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Jinaharsha was a Jain ascetic poet who lived in 17th and 18th century.

Jinaharsha
Personal
Born17th century
Died18th century
ReligionJainism
SectŚvētāmbara
Religious career
TeacherShantiharsha

He was a disciple of Shantiharsha of Kharatara Gaccha. He spent last years of his life in Anhilwad Patan where his handwritten manuscripts are preserved in Jain libraries.[1]

WorksEdit

Jinaharsha had written more than thirty Rasas, an early genre of poetry. Some of them are Shukaraja Rasa (1681), Shripalrajano Rasa (1684), Ratnasinh Rajarshi Rasa (1685), Kumarpal Rasa (1686), Harishchandra Rasa (1688), Uttamkumar Charitra Rasa (1689), Abhaykumar Rasa (1702), Sheelvati Rasa (1702), Jambuswami Rasa (1704), Aaramshobha Rasa (1705), Vasudeva Rasa (1706). He also wrote more than four hundred devotional poetry in forms of Stavana, Sajjhaya, Hundi, etc. His prose include three Balavabodha. Majority of his works are unpublished.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Amaresh Datta (1988). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature. Sahitya Akademi. p. 1841. ISBN 978-81-260-1194-0.