Symbol and Image Worship in Jainism

  title={Symbol and Image Worship in Jainism},
  author={Kanika Kishore},
  journal={Indian Historical Review},
  pages={17 - 43}
  • K. Kishore
  • Published 1 June 2015
  • History
  • Indian Historical Review
The history of Jainism in Mathura has been reconstructed largely on the basis of donative inscriptions and the remains of temples, stūpas and tīrthaṅkara images unearthed in this area. The āyāgapaṭas—an integral part of Mathura art and extremely important for the understanding of Jaina art and religious practice—have been relatively neglected. The āyāgapaṭas reflect the simultaneous existence of symbol and image worship in Jainism. The practice of donating these carved slabs started in the… 


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