ICSJP ►History Of Jainism - An Overview

Posted: 14.12.2016
By Dr. Hemali Sanghavi
International Conference on Science and Jain Philosophy Dr. Hemali Sanghavi is the Head of Department of History at K.J. Somaiya College. She is the recipient of Bharat Jyoti Award for her contribution in the field of education. Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism together constitute the cultural heritage of India. Jainism is both a system of philosophy and a way of life. It is one of India's most ancient Sraman...

Branch of Kharatara Gaccha

Posted: 04.09.2016
 
The tradition of Varddhamāna Sūri propagated and aggrandised Jina Order up to its 7th successor pontiff (1 Varddhamāna Sūri, 2 Jineśwara Sūri, 3. Abhayadeva Sūri, 4 Jinavallabha Sūri, 5 Jinadatta Sūri, 6 Jinacandra Sūri and 7 Jinapati Sūri) and also remained unified as a single unit. This tradition later came to be known as Kharatara gaccha. Jineśwara Sūri II, the disciple and pontiff successor of...

Śrī Jina Maheśvara Sūri

Posted: 03.09.2016
 
Jinamaheśvara Sūri was born in Vikram 1867, initiated into monkhood in Vikram 1885 and ordained as ācārya in Vikram 1892 during the regime of King Māna Siṃha. Playing a musical instrument, he went to the Jina temple passing by Tapāgacchīya Monastery, in Pādaliptapura. (Probably it was prohibited for ācāryas of Kharatara gaccha to play instruments while passing by Monastery of Tapāgaccha except on...

Kharataragaccha

Posted: 02.09.2016
 
An objective analysis of the above mentioned data reveals the fact that amongst the number of gacchas existing in Śvetāmbara tradition currently the "Kharā" gaccha is the most ancient one which came into vogue in the second half of the 11th Vikram Century. It was founded by Varddhamāna Sūri and gained popularity due to his famous disciple Jineśwara Sūri and in course of time came to be known as...

39th Epochal- Ācārya And 52nd Ācārya Of Lord Mahāvīra Tradition

Posted: 28.08.2016
 
39th Epochal-ācārya Vinayamitra 52nd Pontiff Ācārya Sūrasena Birth V.N.1568 V.N.1601 Initiation into monkhood V.N.1578 V.N.1623 Attained Ācārya status V.N.1597 V.N.1644 Heavenly Abode V.N.1683 V.N.1708 Period of household life 10 years 22 years Period of ordinary monk 19 years 21 years Period of Ācārya status 86 years 64 years Complete monkhood 105 years 85 years Life span 115 years, 7 months, 7 days...

Rancour – Writ Large in Gaccha

Posted: 23.08.2016
 
The herculean efforts of Jineśvara Sūri, Jinacandra Sūri, Abhayadeva Sūri and Jinadatta Sūri of Varddhamāna Sūri's tradition to rejuvenate the fundamental scriptures based spiritual path of purification (which was marred by the profligate methods of Temple dweller tradition) were really commendable and their names will continue to be written with reverence in golden letters in Jain history. The Jain...

Books on Instructions and Code of Conduct

Posted: 22.08.2016
 
1 Sandeha dohavālī Prākṛta Prose 150 2 Caccarī Apabhraṃśa Prose 47 3 Utsūtra Padopaghāṭana kulaka Prākṛta Prose 30 4 Caityavandana kulaka Prākṛta Prose 28 5 Upadeśa dharma rasāyana Prose 80 6 Upadeśa kulaka Prākṛta Prose 34 7 Kāla swarūpa kulaka Prose 32 8 Gaṇadhara Sārddha Śataka Prākṛta Prose 150 9 Gaṇadhara saptatikā Prākṛta Prose 26 10 Sarvādhiṣṭhāyī stotra...

Ācārya Jinadatta Sūri (Dādā Guru)

Posted: 21.08.2016
 
Jinadatta Sūri was such an influential ācārya of the Vikram 12th Century that even today he is well-known in many distant parts of India. He was a fearless, quick-witted ācārya and an eloquent debater. His sermons used to be poignant and soul-stirring. Travelling continually all over India, he with his commanding and inspiring sermons of Lord Mahāvīra strengthened the morale of the followers of Jainism...

Ācārya Devaṛṣi (II), 51st Pontiff Of Lord Mahāvīra Tradition

Posted: 20.08.2016
 
Birth V.N. 1554 Initiation into monkhood V.N. 1564 Attained Ācārya status V.N. 1589 Heavenly Abode V.N. 1644 Period of household life 10 years Period of ordinary monk 25 years Period of Ācārya status 55 years Complete monkhood 80 years Life span 90 years After Ācāryaśrī Vijayaṛṣi, the 50th Pontiff of fundamental pure Jain tradition, the four-fold congregation of Lord Mahāvīra appointed Śrī...

Index of Hardcopy

Posted: 06.08.2016
 
S. No Subject Page. no 1 Publisher's Note 10 2 Graphical representation of formula for conversion of years 12 3 Preface (The One who explores gains the bounty i.e. the explorer reaps the reward) 14 4 Ācārya Umaṇaṛṣi, 48th Pontiff of Lord Mahāvīra 17 5 Political events during the time of Umaṇaṛṣi 17 6 Ācāryaśrī Jayasena, the 49th Pontiff of Lord Mahāvīra 18 7 Falgumitra, the 37th...