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With reference to Indian history, consider the following texts :
1. Nettipakarana
2. Parishishtaparvan
3. Avadanashataka
4. Trishashtilakshana Mahapurana
Which of the above are Jaina texts ?
(a) 1,2 and 3
(b) 2 and 4 only
(c) 1,3 and 4
(d) 2,3 and 4

Answer:

B

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Explanation:

# 1 is wrong: The Nettipakaraa is a legendary Theravada Buddhist scripture.

#2 is right: Parishishtaparvan is a Sanskrit mahakavya written by Hemachandra in the 12th century that describes the lives of the first Jain instructors.

# 3 is wrong: The Avadanashataka is a Sanskrit collection of one hundred Buddhist stories.

#4 is right: Trishashthilkshana or Mahapurana Mahapurana is a famous Jain scripture during the reign of Rashtrakuta monarch Amoghavarsha.

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