Tuesday, April 24, 2007

ATMASIDDHI & NAVA SMARANA

Dear MAHENDRA JAIN,

 

ATMASIDDHI  

In Search of the Soul

Gujarati original + Hindi poetic translation + English poetic translation + English exposition Mula patha by Shrimad Rajacandra

Hindi poetic tr. by Nijhavan

Eng. poetic tr. & exposition by Chandrika

2006 230 x 140 mm 348 pp

Deluxe Softcover Edition Rs. 340

 

This is a beautiful rendition of the Atmasiddhi Shastra of Shrimad Rajacandra. Rajacandra, a Jain seeker influenced by Acarya Kundakunda, lived in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Exceptionally gifted and deeply spiritual, he was a layman who explored the realms of higher consciousness in his lifetime.

 

He was a fine spiritual poet and despite his humility, he had a large no. of disciples. One of whom, Saubhagbhai of Sayla, asked him to explain the essence of the path of liberation in simple Gujarati. So Rajacandra composed the Atmasiddhi, a beautiful poem explaining in extremely simple words the moksha marga as preached by the Tirthankaras.

 

This edition has a lovely poetic rendition of the Gujarati verses in Hindi, as well as a beautiful, deeply insightful English translation and gloss.

 

The book has been lovingly produced and is very low priced.

 

A marvellous spiritual work, deserving to be read by any seeker of liberation, irrespective of religion and ethnicity.

 

We are proud to sell it from our bookstore and by post.

 

 

 

NAVA SMARANA

Nine Sacred Recitations of Jainism

By Vinod Kapashi

Ed. by Signe Kirde

Mumbai: Hindi Granth Karyalay, 2007

290 x 220 mm 231 pp + 16 art plates in full colour

INR Rs 800

ISBN 978-81-88769- 05-6

Deluxe Hardcover Edition

 

Shvetambara Jains have recited 9 special recitations for centuries. For the first time, these have been translated in English, keenly analysed and studied with respect to historical background, traditional beliefs and their scriptural basis. In addition to the sacred recitations themselves, concomitant mantras and yantras have been presented and examined.

 

The author Vinod Kapashi has painstakingly examined each chanda of each verse of the 9 stotras and has presented them with appropriate metrical analysis and historical perspectives. He has engaged with traditional beliefs associated with the 9 sacred recitations.

 

The 9 recitations examined are as follows:

1. Namaskara Mantra

2. Uvasaggaharam Stotra

3. Santikaram Stotra

4. Tijayapahutta Stotra

5. Namiuna Stotra

6. Ajita-Shanti Stavana

7. Bhaktamara Stotra

8. Kalyana Mandira Stotra

9. Brhat Shanti Stotra

 

The book presents scriptural, traditional as well as subaltern perspectives of Jainism in practise and should be of interest to those of the Jain faith, scholars, Indologists and social historians.

 

All 9 recitations have been printed in Devanagari and Roman with diacritical marks. There are bibliographies of primary and secondary sources as well as a Glossary of Terms.

 

This study of Jain recitations has been brilliantly edited

by Signe Kirde.

 

We are proud to publish this book.

 

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yours

Yashodhar Modi

Manish Modi

 

HINDI GRANTH KARYALAY

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Sunday, January 08, 2006

JAIN COMICS IN ENGLISH

mokshamargasya netaram bhettaram karmabhubhrtam

j��ram vishvatattvanam vande tadgunalabdhaye

 

Dear friends

Jaya Jinendra

 

Comics are a great way to retell our ancient classics! Jain literature is studded with gems of classic storytelling  aligned with teleological purpose. Jain Acaryas have written on various subjects such as mythology, history, folktale and legends in Prakrit, Sanskrit, Apabhramsha, Kanadi, Hindi, Dhundhari, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and in many dialects.

 

Jain Comics blend commentary, dialogue and illustration to convey to the masses and those who are not masters of Prakrit, Sanskrit and Apabhramsha, the doctrine of Jainism, stories as told in the Agamas, biographies of the 63 great men, Trisasthishalakapurusa and other legends, folktales and fables in beautifully illustrated comic book format.

 

A unique feature of these comics is that back cover of each comic book features a beautiful painting explaining a certain aspect of the Jain Doctrine.

 

These comic books serve the dual purpose of educating as well as entertaining the reader.

 

These comics are available in English and also in Hindi.  They are a doorway to the wonderful world of Jain literature.

 

JAIN COMICS IN ENGLISH

 

BHAGAVAN PARSHVANATH  (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

Biography of Tirthankara Parshvanatha

240 x 180 mm     64 pp

Softcover     Rs. 50

 

KING PRADESHI AND KESHIKUMAR SHRAMANA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

Based on the Raiapasenia Agama

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book    Rs. 25

 

ACARYA BHADRABAHU (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

EMPEROR VIKRAMADITYA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     96 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 75

 

HARIKESH BAL (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

NANDISHENA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

SHALIBHADRA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

RISHIDATTA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

DADAGURU JINAKUSHALA SURI (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

EMPEROR SAMPRATI (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

MAHAYOGI STHULABHADRA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

ARYA STHULABHADRA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

KING KUMARAPALA AND HEMACANDRACARYA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

KALIKALA SARVAJNA HEMACANDRACARYA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

UDAYANA AND VASAVADATTA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

SADDALAPUTRA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

SHRIMAD RAJACHANDRA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

SURASUNDARI (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

BHARATA CAKRAVARTI (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

PUNIYA SHRAVAKA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

ARYA SUDHARMA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

GAUTAMA: THE AMBROSIA MAN (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

FIVE GEMS (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

THE WEB OF DESIRE (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

HEAVEN ON EARTH (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

THE BIRD IN A CAGE (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

DO GOOD AND DERIVE GOOD (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

AJATASHATRU KUNIKA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

NANDA GOLDMSITH (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

THE STING OF WORD (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

AWAKENING OF KARKANDU (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

REAP WHAT YOU SOW (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

JAGATGURU SHRI HIRAVIJAYA SURI (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

BHAGAVAN NEMINATH (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

SATI ANJANA SUNDARI (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

YOUNG YOGI JAMBUKUMAR (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

PLAY OF FATE (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

BHAGAVAN MALLINATH (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

PRINCE SHRENIKA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

AN INSPIRING STORY OF MEGHKUMAR (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

MIRACLES OF SIDDHACAKRA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

MAHASATI MADANAREKHA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

PRINCESS CHANDANABALA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

BHAGAVAN RISHABHADEV (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

COMPASSIONATE BHAGAVAN MAHAVIR (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     68 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

MIRACLES OF THE NAMOKARA MANTRA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

BHAGAVAN SHANTINATH: AN INCARNATION OF PEACE (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

THE MORAL STORIES OF BHAGAVAN MAHAVIR (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

WISDOM STORIES OF ABHAYAKUMAR (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

KSHAMADANA (English)

Jain Comic in English illustrated in full colour

240 x 180 mm     32 pp

Softcover Comic Book     Rs. 25

 

All these books are available at:

 

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Booksellers and Publishers Since 1912

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Mumbai 400004 INDIA

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SAMADHITANTRA => Pandit Nathuram Premi Research Series Volume 5

SAMADHITANTRA (Sanskrit-Hindi)

By Acarya Pujyapada

Pandit Nathuram Premi Research Series Volume 5

Hindi translation by Dr. Jaykumar Jalaj

2006     220 x 140 mm     32 pp

81 88769 06 1     Softcover     Rs. 30

EAN 9788188769063

 

Acarya Pujyapada, the Digambara mystic and pioneering Sanskrit grammarian, lived in the 6th century of the Common Era. Apart from his deep scholarship and mastery of the Jain doctrine, Pujyapada was a mystic and yogi.

 

He wrote from his spiritual experiences.

 

Hence, he penned some of the most important and pathbreaking works on Jainism. His treatise on Sanskrit grammar, the Jainendra Vyakarana commands wide respect till today as one of the best and most complete original works on Sanskrit grammar.

 

His Sarvarthasiddhi is the first independent commentary on the Tattvarthasutra and one of the most concise, establishing definitions that are standard.

 

His Samadhitantra is one of the first Jain works on spirituality in Sanskrit. And among the finest, most lucid works on mysticism produced by the shramana tradition. 

 

In this work, he deals with the self, establishing it as being independent of the body, of gender, of all the non-self objects that one mistakenly associates with oneself.

 

The work is concise, has only 105 shlokas. The work is tight, beautifully crafted with not a word extra. The precision of the Acarya's thoughts is matched by the loftiness of his spirituality. Pujyapada, with this work, takes us to a world of tranquilness and serenity. Where there is no chaos, no mad rush for more, a world free of attachments and aversions.

 

A world where we drop all fears and biases, all desires and distractions...The world of the atma, the sublime, calm and peaceful. A world that is at once at peace with itself and completely conscious, immersed in the contemplation of itself and free of all disturbances.

 

Samadhitantra is a glimpse into the spiritual world of Pujyapada. A world where there is equanimity, calm and serenity.

 

The Hindi translation by Dr. Jaykumar Jalaj remains quietly in the background, not detracting from the pleasure of reading Pujyapada's simple but eloquent language.

 

Come visit this world of dhyana, j�� and adhyatma. Read the Samadhitantra - A doorway to the world of tranquilness and serenity that arise out of truly knowing oneself.

 

Namo Vitaragaya

 

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THE RAMAYANAS THAT WE STOCK

||trnam brahmavidah svargastrnam shurasya jivitam||

||jitakshayasya trna nari nihsprhasya trnam jagat||

 

Learned friends,

Jaya Jinendra

 

Let us start the new year with Rama, Lakshamana and Sita! Here are the various Ramayanas that we stock. And it is a superb collection, even though I say it myself!

