A young prince who gave up power, position and money to the path of Jainism. He spent
twelve long years in strict meditation and became a light to
Author - Hampa. Nagarajaiah
Kundapura was a suburb of Vaishali, the capital of the Lichchavi Republic. On the
outskirts of the town was a large grove of banyan trees. In the center of that grove was a
very big tree.
One morning its branches were of boys who had climbed the tree. They were so deeply
interested in their games that they had forgotten the whole world. One of the boys
standing below looked up. At once he screamed, "A serpent, a serpent, a python!"
He threw away stick in his hand and began to run.
The boys on the tree top were frightened. Right from the center of the trunk a serpent was
moving down! At once all the boys jumped down and ran towards the town.