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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The knowledge of Shruta-Jnanamay be of things which are contained in the Angas Limbs or sacred Jain books or of things outside the Angas. The earliest versions of Jain Agamas known were written in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit language. The Shruta-Jnana is contained in twelve Angas lit.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Part of a series on. Ethics Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. Agamas were lost during the same famine that the purvas were lost in. These works comprise a lot of information about the principles of conduct and observance, the method of living, and the way of life in this world.

Jain Agama Literature

Ethics Ethics of Jainism Gujarai. Jainp. Buddhism Hinduism Islam Sikhism Non-creationism. This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat Agama is a Sanskrit word which signifies the ‘coming’ of a agan of doctrine by means of transmission through a lineage of authoritative teachers. Agamas are texts of Digambara Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara.


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. According to Svetambara agzm, the agamas were collected on the basis of collective memory of the ascetics in the first council of Pataliputra under the stewardship of Sthulibhadra in around to — BC.

Jain Agamas

Agamas are texts of Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara. Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari.

Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya. Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana.

Jain Agamas (Digambara) – Wikipedia

While some authors date the composition of Jain Agamas starting from the 6th century BCE, [6] avam Indologist Hermann Jacobi holds that the composition of the Jaina siddhanta would fall somewhere about the end of the 4th or the beginning of the 3rd century BC.

The Jain literature includes both religious texts and books on generally secular topics such as sciences, history, and grammar. The Purvas or the ancient zgam were already forgotten and lost after the famine. During this time the knowledge of the doctrine was getting lost.

Encyclopedia of Jainism Edited by Nagendra Kr. Languages of Jain literature. These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every branch of learning that one needs to know. A description of the Jain geography. Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya.


The existing Svetambara texts are based on the Vallabhi council texts. Fourteen Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered totally lost. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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 wgam thought. Jain texts Indian poetics Religious poetry. The Jain Literature The realm of the Jain literature is so vast and profound that even to give an ordinary and brief introduction to it, it will be necessary to write a huge volume.

Digambaras reject the authority of the Agamas compiled at Valabhi. Please have a glimpse of the Tatavartha Sutra.

These are believed by Jains to have originated from Rishabhanathathe first tirthankara who lived millions of years ago. Predicting a 12 year long famine, Bhadrabahu went south to Karnataka with his adherents [10] and Sthulabhadraanother Jain monk remained behind.

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