Nagacandra, Nāgacandra: 1 definition


Nagacandra means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Nagachandra.

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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Google Books: Purana Perennis (jainism)

Nāgacandra (12th century A.D.) is the author of the Pampa Rāmāyaṇa (also known as the Rāmacandra Caritra Purāṇa).—There is also an important Kannada version of the Rāma Caritra, by Nāgacandra, more generally known as Abhinava Pampa (New Pampa). He was a court poet of the Viṣṇuvardhana, the great Hoysala emperor who reigned from 1104 to 1141 C.E. His most famous work is the Rāmacandra Caritra Purāṇa, more widely known as the Pampa Rāmāyaṇa. It is closely based on the Paümacariya of Vamalasūri.

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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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