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ISBN: 089581854X
Author: Tiruttakkatevar,James D. Ryan (Translator)
Language: English
Publisher: Jain Pub Co (April 30, 2006)
Pages: 464
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The circa 9th century work Civakacintamani is one of the five epic masterpieces of Tamil literature. Though a work of a Jain mendicant.

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Civakan has many adventures and acquires seven wives. Eventually, Civakan has a climatic battle with the evil usurper Kattiyankaran, regains his kingdom, and marries his eighth wife

Civakan has many adventures and acquires seven wives. Eventually, Civakan has a climatic battle with the evil usurper Kattiyankaran, regains his kingdom, and marries his eighth wife. After having eight sons, he vows to renounce the world and after having direct audience with Tirthankara Mahavira, himself, he becomes a naked Jain monk, preaches the Jaina dharma. The circa 9th century work is one of the five epic masterpieces of Tamil literature. Though the work of a Jain mendicant, Tiruttakkatevar, it is famed for its erotic description and the scenes of love of its hero Civakan.

Civakacintamani book. Though a work of a Jain mendicant, Tiruttakkatevar, it is famed for its erotic description and the scenes of love of its hero Civakan. Start by marking Civakacintamani: The Hero Civakan, the Gem That Fulfills All Wishes as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. It represents a brilliant fusion of Jain viewpoint and philosophy with the evocative literary modes of the Tamil tradition.

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The Hero Civakan, the Gem That Fulfills All Wishes - (Verses 1 - 1165).

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According to James Ryan, Tiruttakkatevar was an ascetic of the Digambara subtradition of Jainism. Tiruttakkatēvar (2005). Cīvakacintāmaṇi: The Hero Cīvakan̲, the Gem that Fulfills All Wishes (Verses 1 - 1165). Jain Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-89581-854-6. The epic is a dense collection of erotic descriptions, and to some unused to the Indian literary culture and openness, the explicit descriptions seem obscene. According to James Ryan – a professor of Asian Studies and Religion, "the Digambaras, with the rigorously ascetic views, would seem unlikely candidates for the creation of a text of highly erotic character such as the Civacintamani. Tiruttakkatēvar (2012).

Civakacintamani: The Hero Civakan, the Gem that Fulfills All Wishes. Fremont, CA: Jain Publishing Company. Tiruttakkatevar (2012), Civakacintamani: The Hero Civakan, the Gem That Fulfills All Wishes: Verses 1166-1888, Jain Publishing Company, ISBN 978-0-89581-847-8.

Translator) Tiruttakkatevar, Civakacintamani: The Hero Civakan, the Gem That Fulfills All Wishes. James D. Ryan is the codirector of the Asian and comparative studies program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California. Verses 1-1165, Jain Publishing (Fremont, CA), 2005. With Constance A. Jones) Encyclopedia of Hinduism ("Encyclopedia of World Religions" series), Facts on File (New York, NY), 2006. in Tamil literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and he is the translator of the medieval epic Civakacintamani: The Hero Civakan, the Gem That Fulfills All Wishes. Verses 1-1165, by Tiruttakkatevar.

The circa 9th century work is one of the five epic masterpieces of Tamil literature. Though the work of a Jain mendicant, Tiruttakkatevar, it is famed for its erotic description and the scenes of love of its hero Civakan. It represents a brilliant fusion of the Jain viewpoint and philosophy with the evocative literary modes of the Tamil tradition. While Civakan is in his mother s womb, Civakan s father is murdered by an evil minister Kattiyankaran, whom he had made regent. His mother, Vicayai, escapes by flying off on a peacock shaped vehicle and Civakan is born in a fearsome burning ground for the dead. There his mother leaves him to be taken by a wealthy merchant Kantukatan. Raised in opulence Civakan finds out about his real father from his guru. Civakan has many adventures and acquires seven wives. Eventually, Civakan has a climatic battle with the evil usurper Kattiyankaran, regains his kingdom, and marries his eighth wife. After having eight sons, he vows to renounce the world and after having direct audience with Tirthankara Mahavira, himself, he becomes a naked Jain monk, preaches the Jaina dharma. He becomes a Siddha and achieves release from birth and rebirth soon after, going to the pinnacle of the universe where his soul will exist in infinite bliss forever.

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