Lustrating the First King: Digambara Images of Abhiṣeka

Posted: 11.01.2018
By Dr. Robert J. Del Bonta
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London When illustrating the lives of the Jinas, it is typical to use examples from the Śvetāmbara Kalpasūtra , and many paintings from manuscripts of it have been published over the years. One might get the impression that this text is the only one to recount the lives of the Jinas, but there are actually many such texts in a variety of languages that...

Jaina Hagiography and Biography: SOAS Jaina Studies Workshop 2014

Posted: 10.05.2016
By Kristi L. Wiley
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London he 16th Jaina Studies Workshop, hosted by the SOAS Centre for Jaina Studies, was held 21 March 2014. It coincided with the ten-year anniversary of the Centre's founding. The theme was Jaina Hagiography and Biography. On the evening prior to the workshop, Dr Saryu Doshi, formerly Honorary Director of the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai,...

21.03.2014 ►16th Jaina Studies Workshop ►Book of Abstracts

Posted: 27.02.2014
 
16th Jaina Studies Workshop Date: 21 March 2014 Time: 9:00 AM Finishes: 21 March 2014 Time: 6:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Statue of "Cāritracakravartī" Ācārya Śāntisāgara "Dakṣiṇa" (1872-1955), "Digambara Jaina Siddhakṣetra" Kunthalagirī, P.Flügel 2012 Book of Abstracts: Phases 1-4 Type Biographic Verses in the Āvaśyaka-Niryukti as the Main Sources...

21.03.2014 ►16th Jaina Studies Workshop ►Jaina Hagiography and Biography

Posted: 21.02.2014
 
SOAS Statue of "Cāritracakravartī" Ācārya Śāntisāgara "Dakṣiṇa" (1872-1955), "Digambara Jaina Siddhakṣetra" Kunthalagirī, P.Flügel 2012 Date: 21 March 2014 Time: 9:00 AM Finishes: 21 March 2014 Time: 6:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Type of Event: Workshop The full day workshop follows on from the lecture by Dr Saryu Doshi (Mumbai) Book of Abstracts Book of...

20.03.2014 ►14th Annual Jaina Lecture ►The Lives of the Tīrthaṅkaras in Illustrated Jaina Manuscripts

Posted: 21.02.2014
 
SOAS Statue of "Cāritracakravartī" Ācārya Śāntisāgara "Dakṣiṇa" (1872-1955), "Digambara Jaina Siddhakṣetra" Kunthalagirī, P.Flügel 2012 The Migration of Art Styles: The Jaina Pañcakalyāṇaka Scroll of Ṛṣabha Lecturer: Dr Saryu Doshi (Mumbai) Date: 20 March 2014 Time: 6:00 PM Finishes: 20 March 2014 Time: 9:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Type of Event:...

Lustrating the First King: Digambara Images of Abhiṣeka

Posted: 20.02.2014
By Dr. Robert J. Del Bonta
When illustrating the lives of the Jinas, it is typical to use examples from the Svetāmbara Kalpasūtra, and many paintings from manuscripts of it have been published over the years. One might get the impression that this text is the only one to recount the lives of the Jinas, but there are actually many such texts in a variety of languages that tell the stories of these tales in much greater detail. The...

The Goddesses of Sravana Belgola

Posted: 21.01.2011
By Prof. Dr. John Cort
30 The Goddesses of Sravana Belgola The pilgrimage shrine of Sravana Belgola is, without a doubt, one of the best-known sacred sites of the Jains, and its 58-foot tall colossal icon of Bāhubali, carved out of the very rock in the late tenth century, is one of the sculptural wonders of the world. The periodic great lustration (mahāmastakābhiṣeka) of the icon attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims,...

The Goddesses of Sravana Belgola

Posted: 21.01.2011
By Prof. Dr. John Cort
30 The Goddesses of Sravana Belgola * The pilgrimage shrine of Sravana Belgola is, without a doubt, one of the best-known sacred sites of the Jains, and its 58-foot tall colossal icon of Bāhubali, carved out of the very rock in the late tenth century, is one of the sculptural wonders of the world.

Illustrating the Bhaktāmara Stotra 

Posted: 20.12.2010
By Prof. Dr. Phyllis Granoff
10 Illustrating the Bhaktāmara Stotra The University of Michigan Museum of Art has in its collection 18 folios of an unidentified Jain manuscript assigned to the 18th century and to Sirohi. Two more folios of the same manuscript are in the Los Angeles County Museum and are also unidentified. Photographs of the folios are available on the museum websites, and one of the folios in Los Angeles is published by...

Illustrating the Bhaktāmara Stotra 

Posted: 20.12.2010
By Prof. Dr. Phyllis Granoff
10 Illustrating the Bhaktāmara Stotra The University of Michigan Museum of Art has in its collection 18 folios of an unidentified Jain manuscript assigned to the 18th century and to Sirohi. Two more folios of the same manuscript are in the Los Angeles County Museum and are also unidentified. Photographs of the folios are available on the museum websites, and one of the folios in Los Angeles is published by...