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Exploring Jain Deities: A South Indian Perspective



  Mar 08, 2024

Exploring Jain Deities: A South Indian Perspective


1. Who are Jvalamalini and Ambika in Jainism?

Jvalamalini is known as ‘she who is garlanded with flames’, revered for her ferocity and straightforwardness. Ambika is considered a maternal figure, often depicted as a protector of children and rulers.
 

2. How did Jain goddesses influence the establishment of dynasties?

In South Indian history, several dynasties like the Gangas and Hoysalas claimed to have been founded with the blessings of Jain goddesses such as Padmavati, who provided divine aid and symbols of power to their royal patrons.
 

3. What is the historical significance of Jain goddesses in the Deccan?

Jain goddesses were integral to the spiritual and cultural landscape of the Deccan, playing roles in local legends, aiding monks, and even being incorporated into state politics.
 

4. Are there any texts or literature on these goddesses?

Yes, there are texts that describe the worship and rituals associated with these goddesses, highlighting their significance in medieval Jain practices and the broader South Indian cultural milieu.
 

5. How do Jain goddesses compare to Hindu goddesses?

While Hindu goddesses like Kali and Durga are more widely known, Jain goddesses such as Jvalamalini and Ambika hold a distinct place in Jainism, with their own unique stories and attributes that reflect the Jain philosophy and way of life.


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