Uvasaggaharam Stotra Jay Jinendra Uvasaggaharam Stotra 2 Or “Upsarga stotra” Meaning of "Uvasaggaharam Stotra“
Uvasaggaharam Stotra Uvasagga = upsarga Upsarga = afflictions, suffering haram = remover, destroyer Uvasaggaharam = remover of upsarga Meaning of "Uvasaggaharam Stotra“
4. Uvasaggaharam Stotra 4 Uvasaggaharam Stotra is a prayer to: (1) Remove the plague epidemic & suffering. (2) Praise Lord Shri Pārśvá-nātha, our 23 rd Thirthankar Bhagvan. (3) Attain Samyaktva (true vision) to gain Moksha.
5. Uvasaggaharam Stotra 5 Meaning of Stotra Stotra = Stuti + Mantra = Praise + Jäpa Stuti = hymn of virtues stu = praise Mantra = shakti of Sound & Words
6. Uvasaggaharam Stotra 6 Author 1 Uvasaggaharam stotra was written by Acharya Shri Shrutkevali Bhadrabahu Swami ( 433 B.C.- 357 B.C.? ) (Approximately, 150 yrs, after Mahavir Swami attained the Moksha, 527 B.C. ). He is respected as the fifth and final Shrutkevali of our time.
7. Uvasaggaharam Stotra 7 Author 2 Acharya Shri Bhadrabahu Swami has also composed: Kalpasutra, Dristiväda, Vasudevcharit and many more scriptures of Jainism.
8. Uvasaggaharam Stotra 8 Ranking Uvasaggaharam stotra is ranked 2 nd after Namaskär Mahä Mantra in Navasmaran. Ranked First in current time cycle ( last 3000 years ).
9. Uvasaggaharam Stotra 9 History 1 Shri Bhadrabahu Swami and his older brother Varahmihir were scholars in Vedas & Vidyas. They met Shrut Kevali Yashobhadra Suri & decided to take Diksha and become Jains. In a short time, they became scholars of scriptures of Jain Religion.
10. Uvasaggaharam Stotra 10 History 2 Shri Acharya Yashobhadra Suriji offered AcharyaPad to Bhadrabhau and appointed him as his successor. He thought Bhadrabahu was more qualified than his older brother Varahmihir.
11. Uvasaggaharam Stotra 11 History 3 This decision irritated and enraged Varahmihir who ultimately renounced his Diksha (monk-hood) from Jain Sangh and became fortune teller. His ego was hurt for not receiving AcharyaPad.
12. Uvasaggaharam Stotra 12 History 4 When a son was born to the king, Varahmihir declared that he would live for a hundred years, but Bhadrabahu declared that he would live for only seven days, and that he would be killed by a cat.
13. Uvasaggaharam Stotra 13 History 5 On the eighth day the prince died because of a door's anklet falling on his head which had a picture of cat drawn on it. Due to this humiliation Varahmihira left the kingdom.
14. Uvasaggaharam Stotra 14 History 6 After few years Varahmihira passed away. He had taken birth as ‘Vyantardeva’ (a class of forest dwelling heavenly god). He came to recall his earlier birth and soon out of jealousy (ego) and anger, started inflicting pain (Upsarg) to People of the Jain community (Sangh).
15. Uvasaggaharam Stotra 15 History 7 He became evil, started torturing and terrorizing the Jains, especially followers of Bhadrabahu, by spreading plague amongst the Jain Sangh. As a result of which, many people began to die suddenl