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45 Jain Aagams

45 Jain Aagams

Literature of Jain Philosophy and Agamas Brief introduction Jain Agamas: One who establishes a ‘Tirtha’ is ‘Tirthankaras’. Tirtha also means first ‘Gandhara’ – main disciple. Tirtha means 12 Anga Literature. Tirtha means four-fold Sangh. The Lord Tirthankara, initially creates Kevalgyana the Ultimate knowledge and them sits in a Samvasarana–a special…

Siddhachal Bhavyatra

Siddhachal Bhavyatra

Shree Shatrunjay Mahatirth Bhavyatra श्री शत्रुंजय महातीर्थ की भावयात्रा श्री शत्रुंजय महातीर्थ के जितने गुणगान किये जाएँ वे कम है । चॊदह राजलोक मे ऎव्सा एक भी तीर्थ नहि है जिसकी तुलना शत्रुंजय तीर्थ से कर सके । वर्तमान मे भरतक्षेत्र मे तिर्थंकर नहीं है, केवलज्ञानी नहीं है, विशिष्ट ज्ञानी…

Don’t walk on the grass – green lawn

Don’t walk on the grass – green lawn

Don’t walk on the grass According to the scriptures if we have a tree or a leaf of a plant a flower or leaf, even break them angry so that if they are at that time man, how many times I die-Cast-raised and slaughtered But they only become weak and…

JAIN TEMPLES – STRUCTURE SYMBOLISM

JAIN TEMPLES – STRUCTURE SYMBOLISM

(Arihant Bhagwant ni agya thi) Although Jain temples frequently share architectural and artistic elements found in temples of other religions, they are distinctively Jain. Their religious buildings are specifically adapted to reflect Jain spiritual ideas and ritual practices. There are three striking features of Jain religious buildings. • there is…

WHY DO WE RING THE BELL IN A JAIN TEMPLE?

WHY DO WE RING THE BELL IN A JAIN TEMPLE?

(Arihant Bhagwant ni agya thi) Upon entering a Jain temple, the devotee sees a suspended bell that they ring. Further bells are rung at various times, symbolizing various things and for various reasons: 1. As we get closer to the Ghabhärä, we ring the bell 3 times to symbolize that…