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Flügel, Peter (2015) 'Jaina Forest Monk in Meditation: A Rare Jaina Image of Balarāma at Mt. Māṅgī-Tuṅgī.' In: Soni, Luitgard and Soni, Jayandra, (eds.), Sanmati: Essays Felicitating Professor Hampa Nagarajaiah on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday. Bengaluru: Satna Book Hourse, pp. 185-194.

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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. The article is a slightly revised and expanded version of the article 'A Rare Jaina Image of Balarāma at Mt. Māṅgī-Tuṅgī' (2013)

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Rock-cut image, 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
ISBN: 9788128026140
Copyright Statement: Included in SOAS Research Online with permission on the editors
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2015 16:04

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