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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Jain Agamas (Digambara) – Wikipedia

The Agamas were composed of the following forty-six texts: Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Mainly, there are forty five Jain Agamas philosophical works which are 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. Predicting a 12 year long famine, Bhadrabahu went south to Karnataka with his adherents [10] and Sthulabhadraanother Jain monk remained behind.

Jain Agamas

The Jains have used several languages at different times and in different regions of India. The earliest versions of Jain Agamas known were written in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit language. If you desire to find in the same grangha work practical, critical and intellectual discussions and expositions of all the Jain Siddhantas theories kn, you can find them in Shri Taatvarthadhigama Sutra or Shri Tatvartha Sutra. These works contain information about mathematics, geography, astronomy, gujadati etc.


Jain texts Indian poetics Religious poetry. 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.

This grantha divided into 10 chapters contains about aphorisms. Gujartai is a Sanskrit word which signifies the ‘coming’ of a body of doctrine by means of transmission through a lineage of authoritative teachers. Digambaras reject the authority of the Agamas compiled at Valabhi.

Views Read Edit View history. Agamas are texts of Digambara Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara. Retrieved nain ” https: According to Svetambara tradition, 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. A ib of islands, seas, mountains, men, earth, etc. 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.

Due to the twelve years of famine it was extremely difficult for the Jain jai to preserve the entire canonical literature. Retrieved from ” https: However, with time, it became difficult to keep the entire Jain literature committed to memory.

Agamas were lost during the same famine that the purvas were lost in. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The originals are all lost, and the extant versions were written in the 1st millennium CE.


Languages of Jain literature. Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya. Jainp.

Jain Agamas (Digambara)

The existing Svetambara texts are based on the Vallabhi council texts. 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.

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Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari. 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 jxin Sthulbhadra.

These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every branch of learning that one needs to know. The Purvas or the ancient texts were already forgotten and lost after the famine.

These are believed by Jains to have originated from Rishabhanathathe first tirthankara who lived millions of years ago.