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Ellora, Jain Caves, tirthankara with animals

Abstract

Demonstrating the Jain practice of non-violence, this tirthankara is depicted with animals and insects at his feet. Near his right leg is a scorpion. Refusing to take life, even in microscopic forms, to make cloth, he lives throughout the year as a "digambara" monk, clothing himself with the sky. Bits of ancient red paint remain on this figure.

Note

The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Lake Forest College
PID
coccc:23262
Extent
960 w x 1280 h