Tirthankara Bhagawan Mahavira ► 22. Prince Vardhamana Distributing Largess’s

Posted: 01.06.2015

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22. Prince Vardhamana Distributing Largess’s

Every Tirthamkara is expected to distribute largesse’s, to everybody who comes to him begging, irrespective of caste, creed of status for a period of one year before he actually renounces the world. Conforming to the convention, prince Vardhamana also started giving liberally to all those who came to him begging. He gave away every day one crore and eight lacks of gold coins. In addition to this, he also distributed freely jewels, precious stones, clothes etc. The treasury is replenished by the Gods. This unique and unprecedented charity is intended to impress on the minds of the people that ‘Charity is doubly blessed, - it blessed him who gives and also him who receives.’

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Title: Tirthankara Bhagawan Mahavira
Artist: Gokuldas Kapadia
Publishers: Jain Sanskruti Kala Kendra & Shri Parshwa Padmavati Trust, Bombay

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