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Mallisena – A Svetambara Jain Monk

 Mallisena, a Svetambara Jain Monk, was a master of logic, grammar, literature, and philosophy. He wrote Syadvada Manjari, which reflects his thorough study of various philosophical traditions and literatures. He belonged to the Nagendra Gaccha. His Guru was Udayaprabhusana, whom he has lauded in his work, and he has not mentioned any other masters. Details of his family lineage, parentage and worldly life are not available, and it is only assumed that Udayaprabhushana was his initiator. The only work of Mallisena is Syadvada Manjari and it is a commentary on Anyayogavyacheda of Acharya Hemachandra. The language of Syadvada Manjari is lucid and the style is impressive. His unbiased interpretation of Jaina texts is in conformity with the Jain anekantic tradition. The author has expressed his appreciation of both Jain and non-Jain scholars who have propounded the principles of Hindu philosophy. Although Mallisena has not written any book other than Syadvada Manjari, he has become imm

Importance Manastambha In Jain Temples

Manastambha is the monolithic pillars found in Jain temples. It is a free standing pillar, often found at the main entrance of Jaina temples. It is a huge monolith or a structural one. Erecting mana stambha is of great importance in Jain religious tradition. According to Adi Purana, a Jaina Digambara text, mana stambha is to be erected in the first rampart of the congregation hall (samavasarana) in which the Tirthankara delivers his sermon. At the base of the pillar place images of jinas. As the pillars are believed to be erected by Indra, they are called Indra dhvajas. Such Indra dhwajas are perhaps the ancient dhwaja pillars referred to in Jain canons, and are reminiscent of the worship of the Vedic God Indra. The earliest manastambha, presumably of the Kushana period, was obtained from Kankali Tila at Mathura, and shows pratima-sarvotabhadrika, i.e. the figure of four different Tirthankaras on the four sides, two of which have been identified as Rishabhanatha and Parsvanatha. The Ka

When Heart Is Pure, We Attain Bliss On Earth

There is no substitute to the wisdom gained through life experiences. When we show appreciation for simple things, we experience the true meaning of life. When in doubt be truthful and honest. It will show the way out. When the heart is pure, we attain bliss on earth. If you are different it is wonderful, one of the greatest aspects of nature is diversity. You cannot teach or install confidence; it is acquired through life experiences. Anger causes nothing but destruction. Abhilash www.hindu-blog.com One should uplift one’s lower self by the higher self. One should not demean or downgrade oneself. For the self is verily one’s friend and one’s enemy. (Bhagavadgita, 6.5) To him who has conquered his lower self by his higher self, the self acts like a friend. But to him who has not conquered his lower self, the self is always hostile and functions like an enemy. (Gita, 6.6) The outer layers of cakes are made of rice flour, but inside they are stuffed with different

Dreaming Of Equinox – Meaning

Dreaming of equinox is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will soon have your wishes fulfilled especially related to travel or relationship. Dreams of equinox also indicate positivity and change of fortune. Dream of equinox and you see yourself in the dream means you will get to work as equal in some place. It also means you will soon demand for equality in a relationship. Dreaming of equinox and you see other people in it means you will become a reason for the happiness of other people. Dreams of equinox and you wake up crying or terrified or sad means a problem that was causing minor issues might turn into a major issue. Dreaming of equinox and you wake up happy or elated means you will soon hear happy   news about a project you were involved in.

30 June 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 30 June 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 8:55 AM on June 30. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 10:50 AM on July 1. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on June 30, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Punarvasu or Punartham nakshatra till 11:58 PM on June 30. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam nakshatra on the entire day on July 1 and till 2:22 AM on July 2.  (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka