Posted: 17.12.2016
 
Ādityavāra-kathā: 18th century. 114 stanzas in Gujarati Jain Manuscript Paintings Verse tale on the importance of keeping vows to acquire merit and purify karma. The Ādityavāra-vrata-kathā is a popular story in Digambara circles. It shows the good and bad results of observing or not observing the so-called 'Sunday vow'. This is one of the numerous vows - vratas - which a Jain can keep to counteract the...
Posted: 16.12.2016
 
Suvidhi or Puṣpadanta image A 15th-century Śvetāmbara metal altarpiece made in Gujarat, India has the ninth Jina at its centre. Though there is no identifying emblem, he is named in an inscription on the back. Known as both Suvidhi or Puṣpadanta, this Jina is surrounded by symbols of royalty and his eyes and the śrīvatsa on his chest are inlaid in silver. Given by Dr W.L. Hildburgh.
Posted: 15.12.2016
 
Aḍhāīdvīpa Jain cosmic diagram. Jambūdvīpa surrounded by the Lavaṇasamudra with the chains of mountains and set within its rampart of diamonds. Rivers and lands are marked with their dimensions. Captions and texts either in Gujarati, Rajasthani or Hindi.
Posted: 28.09.2016
 
Jain Painting of a Mūrtipūjaka Śvetāmbara yati or lay-person in white clothes with shoes, a book and a walking stick and a Sthānakavāsī Śvetāmbara monk. India, 19th century; Watercolour with gouache, 10 x 22.7 cm. Iconographic Collection Wellcome Library no. 576315i © Wellcome Library, London
Posted: 14.06.2016
 
Ten Elements for East Window of an Architectural Ensemble from a Jain Meeting Hall Vadi Parshvanatha Jain temple in Patan,Gujarat, India Date: last quarter of 16th century Culture: India (Gujarat, Patan) Medium: Teak with traces of color The carved wooden dome, balconies and supports of this architectural ensemble belonged to the gudha-mandapa (meeting and prayer hall) of the Vadi Parshvanatha Jain temple in...
Posted: 15.07.2015
 
Acharya Vidhya Sagar Ji Maharaj - Ankush Jain Art Work's Kshullak Dhyan Sagar Ji Maharaj - Ankush Jain Art Work's
Posted: 05.07.2015
 
Slideshow: Click on the play button. In the bottom line you can select each single painting to be displayed. Click on the displayed paiting and you enter Flickr for further options. The stories behind the paintings: Tirthankara Bhagawan Mahavira
Posted: 21.04.2015
By Dr. Manju Nahata
Sadi: Anadi Manju Nahata Description of the painting ‘Sadi: Anadi’ Jainism has a beginning from the point of view that Rishabhanath established it in our own era. Yet it is beginningless because from time immemorial it is present in every era. In this painting, there is a ‘Kalpa-vriksha’ shown in the upper section of the extreme left. It is a big wish-fulfilling tree. These trees are of ten kinds. The...
Posted: 27.03.2015
By Dr. Manju Nahata
Acharya Tulsi International Conference Miami Lecture, 02.12.2014 Introduction We have gathered here today to throw light upon Acharya Sri Tulsi's modern and futuristic approach to Jainism, but, I would like to begin my discourse with a flashback, going back to the 1920's A time when religion was synonymous with the mere practice of rituals A time when morals were freely compromised for personal gains A time...
Posted: 10.03.2015
By Dr. Manju Nahata
These paintings were exhibited at the Acharya Tulsi International Conference (2014) Miami, Florida (USA) Quotes of Acharya Tulsi illustrated by Dr. Manju Nahata
Posted: 08.07.2013
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art Shalibhadra Performing Austerities - Folio from a Shalibhadra Manuscript Date: ca. 1725 Culture: India (Gujarat) Medium: Ink and opaque watercolour on paper Dimensions: Overall: 9 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (23.5 x 12.1 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Gift of A. Richard Benedek, 1977 Accession Number: 1977.450.2 Description: In the upper register, the Jain Shalibhadra, born to great...
Posted: 26.06.2013
 
Parshvanatha, 33rd Tirthankara Jain Bronze Tri-Tirthankara Statue National Museum, New Delhi, India Materials: Bangladeshi Lost Wax Method: Bronze Total Height Including Base: 21 inches Base Width & Depth: 16 x 10 inches Weight: 32 pounds Write up on the original sculpture taken from the National Museum, New Delhi: The bronze metal sculpture is of a Tirthankara, a Jain savior, who sits in the center with two...
Posted: 17.04.2013
 
Gyanbazi Game of Snakes & Ladders Gouache on cloth. 19th century. India. This is a painting of a very popular Indian boardgame - Snakes and Ladders - which Jains often play during the festival of Paryushan. The game teaches one Jain ethics (each square says something about a good or bad way of life). As players move through the squares, they can move up to a higher world through the aid of a ladder, or move...
Posted: 07.04.2013
 
