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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Jain texts Tamil epic poems. As Civakan grew old, his mundane attractions began to fade away. Home About Help Search. Swaminatha Iyer — Dr. The epic is inspired from the Sanskrit original and consists of the exposition of Jain doctrines and beliefs.

He precedes through a number of adventures, marrying numerous women over the course of these events and all the while carrying on an affair with a dancing girl. Diwali is celebrated in the honour of Lakshmithe goddess of wealth.

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He precedes through a number of adventures, marrying numerous women over the course of these events and all the while carrying on an affair with a dancing girl. The majority of Jains reside in India, with million followers, Jainism is smaller than many other major world religions.

This analogy cintsmani gold ore is also taken one step further, Jainism speaks of karmic dirt, as karma is cintamaani to be manifest as very cintamaani and microscopically imperceptible particles pervading the entire universe. Left panel depicts the demi-god and his animal vehicle presiding over the each hell.


Civakan will defeat and slay Kattiyankaran and recover his ancestral throne. Absolutely no spam allowed. Tamil fiction — Dintamani literature. Stela at Marhiaji, Jabalpurshowing the transmission of the oral tradition, erected on the th anniversary of Lord Mahavira’s nirvana. Found at Tavanandi forest, KarnatakaIndia. Jain emblem and the “five vows”. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item 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.

For this reason, vegetarianism is a hallmark of Jain identity, if there is violence against animals during the production of dairy products, veganism is encouraged.

Civakan grows up in icvaka merchant’s home and becomes the epitome of a Jain hero. He ascended the throne of his father which he renounced to lead an ascetic life. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

Please enter recipient e-mail address es. It also represents the four columns of the Jain Sangha, sadhus, sadhvis, sravakas and shravikas – monks, nuns and it also represents the four characteristics of the soul, infinite knowledge, infinite perception, infinite happiness, and infinite energy.

Karma is the basic principle within an overarching psycho-cosmology in Jainism. Kattiyankaran attacks Caccantan, and before the king dies he sends his now pregnant wife away on a flying peacock machine.

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Finding libraries that hold this item It is considered one of the five great Tamil epics according to later Tamil literary tradition, the others being ManimegalaiSilappadikaramValayapathi and Kundalakesi.

Sallekhana — Sallekhana is the last vow prescribed cinyamani the Jain ethical code of conduct. Exiled in a cremation ground, she gives birth to Civakan, the titular character. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


Rangoli decorations, made using coloured powder or sand, are popular during Cintamabi. Citations are based on reference standards. Therefore, according to texts, Parshvanatha taught four vows instead of the presently famous five vows 7. The memorial was raised by the kings son Satyavakya, such nishidhis were raised in medieval India in honor of important Jain personalities who ended their life voluntarily after following severe ritual vow. He then marries his eighth and final wife, a personification of omniscience.

The cluster of Jain temple s on Girnar mountain near JunagadhGujarat.

Civaka Cintamani

The three dots on the top under the semi-circle symbolize the Ratnatraya — right belief, right knowledge, every creature in this world can become free from the cycle of life and death. The Navakar mantra honors the panch parmeshtis, the Ashtamangala are a set of eight auspicious symbols Tirthankara — In Jainism, a tirthankara is a saviour and spiritual teacher of the dharma. From civakka point, the epic almost becomes a bildungsroman to trace the various adventures by Civakanand the manifold love affairs and marriages Cintamanii got involved in.