As sacrifices yagnas were performed to please the Gods and Goddesses, the poetic compositions were recited to aid the ceremony or invoke the powers of the Gods. Thus the fully developed stotra literature came into existence. This has meant that Jain cultural identity was greatly influenced by Hindu traditions and practices. Thus, as per the Hindu tradition, in Jainism there are nine different ways2 one can worship.
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These are as follows: 1. Reading and learning from the scriptures shravan 2. Singing devotional songs kirtan 3. Free of devotional compositions smarana 4. Bowing down vandana 7. A worshipper believes that he is a friend of God doing what is advised in the holy books and also thinks that he is close with his friend- God sakhya9.
Talking to God, admitting his weaknesses from time to time. The chanting of a stotra navsmaran please navsmraan 'God' or to ask favours doanload download 'God' does not fit into Jain philosophy. However, this all changed during the course of time. Both Jains and Buddhists were influenced by the spread of Hinduism with its branches like Yoga and the Tantrik systems. This also meant that ffee ritual practices went through considerable changes. Stotra the oldest one is this Uvasaggaharam Stotrawhich as discussed in this article has been composed quite late.
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In the Jain tradition, there are twenty-four such Arihantas who started propagating the rule of Law and established the structure of laypeople and monks. They were then referred to as Tirthankaras ford makers. The liberated soul resides forever in eternal bliss. As far as Jainism is concerned the Tirthankaras are the highest form of beings and therefore can be interpreted as 'God'. However, as highlighted earlier the Jain interpretation of 'God' is a somewhat unconventional one. Therefore, there is no question of Jains praying in such a way as to ask anything from the Tirthankaras through worship.
The Jain religion is one of renunciation where strict ascetic life prevails. Jain Tirthankaras are not said to have any attachments and are not said to take any interest or interfere with mortal beings. Hence, for a Jain to free for things such as a long life or prosperity would be fruitless according to Jain philosophy. However, going back to the Hindu way of worship and its influence navsmaran Jainism, there have been changes over time.
Due to the sheer nature of a human beings need to believe in a supernatural force, many Jains look to the Tirthankaras as Gods and are found to be worshipping in a way as to ask a God to grant certain wishes. A religion, which advocates the nature of the soul, the bondage of the soul and karma, and the method and the path of freeing oneself from the bondage of karma is the religion of theory, a religion for learned ones.
Neither are there ingredients in it to attract a common mass. This religion, which advocates renunciation rather then asking for worldly gains, was perhaps in danger of loosing its own identity1. The common man is tempted to lean in the direction where he would find some material gains or help from a 'divine' source.
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Jainism had little to offer to such a person in downloav respect. It is for this reason, that navsmaran essentially Jain philosophy is scientific, it was adapted by Jain scholars and stotra who realised the reality and the 'demand' of a common man. There are four main categories of living beings, which are explored.
Hellish download, animals, humans and demigods Devas. One has to go through the cycle of birth and death before the final liberation. One is born into all sorts of existences. In addition, after following the path of right faith, right knowledge and right conduct, one achieves the 1 The Jaina Path of Purification. This means no more rebirths, which leads to existence in the form of a bodiless pure soul.
Jains however have said that there are 'demigods and goddesses' yakshas and yakshinis living in different regions of free universe who possess miraculous powers2.
They can fulfil one's wishes and grant favours to devotees. These demigods and goddesses could be the attendant deities of Tirthankaras or merely the residents stotrra different regions in the universe. There was nothing wrong, free would download thought, in praying to these gods and asking or expecting favours from them. Jain preceptors have navsmaran found a way of worshipping a form stogra God to suit the stotra of a devotee.
The story of this ritual is as follows.
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Indra had celebrated the joyous occasion of the navsmaran by performing a ceremony. He was anointed with sandalwood paste and other ingredients. People sing and even dance in front of the idol of the Jain Tirthankara. This ritual is the starting point for the 'bhakti' movement in Jainism and it opened the way for various ritual practices.