Introduction Legendary Vijay Vallabh Smarak Jain Mandir built amidst a verdant 20 acres of prime land on National Highway No. I, under the aegis of Shree Atma Vallabh Jain Smarak Shikshan Nidhi - an all India recognised Educational Trust, is a land mark in Delhi. The majestic shrine has been constructed in sand stone without the use of any steel. The structure is in complete harmony with Jain Art &...
Posted: 11.01.2013
 
Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Jain goddess Sarasvati By Jagadeva (act. 12th century). India, state of Gujarat, 1153. White marble. Lent by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Anna Bing Arnold. This image of Sarasvati, goddess of music and learning, was carved in 1153. The four-armed goddess holds stylized lotuses (symbols of purity) in both upper hands;...
Posted: 30.12.2012
 
Samavasarana Painting Source: shrimadrajchandramission.org Source: facebook The Special Divine Plan Of Samavasaran of Lord Adinath Source: Yashphotography Samavasaran for a Tirthankar Grand Entrance of the Samavasaran arranged by the heavenly beings or devas Source: anekant.org Samavsarana of Mahavira as depicted in 19th century art from Mysore Source: wikipedia.org Painting of Samavasarana (Assembly hall) of a...
Posted: 20.12.2012
 
A Shatrunjaya 'Tirtha Pata' A Monumental Jain Pilgrimage Painting in the Ethnographic Museum, Antwerp, Belgium Elsje Janssen and Françoise Therry ABSTRACT: This 'tirtha pata' or pilgrimage painting depicts in bird's-eye view the most sacred of all Jain pilgrimage sites, the holy mountain of Shatrunjaya, near Palitana in Gujarat, India. Once a year this kind of topographical painting is displayed at a temple or...
Posted: 19.12.2012
 
National Gallery of Australia Gujarat, India Map of Jain sacred sites pilgrimage painting [tirtha pata] early 19th century pigments and gold on wood 200.0 h x 180.0 w cm Purchased 2009 Accession No: NGA 2009.554.A-C Central to Jainism, which began in India in the 6th century BCE, are 24 enlightened beings known as Jinas. From the 14th century, visiting places of significance in the lives of the Jinas became a...
Posted: 18.12.2012
 
National Gallery of Australia Map of Jain sacred site Shatrunjaya pilgrimage painting [tirtha pata] 1897?98 Painting, opaque watercolour Support: cotton 363.2 h x 251.4 w cm Purchased 2005 Accession No: NGA 2005.945 Devotional journeys to holy places associated with enlightened Jain devotees, Jinas, became popular from the 14th century. Pilgrimage paintings map the sites in detail. Followers who mindfully view...
Posted: 14.12.2012
 
Om and Hrim Picture showing the two mystic syllables Om and Hrim, accompanied by formulae of homage to the Tirthankaras placed inside a hexagram. Material: Gouache on cloth Dated: 15th century Location: Gujarat, India Source: Jain Cosmology - Colette Caillat/Ravi Kumar Hrīṃ Yantra Dating back to the 18th century, this yantra has the mantras of auṃ and hrīṃ in its centre. A yantra is an...
Posted: 12.12.2012
 
Tirtha pata Image courtesy of John Eskenazi Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 14:32 By Nick Barnard, Curator, South and South East Asia. The V&A has recently acquired a large and splendid painting of Shatrunjaya Hill in Gujarat, one of the holiest Jain sites. Thousands of pilgrims climb up to the temples on top of the hills by a path with over 3,000 steps. Today (28 November 2012) is Kartik Purnima, the special...
Posted: 12.12.2012
By Dr. Manju Nahata
Kalpa Sutra Jain Manuscript Paintings Start Slideshow and use options like fullscreen mode and single views...
Posted: 11.12.2012
By Dr. Manju Nahata
Uttaradhyayana Sutra Jain Manuscript Paintings Start Slideshow and use options like fullscreen mode and single views...
Posted: 10.12.2012
By Mike Wheeler, Nick Barnard
Exhibition: 14 May 2010 to 31 December 2012 A selection of illustrated Śvetāmbara Jain manuscript pages and paintings from Gujarat and Rajasthan, dating from the 15th to 19th centuries, is currently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The display, comprised of holdings from the Museum, is part of the JAINpedia website project digitising Jain manuscripts in UK collections. The aim of the...
Posted: 29.10.2012
By Dr. Vinod Kapashi
Video: Vinod Kapashi: Jain manuscript paintings from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo . Jain Manuscript Paintings from Victoria and Albert Museum Hello. My name is Vinod Kapashi. I live in London. I take a keen interest in Jainism. I have done a PhD in Jain studies. Here are some of my favourite objects, so to speak. These are actually folios from manuscripts. Here we have got a piece from a...
Posted: 16.04.2012
By B.N. Goswamy
I wonder if anyone else has noticed this, but I seem to keep returning to Jain themes in this column. It has little to do with my own respect for the faith - the more I see of it, and read about it, I should mention, the more I am struck by some of the things in it - it is more a case of some compelling thing or the other that one comes upon. There is, for instance, this ongoing and fairly large exhibition on...
Posted: 02.07.2010
 
