Jaina Religion and Art
The Book Attempts To Give A Diachronic Account Of Jaina Religion And Art In Ancient Orissa, Which Ranks High Among The Rich Sub-Cultural Zones Of The Indian Sub-Continent. For Reasons Which Defy Rational Explanation Orissa Has Remained For Logn And Still Remains, A Relatively Neglected Area In Hisotircal Researches On Ancient India. In Recent Year A Welcome Awareness Is Seen To Offer A Corrective To This Situation, And The Present Work Is A Modest Attempt Arising Out Of That Awareness.
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Religious Beliefs of the Early Inhabitants
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Ajivikas Ancient India ancient Orissa Architecture Arhat ascetics Asoka Barua believed belonging Bharhut Brahmanical Brdhmana Buddhist Calcutta carved caves cells centre cognisance connection context Dantapura depicted Digambara district doorways dynasty early excavated faith figures flanked further Ganadharas Gangas Ganjam gumphd Hathigumpha inscription hill History Ibid icon identified image of Rsabhanatha infra intro Jaina Jaina followers Jaina images Jaina monks Jaina religion Jainism janapada JBORS Jdtakas Jina Kalinga Kalpa sutra Kdyotsarga Khandagiri Kharavela king Kongoda Kosala lotus Magadha Mahavira Mahdbhdrata Mayurbhanj Mitra monastic Nanda Nirgranthas number of Jaina Odra op.cit Orissa Parsvanatha pedestal period Plate Purdna Raychaudhuri record refers region regnal religious river Sahu samgha Sasanadevi scholars sculptures sdkhd sect seventh century A.D. side Sircar Sramanas Srivatsa suggested supra sutra Svetambara symbols temple Tirthahkara Tirthahkara images Tosali tradition trans tribes trilinear umbrella Udayagiri Udayagiri and Khandagiri Utkala verandah village worship XXII yaksa