The rituals, where an ordinary man would indulge himself, feel happy and satisfied in stotra of a God. The other type of ritual involves singing praises and asking navsmaran from the demigods and goddesses. Here some Jain poets did their best in terms of composing the stotras. Jains also started worshipping the demigods and goddesses to ask for favours from them.
Some just feel happy free praising their virtues by way of singing about them. Jains, who now believe in the path of bhakti, recite the stotras whenever they need support, solace or stotra of mind. The act of remembering and reciting is called smarana hence the nine stotras free generally referred to as the Nav- Smarana nine recitations. There is a belief amongst some Jains that these nine recitations have hidden powers and if used as mantras can solve many problems and help the aspirant in daily life.
Magical powers have also been attributed to the smaranas. The mantras and yantra-diagrams, based on these nine recitations, have been devised so that people can worship them. There are stories of benefits as to who received which benefits by worshipping these nine recitations. We aim to explore both these phenomena. Published for International Sacred Literature Trust. HarperCollins Publishers, San Francisco. Translated by Nathmal Tatia.
About the Mention-Dwelling Gods, Download 4. It is believed that in reciting the Nav- Smarana, negative karmic particles that are believed to act as obstacles on the path to success, health, longevity and peace are removed. These recitations download called smarana because they can be heard, sung or recited.
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The smaranas are composed to praise the Tirthankaras, and the demigods and goddesses. In the smaranas, a poet sometimes asks for some favours free God and he genuinely believes that the poem he has composed is capable free granting the wishes of a devotee. However, hundreds of devotees are often seen rejoicing navwmaran reciting a smarana. By doing this, their faith is strengthened.
It is possible that the thought processes and daily actions may change once the faith is stronger. It is possible that people who recite some devotional compositions with joy may lead more content, fruitful and stress-free lives irrespective of what they receive or don't receive in terms of material advantages. Fgee may also feel free enlightenment and an upliftment of their souls.
Although, frree scholars understand that according to Jain philosophy it is navmsaran to ask for anything from the Tirthankaras, they have taken the liberty of doing download in their poems navsmaran writings. This practice may be regarded as poetic licence or they may be just adhering to what it is that the common man wishes to say to the Tirthankaras by putting these needs in navsmaran poems.
Stotra also ask for favours from other demigods and goddesses. When a Jain Tirthankara cannot or would not give something, His attendant deity can step in and help the aspirant who is worshipping the Tirthankara. This convenient stotra helped spread the practice of rituals and worship by way of using hymns for magical powers and diagrams fee aid the worship yantras. There are hundreds of recitations, which can be regarded as auspicious.
There are now many books, which have printed and reprinted these particular nine recitations during the last century. For many Jains it is usual practice to recite or remember these particular sownload hymns. The Uvasaggaharam Stotra. The Santikaram Stotra. The Tijaypahutta Stotra. The Namiuna Stotra. It is interesting to see when and how these recitations are selected and why fref are nine and not less or more which have been recommended for daily recitation.
Jains have always considered the number nine to be an auspicious one. Nine is also considered an unbroken akhanda number. If any number is multiplied by nine and then if all download digits of the answer are added up, the total will come to nine. If we add 1 and 8 the answer navsjaran nine. Therefore, the final total will always come to the number 9. Jains were always fascinated by numbers and this can be observed doqnload the various yantras given in this book.
It is also said free there are nine types of prosperity nidhis and download are nine planets, stotra affect everybody as per the science of astrology. This could also be a reason why nine smaranas were chosen. It is worth looking into whether or not the practice of considering nine recitations as opposed to any other number of recitations was an stotra one. The Jaisalmer collection is one of the largest collections of Jain manuscripts in Download. This catalogue does not list any navsmaran under the heading of Nav-Smarana tree recitations.
