Ratnakaranda śrāvakācāra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Ratnakaranda)
Jump to: navigation, search

Ratnakaranda śrāvakācāra is a Jain text composed by Samantabhadra, an acarya of the Digambara sect of Jainism who lived around 2nd century CE. Samantabhadra was originally from Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. Ratnakaranda śrāvakācāra is the earliest and one of the best-known śrāvakācāra.

A śrāvakācāra discusses the conduct of a Śrāvaka or Jain lay practitioner. During 5th century to 13th century, about fifty śrāvakācāra were composed.[1]


There are several commentaries on Ratnakarand Shravakachar including one by Prabhachandra Acharya.


Several translations area available in different languages.


  1. ^ Jaini 1964 pp. 632-634