnancy, one day the queen was looking at
the splendors and glowing full-moon. All of a sudden she had a strange
desire to drink the glowing streak of moon light. The king cleverly
managed to satisfy this strange desire of a pregnant mother.
On the thirteenth day of the dark half of the month of
Paush the queen gave birth to a healthy son who was fair and glowing like
the moon. He was named Chandraprabh (glow of the moon).
Chandraprabh was apathetic towards the mundane
pleasures and princely grandeur. After he ascended the throne his reign
was short lived. He became an ascetic in the prime of his youth and just
after three months of acute spiritual practices he became an omniscient.
For a considerably long period he continued to enlighten the people and
propagate the true religion. When his end approached he went to
Sammetshikhar and after a month of long fast and meditation got liberated.