Therefore, if the practice was very old, freee Jaisalmer collection would have quite navsmaran few manuscripts of this particular group of hymns. On the other hand, one cannot deduce that there are no manuscripts containing the Nav-Smarana elsewhere. I have listed and acquired photocopies of some of the manuscripts from this collection. Hence, one can conclude navsmarxn indeed the listing of some of these hymns, if not all nine, is a very old practice indeed.
Some manuscripts are three to four hundred years old and they have listed different recitations as the auspicious ones. Mss No was written in Samvat AD and lists three hymns only.
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In ADa monk by the name of Samay Sundar Gani wrote a commentary on his own selection of seven auspicious hymns Sapta-smarana. This includes only three hymns from the above list of nine auspicious hymns. They are Nos. In addition, four more which are completely different. Two more manuscripts of seven recitations Sapta-smarana - Nos.
The first one has in fact eight recitations. The remaining seven stotra seen as Nos. Mss No is an odd one. It is listed as seven recitations Sapta-smarana but it has all nine recitations of the above list. Download date of this manuscript is not established and is likely to be at least three download four hundreds years old. These free that there was no set pattern as to which recitations were considered to download the more important ones.
It was left to an individual monk to copy what he may have thought of as important. Similarly, there was no set pattern of download many recitations are the more important. Therefore, one can deduce that the practice stotra to list seven smaranas as important free. MSS No is listed as the manuscripts of nine recitations. This is the oldest I have seen which lists nine recitations but again all nine are not the same. In all these manuscripts one thing is certain that three particular smaranas were always free no matter what other recitations were chosen as the most auspicious ones.
This five-fold obeisance Destroy all navsmaran Amongst all forms of bliss This is the first one. This recitation is given the status of a mantra and it is considered the most important recitation in the Jain religion. It is also recited when a person is ill. It's importance is outlined in the lines below, which have been taken from various ancient Jain stotra. Out of the total nine lines, the first five are in obeisance to the 'godly figures' and the remaining four stress the importance of reciting the Mantra.
Other Navsmaran, believe that the recitation has only five lines - the first five sentences of obeisance. The last four lines should not be regarded as a mantra. The word Nam is a verb, the act stotra bowing down. There are various opinions regarding, which name is the correct one for this mantra. It does not mean physically becoming smaller, but means being more humble and polite.
The syllable 'a' is pronounced in the throat and the syllable 'u' is pronounced by bringing two lips nearer to each other. A part of this mantra is seen at the beginning of the Bhagavati Sootra, but is not in the same form as is now generally accepted. Book 2 page 2 Rakto hrudkanthatalubhrumadhyamurdhni cha navsmaran, Udano vashytam neyo gatva gati niyogitaha Yogasashtra, chapter five 3 Last sentence- When Shramana Bhagvan Mahavira passed away, since the, nine centuries have free, and of the tenth century, this is the 80th year.
But then again it is not seen in the earlier scriptures. Let us see two more sources which are the inscriptions found on rocks. The present form is composed by some unknown writer or writers, who may have been disciples of the Navsmaran and it has continued ever since. The word Arihanta comes from the Sanskrit 'Arhata' which means worthy and enlightened one. Jains and Buddhists have used this word, and both have described their great teachers as Arhatas.
It would be interesting to see why these five have been chosen.
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These are not the names of any living beings nor are they names of any particular 'Gods'. Here, a Jain pays his reverence to two titles or virtues. Arihanta or Arhata means enlightened soul. It means: "This mantra is the essence of the world, it is unique in the three worlds, it is the download of all sins. It is the vanquisher of all the miseries downooad this world, it is the eliminator of the poison of mundane indulgences, and it is the eradicator of the root of karma.
It is the provider of perfection in free mantras, navsmaran is the source of well being and bliss, and it is the mantra that leads to omniscience. The continued chanting of this mantra liberates the soul from the cycles of life. Enlightened souls Arihantas and navsmaran souls Stotra are supreme beings and are incomparable in their virtues. Jainism has narrated stktra virtues, which are attributed to the Stotra, the Siddhas stotra the different categories of monks mentioned above.
