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Sadavasyaka balavabodha

Sadavasyaka balavabodha

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: Oriental MS 13477

Item number: ff. 1v-2

Length: 23

Width: 24.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

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This anonymous Gujarati text of the 'Svetambara' Jain canon is written in Jain 'nagari' script. The manuscript is dated Vikram Samvat 1734, or 1677 AD in the Western Calendar. It's an interesting example of a manuscript in which the Prakrit Avashyakasutra text is followed by its Gujarati commentary, making this crucial religious book accessible to all followers of the Jain religion. This is important because the Avashyakas are the essential duties that all Jains must perform daily.

Find out more about this manuscript and other sacred texts in Expressions of Faith.

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