"Just as a chakravarty with the help of Sudarshan wheel conquers the six great
lands, I (Nemichandra) have by virtue of my quest for truth, assimilated the
six divisions of the scriptures of Jain philosophy (Shat Khandagam)". He was
known as Siddhanta Chakravarty (the repository of the all pervading philosophy
ennunciated by omni-conscious lords of the Jain order). He was a contemporary
of the Jain king Chamunda Rai, whose time is the first half of the 11th
century. So he lived in this land then.
He was not an ordinary scholar; his great living works, Gomattasar Jivkand,
Gomattasar Karmakand, Triloksar, Labdhisar and Kshapanasar are shining examples
of his extraordinary erudition and a full justification of the title Siddhanta
Chakravarty i.e. the great master of the fundamental principles.
On the pursuasion of King Chamund Rai, he wrote Gomattasar taking the essence
of all available works of the great Acharyas. Jivkand and Karmakand are two
The Shat Khandagam written by Bhutbali and Pushpadanta, the disciples of
Acharya Dharsen, is the oldest work in the old traditional Jain literature. In
the first part of this treatise many subjects from the soul and soul combined
with karmas aspects have been described. Keeping these in view Siddhanta
Chakravarty Nemichandra wrote Gomattasar and divided it in two parts, Jivkand
Gomattasar is a regular text-book of the Jain Vidyalayas. In the first chapter
of this great work, Gunasthans have been elaborately dealt with. This lesson
has been written keeping in view the deliberations there. For a wide knowledge
of the Gunasthans, students are advised to study Gomattasar Jivkand.