Jain Legend : Jain Dharma ka Maulika Itihasa (4): Works of Ācārya Hemacandra Sūri

Published: 27.08.2016

In Jain literary world, it is assumed that Ācāryaśrī Hemacandra Sūri had written texts equal to the amount of thirty five million (35,000,000) verses. But the present available works and the number of verses are given below:

NAME OF THE BOOK NO. OF VERSES
1 Siddha hema laghu Vṛtti 6000
2 Siddha hema vṛhad Vṛtti 18000
3 Siddha hema vṛhannyāsa 84000
4 Siddha hema Prākṛta Vṛtti 2200
5 Liṃgānuśāsana 3684
6 Uṇādigaṇa vivaraṇa 3250
7 Dhātu pārāyaṇavivaraṇa 5600
8 Abhidhāna Cintāmaṇi 10000
9 Abhidhāna Cintāmaṇi pariśiṣṭa 204
10 Anekārtha koṣa 1828
11 Nighaṃṭu koṣa 369
12 Deśī nāma mālā 3500
13 Kāvyānuśāsana 6800
14 Chandonuśāsana 3000
15 Sanskrit dvyāśraya 2828
16 Prākṛtadvyāśraya 1500
17 Pramāṇa mīmāṃsā (incomplete) 2500
18 Vedāṃkuśa 1000
19 Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣa caritra mahākāvya, 10 parvas 32000
20 Pariśiṣṭa parva 3500
21 Yogaśāstra 12750
22 Vītarāga stotra 188
23 Anya yoga vyavaccheda dwātriṃśikā (poetry) 32
24 Ayoga vyavaccheda dwātriṃśikā poetry 32
25 Mahādeva stotra 44

With these works on different subjects one can assess how great and versatile author he was. In the 63 years of his tenure as ācārya, he incessantly worshipping Goddess Saraswatī left a deep impression in the hearts of the people regarding Jain doctrine and augmented the glory of Jina order.

Ultimately, perceiving his approaching death, the great yogī convened a meeting with his disciples, King Kumārapāla and Chiefs of congregation and preached them to continue serving Jina order. Contemplating his mistakes, he took the vow of Saṃthārā with Saṃlekhanā. He sought forgiveness from the all beings of the world and expressing his feeling of amity towards all, he engrossed in introspection. Ultimately at the age of 84, in Vikram 1229 he left for heavenly abode in Samādhi.

Sources

Title: Jain Legend: Jain Dharma ka Maulika Itihasa (4)
Author:
Acharya Hasti Mala
Editors:
Shugan C. Jain
Publisher: Samyakjnana Pracaraka Mandala, Jaipur
Edition: 2011
Share this page on:
Page glossary
Some texts contain  footnotes  and  glossary  entries. To distinguish between them, the links have different colors.
  1. Caritra
  2. Hemacandra
  3. Jina
  4. Mīmāṃsā
  5. Nāma
  6. Parva
  7. Pramāṇa
  8. Sanskrit
  9. Saṃlekhanā
  10. Siddha
  11. Vṛtti
  12. Yoga
  13. samādhi
Page statistics
This page has been viewed 352 times.
© 1997-2021 HereNow4U, Version 4.5
Home
About
Contact us
Disclaimer
Social Networking

HN4U Deutsche Version
Today's Counter: