What are Jain texts called?

Jain Text is called Agamas (also called Angas). Much like their Buddhist and Hindu counterparts, the Agamas origins are verbal in nature. They originated from sermons of the tirthankaras, whereupon the chief disciples (Gandharas) transmitted them as verbal knowledge.

The two sects of Jainism have differing views on the texts. The Svetambaras believe that 45 of the 50 original texts were preserved while the Digambara sect believes that all the original texts were lost in time.

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