Cāvuṁḍarāyapurāṇa

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ID: 108858
Full name: Cāvuṁḍarāyapurāṇa
Year: 978
Site of composition: Śravaṇabeḷagoḷa
Language: Kannada, Prakrit, Sanskrit
Other genre: Purāṇa
Structure: 63 chapters
Alternative names: Triṣaṣṭhi-mahāpuruṣa-lakṣaṇa-purāṇam
Name in local script: ಚಾವುಂಡರಾಯಪುರಾಣಂ, ತ್ರಿಷಷ್ಠಿ ಮಹಾಪುರುಷ ಲಕ್ಷಣ ಪುರಾಣಂ

Cāvuṁḍarāya wrote the Cāvuṇḍarāya‧purāṇa [i.e.Triṣaṣṭhi‧mahāpuruṣa‧lakṣaṇa‧purāṇam CP] in 978-979 CE at Śravaṇabeḷagoḷa. It retells the stories of the 63 significant personages (mahāpuruṣa/ śalākāpuruṣa) of the jaina doctrine in chapters of differing length. The CP says that the Mahāpurāṇa was first written by Kūcibhaṭṭāraka and Śrīnandimuni, and later retold by Kavi Paramēśvara (Kaviparamēṣṭhi ca.750 CE), Jinasēna and Guṇabhadra. The text occasionally inserts Prakrit gāhās as well as Sanskrit verses from Kaviparameṣṭhi's Mahāpurāṇa (which is no longer extant) and other sources named as ‘Pūrvācāryar’. Thus our author is redacting and paraphrasing from these sources.

A colophon –

idu sakala‧śāstra‧saṁyama‧saṁpanna‧ śrīmad‧ajitasēna‧bhaṭṭāraka‧ caraṇa‧kamala‧caṁcarīkaṁ dharma‧vijaya śrīmac’cāvuṁḍarāya‧viracita‧ triṣaṣṭhi‧lakṣaṇa‧mahāpurāṇadoḷ ādipurāṇaṁ samāptaṁ

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Suggested citation: Keerthi N. "Cāvuṁḍarāyapurāṇa." Pandit. <panditproject.org/entity/108858/work>. Updated on January 05, 2021 12:36 pm IST.
Contributors: Naresh Keerthi
Attributed to: Premodern Kannada