Literature of Jain Philosophy and Agamas. Brief introduction Jain Agamas: One who establishes a ‘Tirtha’ is ‘Tirthankaras’. Tirtha also means first ‘Gandhara’. jEn; a;g;m;;e• • • • • • Sv;et;;]b;r m;Ut;I*p;Ujk – s;v;* m;;ny;. âå p;Uv;* an;e â a. Agamas are texts of Digambara Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara. . Translations into modern languages such as English, Hindi and Gujarati.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In or CE that the Vallabhi council of the Svetambara Jain monks recompiled the Agamas and recorded them as written manuscripts under the leadership of Acharya Shraman Devardhigani along with other Jain scholars. Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. aga,

This grantha contains commentaries for the most part. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fourteen Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered totally lost. Part of a series on. Buddhism Hinduism Islam Sikhism Non-creationism.

Gujaarati was about years after the nirvana of Mahavira. Ethics Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. This class comprises works relating to stories, information, fables, art, literature, history, sculpture, fiction, poetry etc.

The earliest versions of Jain Agamas known were composed in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit. During this time the knowledge of the doctrine was gujarrati lost. The originals are all lost, and the extant versions were written in the 1st millennium CE. These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every branch of learning that one needs to know.


Buddhism Hinduism Islam Sikhism Non-creationism. Agama is a Sanskrit word which signifies the ‘coming’ of a body of doctrine by means of transmission through a lineage of authoritative teachers.

Jain Agamas (Digambara)

A representative Jain work. Retrieved from ” https: Encyclopedia of Jainism Edited by Nagendra Kr. Retrieved from ” https: The Purvas or guajrati ancient texts were already forgotten and lost after the famine.

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Jain Agama Literature

This grantha divided into 10 chapters contains about aphorisms. Agaam texts Indian poetics Religious poetry. Chapter Sutra Contents 1 35 The path of salvation; a discussion of theories; Nikshep; knowledge, Naya etc. These include, among other things, the rules of conduct for ascetics and the laypeople, as well as the Jain theory of soul, matter and other substances.

Sacred Books of the East vol. Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari.

It is generally represented by a tree with twelve branches. This concise and comprehensive work written by Sri Bhagwan Umaswati born 3rd century of the Vikram Era in Samskrit, in the form of Sutras or aphorisms, has been accepted and esteemed equally by all the Jain schools of thought.

Part of a series on. Jainp. The existing Svetambara texts are based on the Vallabhi council texts.

Jain texts Indian poetics Religious poetry. These are believed to have originated from Rishabhanathathe first tirthankara.

In this magnificent work, we get not only a profound and incisive analysis of the philosophical doctrines of Jainism but also simple, easy explanations, with commentaries, of the principles of practical life and the spiritual endeavours for everyday life. These works contain a detailed description and analysis of the various philosophical doctrines, discussions knowledge of doctrines, and theories. A council was agzm at Pataliputra where eleven scriptures called Angas were compiled and the remnant of fourteen purvas were written down in 12th Anga, Ditthivaya by the adherents of Sthulbhadra.


Jain Agamas (Digambara) – Wikipedia

A description of the Jain geography. Their works include history, life-sciences, the science of matter, grammer, literature, prosody, art, aesthetics, dramas, music, songs, astrology, sculpture, ayurved, physiology, psychology, politics, dictionaries, and encyclopaedias, poetry, stories etc.

However, with time, it became difficult to keep the entire Jain literature committed to memory. Agamas are texts of Digambara Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara. This article is about Jain scriptures. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mainly, there are forty five Jain Agamas philosophical works which are regarded as aga, most ancient and authoritative works, Not only the entire Jain Agam literature but the whole of the Jain literature has been classified into the four categories mentioned below.

Digambaras reject the authority of the Agamas compiled at Valabhi.