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Mysticism means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Mysticism of the Jain religion was simultaneously active with the Śabaravidyā cult practices and beliefs, as depicted in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—It appears that during the 8th century, in the time of Uddyotanasūri, Jaina occult religion and mysticism brought into close touch such practices as Śabaravidyā of which Vidyādhara godlings were considered medium of transmission (133.9-10). The shrine of Ṛṣabhanātha became a centre for performance of sādhanā and for the perfection of Vidyās.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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