A noble named jitshatru used to rule this city of kakandi. In this very
city there used to be a famous woman named Badra who happened to be the
wife of a wealthy man.
This wealthy woman named Badra,
had a son with a be witching pwersonality named Dhan
whose name suited him well. When this son of hers attained youtheod she
married him off
to thirty- two wives in twelve different marriages.
mother gifted her son with thirty - two bungalows which had thirty- two
types of gifts in each of them. Here he stayed and had his amorous
Here the lord Mahavir Happened to
arrive there after wandering about so Dhan who was horripliated with joy
went to venerate the lord wearing a coat of horripilation .
Having heard about the importance of religion, Dha began germinating in
himself feeling of attaining ascetism so he went to ask his mother for
permission for the same having granted
the permission he was allowed to take shetter under the vows of monastism
with great pomp and style with things such as a royal umbrella a royal fan
and other symbol of a king, that are fit for a king.
the day fo the Diksha too, he bowed in reverence to the lord Mahavir and
he accepted a very sevee vow that was that he would foot twice and break
it with am Aayabil and this he would do till he died.
also vows that he would never accept any food (biksha) if it is prepared
for him specifically but only if accept it is not made for him. Having
accepted there servere vows and having blered his soul with such penencess
he began wandering about.
This Mahavir Dhan had to
undergo uncountable and strenous disasters like if he would get some food
which was very rage, then he would hot get water. Thats when he masterd
all the eleven volumes (Aango) of jainism and thus bord up all the
inflictions of hunger and thirst.
As he had to undergo
all such strenous affictions he became very lean. But even after this he
did not indulge himself in self - pity nor did he ever feel helpless for
Lord mahavir than arrived in a city named
Rajgruhe and settled himself in a temple (Gunshil
Chaityca) After his sermon the king bowed to the Lord Mahavir in severence
Addressing the Lord be asked him as to who is his
best desciple among his fourteen thousand disciples including Gautam who
has done the most toughest and rigorous of all penences and deeds.
At this qvery the Lord replied that the monk Dhayea is his disciple among
rigorous of all penences. Having heard this the king kshenik, went to the
monk Dhanyea and bowed to him in utmost reverence.
Addressing him as Dhanyea the king said that his birth is worth praising
as the Lord mahavir himself describes about him. Having said thus the king
bowed to him and went home.
Even after having heard that
the Lord Mahavir has spoken hish about him he didn't find himself swelling
with pride. But he went on for nine more months . gaurding his conduct and
character night and day.
Then the monks Dhanyea fasted
for a month unto death and was incarnated in a heaven named sarvarthe
siddhe from there he was reincarned in the vidheha shetra and from here he
went ahead to attain the eternal salvation.