Rubin Museum Of Art presents Spiritual Song of the Jains Kummar Chatterjee Friday, July 16, 2010 7 p.m. $15/$13.50 members $7 student stand-by A concert of devotional song. A bhajan is a a composition in praise of the Almighty - set to a tune that is at once melodious and memorable. Each region in India is famous for its own style of music - each style is a blend of intense devotion, voice modulation and...
Posted: 22.09.2009
 
English Books Dr. Julia A.B. Hegewald Jaina Temple Architecture in India Jaina Temple Architecture in India is the first comprehensive study of the development and uniqueness of Jaina sacred structures. The monograph analyses Jaina temples in all regions of the Indian subcontinent and outlines clear continuities by covering the period from the early centuries BCE till the present day. It identifies a distinct...
Posted: 16.09.2009
 
Peaceful Conquerors: Jain Manuscript Painting September 10, 2009–March 21, 2010 Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for the Arts of South and Southeast Asia, 3rd floor Metropolitan Museum Of Art, NY Jain Manuscript Paintings Lustration of the infant Jina Mahavira; folio from a Kalpasutra manuscript (detail), India, Gujarat, late 14th century. Opaque watercolor on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New...
Posted: 15.09.2009
 
At the heart of daily Jain religious practice is the veneration of the image of the jina, the conceptual basis of which is the pan-Indian ideal of the yogic ascetic. Metropolitan Museum of Art Features Exhibition of Jain Manuscript Painting NEW YORK, NY. Jainism is the least well known of India’s traditional religions, yet its ancestry predates Buddhism and it rivals Hinduism in its claim to be India’s...
Posted: 28.06.2009
 
Indian Art Collectors Manju Nahata An artist who explores the surrealism of religion and philosophy through the domain of her artwords, Manju Nahata has recently received a Ph.D. in Interpretation of Anekantavada through Paintings. She had previously successfully completed a four year diploma course (Indian Style of Painting) from the Institute of Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. Receipient of awards...
Posted: 19.03.2009
 
