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Jainism - Religion, Beliefs, Practices, Founder, Origin, Scripture, Population & History
|Vardhamana Jnatiputra or Nataputta Mahavira
|Swastika, Om, Ashtamangala
|Name of Deities
|24 Tirthankara including Lord Mahavir
|Agams or Agam Sutras
|World Population Per.
|7th–5th Century BCE
|The Ganges Basin of Eastern India
|Place of Worship
|Shravanbela Gola (Rural), Ranakpur, Ayodhya, Pavapuri, Badami
|Diwali, Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, Paryushana, Samvatsari
|Jain Monks, Acharya
|Hindi, English, Kannada, Marathi, Marwari, Gujarati
|India, United States
What is Jainism
Jainism is one of the three ancient religions of india, with a value system that puts nonviolence above all else. its name derives from the word 'Jina', meaning 'Liberator' or 'Victor', referring to spiritual rather than material conquest.
These twenty-four teachers were called Tirthankaras who had attained all knowledge (moksha) while living and preached it to the people. the first tirthankara was rishabnatha.
There are two jain philosophies.
Digamber monks like mahavira don’t wear any clothes, but normally they don’t walk like that outside their temples. The Shvetembers monks wear white clothes and they include women.
Jain ethics and five vows
1. Ahimsa: Non-injury to a living being.
2. Satya: Do not speak a lie.
3. Asteya: Do not steal.
4. Aparigraha: Do not acquire property.
5. Brahmacharya: Observe continence.
Important Principle and Beliefs of Jainism
1. Jains believe that non-injury is the highest religion.
2. Karma is the mechanism that determines the quality of life.
3. A soul can only achieve liberation by getting rid of all the karma attached to it.
4. the soul exists forever. each soul is always independent. the soul is responsible for what it does
5. Some soul have achieved liberation from the cycle of samsara or reincarnation and are not reborn. They are called siddhas
6. Nothing in the universe is ever destroyed or created, they simply change from one form to another.
7. Fasting is very common in Jain spirituality.
Famous People of the Jainism Religion
|Profession / Popular
|Founder of Jainism
|Chairman, Adani Group
|Co-Founder of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Group
|S. P. Oswal
|Chairman Vardhman Group
|Co-founder of Indigo Airlines
|Chief Minister of Gujarat
|Indian Film Director
|Sanjay Leela Bhansali
|Indian Film Director
|Father of Indian Space Technology
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