Ādityavāra-vrata-kathā

Published: 17.12.2016
Updated: 19.12.2016

Ādityavāra-kathā:

18th century.
114 stanzas in Gujarati
Jain Manuscript Paintings

Verse tale on the importance of keeping vows to acquire merit and purify karma.

The Ādityavāra-vrata-kathā is a popular story in Digambara circles. It shows the good and bad results of observing or not observing the so-called 'Sunday vow'. This is one of the numerous vows - vratas - which a Jain can keep to counteract the misfortunes of life, to acquire merit and diminish the quantity of karma. Observing such a vow means fasting, worshipping and also listening to specific stories. Some vows are connected with a given day of the week.

In this tale seven brothers gain success after numerous adventures, by worshipping Jinas and Jain deities.

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Sources
British Library, London: Or 14290
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