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Chintamani is an epic poem in Tamil Literature
. Chintamani has considerable merit and it is regarded as the highest classical authority in that language. Chintamani contains the heroic story of a king named Jivagan. Chintamani is supposed to be founded on a similar story found in the Maha Purana, a sacred work of the Jains written in Sanskrit Literature
Chintamani is a compound of two Sanskrit words. `Chinta` means thought or reflection and `mani` means a jewel. It is generally applied to a fabulous gem which is supposed to yield its possessor whatever may be required. The design of the Chintamani is to represent the Jaina system in an attractive form.
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