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Stūpa as Tīrtha: Jaina Monastic Funerary Monuments

Flügel, Peter (2012) 'Stūpa as Tīrtha: Jaina Monastic Funerary Monuments.' Jaina Studies. Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 7. pp. 25-27.

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Abstract

One of the principal findings of recent research at SOAS on Jaina rituals of death is that in addition to temples relic stūpas serve as alternative destinations for pilgrimage across almost the entire Jaina sectarian spectrum. The report points out some of the characteristics of these pilgrimages and offers two maps of the geographical distribution of Jaina stūpas in India.

Item Type: Journal Articles
Keywords: Jainism, Jaina monastic funerary monuments, stūpa, tīrtha, pilgrimage, maps
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions > Centre of Jaina Studies
Copyright Statement: with permission of the editors
Depositing User: Peter Flugel
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 15:15
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/13369

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