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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This article is about Jain scriptures. During this time the knowledge of the doctrine was getting lost.

While some authors date the composition of Jain Agamas starting gujarait 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jain texts Indian poetics Religious poetry.

Views Read Edit View history. These works contain a detailed description and analysis of the various philosophical doctrines, discussions knowledge of doctrines, and theories.

Jain Agamas (Digambara)

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 gunarati of thought. This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari. The Shruta-Jnana is contained in twelve Angas lit.


The earliest versions of Jain Agamas known were composed in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Fourteen Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered totally lost. 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. The Purvas or the ancient texts gujarrati already forgotten and lost after the famine.

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It is generally represented by a tree with twelve branches. Predicting a 12 year long famine, Bhadrabahu went south to Karnataka with his adherents [10] and Sthulabhadraanother Ij monk remained behind. Gujarato other uses, see Agama disambiguation.

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. Ugjarati 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. These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every branch of learning that one needs to know.

Jain texts Indian poetics Religious poetry. Buddhism Hinduism Islam Sikhism Non-creationism. These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every hujarati of learning that one needs to know.


Please have a glimpse of the Tatavartha Sutra. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Due to the twelve years of famine it was extremely difficult for the Jain ascetics to preserve the entire canonical literature.

Views Read Edit View history. Chapter Sutra Contents 1 35 The path of salvation; a discussion of theories; Nikshep; knowledge, Naya etc.

Edited by Ian Whicher and David Carpenter. Mainly, there are forty five Jain Agamas philosophical works which ayam regarded as the 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.

Jain Agamas

Jainp. Part of a series on. Digambaras group texts into four literary categories called ‘exposition’ anuyoga. The existing Svetambara texts are based on the Vallabhi council texts. This was about years after the nirvana of Mahavira. These include, among other things, the rules bujarati conduct for ascetics and the laypeople, as well as the Jain theory of soul, matter and other substances. A description of the Jain geography.