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 jaih texts: The Jain Literature The realm of the Jain literature is so vast and profound that even to gujarsti an ordinary and brief introduction to it, it will be necessary to write a huge volume. Fourteen Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered totally lost. This article is about Jain scriptures. These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every branch of learning that one needs to know.
Jain Agamas – Wikipedia
The Jains have used several languages at different times and in different regions of India. Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari. Jain texts Indian poetics Religious poetry.
This was about years after the nirvana of Mahavira. Languages of Jain literature. Predicting a 12 year long famine, Bhadrabahu went south to Karnataka with his adherents  and Sthulabhadraanother Jain monk remained behind.
The Shruta-Jnana is contained in twelve Angas lit. These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every branch of learning that one needs to know.
Due to the twelve years of famine it was extremely difficult for the Jain ascetics to preserve the entire canonical literature. For other uses, see Agama disambiguation. Part of a series on. A discussion relating to Dharma dhyan a contemplation of Dharma. 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.
Encyclopedia of Jainism Edited by Nagendra Kr. Agamas are texts of Jainism based on the discourses of the tirthankara.
Jain Agamas (Digambara)
Sacred Books of the East vol. Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Ghjarati. 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. This class comprises works relating to stories, information, fables, art, gujqrati, history, sculpture, fiction, poetry etc.
However, with time, it became difficult to keep the entire Jain literature committed to memory.
These works contain information about mathematics, geography, astronomy, astrology etc. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 11 Julyat A description of the Jaib geography. Please have a glimpse of the Tatavartha Sutra. The earliest versions of Jain Agamas known were written in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit language.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The realm of the Jain literature is so vast and profound that even to give an ordinary and brief introduction to it, jaln will be necessary to write a huge volume. Fourteen Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered im lost. Jainp. Digambaras group texts into four literary categories called ‘exposition’ anuyoga.
Views Read Edit View history. While some authors date the composition of Jain Agamas starting from the 6th century BCE,  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. In or CE that the Vallabhi council of the Svetambara Jain monks recompiled jaln Agamas and recorded them as written manuscripts under the leadership of Acharya Shraman Devardhigani along with other Jain scholars.
Jainp. The earliest versions jaln Jain Agamas known were composed in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit. These are believed by Jains to have originated from Rishabhanathathe first tirthankara gujagati lived millions of years ago. It is wgam represented by a tree with twelve branches. The Jain literature includes both religious texts and books on generally secular topics such as sciences, history, and grammar. Ethics Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana.
The originals are all lost, and the extant versions were written in the 1st millennium CE. 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.
Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari. A description of islands, seas, mountains, men, earth, etc. This grantha contains commentaries for the most part. Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya. Agamas were lost during the same famine that the purvas were lost in.