Shri Amar Muni
In his earlier incarnation, the being that was to
become Bhagavan Shreyansnath purified his soul as king Nalingulm, and went
to the Mahashakra dimension of gods. From there he descended and took
birth as Shreyans Kumar, the son of king Vishnuraja and queen Vishnu Devi
of Simhapur. Shreyans Kumar was born on the twelfth day of the dark half
of the month of Bhadrapad.
He had a normal princely life and ascended the throne
when Vishnuraja retired. After a long reign Shreyans Kumar became a
Shraman and within a short span of two months attained omniscience on the
fifteenth day of the dark half of the month of Magh under a mango tree. He
got Nirvana at Sammetshikhar on the third day of the dark half of the
month of Shravan.
It was during his period that the being that was to be
Bhagavan Mahavir reigned as the first Vasudev Triprishta. After the death
of Triprishtha, his brother Baldev Achal became a disciple of Dharmghosh
who was a follower of Shreyansnath. Achal got liberated in this birth.