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Religion Jainism
Author Acharya Vattakera
Language Prakrit
Period 150 CE
Chapters 12
Verses 1243

Mulachara (Mūlacāra) (Fundamental Conduct) is a Jain text composed by Acharya Vattakera of the Digambara tradition,[1] around 150 CE.[2][3] It incorporates the concepts derived from the Acharanga Jain Agama, original of which is now regarded to be lost in the Digambara tradition.

Mulachara discusses the conduct of a Digambara monk.[4]


Mulachara is a Digambara text on anagara-dharma (mendicant discipline) written by Acharya Vattakera. It consists twelve chapters and 1,243 verses. It is often called Digambara Acharanga.[5]


Some translations of Mulachara in Hindi language are available today.[6]

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  1. ^ Dundas 2002, p. 80.
  2. ^ Jaini 1991, p. 47.
  3. ^ Bhakti in the Early Jain Tradition: Understanding Devotional Religion in South Asia, John E. Cort , History of Religions, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Aug., 2002), pp. 59-86
  4. ^ Mulachara Ka Samikshatmaka Adhyayana; Premi, Phulchand Jain, 1987
  5. ^ Jaini 1998, p. 79.
  6. ^ Mulachara, Bharatiay Janpith


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