Acharya Shri


Siddhanta Chakravarty
Image of digambar acharya (head of the monastic order)
Born10th century CE
Died10th century CE

Nemichandra Siddhanta Chakravarty (fl. 10th century) was the author of Dravyasamgraha, Gommatsāra (Jivakanda and Karmakanda), Trilokasara, Labdhisara and Kshapanasara. He was among the most distinguished of the Jain Acharyas.


Nemichandra flourished in the 10th century AD.[1] He was popularly known as "Siddhanta-Chakravarti" (i.e. the Paramount Lord of the Philosophy).[2]

He was the spiritual teacher of Chavundaraya and their relation is expressed in the 1530 AD inscription in the enclosure of Padmavati temple, Nagar Taluka, Shimoga district.[2]


At the request of Chavundaraya, Nemichandra wrote Gommatsāra in 10th century AD,[3] taking the essence of all available works of the great Acharyas.[2] Gommatasara provides a detailed summary of Digambara doctorine.[3] He also supervised the abhisheka (consecration) of the Gommateshwara statue (on 13 March 980 AD).[2][4] Earlier Dravyasangraha was also thought to be written by him, however new research reveals that this compendium was written by Acharya Nemichandra Siddhantidev who was contemporary to King Bhoja of the Parmara dynasty.[5] He also wrote Trilokasara based on the Tiloya Panatti,[6] Labdhisara, Kshapanasara, Pratishthapatha and Pratishthatilaka.[7][1]

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  1. ^ a b Umakant P. Shah 1987, p. 249.
  2. ^ a b c d Sangave 2001, p. 206.
  3. ^ a b Orsini & Schofield 1981, p. 71.
  4. ^ Tukol, T. K., Jainism in South India
  5. ^ Sangave 2001, p. 205.
  6. ^ Umakant P. Shah 1987, p. 239.
  7. ^ Sangave 2001, p. 205-206.