A digital journey
Posted: 28.12.2008
 
Norton Simons Museum On the Enlightened Path: Jain Art from India November 21, 2008 - July 13, 2009 Pasadena, CA The Norton Simon Museum presents On the Enlightened Path: Jain Art from India, an exhibition that examines the artistic traditions of one of the world's oldest yet least known religions, Jainism. Installed in the rotating Asian gallery on the lower level of the Museum, this exhibition includes...
Posted: 12.12.2008
By Ignatius Xavier
I have been to the North I have been to the East I have been to the West I have been to the South I bring you tidings of great joy, from four corners of the World, News, News, I,,,,,, News, News, Water receded, life spurts, so cute and pleasant My dear species, my dear friends Lets relinquish our foe and renounce violence. Come out my dear friends, lets celebrate our new future of HOPE, emphasizing in living,...
Posted: 08.12.2008
By Ignatius Xavier
Artist Yathra To Ahimsa Province Cold wave accompanies Artist, on his Ahimsa Yathra Ahimsa! Ahimsa, your Province is so spectacular, with splendid landscape and eco friendly lifestyle, I am impressed, I am impressed, to view the sunset on Ahimsa horizon. With full of glorious and Culture activity. The Trees caught my eye; since the trunk is visible the branches are invisible, It is being chopped from the...
Posted: 08.12.2008
By Ignatius Xavier
Mother Nature Blossom of Peace Mother Nature is bliss of peace Intercede the heaven and pours the nectar of life Tree stretches bountiful of hospitality blossoming flowers, fruits and spices Shadow, shelter warmth and brew. Pleasant breeze swings species to sweet dreams Sleeplessness, ill peasant consume my leaf, gum and roots, Cheer my people HA! HA! HA! I put forth cane, paper and cotton, nourish it, cherish...
Posted: 23.06.2008
By Dr. J. K. Upadhye
Jaina Art and Architecture 1.0 Introduction Three Fundamental needs of human life are food, clothing and shelter. In today's session, I am inclined to utilize this opportunity to discuss the last basic requirement of our's i.e. shelter (I prefer to call it residence here). Spiritual texts have mentioned residence as the source of attachment. Attachment provides the impetus for the improvement of energy...
Posted: 22.06.2008
By Prof. Dr. Maruti Nandan P. Tiwari
Landmarks Of Jaina Iconography The study of Jaina art has drawn considerable interest of the scholars both from India and abroad for over a hundred years. It may be noted that Jainism remained a popular religion through - out, having the support of all the ruling dynasties and the masses, and above all from the business class, there are ample inscriptional evidences found at Kankali Tila, Mathura, Osian,...
Posted: 12.06.2008
By Prof. Kamal Giri
Jaina Painting (2) In 15th century the intrinsic beauty of the Jain miniatures begins to fade. There is a perceptible decline in execution - the line loses its verve, the rendering becomes markedly angular and the protruding farther eye becomes very pronounced. The miniatures strike as being reduced to formulae, repeated over and over again with little variation. The polychromatic palette is now narrowed down...
Posted: 11.06.2008
By Prof. Kamal Giri
Jaina Painting (1) Jains contributed very significantly in the field of Indian miniature paintings. The paintings are known by several names such as Jaina Painting, Gujarati Painting, Western Indian Painting and Apabhrańśa Painting. For the early history of Jaina Painting we have to depend on the wall paintings from Ellora where the earliest Jaina paintings may be seen on the walls of the caves. The...
Posted: 10.06.2008
By Dr. R. G. Majumdar
Jaina Sculpture For the believer in the Jaina faith from the beginning of its inception, the root term “Jina” signifies the paradox of a king who has conquered the world by renouncing every strand of material possession and power. This idea is visually manifested in the incarnate form of the tirthankara meditating in the padmasana or the kayotsarga positions. Jaina art in general and more specifically,...
Posted: 18.04.2008
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Carla Geerdes
6th-7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS The next, and our last day of visit was Saturday. Our flight back was in the evening, and so was Gerd Mevissen’s, he by chance had booked the same. We enjoyed the opportunity to spend more time with him. In Berlin we rarely run into him, as we live rather far apart and both are very busy...
Posted: 01.04.2008
By Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Mevissen
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS North Bengal (Ancient Varendra): An Innovative Sub-Centre Of Jaina Sculptural Art Part 2 Dipl. Ing. Gerd J. R. Mevissen Institut für indische Philologie und Kunstgeschichte, Freie Universität Berlin Behind the head of Ṛṣabha rises a disproportionate thick shaft surmounted by a small triple...
Posted: 31.03.2008
By Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Mevissen
Friday, 7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS North Bengal (Ancient Varendra): An Innovative Sub-Centre Of Jaina Sculptural Art Part 1 Dipl. Ing. Gerd J. R. Mevissen Institut für indische Philologie und Kunstgeschichte, Freie Universität Berlin As far as Jainism is concerned, North Bengal (ancient Varendra) can almost be regarded as a terra...
Posted: 20.03.2008
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Carla Geerdes
6th-7th March 2008 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater Jaina Art & Architecture 10th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS Refreshed we awaked and took breakfast at Indian YMCA . Indian YMCA ( see location at google maps ) is highly recommendable for staying in the centre of the city of London for reasonable rates, breakfast & dinner included. From dormitory to suite clean & neat rooms are available, advanced...
Posted: 23.01.2008
By Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
Victoria & Albert Museum Video: Sculpture of Parsvanatha Duration: 7 mins 27 secs Atul Shah talks about a sculpture, from the V&A collection, of Lord Parsvanatha, the 23rd Tirthankara. In this statue, Parsvanatha is standing in what is known as 'the causal posture'. This posture is important for meditation and many rituals. Watch Video: Sculpture of Parsvanatha Hi. My name is Dr. Atul Shah. I live in Colchester...
Posted: 22.01.2008
By Dinesh Z. Shah
Victoria & Albert Museum Video: Painting of Padmavati Devi Duration: 5 mins 17 secs Dinesh Shah talks about a painting of Padmavati Devi, the female attendant of the 23rd Tirthankara, Lord Parshvanatha. Watch Video: Painting of Padmavati Devi We have been living in the London Borough of Harrow for over thirty years now. This painting we have got of Padmavati Devi is now with us for over 25 years. The primary...
Posted: 06.10.2007
 
"The Art of Devotion has got all the best pieces from the European museums including V&A, British Museum, and Berlin on Indian Temple Sculpture in Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism."
Posted: 14.09.2007
By Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
Jainism is widely accepted as one of the oldest religious traditions of the world, dating back at least 1000 BC. In Britain today, there are 40,000 Jains who have built some beautiful temples and community centres in London, Leicester, Manchester and other cities. Its distinctive feature is unconditional compassion and respect for all life. Very little is generally known in Britain about this tradition, and...
Posted: 13.09.2007
By Raju Sobhag Shah
faith & the arts Introduction: The Jain religion is a living faith with just over ten million followers through out the world of whom 60,000 are in Britain. Jain temples based on old traditions have been built in Britain, East Africa, Europe, United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Nepal and Japan. Although it is older than Buddhism the artistic tradition of the Jains is least known outside India compared to...

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