Padma-cariya by Vimala-suri

differences between narratives in the Padma-cariya and in the Rama-ayan.a

p.

Padma-cariya

Rama-ayan.a

106

Vidya-dhara-s, who are devout Jaina-s

Raks.as-es, who are impious

107

Arjuna, king of Mahis.mati, was made his prisoner by Ravan.a

Arjuna, king of Mahis.mati, made Ravan.a his prisoner

 

Balin pressed down mt. Kailasa when Ravan.a was lifting it

16:25-38 "S`iva" [should be Kr.s.n.a] pressed down mt. Kailasa when Ravan.a was lifting it

108

12:53sq. Rambha fell in love with Ravan.a, but he refused her because she was the wife of another man

Rambha was raped by Ravan.a

 

cap. 32 Das`a-ratha became a Nis-grantha seer

Das`a-ratha died

 

Laks.aman.a killed Ravan.a

Rama-candra slew Ravan.a

 

cap. 38 Laks.aman.a married, taking as his concubines, Jita-padma etc.

Laks.man.a did not marry concubines

110

35:7 Kapila is idiotic

Kapila is a great philosopher

 

11:71sq. Sam-varta is inferior to Nara-da

Sam-varta is superior

"various places along with the beautiful parts of the body for which their ladies were famous." Padma-cariya 49:8 (edition by Bhayani, Vol. 2, pp. 224-225)

p.

#

country

bodily part

113

1

Punara

soles of feet

 

2

Cedi

nails

 

3

Golla

fingers

 

4

Makandi

ankles

 

5

S`ri-parvata

knees

 

6

Nippala (Nepala)

thighs

 

7

Kara-hat.aka

waist

114

8

Kan~ci

hips

 

9

Gambhira (= 21)

navel

 

10

Singariya

back

 

11

Elaura (El.apura)

breasts

 

12

Majjhima-desa (Madhyama-des`a)

chest [bosom]

 

13

Pacchima-desa (-des`a)

shoulders

 

14

Varamai:

arms

 

15

Sindhava

wrists

 

16

Kaccha-ayan.a

neck

 

17

Goggad.a

lips

 

18

Kannad.a (Karn.a-at.aka)

teeth

 

19

Karahan.a

tongue

 

20

Tunga-vis.aya

nose

 

21

Gambhira (= 9)

eyen

 

22

Ujjen.i (Ujjayin.i)

eyebrows

 

23

Cittau:d.a

forehead

 

24

Kasi (Kas`i)

cheeks

 

25

Kan.n.aujja

ears

 

26

Kaola

hair

 

27

Dahin.a-desa (Daks.in.a-des`a)

courteous manners

JOURNAL OF ANCIENT INDIAN HISTORY , Vol. VI, Parts 1-2 (1972-73). pp. 105-115 Asim Kumar Chatterjee : "Vimalasuriís Pau:macariya". [A Jaina version of the Rama-ayan.a -- "Padma" is [Jaina] name for Rama-candra :- the Pau:ma-cariya (Padma-cariya) is also known as the Rahaba-cariya (Raghava-cariya). This is a S`veta-ambara book, different from (p. 112) the Dig-ambara book Padma Puran.a by Ravi-s.ena. ]