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Jain Cosmography. The length and dimensions of the cosmic man (loka-purusa), 17th century, Gujarat. (via transoptic)

Jain Cosmography. The length and dimensions of the cosmic man (loka-purusa), 17th century, Gujarat. (via transoptic)

Jain Cosmography. The length and dimensions of the cosmic man (loka-purusa), 17th century, Gujarat.

Jain Cosmography. The length and dimensions of the cosmic man (loka-purusa), 17th century, Gujarat.

A JAIN COSMIC DIAGRAM DEPICTING LOKAPURUSHA<br /> India, 18th/19th Century | Lot | Sotheby's

A JAIN COSMIC DIAGRAM DEPICTING LOKAPURUSHA<br /> India, 18th/19th Century | Lot | Sotheby's

Jain Cosmic Diagram. Gujarat. 1500s.

Jain Cosmic Diagram. Gujarat. 1500s.

Jain Tantric Painting. Gujarat, India. 1400s.  An early tantric painting on cloth with cosmic imagery and meditation syllables. Finely painted against a red ground with two circular diagrams at center, one depicting the goddess Panchanguli at the center of a yantra composed of two interlocking triangles. The cobra-canopied Jina Parsvanatha at the top right corner, with numerous figures and celestials displayed in registers highlighted with gold leaf. Inscribed at center with the seed…

Jain Tantric Painting. Gujarat, India. 1400s. An early tantric painting on cloth with cosmic imagery and meditation syllables. Finely painted against a red ground with two circular diagrams at center, one depicting the goddess Panchanguli at the center of a yantra composed of two interlocking triangles. The cobra-canopied Jina Parsvanatha at the top right corner, with numerous figures and celestials displayed in registers highlighted with gold leaf. Inscribed at center with the seed…

Cosmic man - Jain cosmology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cosmic man - Jain cosmology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jain painting of Cosmic Man, known as Lokapurusha

Jain painting of Cosmic Man, known as Lokapurusha

Depicting the cosmic Parsvanatha, this extremely rare painting is a type of meditative picture consisting of a cosmic diagram, in this case superimposed on the seated figure of Parsvanatha, one of the principal deities of the Jain religion. Similar in concept and function to Buddhist mandalas, the mystic diagram is dominated by linked squares and circles representing the Jain cosmos. The nine interconnected circles represent the continents, mountains and rivers of the universe. Symmetrically…

Depicting the cosmic Parsvanatha, this extremely rare painting is a type of meditative picture consisting of a cosmic diagram, in this case superimposed on the seated figure of Parsvanatha, one of the principal deities of the Jain religion. Similar in concept and function to Buddhist mandalas, the mystic diagram is dominated by linked squares and circles representing the Jain cosmos. The nine interconnected circles represent the continents, mountains and rivers of the universe. Symmetrically…

A Jain Tantric Diagram with Pratyangira   India, Rajasthan, 17th Century

A Jain Tantric Diagram with Pratyangira India, Rajasthan, 17th Century

Sangrahanisutra (Manuscript page) | V&A The Sangrahanisutra is a cosmological text composed in 1136 by Shrichandra that includes Jain ideas about the structure of the universe and the mapping of space. The manuscript, made in the eighteenth century, includes illustrations and cosmic diagrams.

Sangrahanisutra (Manuscript page)

Sangrahanisutra (Manuscript page) | V&A The Sangrahanisutra is a cosmological text composed in 1136 by Shrichandra that includes Jain ideas about the structure of the universe and the mapping of space. The manuscript, made in the eighteenth century, includes illustrations and cosmic diagrams.

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