1. An occasional title of Brahma purāṇa.
2. A Jain work in Skt. on the ‘origin’ and past history of the world. It was written by Jinasena in S. India, and completed by his disciple Guṇabhadra who also continued the narrative in the Uttara-purāṇa, which his own disciple Lokasena finished in c.892 CE. These two parts, also called together Mahā-purāṇa, contain the Jain world history, from its beginnings up to the time of the Mahāvīra, the last tīrthaṅkara (and historical founder of Jainism). Within the framework of the (mythical) adventures of the sixty-three śalākā-puruṣas (lit. ‘staff-men’, denoting here ‘heroic men’), a vast store of Indian and specifically Jain story material has been arranged.
Jinasena's intention was to provide, in an increasingly ‘Hindu-conscious’ southern Indian environment, a Jain answer to the Hindu purāṇas.
"Ādi-purāṇa." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. . Encyclopedia.com. (February 16, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/adi-purana
"Ādi-purāṇa." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. . Retrieved February 16, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/adi-purana
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.