Worship of the goddess Padmāvatī emerged more than a thousand years ago. This article explores three songs about her in Gujarati by Paṇḍit Vīrvijayajī (1773-1852). By analyzing the style and form of his work, one learns a great deal about devotional liturgies that commemorate goddess Padmāvatī’s protection of the Jina Pārśvanātha and, in turn, his protection of her.
"Constructing Jain Goddess Padmavātī in Gujarati Literature,"
Monsoon: South Asian Studies Association Journal: Vol. 2:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/monsoon-sasa-journal/vol2/iss1/3
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