Shri Amar Muni
PADMAPRABH BHAGAVAN -
Maharaj Aparajit ruled over Susima town in the
Purvavideh area. He was a simple and religious person. He got detached
after listening to the discourse of an Arhat and took Diksha from Acharya
Pihitashrava. As a result of long spiritual practices he earned
Tirthankar-nam-and-gotra-karma. Completing his age, he reincarnated as a
god in the Graiveyak dimension.
From the dimension of gods, the being that was Aparajit
descended into the womb of queen Susima, wife of the king Kaushambi. One
day queen Susima had a desire to sleep on a bed made up of lotus flowers.
As this was a desire of a pregnant mother, the gods made arrangements for
its fulfillment. On the twelfth day of the dark half of the month of
Kartik the queen gave birth to a son. The new born had a soft pink glow
like lotus flowers. The king named him as Padmaprabh.
In due course the prince became young and was married.
When his father left for spiritual practices, Padmaprabh ascended the
throne. After a long and successful reign, when through his three fold
knowledge he knew that the right moment has come, he became an ascetic.
After six months of spiritual practices, on the full moon day of the month
of Chaitra he attained omniscience under a banyan tree. Propagating right
religion for a long time, Bhagavan Padmaprabh wandered around and at last
arrived at Sammetshikhar. He got Nirvana on the eleventh day of the dark
half of the month of Margshirsh.