Posted: 17.12.2016
 
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...
Posted: 16.12.2016
 
Suvidhi or Puṣpadanta image A 15th-century Śvetāmbara metal altarpiece made in Gujarat, India has the ninth Jina at its centre. Though there is no identifying emblem, he is named in an inscription on the back. Known as both Suvidhi or Puṣpadanta, this Jina is surrounded by symbols of royalty and his eyes and the śrīvatsa on his chest are inlaid in silver. Given by Dr W.L. Hildburgh.
Posted: 15.12.2016
 
Aḍhāīdvīpa Jain cosmic diagram. Jambūdvīpa surrounded by the Lavaṇasamudra with the chains of mountains and set within its rampart of diamonds. Rivers and lands are marked with their dimensions. Captions and texts either in Gujarati, Rajasthani or Hindi.
Posted: 28.09.2016
 
Jain Painting of a Mūrtipūjaka Śvetāmbara yati or lay-person in white clothes with shoes, a book and a walking stick and a Sthānakavāsī Śvetāmbara monk. India, 19th century; Watercolour with gouache, 10 x 22.7 cm. Iconographic Collection Wellcome Library no. 576315i © Wellcome Library, London
Posted: 14.06.2016
 
Ten Elements for East Window of an Architectural Ensemble from a Jain Meeting Hall Vadi Parshvanatha Jain temple in Patan,Gujarat, India Date: last quarter of 16th century Culture: India (Gujarat, Patan) Medium: Teak with traces of color The carved wooden dome, balconies and supports of this architectural ensemble belonged to the gudha-mandapa (meeting and prayer hall) of the Vadi Parshvanatha Jain temple in...
Posted: 15.07.2015
 
Acharya Vidhya Sagar Ji Maharaj - Ankush Jain Art Work's Kshullak Dhyan Sagar Ji Maharaj - Ankush Jain Art Work's
Posted: 05.07.2015
 
Slideshow: Click on the play button. In the bottom line you can select each single painting to be displayed. Click on the displayed paiting and you enter Flickr for further options. The stories behind the paintings: Tirthankara Bhagawan Mahavira
Posted: 21.04.2015
By Dr. Manju Nahata
Sadi: Anadi Manju Nahata Description of the painting ‘Sadi: Anadi’ Jainism has a beginning from the point of view that Rishabhanath established it in our own era. Yet it is beginningless because from time immemorial it is present in every era. In this painting, there is a ‘Kalpa-vriksha’ shown in the upper section of the extreme left. It is a big wish-fulfilling tree. These trees are of ten kinds. The...
Posted: 27.03.2015
By Dr. Manju Nahata
Acharya Tulsi International Conference Miami Lecture, 02.12.2014 Introduction We have gathered here today to throw light upon Acharya Sri Tulsi's modern and futuristic approach to Jainism, but, I would like to begin my discourse with a flashback, going back to the 1920's A time when religion was synonymous with the mere practice of rituals A time when morals were freely compromised for personal gains A time...
Posted: 10.03.2015
By Dr. Manju Nahata
These paintings were exhibited at the Acharya Tulsi International Conference (2014) Miami, Florida (USA) Quotes of Acharya Tulsi illustrated by Dr. Manju Nahata

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