 

VALMIKI RAMAYANA

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RAMAYANA OF VALMIKI in 4 Volumes (Sanskrit-English)

Sanskrit text with English translation

English translation by M N Dutt

Ed. by Dr. Raviprakash Arya

Introduction by Dr. Ramashraya Sharma

2004     250 x 185 mm     1120 pp

Deluxe Hardcover edition     Rs. 2400 for the set

 

SHRIMAD VALMIKIYA RAMAYANA in 4 Volumes (Sanskrit-Hindi)

Sanskrit text with Hindi padyanuvada

By Jaykrishna Mishra Sarvesh Shastri

1987     225 x 140 mm     3500 pp

Hardcover     Rs. 820 for the set

 

 

YOGAVASISTHA RAMAYANA

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YOGA-VASISTHA OF VALMIKI in 4 Volumes (Sanskrit-English)

Sanskrit text and English translation

English translation according to Vihari Lal Mitra

Ed. by Raviprakash Arya

2003     250 x 185 mm     2408 pp

Deluxe Hardcover edition     Rs. 3000 for the set

 

YOGAVASISTHA MAHARAMAYANAM in 2 Volumes (Sanskrit-Hindi)

Sanskrit text with Hindi translation and commentary

By Pt. thakurprasad Dvivedi

2001     255 x 190 mm     1940 pp

Hardcover     Rs. 800 for the set

 

YOGAVASISTHA in 2 Volumes (Hindi)

Ed. and Hindi translation by Dr. Sudhakar Malviya

2001     255 x 190 mm     1200 pp

Deluxe Hardcover edition     Rs. 500 for the set

 

 

RAMACARITAMANASA OF TULASIDASA

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RAMACARITAMANASA (Hindi)

In 8 kandas

By Gosvami Tulasidasa

With Jatashankari Tika

Ed. with Hindi commentary by

Acarya Pt. Jatashankar Shastri

2002     250 x 185 mm     1100 pp

Hardcover     Rs. 300

RAMACARITAMANASA (Hindi)

In 8 kandas

By Gosvami Tulasidasa

Ed. with Hindi commentary by

Svami Avadheshananda Giri

2005     290 x 205 mm     1200 pp + 200 illustrations

Deluxe Hardcover edition     Rs. 250

 

Illustrated SAMPURNA RAMAYANA (Hindi)

Printed in full colour on glossy Art Paper

Based on the Ramacaritamanasa of Gosvami Tulasidasa

In 8 kandas

Hindi adaptation by Dr. Mahendra Mittal

Ed. by Kaka HariOm

Paintings by J. Martin

2004     285 x 225 mm     200 pp with full colour illustrations

Deluxe Hardcover edition     Rs. 300

 

Illustrated SAMPURNA RAMAYANA (Hindi)

Printed in full colour

Based on the Ramacaritamanasa of Gosvami Tulasidasa

In 8 kandas

Hindi adaptation by Dr. Mahendra Mittal

Ed. by Kaka HariOm

Paintings by J. Martin

2004     285 x 225 mm     200 pp with full colour illustrations

Deluxe Softcover edition     Rs. 200

 

 

BHAVARTHA RAMAYANA OF EKANATHA

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BHAVARTHA RAMAYANA (Hindi)

By Sant Ekanatha

Translated from the original Marathi into Hindi

By Dr. Gajanan Sathe and Dr. Ranjana Vaishampayan

2006     250 x 190 mm     1116 pp

Deluxe Hardcover edition     Rs. 600

 

 

PAMPA RAMAYANA

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RAMACANDRA CARITA PURANAM (Kannada-Hindi)

By Pampa

Original Kannada text printed in Devanagari

Hindi translation by Dr. V.B. Puvan

1990     225 x 140 mm     684 pp

Hardcover    Rs. 150

 

 

MALAYALAM RAMAYANA

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ADHYATMA RAMAYANA (Malayalam-Hindi)

Uttara Ramayana

By Tuncattu Ellutacchan

Original Malayalam text printed in Devanagari

Hindi translation by Dr. N.P. Kuttan Pillai

1978     225 x 140 mm     752 pp

Hardcover    Rs. 350

 

 

ORIYA RAMAYANA

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VICITRA RAMAYANA (Oriya-Hindi)

By Vishvanatha Khuntiya

Original Oriya text printed in Devanagari

Hindi translation by Yogeshvar Tripathi Yogi

1987     225 x 140 mm     688 pp

Hardcover    Rs. 250

 

 

BENGALI RAMAYANA

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KRTTIVASA RAMAYANA (Hindi)

Original Bengali text by Sant Krttivasa

Hindi translation by Yogi, Majumdar and Varma

2000     225 x 140 mm     768 pp

Hardcover    Rs. 350

 

 

TAMIL RAMAYANA

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KAMBA RAMAYANA (Tamil-Hindi)in 5 Volumes

By Kamba

Original Tamil text printed in Devanagari

Hindi translation by Acarya T. Sheshadri

1980     225 x 140 mm     3000 pp approx.

Hardcover    Rs. 1120 for the set

 

 

All these, and many more Ramayanas are available at our bookstore and through mail order. Please email your orders to manishymodi@gmail.com

 

sarvatra shubhamastu

Manish Modi

 

HINDI GRANTH KARYALAY

Delighting book lovers since 1912

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Mumbai 400004 INDIA

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