Jain manuscript page, Kalpasutra, Mahavira in the Pushpottara heaven, ink, paint and gold on paper, Gujarat, late 15th and early 16th century. Museum Number. This copy of the Kalpa-sutra, a book of Paryushana rituals pursuing Swetambara sectarian line, was commissioned by the Jain Muni Kshemahansa Gani at. KALPA SUTRA (JAIN HOLY BOOK), Vadodara, India. likes · 4 talking about this. “KALPA SUTRA” IS JAIN HOLY BOOK.

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Non commercial use only. He achieved enlightenment and eventually moksha, final liberation from the world of birth, death and rebirth.

The Kalpasutra is significant for its narration of geographical locations most of which have been identified to be in the modern state of Bihar and some parts of Bengal and UP.

Culture Seema views on racism, homophobia, Islamophobia and xenophobia I attended the National Union of Teachers conference this year was delighted to hear Seema speak up for groups who kalpasutrq being negatively labelled, victimised and unfairly punished!

The colophon is written in red on f. This page was last edited on 29 Marchat During the middle ages, many such manuscripts were created in the monasteries in different parts of the world. The Tattvartha Sutra is regarded as the most authoritative book on Jainism. Devout Jains almost worship this book. It was an attempt to bring together the different elements of the Jain Path, epistemologicalmetaphysical, cosmological, ethical and practical, otherwise unorganized around the scriptures in an unsystematic format.

Central and marginal string-holes are decorated but not pierced and on the obverse of each folio the central hole only is marked. The next three chapters deal with the Soul. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kalpa Sutra. Jain texts Atomism Indian biographies.


As an illuminated manuscript, the Kalpasutra, representative of Jaina visual culture, contains some masterpieces of Jaina miniature paintings. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I know it coz I have read it.

Tattva things or realities jani artha true nature. Wellcome Indic Sanskrit 3, Folio 42v, dated Because this holy sutra is to be read by qualified punyatmas only.

The third part deals with rules for the ascetics and laws during the four months chaturmas of the rainy season, when ascetics temporarily abandon their wandering life and settle down amidst the laity. So such kind of article promotes desire to read and is really helpful.

Back Print this record. Kalpasutra is supposed to be read by only Jain saints Marasaheb and no one else. Anonymous March 9, at Fearing the baby had died, however, she was plunged into sorrow. After their death, Mahavira gave up his comfortable life to become a wandering mendicant.

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He stayed the first chaturmasa in Asthikagrama, three in Champa and Pristichampa, 12 in Vaisali and Vanijyagrama, 14 in Rajagraha and Nalanda, six in Mithila, two in Bhadrika, one in Alabhika, one in Panitabhumi, one in Sra-vasti and the last one in the town of Papa in king Hastipala’s chamber.

The fifth chapter discusses Non-soul Ajiva. Large image request Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditionsby acknowledging each of the following key points: The Kalpa- sutra describes 14 dreams. I am greatly moved by the contents in Kalpasutras.


The three medallions, one on a gap between the kalpasutrz of text, recall the earlier practice of writing on palm leaves, which had holes for cords to bind them together. What is Kalpa Sutra and why do Jains read it? Part of a series on. Is it available in print? Hi, I would like to have a copy of Kalpasutra in english language.

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This tradition started in Gujarat after a son of the king of Vadanagar died at an early age. The arrangement of Bhadrabahu’s book moves back in time. Umaswati is accepted by all the sects of Jains and is said to have lived around the 2nd century BC. Understanding this Mahavira quivered slightly, which filled kaplasutra with joy. Read our cookie policy to find out more.

An illuminated manuscript is a handwritten book that is embellished with brilliant inks and dyes – largely silver and gold.

Great merit is attributed to hearing the Kalpasutra.

Kalpasutra (Jainism)

The Kalpa Sutra recalls the birth, life, and journey toward Nirvana of […]. Unknown August 25, at 2: The first section deals with the lives of the twenty-four Jinas or Tirthankaras, who were the Jain spiritual teachers or ‘ford-makers’. Fourteen Purvas The Prior Knowledge — considered totally lost. The term Tattvartha is made of the Sanskrit words: Jai Hinduism Islam Sikhism Non-creationism.