Vividhatirthakalpa, Vividhatīrthakalpa, Vividha-tirthakalpa: 1 definition

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Vividhatīrthakalpa (विविधतीर्थकल्प) is a composite work attributed in large part to the monk Jinaprabhasūri (between 13th and 14 cent. A.D.), is a text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrtha). In the Jaina tradition these tīrthas are associated most often with the 24 Tīrthaṅkaras and the places where they have lived the great events of their lives. In 63 independent compositions (kalpa), the Vividhatīrthakalpa celebrates the various tīrthas in the Indian tradition of the mahātmya.

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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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