This text is the final portion of the section devoted to the life of Pārśvanātha or Lord Pārśva, the 23rd Jina. However, the verso of this page has an image relating to the life of the first Jina, Ṛṣabhanātha or Lord Ṛṣabha, which is narrated later in the text.
Lines 1 to 3 note the length of Pārśva’s life as being:
The elaborate script used is the Jaina Devanāgarī script, which is here like calligraphy. It is an old type in the way the sounds e and o are notated when used with a consonant, and is known as pṣṭhamātrā script.
The first part of the Kalpa-sūtra deals with the lives of the Jinas, especially Mahāvīra, Pārśva, Nemi and Ṛṣabha. It features almost identical stories of their births, lives as princes, renunciation, enlightenment and emancipation.
British Library. Or. 13342. Unknown author.
Victoria and Albert Museum. IM 7-1931. Unknown author. Circa 1490
Victoria and Albert Museum. IM 6-1931. Unknown author. Circa 1490
Victoria and Albert Museum. IM 8-1931. Unknown author. Second half of the 15th century