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ACHARYA MANATUNGA (c. seventh century CE) was the composer of famous Jain prayer, _ Bhaktamara Stotra _. _ Acharya
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
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
Acharya
Manatunga
Manatunga
miraculously came out of the prison.

CONTENTS

* 1 Biography * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 Sources

BIOGRAPHY

Manatunga
Manatunga
(c. seventh century CE) was the composer of famous Jain prayer, _ Bhaktamara Stotra _. _ Acharya
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
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
Acharya
Manatunga
Manatunga
miraculously came out of the prison.

SEE ALSO

* Digambara monk * भक्तामर स्त्रोत (Bhaktamar Stotra)

REFERENCES

* ^ Vijay K. Jain 2013 , p. 193. * ^ Vijay K. Jain 2012 , p. xi.

SOURCES

* Jain, Vijay K. (2012), _ Acharya
Acharya
Amritchandra\'s Purushartha Siddhyupaya: Realization of the Pure Self, With Hindi and English Translation_, Vikalp Printers , ISBN 978-81-903639-4-5 , _ This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain ._ * Jain, Vijay K. (2013), _Ācārya Nemichandra\'s Dravyasaṃgraha_, Vikalp Printers , ISBN 9788190363952 , _ This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain ._

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