Index. ▫Jain Agam (Canonical) Literature ƒ Definition ƒ Classification ƒ Listings of Sutras ƒ Summary of Agams by Jainsects ƒ History of Preservation ƒ Agam. The Agama scriptures have been composed by Lord Tirthankaras by way of their meanings, whereas by ‘Sutra’ they have been composed by Lord Gandharas. Phone:: +91 22 1. ĀGAMA – AN INTRODUCTION (English): This booklet provides a brief summary of each Āgama with a few key sutras highlighted.

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Mathura and Valabhi Conferences. Srivarddhaeva aka Tumbuluracarya wrote a Kannada commentary on Tattvarthadigama-sutra. Present Status of Ang-agams: A description of the six routines Avashyakas are explained in this agam. Ang-agams or Ang-pravista-agams Ang-bahya-agams outside of Ang-agams Ang-agams or Ang-pravista-agams: This agam explains the code of conduct of the ten lay followers Shravaks of Lord Mahavir.

Also there occurred a twelve years of famine around Aga.

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Languages of Jain literature. The scriptures which are essential for ascetics to study in the earlier stages of their monkhood are called Mool-sutras. The third part, Purvagata contained 14 purvas. This anuyoga expounded the texts which had agaj view points. It also describes the types of vows a wise person should take during various states of illness and how he should beg the pardon of all living beings in the universe.


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Aupa Patika Sutra Ovavaiya: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jambudeepa is a big island located in the center of the middle world as explained sugras the Jain geography.

This agam contains the stories of an additional ten sacred monks who attained the top-most heaven, known as Anuttara heaven. Acharya Pushapdant and Bhutabali.

Jain Agamas

Encyclopedia of Jainism Edited by Nagendra Kr. This agam describes the process of fasting and how one should reflect at the time of death. This agam describes the process of dying by abam own desire and its glory. It gives very important information to the scholars of biology and botany.

However, it appears from literature referencing this agam that it contained prayers of Lord Mahavir. The avam, which were created in relation to Ang-agams, are called Upang-agams.

Jain history indicates that during the course of time, Swetambar ascetics held three conferences; at Patli-putra B. The memorized sutras were divided into two major groups: Most of the documention occured during 2nd and 3rd conferences.

Jain Prakrit is a term loosely used for the language of the Jain Agamas canonical texts. Digambara monk Aryika Kshullak Pattavali Acharya. Lord Mahavir’s preaching was methodically compiled by his immediate disciples known as Gandharas, and elder monks known as Srut-kevalis into many texts known as Sutras.


This agam describes the system of confession for monks and nuns who fall from proper conduct. These scriptures were written sugras great Acharyas scholars from to AD. They were compiled immediately after Lord Mahavir’s nirvana death. They also explains how they can repent for their sins and mistakes.

It was extremely difficult for the Jain ascetics to survive during this time. It also describes the penance of Lord Mahavir. This agam has the same place agamm Jain literature as the Dhammapada in Buddhism and the Geeta in the Hindu religion.

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Kielhorn as the best grammar work of the Indian middle age. This work has verses. This sutra explains the daily rituals the monks and nuns have to perform. However the Digambar sect believes that they were also gradually lost starting about two hundred years after Lord Mahavir’s Nirvan.