's Ganaratnamahodadhi with the Author's Commentary, ed.
Even the notion of the young prince abandoning affluence begins to sound like one more piece of typical stage setting when we realize the same setup occurs in the hagiography of the Jaina saint Vardhamana
(usually called Mahavira, "Great Hero"), who supposedly lived a single generation earlier than the Buddha.
However, their final and most historically identifiable "Ford-maker" (Tirthankara) was Vardhamana
, usually known by the honorific title Mahavira ("Great Hero"), a contemporary of the Buddha in North India during the sixth century B.C.E.
For Jains, it commemorates when the prince Mahavira, also known as Vardhamana
, achieved moksha - freedom from the cycle of life and death.
the Buddha), Makkhali Gosala (the Ajivika teacher), and Vardhamana
Jains commemorate when the prince Mahavira, also known as Vardhamana
, achieved moksha 6 freedom from the cycle of life and death.
In verse 13 of the same hymn we find a variant of the formula yupo yasyam nimiyate in yasyam miyante svaravah, with svaravah replacing yupah: yasyam vedim parigrhnanti bhumyam yasyam yajnam tanvate visvakarmanah yasyam miyante svaravah prthivyam urdhvah sukra ahutyah purastat sa no bhumir vardhayad vardhamana
(AV 12.1.13) On which ground they trace the vedi, on which those who master all the ritual procedures extend the sacrifice, the earth on which the posts are erected, upright, bright, to the east of the oblation (106)--that earth, being increased, increased us.