Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address [email protected].

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > Architecture > Jaina Shrines in India
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Jaina Shrines in India
Jaina Shrines in India
Description
Preface

'One who transcends this world (ocean), is called a tirtha. This and alike truisms imply that on a visit to 'shrines' or 'tirthas' one takes time off from one's worldy attachments and moves in search of peace of mind and purity of soul. Tirthas are places associated with life and deeds of great teachers and are embellished with one or many shrines dedicated to the deities of one or many religions, depending on the cosmopolitan character of the place or the builder (devotee). There is hardly a religion in the world which is not manifested in the form of a concrete construction symbolizing the presence of the Supreme God ;or one or many of his associates, worshipped with almost equal devotion. It is more so in India, a country known for its philosophy of religious toleration from time immemorial. Throughout the length and breadth of the country, the land is set with beautiful monuments and architecture spread out in time and space presenting the unifying and integrating character of our cultural heritage. No other form of medium has proved more instrumental in representing the nation's unity in diversty' than these monuments of cultural ethos.

The objective of the present book, 'Jaina Shrines in India' is to reach ordinary educated readers. The reader is to be told or rather re-told about the more famous of shrines associated with Tirthankaras in particular and Jaina religion in general so that he may know of their location, antiquity, historicity or chronology and also the more important legends and stories about the places and persons connected with and some facts about the; artistic and architectural features. Every attempt will, therefore, be made to avoid controversies and as far as possible, only established facts will be used as the basis of information contained in the forthcoming pages. A short but representative bibliography is given at the end for those of the readers who may be motivated to know more ;about these places of pilgrimage and of historical interest.

The illustrations in this book are also very selective, keeping in view the scope of the book. A few line drawings have been added to give some idea of the various components of a temple and the nomenclature thereof. A map of the country indicating the place name of the shrines will further assist the reader in knowing the geographical context and in planning his visit to these places.

The first chapter of the book is devoted intentionally to the origin of the Jaina religion, its cardinal principles, philosophy and tradition, as a backdrop to the whole setting. A complete list of the twenty-four Tirthankaras starting with Rsabhanatha or Adinatha and ending with Vardhamana Mahavira has been appended to familiarize the readers with even those great teachers and exponents of the Jaina religion about whom very little is generally known.

CONTENTS
Introduction 1
IJaina Philosophy and its Manifestations in Art and Architecture3
IIExtent and Expansion9
Dispersal of Shrines13
IEast India : (Bihar, Bengal, Orissa)15
IINorth India : (Uttar Pradesh)19
IIICentral India : (Madhya Pradesh)22
IVWest India : (Rajasthan, Gujarat)28
VDeccan and South India : (Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu)36
Appendix:List of tirthankaras44
Bibliography46

Jaina Shrines in India

Item Code:
IDH378
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2002
ISBN:
8123010133
Size:
9.4" X 7.1"
Pages:
46 (B & W Illus:19)
Price:
$14.00
Discounted:
$10.50   Shipping Free
You Save:
$3.50 (25%)
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Jaina Shrines in India
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8271 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
Preface

'One who transcends this world (ocean), is called a tirtha. This and alike truisms imply that on a visit to 'shrines' or 'tirthas' one takes time off from one's worldy attachments and moves in search of peace of mind and purity of soul. Tirthas are places associated with life and deeds of great teachers and are embellished with one or many shrines dedicated to the deities of one or many religions, depending on the cosmopolitan character of the place or the builder (devotee). There is hardly a religion in the world which is not manifested in the form of a concrete construction symbolizing the presence of the Supreme God ;or one or many of his associates, worshipped with almost equal devotion. It is more so in India, a country known for its philosophy of religious toleration from time immemorial. Throughout the length and breadth of the country, the land is set with beautiful monuments and architecture spread out in time and space presenting the unifying and integrating character of our cultural heritage. No other form of medium has proved more instrumental in representing the nation's unity in diversty' than these monuments of cultural ethos.

The objective of the present book, 'Jaina Shrines in India' is to reach ordinary educated readers. The reader is to be told or rather re-told about the more famous of shrines associated with Tirthankaras in particular and Jaina religion in general so that he may know of their location, antiquity, historicity or chronology and also the more important legends and stories about the places and persons connected with and some facts about the; artistic and architectural features. Every attempt will, therefore, be made to avoid controversies and as far as possible, only established facts will be used as the basis of information contained in the forthcoming pages. A short but representative bibliography is given at the end for those of the readers who may be motivated to know more ;about these places of pilgrimage and of historical interest.

The illustrations in this book are also very selective, keeping in view the scope of the book. A few line drawings have been added to give some idea of the various components of a temple and the nomenclature thereof. A map of the country indicating the place name of the shrines will further assist the reader in knowing the geographical context and in planning his visit to these places.

The first chapter of the book is devoted intentionally to the origin of the Jaina religion, its cardinal principles, philosophy and tradition, as a backdrop to the whole setting. A complete list of the twenty-four Tirthankaras starting with Rsabhanatha or Adinatha and ending with Vardhamana Mahavira has been appended to familiarize the readers with even those great teachers and exponents of the Jaina religion about whom very little is generally known.

CONTENTS
Introduction 1
IJaina Philosophy and its Manifestations in Art and Architecture3
IIExtent and Expansion9
Dispersal of Shrines13
IEast India : (Bihar, Bengal, Orissa)15
IINorth India : (Uttar Pradesh)19
IIICentral India : (Madhya Pradesh)22
IVWest India : (Rajasthan, Gujarat)28
VDeccan and South India : (Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu)36
Appendix:List of tirthankaras44
Bibliography46
Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Jaina Shrines in India (History | Books)

JAINA SHRINES IN INDIA
Item Code: IDF986
$12.50$9.38
You save: $3.12 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Pilgrim Shrines of India (Mythology, Archaeology, History and Art)
by Amar Nath Khanna
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: IDD783
$82.00$61.50
You save: $20.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Art Shrines of Ancient India
by V.K. Subramanian
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Abhinav Publication
Item Code: IHL115
$52.00$39.00
You save: $13.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Yogini Shrines and Saktipithas (Set of 2 Volumes)
by Shantilal Nagar
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
B.R. Publishing Corporation
Item Code: NAL248
$135.00$101.25
You save: $33.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Underground Shrine (Queen's Step-Well At Patan)
Item Code: NAF846
$21.00$15.75
You save: $5.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Jaina-Rupa-Mandana (Jaina Iconography)
by Umakant P. Shah
Hardcover (Edition: 1987)
Abhinav Publication
Item Code: NAG947
$70.00$52.50
You save: $17.50 (25%)
SOLD
Iconography of Jaina Deities (Set of 2 Volumes)
by Shantilal Nagar
Hardcover (Edition: 1999)
B.R. Publishing Corporation
Item Code: NAL512
$105.00$78.75
You save: $26.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Jaina Stupa at Mathura: Art and Icons
Item Code: NAM392
$47.00$35.25
You save: $11.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Glory of Jaina Tirthankaras
by Shanti Lal Nagar
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Eastern Book Linkers
Item Code: IDJ749
$100.00$75.00
You save: $25.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Jain Stupa and Other Antiquities of Mathura
Item Code: NAL671
$43.00$32.25
You save: $10.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Jaina (Philosophy and Religion)
Item Code: NAS539
$44.00$33.00
You save: $11.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
History of Jainism (In 3 Volumes)
Deal 20% Off
by K.C. Jain
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IHL334
$125.00$75.00
You save: $50.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Jainism
Item Code: NAI423
$14.50$10.88
You save: $3.62 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thank you so much , my order was delivered today in perfect condition! A special thank you to the packing assistants! Well done! Blessings for safety and health.
Joy, USA.
Thank you for really great prices compared to other sellers. I have recommended your website to over 40 of my classmates.
Kimia, USA
I am so happy to have found you!! What a wonderful source for books of Indian origin at reasonable cost! Thank you!
Urvi, USA
I very much appreciate your web site and the products you have available. I especially like the ancient cookbooks you have and am always looking for others here to share with my friends.
Sam, USA
Very good service thank you. Keep up the good work !
Charles, Switzerland
Namaste! Thank you for your kind assistance! I would like to inform that your package arrived today and all is very well. I appreciate all your support and definitively will continue ordering form your company again in the near future!
Lizette, Puerto Rico
I just wanted to thank you again, mere dost, for shipping the Nataraj. We now have it in our home, thanks to you and Exotic India. We are most grateful. Bahut dhanyavad!
Drea and Kalinidi, Ireland
I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world ! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.
Vrunda
We have always enjoyed your products.
Elizabeth, USA
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the bowl, which I am very satisfied with.
Frans, the Netherlands
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India