There was a king named Jitashtra conquering his enemies in the city named
hastinapur in kuracoutry. There lived a master kartic who was the most
prominent among thousands of vanks.
(devotee) having unprecedented continece the knowledge of the amimate and
inanimate and faith got hundred status constructed.
upon a time a prist named saink having fasted for a month came there. Then
by chance and consequence people began to worship him instead of kartik.
Gairik having no other remedy tried to find faults from kartik someday a
king invited him to meals. He then looking at his face said.
Oh king! I should be pleased only it kartic serves me , other wise not.
The king took note of it.
Then the king along with his
courteers went to kartik's place. Then kartik rose speedily and requested
the king this way.
Respected Maharaj dignified my
welling what is the reason ? Tell me please what can I do for
Gairik after a month's fasting will take meals at
my place only if you only save him.
said,"Oh king knower of tradition this is not our way to follow but since
I live in your city for the sake of your obligetion, I will do as you tell
That monk came home eagerly generally fasters are
keen for meals, What a great incident it should when performed typically.
"You are Dhameless" he uttered and raised a finger then by order of king
he thoght thus.
I would not have been insulted if I had
been initiated earlier. He thus repents.
came back home immediately and in the presence eight thousand merchants he
accepted initiation through Muni shri surat swami.
observed penance up till twelve years he studied twelve parts of the
scriptures and in the first soundharm kalpa he was primated to the
position of soudharanedra.
Gairik a penance having got
the king empelled kartik to serve meals became as result of the dead
Abliyougik a bearer of the body ghards arrested and brought there.
Soudharmendra sat on the elephant brought by the body ghards. The elephant
showed his two bodies. Indra also in a form of twin sat on the elephant.
Soudharmendra showed as many as forms as the elephant did. Indra holding
vajra a weapon
made a stroke so he ran away.
Then thinking over the
dead he remained in the heaven in a form of elephant. Thus both the
elephant and soudharmendra were enjoying pleasures in the heaven.