Jain monasticism
Jain monasticism refers to the order of monks and nuns in the Jain community. The term nirgrantha "bondless" was used for Jain monks in the past. Another ancient term, samaṇa "striver", is used mainly...
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Sadhvi Kanakprabha
Sadhvi Kanakprabha was born in the old capital of India Calcutta on 22 July 1941.She attended Parmarthik Shikshan Sanstha, Ladnun (an institution where training is given before taking Jain initiation)...
Akalanka
Akalanka (c. 8th century CE) was a Jain logician whose works are seen as landmarks in Indian logic. He belonged to the Digambara sect of Jainism. His work Astasati, a commentary on Aptamimansa of Sama...
Prem Suri
Acharya Prem Suri was a Jain Svetambar Murtipujaka Acharya. He belonged to the Tapa Gaccha sub-sect. After his death, his tradition was divided into two; led by Ram Chandra Suri and Bhuvan Bhanu Suri ...
Prabhācandra
Prabhācandra (c. 11th century CE) was a Digambara Jain monk and author of several philosophical books.
Ranna
Ranna (Kannada: ರನ್ನ) was one of the earliest and arguably one of the greatest poets of the Kannada language. His style of writing is often compared to that of Adikavi Pampa who wrote in the early...
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Vallabhsuri
Acharya Vijay Vallabh Suri was a Jain monk. He is also known as Punjab Kesari. He was a disciple of Vijayanandsuri. He worked for the religious as well as improving the social life of people. He worke...
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Pampa (Jain poet)
Pampa (Kannada: ಪಂಪ, 10th century), called by the honorific Ādikavi (ಆದಿಕವಿ "First Poet") was a Kannada poet whose works reflected his philosophical beliefs. A court poet of Chalukya King Arikesar...
Vidyananda
Acharya Vidyanandaji (Born 22 April 1925) is one of the most senior Jain monks. He was a disciple of Acharya Deshbhushanji. He has written may books and articles. He is now about 83 years old. He has ...
Balatkara Gana
Balatkara Gana is an ancient Jain monastic order. It is a section of the Mula Sangh. It is often termed Balatkara Gana Sarasvati Gachchha. Until the beginning of the 20th century it was present in a n...
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Ashta Mathas of Udupi
The Tulu Ashta Mathas of Udupi are a group of eight mathas or Hindu monasteries established by Madhvacharya, the preceptor of the Dvaita school of Hindu thought. For each of the eight mathas, Madhvach...
Jinendra Varni
Jinēndra Varṇī, (Jain Prakrit: जिनेन्द्र वर्णी), one of the best-known Jain scholars of the 20th century, is known for his pioneering five-volume Jainendra Siddhanta Kosha and Saman Suttam compil...
Matha
A matha (also written math or mutt; maṭha) is a monastic or similar religious establishment in Hinduism or Jainism. A matha is usually more formal and hierarchical than an ashram.
The oldest matha...
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Anand Rishiji
Anand Rishiji Maharaj (Marathi: आनंद ऋषीजी महाराज) (1900–1992) was a Jain religious leader. The Government of India issued a commemorative postage stamp in his honour on 9 August 2002. He was awarde...
Muhapatti
The muhapatti (variously spelled mahapatti, muhpatti or mahpatti) is a square of white cloth worn across the face and tied behind the ears or held, by Svetambara Jains. Sometimes a card is used instea...
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Bhattaraka
A Bhaṭṭāraka (Jain Prakrit: भट्टारक "holy one") heads traditional Digambara Jain institutions. he is responsible for training scholars, maintenance of libraries, managing endowments, presiding ove...
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List of Jain ascetics
This is a list of Jain ascetics. These ascetics are known for their contributions to Jain philosophy and Jainism in general.
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Kashtha Sangh
Kashtha Sangha (काष्ठा संघ) was a Digambar Jain monastic order once dominant in several regions of North and Western India. It is considered to be a branch of Mula Sangh itself. It is said to have ori...
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Sri Ponna
Sri Ponna (Kannada: ಶ್ರೀ ಪೊನ್ನ) (c. 950) was a noted Kannada poet in the court of Rashtrakuta Dynasty king Krishna III (r.939–968 CE). The emperor honoured Ponna with the title "e...
Ramchandrasuri
Shri Vijay Prem-Ramchandra Surishwarji Maharaja (c. 1897? – 1992) was a Jain Acharya and scholar.
He lived for nearly 96 years and died in 1992.
Rajendrasuri
Acharya Rajendrasuri (Hindi: आचार्य राजेंद्रसूरी) was a Svetambara Jain monk and reformer of monk traditions of 19th century. He wrote many books on Jainism including Abhidhānarājaindrakōśa (Sansk...
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Mula Sangh
Mula Sangh (Sanskrit मूलसंघ) is an ancient Jain monastic order. Mula literally means the "root" or the original order.Mula-Sangh has been the main Digambar Jain order. Today the Digambar Jain traditio...
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Sushil Kumar (Jain monk)
Acharya Sushil Kumar (15 June 1926 – 22 April 1994) was a Jain teacher and educator, founder of the International Mahavir Jain Mission and later an Acharya. Sushil Kumarji was the honorary president o...
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