JogulaSongs among Jains
Dr. Ramesha K.
When we look at any literature in the world, we find that its original inspiration is folk literature. A diverse country like India is made up of many religions. Each religion based here imposes its own set of principles on its followers. It also has a profound impact on literature and culture. Such Jainism, though born in India, found its greatest richness in Karnataka. It was very popular through literature, culture, language and philosophies. Jainism, a religion of non-violence, became famous as a religion loved by all the masses. In this religion, literature was not meant for the common people, but only for the scholars. Jain literature was composed in the Champu style MargaKavya. This made Jainism popular and difficult to propagate. In this context, Jainism loosened the strict bonds of many principles and literature for its survival and popularity. Later Jain poets tended towards popular literature. Such folk songs are found to be composed among Jain folk poets and poets. A folk bani can be found in the songs of the polite Jain jogulas.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5

Page(s): 404 - 405
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