Jain Legend : Jain Dharma ka Maulika Itihasa (4) ► Aṃcalagacchīyā Paṭṭāvalī

Posted: 08.09.2016

In the Paṭṭāvalīs of all gacchas, except for Upakeśa gaccha, like the Kharatara gaccha, Tapā gaccha, Aṃcala gaccha etc, the number and names of Pontiffs, from Sudharmā Swāmī, the first pontiff of Lord Mahāvīra to 34th Paṭṭadhara, are almost same, with very infinitesimal rather insignificant difference here and there.

The succeeding Paṭṭāvalī of Aṃcalagaccha starting from the 35th pontiff onwards is as follows:

35th

Udyotana Sūri - He was the founder of the Baḍagaccha.

36th

Sarvadeva Sūri

37th

Padmadeva Sūri

38th

Udayaprabha Sūri

39th

Prabhānanda Sūri

40th

Dharmacandra Sūri

41st

Vijayacandra Sūri

42nd

Guṇasāgara Sūri

43rd

Vijayaprabha Sūri

44th

Naracandra Sūri

45th

Vīracandra Sūri

46th

Jaya Siṃha Sūri

47th

Ārya Rakṣita Sūri (Vijayacandra Sūri): According to all Paṭṭāvalīs of Aṃcalagaccha, he was the founder of Reformed Sect which later was renowned as 'Aṃcalagaccha'

48th

Jaya Siṃha Sūri: During his tenure as pontiff, the number of monks and nuns increased remarkably: 2120 monks, 1130 nuns, 12 Ācāryas, 20 Vācanācāryas Upādhyāyas, 173 paṇḍitas, 1 Mahattarā and 82 Pravartinīs.

49th

Dharmaghoṣa Sūri

50th

Mahendra Sūri: He authored Tīrthamālā, Śatapadī Vivaraṇa and Guruguṇa ṣaītriṃśikā.

51st

Siṃhaprabha Sūri

52nd

Ajita Siṃha Sūri: He was raised to ācārya post in Vikram 1316 and left   for heavenly abode in 1339.

53rd

Devendra Sūri

54th

Dharmaprabha Sūri

55th

Siṃhatilaka Sūri

56th

Mahendraprabha Sūri

57th

Merutuṃga Sūri: He was credited with the authoring of many books like 'Vicāra Śreṇi' etc. He ordained into monkhood in Vikram 1418, adorned with Sūri rank in Vikram 1426 and passed away in Vikram 1473.

58th

Jayakīrti Sūri: He wrote many texts like Uttarādhyayana Ṭīkā, kṣetra Samāsa Ṭīkā, SaṃgrahaṇīṬīkā etc. ̣

59th

Jayakesarī Sūri

60th

Siddhānta sāgara Sūri

61st

Bhāvasāgara Sūri became ācārya in Vikram 1560. His treatise 'Śrī Vīravaṃśa Vidhipakṣa Paṭṭāvalī' with its 231 tales is considered as a significant work from historical point of view.

62nd

Guṇanidhāna Sūri

63rd

Dharmabhūti Sūri

64th

Kalyāṇa sāgara Sūri

65th

Amara sāgara Sūri

66th

Vidyā sāgara Sūri

67th

Udaya sāgara Sūri: On his command, Paṭṭāvalī of Aṃcalagaccha was written in a detailed and precise manner.

68th

Kīrti sāgara Sūri

69th

Puṇya sāgara Sūri

70th

Rājendrasāgara Sūri

71st

Mukti sāgara Sūri

72nd

Ratna sāgara Sūri

73rd

Viveka sāgara Sūri: He held ācārya post from Vikram year 1928 to 1948.

74th

Jinendra sāgara Sūri

 

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Title: Jain Legend: Jain Dharma ka Maulika Itihasa (4)
Author:
Acharya Hasti Mala
Editors:
Shugan C. Jain
Publisher: Samyakjnana Pracaraka Mandala, Jaipur
Edition: 2011