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Appendix - Summary of Swetambar Jain Agams

  Ang‑agams
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  Mool-sutras
  Chulika‑sutras
  Prakirna‑agams

Jain Agam Literature

By Pravin K. Shah

Jain Study Center of North Carolina
 

Appendix - Summary of Swetambar Jain Agams

Chulika‑sutras:

The scriptures, which enhance or decorate the meaning of Ang‑agams are known as Chulika‑sutras or some times known as Sutras.

1. Nandi Sutra:

This agam contains an elaborate description of Tirthankaras, Ganadharas, and five types of Knowledge (Jnan); Mati, Shrut, Avadhi, Manaparyay, and Keval-Jnan.

2. Anuyogadvara Sutra:

This agam provides the description of many rights regarding the mode of preaching.