Lord Chandraprabhu

Jain Tirthankars

Previous Births of Chandraprabhu

In his previous incarnation as king Padma of Mangalavati town of Dhatkikhand, the being that was to become Bhagavan Chandraprabhu 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.

Birth of Lord Chandraprabhu

Chaitra Krishna 5 was the day when early in the morning, queen Lakshmana saw fourteen (sixteen according to Digamabara Jain Sect) auspicious dreams, she called upon a dream expert and learnt the meaning of her dreams. This created a pleasant atmosphere all over. People were friendly and exchanging gifts. She and king Mahasen were filled with joy to know that their and their family’s name will be immortal in the world as they were to be the parents of Tirthankar. 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 Paushya Krishna 13 (according to Hindu Calendar) Queen Lakshmana gave birth to a son. It was an atmosphere of festival all over.