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Nishidhi Stones and the Ritual of Sallekhana Homage to Shravana Belgola,

Title:Nishidhi Stones and the Ritual of Sallekhana Homage to Shravana Belgola,
Author:Sundara, A.
Enumeration:Vol. 33-3, p. 150-160
Abstract:The rituals and practices of the Jainas are directed towards the attainment of salvation. The sallekhana vow, described in various Jaina texts, is the absolute subjugation of human passions, and the gradual abstention from food and drink. In Karnataka, many of those who practised sallekhana were commemorated in nishidhi memorials. The nishidhis at Shravana Belgola date between c. 6th and 19th centuries. The early memorials (6th-10th century) are in the form of inscriptions on rock surfaces. The footprint motif was introduced in the 10th century, and from the 11th century the nishidhis assumed the form of an inscribed pillar with sculptured panels.

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