The epic structure: A critical study of Civaka cintamani as an epic [S David] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Further Reading. Internal References. External Sources. Civakacintamani: The Hero Civakan, the Gem That Fulfills All Wishes: Verses dewiki Sivagasindamani; enwiki Cīvaka Cintāmaṇi; hiwiki जीवक चिन्तामणि ; tawiki சீவக சிந்தாமணி.

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Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. He ascended the throne of his father which he renounced to lead an ascetic life.

Jain nuns meditating, Right: Kamath was reborn as cintamxni serpent this time, one day, when the elephant went to a river to quench his thirst, the serpent attacked him and he died the peaceful death of absolute renunciation.

The Digambara sect of Jainism postulates that the universe is fourteen Rajju high and its breadth is seven Rajjus at the cicaka and decreases gradually till the middle where it is one Rajju. Mark and share Search through all dictionaries Translate… Search Internet. He is also believed to have deep acquaintance in Sanskrit and Vedas. Sallekhana is allowed when normal life according to religion is not possible due to old age and it is a highly respected practice among the members of the Jain community.

One of cintsmani most popular festivals of Hinduism, it signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

In the current era, this started with Rishabhdeva and concluded with Mahavira, Jains believe that Jainism is eternal and while it may be forgotten, it will cintmani revived from time to time.

Civaka Cintamani

Civakan grows up in a merchant’s home and becomes the epitome of a Jain hero. His first disciples were his mother and wife, after preaching for 70 years, he achieved moksha at the age of one hundred atop Shikharji, which is known today as the Cintqmani Hills after him. The story concerns a hero who through his virtue rises to become king, only to renounce his high station and pursue a life of religious merit.


In Jainism, a Tirthankara signifies the founder of a tirtha which means a fordable passage across the sea of interminable births and deaths, according to the Jain texts, twenty-four Tirthankaras grace each half of the cosmic time cycle. Exiled in a cremation ground, she gives birth to Civakan, icntamani titular cintamxni.

Civaka Cintamani: A Tamil Epic of the Sangam Age

Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Mahavira is often called the founder of Jainism, but this was not the case because the Jain tradition recognizes his predecessors, in addition to that, Parshvanatha is accepted as a historical figure.

Mahavira was the last Tirthankara of avasarpani, Samantabhadra, an illustrious Digambara monk, who lived in the 2nd century A. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. The temple is dedicated to Lord Rishabha, the temple stands in an open courtyard surrounded by a corridor, which has numerous cells containing smaller idols of the tirthankaras.

The temple complex on the hills is located 56 kilometres southwest of Bhavnagar, Palitana, citnamani town in the foothill is 2 kilometres away. Civaka Cintamani means “fabulous gem”, is also known by alternative name Mana nool Tamil: Jain Communities and Cultures in Indian History, ed. These Jain temples were built by Vastapul Tejpal, a Jain laymen between the 11th and 13th centuries AD and are world-famous for their use of marble.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Jain texts describe civa,a shape of the universe as similar to a man standing with legs apart and this Universe, according to Jainism, is broad at the top, narrow at the middle and once again becomes broad at the bottom.

Comments No responses found. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Concept of Civaka Cintamani Civaka Cintamani illustrates the tale of King Caccantan, who became so engulfed in spending his life in lustful pleasures with his queen that he could not manage any time for managing his kingdom. A king by the name of Caccantan loses himself in sexual enjoyment with his queen and inadvertently gives control of his kingdom to his corrupt minister Kattiyankaran.


He had a special relationship with a dancing girl. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

Swaminatha Iyer CE resurrected the first three epics from appalling neglect and wanton destruction of centuries.

Cīvaka Cintāmaṇi

Banished, the Queen gave birth to Prince Civakan, the hero of the epic, in a cremation ground. Jainism [videos] Jainismtraditionally known as Jain Dharma, is an ancient Indian religion.

There are names of Shatrunjaya but only some of them are in common use, the Gulf of Cambay is to the south of the Shatrunjaya Hills, and Bhavnagar city civa,a to the north of the hills with the Shetrunji River flowing in between. Views Read Edit View history. The monks perform kayotsarga daily, in a rigid and immobile posture, with the arms held stiffly down, knees straight, female monastics in Digambara tradition are known as aryikas.

Product details Unknown Binding: The soul travels to any one of the four states of existence after the death depending on its karmas. He then marries his eighth and final wife, a personification of omniscience. As Civakan grew old, his mundane attractions began to fade away. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Epic cintmani — An epic is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation. Since then, this emblem is used in almost all of Jain magazines, on wedding cards, on Jain festival cards, the Jain emblem is composed of many fundamental concepts and symbols.

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