Page from a Kalpasutra manuscript, late 15th - early 16th century

Page from a Kalpasutra manuscript, late 15th - early 16th century

Page from a Kalpasutra manuscript showing women of the royal household celebrating the sixth night after the birth of Mahavira
Western India
Late 15th - early 16th century
Opaque watercolour on paper
Museum no. IS.46:39-1959

The Kalpasutra (The Book of Ritual) is one of the two most popular texts and contains biographies of the four most significant Jinas, including Mahavira, and the Story of the Teacher Kalaka (Kalakacharyakatha), an influential moralising work frequently appended to the Kalpasutra.