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.

Author: Migor Vigor
Country: Iceland
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Spiritual
Published (Last): 12 April 2017
Pages: 301
PDF File Size: 8.55 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.71 Mb
ISBN: 644-8-59401-343-1
Downloads: 21290
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tutaxe

Agam literature is also divided into two groups: Yasovijaya defends idol-worshiping in this work. The scripture contains six volumes.

Jain Agamas – Wikipedia

State University of New York Press. Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. This agam is very sutraas for understanding the code and conduct of ordinary people Shravaka Dharma in the Jain religion. Ethics of Jainism Sallekhana. The scriptures which were created in relation to Ang-agams are called Upang-agams.

Jain Agama Literature

The twelfth text is called Drstiwad, which includes 14 Purvas. In fact, a significant number of Agam sutras were already forgotten and lost after the famine.


This sutra explains the daily rituals the monks sutraas nuns have to perform. They did not fight with King Chetaka in the war. The Digambar sect believes that all Ang-bahya-agams were also gradually lost starting about two hundred years after Lord Mahavir’s Nirvan. It also provides a description of the moon, sun, planets, and stars.

sutrxs This agam describes the method of concentrated meditation Dhyana that one should observe through the description of Radhavedha. Digambars follow two main text and four Anuyogs written by great Acharyas scholars from to AD as the basis for their religious philosophy and practices. Other dialects include versions of Maharashtri and Sauraseni.

Jain history indicates that during the course of time, Swetambar ascetics held three conferences; at Patli-putra B. Use dmy dates from June Use Indian English from June All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Articles with unsourced statements from February This agam contains the stories of an additional ten sacred monks who attained the top-most heaven, known as Anuttara heaven.

Also there occurred a twelve years of famine around BC. Only scattered chapters of this agam are now available.


Jain Agamas

Mulachar Vattaura A. Present Status of Ang-bahya-agams.

This anuyoga expounded the texts, which had mathematical viewpoints. He appeared from heaven to shower Lord Mahavir with unprecedented pomp and splendor.

Jain literature

Lokaprakasa deals with all aspects of Jainism. Under such circumstances they could not preserve the entire canonical literature.

This agam describes the five great vows mahavratas and the five worst sins defined in the Jain religion. This agam contains prayers to the four benevolent beings: Angbayha Agam sutras provide further explanation of Ang Agam sutras.

In the course of time, it became extremely difficult to keep memorizing the entire Jain literature Agam sutras – scriptures, Commentary literature, and Independent works compiled by the many scholars. The canonical texts of Jainism are called Agamas. Part of a series on. Lokaprakasa of Vinayavijaya and pratimasataka of Yasovijaya were written in c.