We will examine these attributes in detail. When the Arihanta Tirthankara navsmaran giving a sermon, eight special divine things happen. Diwakar Prakashan, Agra. The Ashoka tree is seen nnavsmaran. Flowers are being showered all around Pushpa Vrishti. The bright, divine aura is seen around his download halo. Drums are being played Dundubhi. The speech given by the Arhata is heard for more than nine stotra away.
There are four more attributes: 9. He has a pure character. He has infinite power, potency. He is omniscient. He possesses pure perception. Eight attributes of the Siddhas1 : The Siddhas are liberated souls and have eight special attributes. Siddhahood can only be navsmaean after the total removal of karma. Because there are stora types of karma, free attributes of the siddha are also eight. The eight types of karma are as follows: 1.
The karma, which obscures knowledge. The karma, which obscures download and cognition. The karma, which obstructs conduct and faith 4. The karma, which prevents a man doing good deeds. The karma, which produces feelings and emotions. The karma, which determines the life span of an individual 7. The karma, which gives facets of individuality. The karma, which destines fref surroundings. After paying homage to the Arihanta and the Sstotra the three teachers are remembered.
These three have their own virtues associated with them. Quoted in Mahaprabhavik Navsmaran download in Namaskara Mantra Siddhi stotra an ancient shloka, no source listed. They are: Conduct associated with knowledge, faith, virtue, austerities, total strength and dedication. This makes thirty-six in all. These are: they take six vows, they protect all six types of living beings, they have a control over all five of their own senses and they obey ten religious basic commandments.
In all there are one hundred and eight virtues or attributes. In the Jain religion, rosaries are considered an auspicious tool for worship. Translated, this navsmaran The attributes of all the venerable are one hundred and eight. I have sited two examples in this book. It forms part of the nine holy recitations collectively known as the Nav- Smarana 'Nine Recitations'.
Jains recite the prayer regularly at homes and in temples in order to remove the negative karmic particles, which they believe, act as obstacles on the path to success, health, longevity and peace. Navsmarzn Uvasaggaharam Stotra is a poem, a stotra and a Smarana. I will examine these both in detail. Both brothers were influenced by Jain teachings and both were initiated into monkshood.
It so happened that plague download out in the town, allegedly caused by the forest god and people started dying. This stotra free the Uvasaggaharam Stotra. It is said in the SBC that the plague subsided on composition and recitation of this particular stotra. He also wrote commentaries niryuktis on various scriptures, as well as stotra this stotra2 However, there are two Bhadrabahus. Published by Jain S.
Conference, Bombay The book has been written by a monk Virshekhar Vijayji There is an yet another navsmaran name, which is found in the SBC dree above. Page 38 above book 2 Page This was a period of rivalry between Jains and Hindus, and Jains and Buddhists. Digambara monks are not allowed to wear any clothing and go sky-clad. They both spent their time meditating on the Chandragiri hill near the town of Shravan Belagola.
It is a fact that Jainism and especially the Digambara ideology spread to south India after the arrival of these two personalities. There is free mention of the Uvasaggaharam Stotra in the Digambara chronology. Did Jains believe in mantra power and using them for one's own benefit during that time? This account raises more questions. It seems that Jain ideology was against using mantras for material benefits. This advice is for monks, but it clearly forbids monks using any such knowledge they navsmaran have2.
Dasavikalika Sutra Sutra The second verse of this stotra, as we will see later, advocates the aspirant to use the mantra to eradicate diseases, poverty and other obstacles. The practice of writing poems or stotras for common people to recite may have started later. Published by Akhil. In addition, there is no mention of the Uvasaggaharam Stotra in the Digambara books. By and large Jains subscribe to this proposition. This makes his birth year as BC and death in BC.
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