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A Rare Jaina-Image of Balarāma at Mt. Māṅgī-Tuṅgī

Flügel, Peter (2013) 'A Rare Jaina-Image of Balarāma at Mt. Māṅgī-Tuṅgī.' Jaina Studies - Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 8. pp. 24-28.

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Abstract

The article investigates an intriguing, tangible link that was created between the Balabhadra legend of the Śvetāmbara Jaina Universal History and the ancient Digambara Jaina pilgrimage site of Mt. Māṅgī-Tuṅgī in northern Mahārāṣṭṛa: a rare and possibly unique image of a naked Digambara Jaina monk, Balabhadra, turning his back to his devotees. The narrative basis of this image is explored and placed in the wider context of this religious site and Jaina sacred geography.

Item Type: Articles
Keywords: Balabhadra, Balarāma, Māṅgī-Tuṅgī, Jaina Universal History, Sacred Geography, Sacred Mountain, Pilgrimage
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions > Centre of Jaina Studies
Copyright Statement: with permission of the editor
Depositing User: Peter Flugel
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2013 11:34
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/15732

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