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Rare Āgamas in Siribhūvalaya


Rare Āgamas in the 12th chapter of Siribhūvalaya, a more than 1200 years old alpha-numerical and multi-language encyclopedia in Kannada, by Kumudēndu Muni.


1. Dvādaśānga,

2. Caturdaśa pūrva,

3. Pratikramaṇa śāstra,

4. Parīkṣita,

5. Matijñāna,

6. Paryāyākṣara,

7. Padasanghāta,

8. Pratipatyangadhara,

9. Anuyōga śruta,

10. Prābhr̥taka,

11. Prābhr̥takānga,

12. Daśa pūrva,

13. Jīva samāsa,

14. Ācāra,

15. Sūtrakr̥ta,

16. Sthāna,

17. Samavāya,

18. Vyākhyā Prajñapti,

19. Jñātarūpakathā,

20. Upāsakādhyayana,

21. Aṁtakr̥ddaśā,

22. Anuttarōpapāda daśā,

23. Praśna Vyākaraṇa,

24. Vipāka Sūtra,

25. Ēkādaśa Anga,

26. Parikrama Sūtra,

27. Prathamānuyōga,

28. Pūrvagata cūḷikē,

29. Dr̥ṣṭivāda panca (cūḷikē),

30. Pūrvagatah,

31. Utpādāgreṇīya,

32. Vīryānuvāda,

33. Astināsti Pravāda (pūrva),

34. Jñāna Pravāda,

35. Satya Pravāda,

36. Ātma Pravāda,

37. Karma Pravāda,

38. Pratyākhyāna,

39. Vidyānuvāda Pūrva,

40. Kalyāṇa Vāda,

41. Prāṇāvāya Pūrva,

42. Kriyāviśāla,

43. Lōkabindusāra,

44. Caturdaśa Pūrva,

45. Agrēyaṇīya Āśādi dve,

46. Pūrvasya Caturdaśa,

47. Pūrvānta,

48. Aparānta,

49. Dhruva,

50. Adhruva,

51. Cyavana Labdhi,

52. Adhruva Saṁpraṇadhi,

53. Ardha,

54. Bhaumāvayādya,

55. Sarvārtha Kalpanīya,

56. Atīta Jñāna,

57. Anāgata Siddha,

58. Usaha,

59. Siddha,

60. Upādhyāya,

61. Mahādhavaḷa,

62. Jayadhavaḷa,

63. Vijayadhavaḷa,

64. Lōkasāra,

65. Labdhisāra,

66. Cāritrasāra,

67. Śrāvakācāra,

68. Sūrya Prajñapti,

69. Yuktiyuktāgama,

70. Paramāgama,

71. Tīrthīkarānta santati,

72. Mūla Prakr̥ti,

73. Uttarōttara Prakr̥ti,

74. Āśāyurveda Vidhi,

75. Daśadharma,

76. Yōgasāra,

77. Rasavāda,

78. Chaśatasya sūtrānga


In the above list, from 14-24, the 11 Angas are there:-


1. Āyārānga,

2. Sūyagaḍanga,

3. Ṭhāṇānga,

4. Samavāyānga,

5. Bhagavatī or Vyākhyāpannatti,

6. Nāyadhammakahā,

7. Uvāsakadasā,

8. Antagaḍadasā,

9. Anuttarōvavāyiya dasā,

10. Paṇhavāgaranāima,

11. Vivāgasuyaṁ


In the 12th Anga is Dr̥ṣṭivāda. Kumudēndu Muni says that the Sēnagaṇas knew these 11 Angas accepted by Śvetāṁbaras. In the 12 Upāngas, the Uvavāia (Aupapātika), Rāyapasēnīya, Jīvābhigama, Sūrya Prajñapti, etc., are said by kumudēndu Muni.


The 12th Anga named Diṭṭhivāya has 5 cūḷikēs, says both Vīrasesa & kumudēndu. The fourth cūḷikē is known as Pūrvagata. In that, there are 14 divisions, where 2nd one is Agrēyaṇīya Pūrva. This Agrēyaṇīya Pūrva has 14 divisions, where 5th one is Cyavana Labdhi. Among 40 Pāhuḍas of Cyavana Labdhi, the 4th Pāhuḍa is known as Kammapayaḍi.


aggeyaṇīyassapūvvassa paṁcamassavatthussa cavutthopāhuḍo kamma payaḍī ṇāma (Bhūtabali)


Agrēyaṇīya Pūrva has 14 things as narrated by Pujyapāda in his Śrutabhakti:


pūrvāṁtaṁ hyaparāṁtaṁ dhruvamadhruvaṁ cyavanalabdhināmāni | adhruva saṁpraṇidhiṁ cāpyarthaṁ bhauvāvayādyaṁ ca sarvārthakalpanīyaṁ jñānamatītaṁ tvanāgataṁ kālaṁ siddhimupādyaṁ ca tathā caturdaśa vastuni dvitīyasya ||


These are narrated by kumudēndu Muni which is evident in 47-60 of the above list. 'Vandittu' named Sūtra is also quoted by kumudēndu Muni (Bhūvalaya, Śrutāvatāra p. 82). Even though it is written in some places that Joṇi Pāhuḍa is not proof for Digambaras, it seems like Joṇi Sāra is written by Kundakunda. The kumudēndu Muni has cited the epics of Kundakunda, Śivakoṭi, Śivāyana, Pūjyapāda, Samantabhadra, Cūḍāmaṇi's author Tuṁbalūrācārya, etc.,


- Original in Kannada by Historian Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri, M.A., D.Litt

- Translated with minor modifications by Software Project Lead Hemanth Kumar G, B.E., MTech

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