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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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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: Journal Article
Keywords: Balabhadra, Balarāma, Māṅgī-Tuṅgī, Jaina Universal History, Sacred Geography, Sacred Mountain, Pilgrimage
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions > Centre of Jaina Studies
ISSN: 2059416X
Copyright Statement: with permission of the editor
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2013 11:34

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