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The Jain Dharma, being an indispensable component of the Indic civilization, is yet another eternal dharma showing the world a new way of life, focusing on morality & humanitarian ethos. This project aims at articles related to the historical and philosophical aspects pertaining to the Jain Dharma.

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24 Tirthankars

  • Ajitanath
  • Sambhavanatha
  • Abhinandananatha
  • Sumatinatha
  • Padmaprabha
  • Suparshvanatha
  • Chandraprabha
  • Pushpadanta
  • Shitalanatha
  • Shreyanasanatha
  • Vasupujya
  • Vimalanatha
  • Anantanatha
  • Dharmanatha
  • Shantinatha
  • Kunthunatha
  • Aranatha
  • Māllīnātha
  • Munisuvrata
  • Naminatha
  • Neminatha
  • Parshvanatha

 

Basic Doctrines of Jain Dharma

  • Satya
  • Ahimsa
  • Brahmacharya
  • Achorya
  • Aparigraha
  • Syadvad(Anekantavad)

Major sects of Jain Dharma

  • Shwetambar
  • Digambar

Famous Jain Personalities 

  • Acharya Bhadrabhau swami
  • Acharya Hemchandra suriji
  • Kharvela King
  • Rani Abbakka 
  • Amarchandji Banthiya
  • Todarmal
  • Lala Lajpat Rai
  • Mantung Acharya and Maharaja Bhoj
  • Bhadrabhau Swami
  • Raja Shrenik

Dev-Devi(s)

Though Jains worship only Arihant (one who has won over all his internal foes), their doctrines lay emphasis on respecting others beliefs. Other than Tirthanakars, they also worship their Gurus, create their temples and their are several Dev-Devi who are being worshipped.

  • Maa Padmavati 
  • Chakreshwari Ma
  • Shrutdevi
  • Ambikadevi
  • Shetrapal dev
  • Manibhadraveer
  • Ghantakarna Mahaveer
  • Nakoda Bhairav
  • Bhomiyaji

Jain Temples & Sites

  • Ranakpur
  • Dilwara
  • Vallabhipur 
  • 108 Parswanath 
  • Patan
  • Girnar
  • Sikharji
  • Pavapuri
  • Astapadji
  • Rajgrahi
  • Champapuri
  • Nakodaji
  • Gomteshwara Bahubali

Jain Geography 

  • 14 Rajulok
  • Jambudweep
  • Meru Parvat
  • Mahaviday Shetra
  • Bharat Shetra

Navkar Mantra

  • Navpad ji in Jain Darshan
  • Shrimal Menasundari Katha
  • Meaning of Namaskar Mahamantra

Miscellanous 

  • Happan culture and Jain Dharma
  • 11 Gandhar
  • 16 MahaSati
  • 20 Biharmaan
  • Concept of Chakravati, Vasudev, Baldev & Prativasudev
  • Decline of Jain Dharma in South India
  • Attacks by Samrat Ashoka
  • Attacks by Islamic Invaders
  • Karmvad
  • Particle theory of Jain Dharma ( Tatva Gyan)
  • Jain Dharma (Historical Aspect)
  • Jain (Etymology)
  • Life of 24 Tirthankaras

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Readings - Books to refer

  • Science in Jain Dharma : A Universal Religion - Gyan Muni
  • Jain Philosophy and Practice 1&2 - Jaina
  • Jain Dharma ka Itihaas - Terapanth Yuvacharya
  • Jain Parampara ka Itihaas - Yuvacharya Mahapragya

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