Manatunga
Manatunga
Acharya Manatunga composed Bhaktamara Stotra while being tied up with chains and locks.
Personal
Born7th century CE
ReligionJainism
Mantunga Acharya Shrine, Bhojpur, Madhya Pradesh
Mantunga Acharya Shrine, Bhojpur, Madhya Pradesh

Acharya Manatunga (c. seventh century CE) was the composer of famous Jain prayer, Bhaktamara Stotra. Acharya Manatunga is said to have composed the Bhaktamara Stotra when he was ordered to be kept in prison for not obeying the orders of King Bhoja to appear in his royal court. He was kept in the prison tied up under chains and 48 locks, and upon chanting the Bhaktamara Stotra all the 48 locks were broken and Acharya Manatunga miraculously came out of the prison.[1]

Life

Manatunga (c. seventh century CE) was the composer of famous Jain prayer, Bhaktamara Stotra.[2][3] Acharya Manatunga is said to have composed the Bhaktamara Stotra when he was ordered to be kept in prison for not obeying the orders of King Bhoja to appear in his royal court. He was kept in the prison tied up under chains and 48 locks, and upon chanting the Bhaktamara Stotra all the 48 locks were broken and Acharya Manatunga miraculously came out of the prison after attaining self realization.[1]

Bhayahara Stotra, an adoration of Parshvanatha, was also composed by Acharya Manatunga.[1]

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Citations

  1. ^ a b c Dalal 2010, p. 754.
  2. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2013, p. 193.
  3. ^ Vijay K. Jain 2012, p. xi.

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