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Satkhandagama



Satkhandagama is an ancient text belonging to the Digambar sect of Jain religion. Believed to be written about 2000 years ago, it is one of the most sacred texts of the religion. This text portrays the concept of Karma in Jainism. The subject is covered with the help of a number of technical terms and mathematical notations.

The Jain theory of Karma, which was passed down through the generations orally was finally compiled by two religious person named Acharya Pushapdanta and Bhutabali in this text. The word ‘satkhandagama’ literally means ‘Scripture in Six Parts.’

In AD 816, another religious person named Acharya Virasena along with Jinasena wrote an exhaustive commentary on Satkhandagama, named Dhavala.



Updated on 18th June, 2005

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