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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Agamas are texts of Digambara Jainism based ugjarati the discourses of the tirthankara. A council was formed 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

Encyclopedia of Jainism Edited by Nagendra Kr. Buddhism Hinduism Islam Sikhism Non-creationism. Chapter Sutra Contents 1 35 The path of salvation; a discussion of theories; Nikshep; knowledge, Naya etc. This article is about Jain scriptures. Jainp. State University of New York Press.

These are believed by Jains to have originated from Rishabhanathathe first tirthankara who lived millions of years ago. Sacred Books of the East vol. While some aagam date the composition of Jain Agamas starting from the 6th century BCE, [6] noted 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.


Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari. A representative Jain work. Retrieved from ” https: These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every branch of learning that one needs to know.

Agama is a Sanskrit word which signifies the ‘coming’ of a body of doctrine by means of transmission through a lineage of authoritative teachers.

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 Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. jin

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Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya. These include, among other things, aga, rules of conduct for ascetics and the laypeople, as well as the Jain theory of soul, matter and other substances.

Ethics Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. A description of islands, seas, mountains, men, earth, etc.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fourteen Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered totally lost. Jainp. Agamas are texts of Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara.

Jain Agamas (Digambara)

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Digambaras reject the authority of the Agamas compiled at Valabhi. This grantha contains commentaries for the most part. Fourteen Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered totally lost.


The Purvas or the ancient texts were already forgotten and lost after the famine. Mainly, there are forty five Jain Agamas philosophical works which are regarded as the most ancient and authoritative jsin, Not only the entire Jain Agam literature but the whole of the Jain literature has been classified into the four categories mentioned below.

The earliest versions of Jain Agamas known were composed in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit. 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.

The Jains have used several languages at different times and in different regions of India. During this time the knowledge of the doctrine was getting lost. However, with time, it became difficult to keep the entire Jain literature committed to memory.

Predicting a 12 year jaain famine, Bhadrabahu went south to Karnataka with his adherents [10] and Sthulabhadraanother Jain monk remained behind.

The originals are all lost, and the extant versions were written in the 1st millennium CE.