~*~ Trishla mata swapnas (Dreams) & Dream Indicated Meanings ~*~
Trishala also known as Queen Trishala, Mother Trishala, Trishala Devi, Priyakarini, or Trishala Mata was the Mother of Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankara.
Trishala was a member of the Kshatriya (warrior) caste, the same caste as the mother of the Buddha. Like her son Mahavira, she was born into royalty. She was the eldest daughter of Chetaka, the King of the republic of Vaishali.eldest daughter. Trishala had seven sisters, one of whom was initiated into the Jain order of ascetics while the other six married famous kings, including King Bimbisara of Magadha and Mahavira's own brother, Nandivardhana. She and her husband King Siddharth of Kundgraam were followers of Parshvanath, the 23rd Jain Tirthankar. According to Jain texts, Trishala carried her son for nine months and seven and a half days during the sixth century BC.
After having these dreams she woke her husband King Siddharth and told him about the dreams. The next day Siddharth summoned the scholars of the court and asked them to explain the meaning of the dreams. According to the scholars, these dreams meant that the child would be born very strong, courageous, and full of virtue.
1st Swapna: Elephant
The first dream Queen Trishala had was of an Elephant. It was a big, tall and impetuous elephant, with four tusks. It was an auspicious elephant, and was endowed with all the desirable marks of excellence.
This dream indicated that Queen Trishala would give birth to a child with exceptionally good character. The four tusk signified that he would guide the spiritual chariot with its four components: monks, nuns, laymen and laywomen.
2nd Swapna: Bull
The second dream Queen Trishala had was of a Bull. The bull was noble, grand, and had a majestic hump. It had fine, bright, and soft hairs on its body. Its horns were superb and sharply-pointed.
This dream indicated that her son would be highly religious and spiritual teacher. He would help cultivate religion.
3rd Swapna: Magnificent Lion
The third dream Queen Trishala had was of a Magnificent Lion. His claws were beautiful and well poised. The lion had a large well-rounded head and extremely sharp teeth. His lips were perfect and his eyes were sharp and glowing. His tail was impressively long and well shaped. Queen Trishala saw this lion descending towards her and entering her mouth.
This dream indicated that her son would be as powerful and strong as the lion. He would be fearless, almighty, and capable of ruling over the world.
4th Swapna: Goddess Laxami
The fourth dream Queen Trishala had was of the Goddess Laxami, the goddess of wealth, prosperity and power. She was seated on lotus and wore rows of pearls interlaced with emeralds and a garland of gold. A pair of earrings hung over her shoulders with dazzling beauty.
This dream indicated that her son would enjoy great wealth and splendor. He would be a Tirthankar, the supreme benefactor of all.
5th Swapna: Beautiful Garland
The fifth dream Queen Trishala had was of a Beautiful Garland descending from the sky. It smelled of mixed fragrances of different flowers. These flowers bloomed during all different seasons. The whole universe was filled with their fragrance.
This dream indicated that the fragrance of her son's teaching will spread throughout the entire universe and he would be respected by all.
6th Swapna: Full Moon
The sixth dream Queen Trishala had was of a Full Moon. It was a very auspicious sight. The moon was at its full glory. It awoke the lilies to full bloom. It was as bright as a star.
This dream indicated that the child would lessen the suffering of all living beings. He would bring peace to the world. He would help the spiritual progress of humanity at large.
7th Swapna: Bright Sun
The seventh dream Queen Trishala had was of the Bright Sun. The sun was shining and destroying darkness. It was as bright as the flames of a forest fire. The sun rose and ended the evil activities of the creatures who thrive at night.
This dream indicated that her son would have supreme knowledge and would dispel the darkness of delusions from the masses.
8th Swapna: Flag (Dhawaj)
The eighth dream Queen Trishala had was of a Large Flag flying on a golden stick. The flag fluttered softly and auspiciously in the gentle breeze. It attracted the eyes of all. A radiant lion was pictured on it.
This dream indicated that her son would carry the banner of religion. He would reinstate the religious order throughout the Universe.
9th Swapna: Vase
The ninth dream Queen Trishala had was of a Golden Vase filled with pure water. It was a magnificent, beautiful, and bright vessel. It was decorated with garland
This dream indicated that her son would be perfect in all virtues and would be full of compassion for all living beings. He would be a supreme religious personality.
10th Swapna: Lotus Lake
The tenth dream Queen Trishala had was of a Lotus Lake. Thousands of lotuses were floating on the lake, and they all opened at the touch of the sun's rays. The lotuses had a very sweet fragrance.
This dream indicated that her son would be beyond worldly attachment. He would help liberate human beings who were tangled in the cycle of birth, death, and misery.
11th Swapna: Ocean
The eleventh dream Queen Trishala had was of an Ocean. Its water rose in all directions to great heights. The wind blew gently and created waves.
This dream indicated that her son would have a serene and pleasant personality. He will escape from life on the ocean of birth, death and misery and will achieve infinite perception and knowledge. This will lead his soul to Moksha (liberation).
12th Swapna: Celestial chariot
The twelfth dream Queen Trishala had was of a Celestial chariot. The chariot resounded with celestial music. It was saturated with the intoxicating aroma of incense.
This dream indicated that all of the Angels in heaven would respect, honor, and salute her son's spiritual teachings and they would obey him.
13th Swapna: Big Heap of Jewels
The thirteenth dream Queen Trishala had was of a Big Heap of Jewels. It was a mixture of all types of gems and precious stones.
This dream indicated that her son would have infinite virtues and wisdom and he would attain supreme spiritualism.
14th Swapna: Smokeless Fire
The fourteenth dream Queen Trishala had was of a Smokeless Fire. The fired burned with great intensity, but there was no smoke.
This dream indicated that her son would reform and restore religious order. He would remove blind faith and orthodox rituals. Further he would burn or destroy his karmas and attain salvation.
To summarize all these dreams, the child to be born would be very strong, courageous, and filled with virtues. He would be very religious and would become a great king or a spiritual leader. He would reform and restore religious order and guide all the creatures of universe to salvation. He would also be liberated. Lord Mahavira was born on the thirteenth day of the bright half of the month Chaitra, five hundred and fourty-three years brfore Vikram Era or in 599 B.C.