Articles and Essays on Jainism
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This is a list of my important and popular articles on Jainism on Hubpages and elsewhere. This list will help students and scholars of Jainism to find my articles. For convenience, I am giving synopsis of each article with the link.
Biographies of the most important personalities in India.
Vardhaman Mahaveer and His Life
Vardhaman Mahaveer, also known as Bhagwan Mahavir was one of the greatest philosophers of ancient India. He rearranged ancient faith of Jainism. This detailed article discusses the life of Vardhaman Mahaveer. Read more at:
Who Was Krishna?
Krishna is a popular deity of Vaishnavite Hindus today. Although he is presented as a personality from Vedic fold, he was a non-Vedic personality. Read more at: Who Was Krishna?
Emperor Chandragupta Maurya: a Royal Ascetic
Chandragupt Maurya was the first historical emperor of India, who ruled almost all the parts of south Asia. He became a Jain ascetic in his late life. This article gives you some details of this great emperor's ascetic life. Read at: Emperor Chandragupta Maurya: a Royal Ascetic
Bhagwan Mahavir in Brief
This is a short introduction to the life of Vardhaman Mahaveer. Read at: Bhagwan Mahavir in Brief
Mahatma Gandhi and Jainism
Although born in a Vaishnavite family, Mahatma Gandhi was greatly influenced by Jain principles and the Jain way of life. This article tells you about how this great man was influenced by Jainism. Read at: Mahatma Gandhi and Jainism
Emperor Ashok and Jainism
After the war of Kaling, Emperor Ashok adopted Buddhism. What was the religion of this emperor before adopting Buddhism? This article discusses about the religious background of this great emperor. Read at: Emperor Ashok and Jainism
Death of Chanakya
We know much about the political life of Chanakya. But there are no references about his death in the literature. However, Jain literature throws some life on this issue. Read at: Death of Chanakya
ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Photographic introduction to Jain art and architecture.
Miniature Paintings in Jain Manuscripts
In most of the medieval Jain manuscript, you will find beautiful miniature paintings. Here is a short introduction to such paintings: Miniature Paintings in Jain Manuscripts
Photo Feature: Jain Caves of Udaygiri and Khandagiri
An introduction to the ancient Jain caves of Udaygiri and Khandgiri is Odissa, with some beautiful photographs. Visit: Photo Feature: Jain Caves of Udaygiri and Khandagiri
Jain Art and Architecture: Jain Temples
A photographic introduction to the most famous Jain temples in India. Visit: Jain Art and Architecture: Jain Temples
Gomateshwara Statue at Shravanabelagola: A Wonder
A short write up on the wonderful statue of Bahubali Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola in Karnataka. Read at: Gomateshwara Statue at Shravanabelagola: A Wonder
Jain Temples in the Forts
In many famous forts of India, there are beautiful Jain temples built by various kings. This is a photographic introduction to such Fort Temples. Visit: Jain Temples in the Forts
Live and Let Live Philosophy of Jainism
A short article with photographs about the Jain philosophy of non-violence and compassion. Read at: Live and Let Live Philosophy of Jainism
Interesting facts about Jain community
History of Migration of Jain Community
From ancient times Jains migrated from one region to another regions in southern Asia. In recent pats, they migrated to other countries of the world. This article discusses about the migrations. Read at: History of Migration of Jain Community
Jainism: An Introduction to Some Western Jains
An introduction to some individuals in west who have adopted the Jain way of life. This article gives you short write ups on such individuals with their photographs. Visit: Jainism: An Introduction to Some Western Jains
Famous Jains on Postal Stamps
Philatelic introduction to some famous Jains. Read at: Famous Jains on Postal Stamps
Life of Jain Women in India
This article discusses the life of Jain women in India. Read at: Life of Jain Women in India
The Structure of Jain Community
If you think that a Jain means a person from merchant community in India, you are wrong. To know the facts about Jain community, you must read this article: The Structure of Jain Community
What Jains Do Not Tell You About Jainism?
Most of the Jains fail to tell you the core things of Jainism. This article deals with the real values of Jainism. Read at: What Jains Do Not Tell You About Jainism?
History related articles.
The Origin of Shiv and Shaivism
Shaivism is a deeply spread religion of India. In this article, I have thrown some light on the origin of Shaivism and its deity Shiv. Read at: The Origin of Shiv and Shaivism
The Origin of Hinduism
What is the origin of Hinduism? Is Hinduism older than Jainism and Buddhism? Read at: The Origin of Hinduism
The Religion of Mauryan Emperors
This article discusses about the religion of Mauryan Emperors Chandragupt, Bindusar, Ashok, Samprati and others. Read at: The Religion of Mauryan Emperors
The Origin of Diwali
Diwali is one of the most important festivals in India. What is the origin of this festival? Read at: The Origin of Diwali
Matang Community: Matangs in Jain Literature and History
Matang is an ancient tribe of India. There are a lot of references to Matangs in Jain literature. This article throws some light on such literature. Read at: Matang Community: Matangs in Jain Literature and History
Miscellaneous articles related to Jainism.
Jain Birds Hospital: A Hospital For Birds at Delhi
This is an introduction to the unique Hospital for Birds at old Delhi. Read at: Jain Birds Hospital: A Hospital For Birds at Delhi
Future of Jainism in India
Is there any future for Jainism in India? An eye opening article for Jains. Read at: Future of Jainism in India