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Imagining the FetusThe Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture$
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Jane Marie Law and Vanessa R. Sasson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195380040

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.001.0001

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The Great Men of Jainism In Utero: A Survey

The Great Men of Jainism In Utero: A Survey

(p.33) The Great Men of Jainism In Utero: A Survey
Imagining the Fetus

Eva De Clercq

Oxford University Press

In “The Great Men of Jainism In Utero,” an overview is provided of the intrauterine lives of the sixty-three heroes of the “Universal History” of the Jains. A central motif in these accounts is a series of prophetic dreams that the mothers experience upon conception. In general, these dreams and other events surrounding the hero’s time in the womb parallel what happens to him in his life beyond the womb. The chapter further examines some similarities in Hinduism and Buddhism.

Keywords:   Jainism, Jaina narrative literature, Jaina Puranas, Jaina epics, Ramayana, Mahabharata

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