- Nakoda Bhairav group
A Facebook group called Nakoda Bhairav provides information in Hindi and lots of picture of images of the Śvetāmbara guardian god Nākoḍā Bhairava.
- Nākoḍā Bhairava
The Nakoda Bhairav website provides information about the Śvetāmbara temple at Nakoda, Rajasthan but focuses on presenting hymns, pictures and songs celebrating the Śvetāmbara protective deity Nākoḍā Bhairava. Website visitors can read and listen to hymns and download them, along with pictures of Nākoḍā Bhairava's statue. There is also an e-book in Hindi to read online or download.
- Nākoḍā Bhairava ceremony
This YouTube video from 2010 records a Śvetāmbara 'great lamp ceremony' – mahāratī – performed in front of a Nākoḍā Bhairava image in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. A possessed man is seen in the second half of the film. The scenes are very similar to those seen in Nākoḍā, Rajasthan, where the original Nākoḍā Bhairava statue is situated.
- Nākoḍā Bhairava in California
Facebook provides a picture of an idol of the Śvetāmbara protective god Nākoḍā Bhairava housed in the Jain Center of Northern California, in Milpitas, California.
- NaKoDa Ji ThE jAIN tirTH group
A Facebook group called NaKoDa Ji ThE jAIN tirTH provides information in Hindi about the popular Śvetāmbara deity Nākoḍā Bhairava, including pictures of various images of him.
- Namaskāra-mantra and Bhaktāmara-stotra with yantras – part one
This YouTube slideshow features a recording of the Namaskāra-mantra followed by the Bhaktāmara-stotra, a famous Sanskrit hymn of praise to the first Jina, Ṛṣabha.;
Also known as the Navkār-mantra or Namokār-mantra, the Namaskāra-mantra is a very old mantra in Prakrit. It can be sung to different tunes and is chanted daily to honour the 'five types of beings worthy of worship' or Supreme Beings':
Bhaktāmara-stotra means Devoted Gods. This title comes from the first verse, which describes how all the gods offer homage to Ṛṣabha. The slideshow includes colour-tinted yantras and mantras to help listeners meditate.
This is the first of four parts of the Śvetāmbara hymn, which has 44 verses. This part contains stanzas 1 to 12.
This YouTube slideshow features a recording of the Bhaktāmara-stotra, a famous Sanskrit hymn of praise to the first Jina, Ṛṣabha. The title Devoted Gods comes from the first verse, which describes how all the gods offer homage to Ṛṣabha. The slideshow includes colour-tinted yantras and mantras to help listeners meditate.
This is the first of four parts of the 44-verse Śvetāmbara hymn, covering stanzas 01 to 12
- Nandīśvara-dvīpa brass sculpture
This freestanding brass sculpture depicts the mythical continent of Nandīśvara, where the gods go to perform religious duties. Depictions of Nandīśvara-dvīpa are frequently worshipped among the Digambara sect, but a metal image is rare. The sculpture features 52 Jinas, both sitting and standing. This piece of art is described as part of a lot auctioned by Christie's in 2002.
The Jain Heritage Centres website provides information on the Narasimharajapura pilgrimage site in Karnatak. The site is dedicated to the eighth Jina Candraprabha. There are also temples in honour of the 23rd Jina Pārśva as well as the Jain saint Bāhubali and the deities Brahmayakṣa and Jvālāmālinī.
- Nature Of The Soul
In this chapter from Philosophical Foundations Of Jainism (An Introduction), Ācārya Mahāprajña of the Śvetāmbara Terāpanth sect discusses the soul. First published under the title of Jain I Darshan ke Mool Sutra, the book was translated by M. P. Lele under the guidance of Muni Mahendra Kumar ji and Muni Dulahraj ji. The translation is available online on the HereNow4U website.
Read more in the next chapter by clicking on an arrow or sliding the button along the scroll bar at the top and bottom of each page.
- Nava-grahas and Dik-pālas sculptures
Professor Gerd Mevissen discusses examples of carvings of two groups of Jain deities:
- Nava-grahas – 'Nine Planets'
- Dik-pālas – 'Guardians of Directions'.
This presentation, entitled 'North Bengal (Ancient Varendra): An Innovative Sub-Centre Of Jaina Sculptural Art', was delivered at the tenth Jaina Studies Workshop, on the theme of Jaina Art and Architecture at SOAS on 7 March 2008. Information is provided by the HereNow4U website.
- Navapada mahāyantra
The siddhacakra or navapada mahāyantra is the most popular Jain yantra, believed to be highly auspicious. It is a mystical diagram representing the major parts of the path to liberation from the cycle of rebirth. With a key role in worship rituals, the siddhacakra has a central position in the Āyambil Oḷī festival. The picture is found on the HereNow4U website.
- Nawab of Awadh
Wikipedia provides information about the wealthy rulers of the historical state of Awadh or Oudh in northern India in the 18th and 19th century. Originally representatives of the Mughal emperor, the nawabs gradually became independent rulers.
- Nemi and attendants
A 11th-century marble image of the 22nd Jina Neminātha or Lord Nemi and his attendants. Decorated elephants flank the royal canopy over the Jina, who is fanned by servants on both sides. At the bottom on either side sit his male attendant deity – yakṣa – Gomedha and his female attendant deity – yakṣī – Ambikā. This zoomable photograph is on the website of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, USA.
- Nemi and his entourage
A 12th-century metal shrine of the 22nd Jina Neminātha, or Lord Nemi, and his retinue, surrounded by other Jinas. At the bottom on either side sit his male attendant deity – yakṣa – Gomedha and his female attendant deity – yakṣī – Ambikā. The auction house Christie's, which sold this item in 2007, provides notes and views of the shrine's front and back.
- Nemi decides to renounce
This illustrated page from a 15th-century manuscript of the Kalpa-sūtra is provided by the National Gallery of Australia. At the beginning of the section dealing with the 22nd Jina, Ariṣṭanemi, also called Nemi, the painting shows the famous episode of Prince Nemi's decision to renounce worldly life just before his wedding. He is so appalled by the distress of the animals due to be killed for his wedding feast that he decides to become a monk.
- Neminath Temple
The Neminath Temple at Mount Girnār is the main temple at this religious site. Girnār is closely associated with the 22nd Jina, Neminātha or Lord Nemi, because he became a monk here and later gained omniscience and then final liberation on the mountain. The site is very popular among both Digambara and Śvetāmbara sects.
- New monks and nuns receive their names
During a Śvetāmbara Terāpanthin renunciation ceremony – dīkṣā – Ācārya Mahāshraman, the present leader of this order, reads out the names of the new nuns and monks. Since mendicants are considered to be new persons, new monks and nuns are always given new names. Performed in Hindi, this ceremony found on YouTube takes place in Rajasthan in September 2010.
- Nineteenth-century Jains at prayer
Attributed to LaPlante, an engraving entitled 'Religious Service of the Jains, Bombay', published in the Illustrated London News in 1875. A monk is shown sitting in the lotus position with a bookstand to his right. The lay Jains sit on the floor to hear his sermon.
From the collection of Professor Frances W. Pritchett of Columbia University in New York.
- Non-Violence And Its Many Facets
HereNow4U provides an online version of the second edition of Non-Violence And Its Many Facets, written by Ācārya Mahāprajña, tenth head of the Śvetāmbara Terāpanth order.