Glossary

Kalpa-sūtra
Type of termDefinition
TermKalpa-sūtra
Alternative TermsKalpasūtra, Kalpa sūtra, Kalpasutr, Book of Ritual, Kalpasutra, kalpa sutr
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The Book of Ritual attributed to Bhadrabāhu. It has three sections:

  1. 'Jina-caritra' – 'Lives of the Jinas'
  2. 'Sthavirāvalī' – 'String of Elders'
  3. 'Sāmācārī' – 'Right Monastic Conduct'.

A significant sacred text for Śvetāmbara Jains, the Kalpa-sūtra has a central role in the annual Paryuṣaṇ festival.

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