23 Facts About Jain


Some Jain texts add analogy as the fourth reliable means, in a manner similar to epistemological theories found in other Indian religions.

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Jain theosophy asserts that each soul passes through 8,400,000 birth-situations as they circle through Samsara, going through five types of bodies: earth bodies, water bodies, fire bodies, air bodies and vegetable lives, constantly changing with all human and non-human activities from rainfall to breathing.

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Late medieval Jain scholars re-examined the Ahimsa doctrine when faced with external threat or violence.

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The Jain Agamas suggest that Mahavira's approach to answering all metaphysical philosophical questions was a "qualified yes".

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Typically, the Jain layperson enters the Derasar inner sanctum in simple clothing and bare feet with a plate filled with offerings, bows down, says the namaskar, completes his or her litany and prayers, sometimes is assisted by the temple priest, leaves the offerings and then departs.

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Jain practices include performing abhisheka of the images.

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Jain community is divided into two major denominations, Digambara and Svetambara.

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In Jain thought, there are infinite eternal jivas, predominantly in cycles of rebirth, and a few siddhas.

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In contrast, Jain thought denies the Hindu metaphysical concept of Brahman, and Jain philosophy considers the soul to be ever changing and bound to the body or matter for each lifetime, thereby having a finite size that infuses the entire body of a living being.

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Jain communities accepted the use of military power for their defence; there were Jain monarchs, military commanders, and soldiers.

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Jain arts depict life legends of tirthankara or other important people, particularly with them in a seated or standing meditative posture.

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Jain tower in Chittor, Rajasthan, is a good example of Jain architecture.

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Jain is distinguished from other tirthankara by the long locks of hair falling to his shoulders.

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Jain temple, a Derasar or Basadi, is a place of worship.

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Ancient Jain monuments include the Udaigiri Hills near Bhelsa and Pataini temple in Madhya Pradesh, the Ellora in Maharashtra, the Palitana temples in Gujarat, and the Jain temples at Dilwara Temples near Mount Abu, Rajasthan.

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Outside contemporary India, Jain communities built temples in locations such as Nagarparkar, Sindh.

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The five colours of the Jain flag represent the Panca-Paramesthi and the five vows.

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Alauddin Khalji, as attested by the Jain texts held discussions with Jain sages and once specially summoned Acharya Mahasena to Delhi.

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Jain community were the traditional bankers and financiers, and this significantly impacted the Muslim rulers.

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Jain is best known because of his association with Mahatma Gandhi.

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The Akhil Bharatiya Jain Samaj opposed this law, claiming that it interfered with Jain religious rights.

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Jain then led an India-wide tour as the naked monk with his followers, to various Digambara sacred sites, and was welcomed by kings of the Maharashtra provinces.

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Jain males have the highest work participation rates in India, while Jain females have the lowest.

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