Page from a Kalpasutra manuscript, 16th century. Museum no. IS.84-1963

Page from a Kalpasutra manuscript, 16th century. Museum no. IS.84-1963

Page from a Kalpasutra manuscript depicting Indra ordering Harinegamesin to exchange the embryo of Mahavira from Devananda's womb to Trishala's
Western India
16th century

Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Museum no. IS.84-1963

The chief of the earliest Indian gods, Indra (also known as Sakra in many Jain texts), figures prominently in the lives of the Jinas.