Ancient India Mcq Question

  1. With which of the following is the classic “Jivaka Chintamani” in Tamil associated ?
  1. Jainism
  2. Buddhism
  3. Hinduism
  4. Christianity
Correct Option : A

Jivaka Chintamani (fabulous gem) is a classical epic poem, considered one of the five great Tamil epics according to later Tamil literary tradition, the others being Manimegalai, Silappadikaram, Valayapathi and Kundalakesi. It was composed during the 10th century CE by Thiruthakka Thevar, a Jain monk. It narrates the romantic exploits of Jeevaka and throws light on arts of music and dance of the era. It is reputed to have been the model for Kamba Ramayanam. The epic is based on Sanskrit original and contains the exposition of Jain doctrines and beliefs.

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