The Jainism has divided the rotations of the wheel of time in two on the basic of their outcome. During the utsarpini period the Joys increase gradually and during avasarpini the woe multiply. Sixty-three men who influence the life on this planet are born during both utsarpini and avasarpini. They are called Tirthankars Chakravarties Vasudevas and Prativasudevas. In this saga the life and times of the distinguished sixteen that were born during the present avasarpini times is described vividly.
The icons of the tirthankars that adorn the palatial Jain temples all look very similar, except the icon of the 23rd lord, Shri Parshvanath Bhagawan. His icon has a snake. Protecting the lord with its hood. We identify the icons with the symbols that are engraved on the asanas of Lords; These symbols are called lanchhan. This book acquaints us with lanchhans of our twenty-four Lord.