Devasundarasuri, Devasundarasūri, Devasundara-suri: 2 definitions


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Source: University of Cambridge: Jainism

Devasundarasūri (देवसुन्दरसूरि) or simply Devasundara is the teacher of Kulamaṇḍanasūri: the author of the Kalpasūtrāvacūri: a commentary on the Kalpasūtra: a major canonical text of the Śvetāmbara Jains. [...] Kulamaṇḍanasūri was one of the five prominent disciples of Devasundarasūri, the 49th pontiff of the Tapāgaccha. He was born in V.S. 1409, became Sūri in V.S. 1442 and died in V.S. 1455 (cf. Klatt 1882: p. 255).

Source: Tessitori Collection I

Devasundarasūri (देवसुन्दरसूरि) was a teacher of the tapāgaccha order, according to the manuscript of the Arbudācalacaityaparipāṭī (dealing with Sacred places in Jain literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The initial homage to Somasundarasūri could come from the scribe or from the author. This Somasundarasūri (VS 1430-1499) was the head of the tapāgaccha after Devasundarasūri. Among the numerous works he wrote is an Arbudagirikalpa (VS 1480; date according to tripuṭī Mahārāj vol. 3 p. 447) often referred to in Holy Abu but with no reference to publication. It would be worth seeing how much the present work, written in VS 1526, thus thirty-six years later, by another member of the tapāgaccha, is indebted to this predecessor.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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