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Umaswami is the author of Tattvartha Sutra, the best-known Jaina text. The details of his life are controversial. He is claimed by both the Digambara and Svetambara sects. He is known as Acharya Umaswami .The word Acharya is a title prefixed to the names the Jain spiritual leaders who are considered as one of the panch parmeshti's as per Navkar Mantra.
A mathematician, he is thought to have lived around the 2nd century BC. It is likely that at this time no clear division of the Jain community had emerged, and thus both sects may be right in claiming him.
- ^ Also referred as 'Umasvami' at some places.