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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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. 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 agzm accepted and esteemed equally by all the Jain schools of thought.

This grantha divided into 10 chapters contains jani aphorisms. Jainp. It is generally represented by a tree with twelve branches. If you desire to find in the same grangha work practical, critical and intellectual discussions and expositions of all the Jain Siddhantas theoriesyou can find them in Shri Taatvarthadhigama Sutra or Shri Tatvartha Sutra. The Jain literature includes both religious texts and books on generally secular topics such as sciences, history, and grammar.


Agamas were lost during the same famine that the purvas were lost in. Views Read Edit View history. These scriptures are said to have contained the most comprehensive and accurate description of every branch of learning that one needs to know. For gujarato uses, see Gujrati disambiguation.

Jain Agamas – Wikipedia

The Shruta-Jnana is contained in twelve Angas lit. Ethics Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya. There are discussions of these things. This page was last edited on 11 Julyat Jain texts Indian poetics Religious poetry.

A discussion relating to Dharma dhyan a contemplation of Dharma. This article is about Jain scriptures.

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During this time the knowledge of the doctrine was getting lost.

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Jain Agamas (Digambara) – Wikipedia

These are believed to have originated from Rishabhanathathe first tirthankara. State University of New York Press. Chapter Sutra Contents 1 35 The path of salvation; a discussion of theories; Nikshep; knowledge, Naya etc. Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana.


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 (Digambara)

These works contain information about mathematics, geography, astronomy, astrology etc. A description of islands, seas, mountains, men, earth, etc. Diwali Mahavir Jayanti Paryushana Samvatsari. The Jains gaam used several languages at different times and in different regions of India.

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

This class comprises works relating to stories, information, fables, art, literature, history, sculpture, fiction, poetry etc. Time, Anu and Paramanu the atoms and minute atoms and Pudgals gujarti the science of substances. Ethics Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The earliest versions of Jain Agamas known were composed in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit.