Digambara


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Digambara

ascetic Jainist sect whose members went naked. [Jainism: NCE, 1392]
See: Nudity
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But Digambara Jains throughout central India, at sites such as Gwalior, Sihauniya, Sonagiri, Bina Baraha, Patnaganj, Kundalpur, Gandharvpuri, Culagiri, and Ramtek (see photos in Bharat ke Digambar Jain Tirth, ed.
As mentioned above, the Salvi weavers of the patola originally came from the Deccan and probably also the western coastal Karnataka area, which was a well known centre of Digambara Jams.
According to both the Digambara and Svetamabra traditions of the Jainas, it must be applied to all forms of living beings.
Similarly named, much shorter texts are found among the Digambara Jains, but they have remained virtually unknown to scholarship.
It is, however, unclear why the Jina Rsabha's son Bahubali is cited with reference to his role in Digambara mythology and his celebrated representation at Sravana Belgola, since he is mentioned cursorily in the Thanamgasutta and the Samavayamgusutta, with the medieval Svetambara commentarial literature on the Avassayasutta (admitted outside the textual range of this dictionary) producing the first developed version of his biography.
In "A Fifteenth-Century Digambar Mystic and His Followers: Taran Taran Svami and the Taran Svami Panth," Cort provides (on the basis of both textual analysis and fieldwork) what is at present the most academically exhaustive historical, biographical, and doctrinal overview of this little-studied Digambara tradition and its founder, examining in detail various biographical reconstructions of Taran Svami together with their implicit motives.
Most accounts of the Jains have included mention of the long-standing distinction between Digambara and Svetambara, and many have further specified that the latter is divided into three separate groups, the Murtipujakas, Sthanakavasis, and Terapanthis.
Some of them, such as the southern Digambara philosopher Samantabhadra (whom he dates to c.
In the Digambara tradition this "knowledge of the difference" (bheda-jnana) was the basis of the Digambara mystical tradition.
This volume also includes Tessitori's editions of two Digambara NIA texts, the Karakunda ki katha in Jaipuri, and the Paramajotistotra in Braj.
It is a contribution marked by philological rigor, philosophical curiosity, and a deep familiarity with the rich textual traditions of both sides of the sectarian divide that splits Jainism historically and geographically into the Svetambara and Digambara schools.
Le nombre de manuscrits digambara acquis par Leumann pour la collection de Strasbourg represente pour l'epoque une performance vraiment extraordinaire (Alsdorf 1965: 84--85; emphasis added).