Subject: Jain Religious Miniature Painting
Paint Material: Opaque Watercolors
Base Material: Paper (unframed)
Size: 9.5 in. wide and 5 in. tall (24 cms X 13 cms)
Age: Modern Handmade Art
Country of origin: India
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Presenting the Kalpasutra which is a Jain ancient text with illustrations.
The Kalpa Sūtra is a Jain text contains the biographies of the Jain Tirthankaras, notably Parshvanatha and Mahavira, including the latter’s Nirvāṇa. Bhadrabahu is considered the author of the text and it is traditionally said to have been composed about one hundred and fifty years after the Nirvāṇa of Mahavira (traditionally 599 – 527 BCE).
The book is read and illustrated in an eight-day-long festival of Paryushan by Jain monks for general people. Only Monks can read this scriptures as in Jainism, this book has very high spiritual values.
The Kalpasutra is representative of Jain visual culture which contains some masterpieces of Jain miniature paintings. The western Indian Jain miniatures have left a significant mark in subsequent Indian painting.
This version of the Kalpasutra is an modern handmade illuminated manuscript painting (not a print) displaying deities and figures. There are Hindi texts on back and front.
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