Jain community
The Jains in India have been the last direct representatives of the Shramana tradition in India. They follow Jainism, the religion taught by the twenty-four propagators of faith called tirthankaras.
Jainism in Maharashtra
Jainism has been present in Maharashtra since ancient times. The famous Ellora Caves demonstrate that Jainism was part of a thriving religious culture in Maharashtra in premodern times.
The oldest...
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Ballal
Ballal also Ballala derived from Sanskrit word Bal (power) and meaning all powerful in the Tulu language is a title used as a surname in modern times mostly by the Bunt people of Karnataka and Kerala...
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Navnat
The Navnat (Nav = nine, nat = nyat or jnati) Jain community emerged as a result of blending of several smaller Jain communities in Gujarat in East Africa as well as in Gujarat itself in the early 20th...
Porwad
Porwad (also known as Porvad and Porwal) are mainly Hindus or Jain community that originated in southern Rajasthan, India. Ancient inscriptions written in Sanskrit refer to the community as Pragvata....
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Saitwal
Saitwal is a Digambara Jain community of Maharashtra. Swahitwal means that they work for the benefit of their inner self (Swa+hit+wal).Saitwal community is largely concentrated in Maharashtra state, t...
Epic of Siri
The Siri Sandhi also Siri Paddana or Epic of Siri is an epic poem in the Tulu language. Consisting of 15,683 lines of poetry, it holds the distinction of being the longest poem in Tulu. The epic is es...
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Bagherwal
Bagherwal Digambar Jain community originated from Baghera a princely state in Rajasthan (in India). Presently this town is situated in Ajmer district of Rajasthan.
Stone inscriptions from the elev...
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Jain Bunt
The Jain Bunt are a Jain community of Tulu-speaking erstwhile nobility and gentry from the region of Tulu Nadu in the southwest of India, which comprises the districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada in...
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Jainism in Kerala
Jainism has had a continued presence in Kerala since pre-Christian times with Jainism in Kerala enjoying an extensive heritage and history. At present, Jainism in Kerala has a very small following, ma...
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Jaiswal Jain
Location of Dubkund, historical Jaiswal centerJaiswal Jains are one of the Jain communities of northern India. They are mainly located in the Gwalior/Agra region. The term Jaiswal indicated residents ...
Tamil Jain
Tamil Jains (Tamil: சமணர், நயினார் Camaṇar, Nayiṉār, from Jain Prakrit samaṇa "wandering renunciate") are a Tamil people from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu who practice Digambara Jainism (Tamil&#...
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Kowdoor nayarbettu
The house of Kowdoor Nayarbettu is a medieval tulu Bunt family in the Dakshina Kannada region of Karnataka, India. Founded in the later half of the 14th century A.D., it is one of the oldest Bunt fami...
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Adyanthaya
Adyanthaya is a Surname of the Bunt people who hail from the erstwhile South Canara District in Karnataka state, India. The word Adyanthaya is derived from Sanskrit meaning, the one who knows the begi...
Jainism in North Karnataka
Jainism in North Karnataka flourished under the Chalukyas, Kadamba, Rashtrakutas, and Vijayanagara empire. Imbued with religious feeling, patronage was extended towards the building of Jain temple and...
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Jainism in Rajasthan
Rajasthan, a state in western India, has had a close historical connection with Jainism. Southwestern Rajasthan was the main centre for Svetambara Jainism. Major Digambara centres are in the northern ...
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Gymnosophists
Gymnosophists (Greek γυμνοσοφισταί, gymnosophistai, i.e. "naked philosophers" or "naked sophists") is the name given by the Greeks to certain ancient Indian philosophers who pursued asceticism to the...
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Ratnatraya
Jainism emphasises that ratnatraya (triple gems of Jainism) — the right vision or view (Samyak Darshana), right knowledge (Samyak Gyana) and right conduct (Samyak Charitra) — constitutes the path to l...
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Shrimal Jain
Shrimal (Srimal) Jain or Vania is an ancient Jain and Hindu community originally from Rajasthan, Shrimal or Bhinmal town in southern Rajasthan. They were traditionally wealthy merchants and money Lend...
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Bhabra
Bhabra or Bhabhra is an ancient merchant community from Punjab region which mainly follows Jainism. Many Bhabra are Muslims.The Bhabra community has had a close historical association with Jainism. It...
Jainism in Karnataka
Karnataka, a state in South India has a long association with Jainism, a religion which enjoyed patronage of major historic kingdoms in the state such as the Western Ganga, Kadamba and Chalukya dynast...
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Aliyasantana
Aliyasantana (sister's son lineage) was a matrilineal system of inheritance practiced by the Billava, Bunts and certain other communities in the coastal districts of Karnataka, India. Marumakkathayam,...
Golalare
Golalare (Sanskrit गोलाराडे, Hindi गोलालारे ) is a Jain community of Bhadawar and Bundelkhand region in India. Their original center is the Bhind-Etawa region on the banks for the Chambal river. Some ...
Golapurva
Golapurva is an ancient Jain community from the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh.
Jainism had a continuous presence in the Bundelkhand region since antiquity. Jainism was flourishing during th...
Vijayvargiya
Vijayvargia (also Vijayvargiya, Vijayvergiya, Vijaywargiya, Vijayvergia, Vijay) is a merchant (Vaishya-Baniya) community mainly from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. According to tradition, it originated...
List of Jain temples
There are many Jain Tirtha or pilgrimage sites throughout the Indian subcontinent, many of which were built several hundred years ago. Many of these temples are classified according to Jain sects. Man...
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