Mamgalakalashacaupai, Mangalakalashacaupai, Mangalakalasha-caupai, Maṅgalakalaśacaupaī, Maṃgalakalaśacaupaī, Mamgalakalasha-caupai: 1 definition


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Source: Tessitori Collection I

Maṃgalakalaśacaupaī (मंगलकलशचौपई) is the name of a work by Kanakasoma dealing with the lives of Jain teachers.—The Maṃgalakalaśacaupaī (in Gujarati) 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 author explains that he extracted this old Gujarati composition [i.e., the Maṃgalakalaśacaupaī] from the biography of the sixteenth Jina Śāntinātha. This would be Ajitaprabhācārya’s Śāntināthacaritra (ca. 13th c.), in Sanskrit: i.66-304. For details on the versions of this story, and for the text with french translation of an anonymous Sanskrit version see n. Balbir, Dānāṣṭakakathā, paris, 1982: 45-46, 153-158, 213-219.

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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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