International Prakrit Conference on Prakrit Literature and Culture

Posted: 29.05.2018
By Dr. Luitgard Soni
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London The Mahāmastaka-abhiṣekha of the colossal statue of Śrī Gommaṭeśvara Bāhubalī in Śravaṇabelgola, celebrated in a twelve-year cycle, is being staged starting from February 2018. As a festive prelude to it, the First International Prakrit Conference was held on 3-6 November 2017 in Śravaṇabelgola, Karnataka, and it presented itself as...


Posted: 22.01.2018
By Dr. Luitgard Soni
Title: Aavashyam, आवस्सयं, Āvaśyaka Text type: Agamas Language: [Hindi] Synod Head: Acharya Tulsi Main Editor: Acharya Mahapragya Editor: Muni Vimal Kumar Assistant: Muni Jitendra Kumar Publisher: Jain Vishva Bharati, Ladnun, India Edition: 2017 HN4U Pdf Edition: Aavashyam [Hindi]

Jain eLibrary ►Monthly Update ►2017.12

Posted: 13.01.2018
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Jain eLibrary Namaste & Jai Jinendra, We thank all our readers for continuing to use our website and spreading a good word around. Please continue to send us your comments/suggestions and reading the literature. Statistics for website New Users registered in last month : ​580​ Average number of visitors per day : ​1170​ Average...

Aavashyam [Hindi].Pdf

Posted: 05.01.2018
Aavashyam आवस्सयं Āvaśyaka Agama Pdf


Posted: 05.01.2018
Aavashyam आवस्सयं Āvaśyaka Agama Pdf

Prakrit Jñānabhāratī International Awards 2005-2006 Ceremony

Posted: 01.01.2018
By Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn, Prof. Dr. Willem Bollée
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London The Prakrit Jñānabhāratī International Award is presented to an eminent scholar of international recognition who has rendered a significant contribution to the development of Prakrit Studies. The award is administered by the National Institute of Prakrit Studies and Research at Śravaṇabeḷagoḷa (Karnataka, India). The Institute was...

Jaina Studies in Japan and Korea: Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Jaina Studies

Posted: 29.12.2017
By Dr. Shin Fujinaga
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London Jainism has been known to the Japanese for at least one thousand years. Before the Meiji era the understanding of it was only through Chinese Buddhist texts. Some of these Chinese texts refer to Niggaṇṭhanāta-putta Ṛṣabha and also offer some opinions of Jainism. Nichiren, founder of the Nichiren set of Buddhism in the 13th century, refers...


Posted: 30.11.2017
By Dr. Shin Fujinaga
The second Āvaśyaka of Ṣaḍāvaśyaka (six chapters to be recited daily at both twilights), also called logassa , which comprises eulogy of the twenty-four Jinas ( Tirthankaras (ford-founders)). ( Nandī 75) caturviṃśatistavaḥ tīrthakarāṇāmanukīrtanam. ( TaVā 6.24)

09.11.2017 ►Veerayatan ►Newsletter - 2017.08

Posted: 10.11.2017
Veerayatan International Message from Pujya Acharya Shri Chandanaji on the Great Festival of Light The darkness of the night of the new moon has inspired humans to conquer it rather than just helplessly staring at it. This has led to one of the greatest human inventions, the lamp (Dipak). Similarly Bhagwan Mahavir fought against the darkness of ignorance and lit “GyanDipak”, the lamp of knowledge. He freed...

23.08.2017 ►JCSC ►Paryushan & Das Lakshana Mahaparv 2017

Posted: 23.08.2017
Jain Center of Southern California Paryushan & Das Lakshana Mahaparv 2017 Jain festivals are characterized by both internal and external celebrations. The internal celebration is through praying and expressing devotion to Jinas, practicing meditation, spiritual studies, and renunciation. Paryushan and Das Lakshana are important Jain festivals. It happens during late August / September commencing on...