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  • de Zoysa, H.N. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Jainism is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live a life of harmlessness and renunciation. It began in the 6th century as a reformation movement within Hinduism. Vardhaman ...
  • Peiris, M.J.D. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    There are numerous conflicts have occurred in the world. These conflicts are different in terms of the nature of it, mainly religious, ethnic, indigenous conflicts etc. Establishing a peaceful society is the most burning ...
  • Bandara, N.; Bandara, D.; Harischandra, M. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Jaina religion was one of the most popular religions that existed in ancient India. (It is well known as jainasm or jaina Sharma which belongs to the Sramana tradition) The religious leader of Jainism is known as Nigankanatha ...
  • Bajpai, L.M. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    The paper is an attempt to highlight the survival of folk traditions, rites, rituals and festivals amidst the many Jain historical remains in Purulia district of West Bengal (India). The region saw an important assimilation ...
  • Rawat, B.; Misra, S. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    In Ancient India there were two types of thoughts namely Yogavadi and Bhogavadi. Under Yogavadi thought the Sramana culture also used to come who believe in yoga as well as effort. There is the description of Sramanas in ...
  • Kulanatha, I.GP.R. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Ruins found in Buddhist Monastic hospitals in main three sites in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Districts, excavated by Unesco Sri Lanka show two major structural base forms rectangular and quadrangular. They evidence that ...
  • Kulasinghe, W.B.W.; Kulanatha, I.G.P.R. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    "Vedana"is a kind of feeling experiencing may possiblyin good or bad and not eternal same as the world.Uprooting "vedana" exclusively has elaborated by Lord Buddhism rather than any profounder of any tradition. Ayurveda ...
  • Madhumali, A.K.R.; Buddikasiri, P.R.A. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Archaeology can be simply defined as the study of mankind's history through scientific observation of material evidence. Many of the archaeological evidence from the ancient era of Sri Lanka can be described to be of ...
  • Jain, V.; Maurya, A. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Das Lakshan Parva alias Paryushan is a ten day long festival celebrated annually by the Digamber Jains for self-purification and uplift. Das Lakshan means ten virtues which are the bed – rock of Jain ethics. The festival ...
  • Dwivedi, S.K. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    The cultural relations of India and Sri Lanka has been very important through the ages. Not only religion, but all the spheres of culture are similar in both the countries. The amazing caves, temples and Dagobas of Sri ...
  • Tilakaratne, A. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    The Pali canon, in particular, the Sutta and the Vinaya pitakas of the Pali canon, have many references to Jainism. Of the six religious teachers mentioned in the Samannaphala-sutta of the Digha-nikaya (the collection of ...
  • Jain, S. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Introduction: The most conspicuous mountain in Sri Lanka, 7352.8 ft. high is situated in 60 -48’-59” N and 800 -29’-58” E on the boundary of the central province and Sabaragamuwa ten miles (16 km.) North-East of Ratnapura. ...
  • Jain, S. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Introduction: It is well known that Goutam Buddha and Lord Mahaveera preached their thoughts for public up-gradation throughout their life. Both never take a pen in hand for their teachings as Guru Nanak a founder of Sikhism ...
  • Rajan, K. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    The two religious systems, Brahmanism and Buddhism, had a powerful influence on the whole of south Asia and south East Asia. Colonial scholarship was foundational in enabling the later day Indian historians to interpret ...
  • Jain, N.K. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Vedic and Śramaņa these are two main trends in Indian culture. Śramaņic trends covers the two main religions Jainism and Buddhism. Both have much in common in their ethical outlook and moral fervor. Etymologically Śramana ...
  • Herath, H.M.O. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    The term Non- violence is very popular in the present public debate because, people are struggling for non- violence all around the world. Non-violence is a term that most usually refers to an absence of aggression, violence ...
  • Chavan, S.M. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    India being the country which is known to have produced three major religions of the world: Hinduism, Budhism and Jainism. Jainism is still a practicing religion in many states of India like Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya ...
  • Chavan, S.M. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    The Buddhist art depict Buddhas, bodhisattvas, and other entities; notable Buddhist figures, both historical and mythical; narrative scenes from the life of Buddha, along with mandalas and other graphic aids to practice; ...
  • Pannaloka Thero, Wadinagala (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
  • de Zoysa, A. (Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    The Theravada Buddhist iconography as observed in the murals of the Buddhist Image Houses in Sri Lanka shares many common features with the Jaina Iconography seen in the ‘KalpaSūtra’ manuscripts of the 15th and 16th centuries ...

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