Digambara


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Digambara

A Jaina sect who go naked on the final stages of their spiritual journey.
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Indeed, the names of the two primary sects of Jainism, the Svetambara (literally, white-clad), whose monastics wear simple white cloth, and the Digambara (literally, sky-clad), whose monks are nude, reflect this difference of opinion about what constitutes tolerable violence.
All too often, however, the Digambara Jain caves from the ninth and tenth centuries located at the northern end of the site--five according to the Archaeological Survey, but comprising twenty-three separate excavations according to Lisa Owen--are given short shrift, as later and derivative monuments.
BJP President Gandkari, while briefing the media after the meeting, slammed Goa Chief Minister Digambara Kamat, as he was in-charge of the mining department in the state.
2) Jaini (Gender 1) notes that the Digambara Jains "vehemently have insisted that one cannot attain moksa, emancipation of a soul from the cycles of birth and death (samsara), as a female.
After the seminar, I wandered past the Jain Bird Hospital, inside the Digambara Jain temple.
The conflicts and violence which they unleash are proverbial in the cases of Catholics and Protestants among Christians, of Shias and Sunnis among Muslims, Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhists, Swetambara and Digambara Jains, although the intensity of violence varies among these denominations or sects.
In Andhra Pradesh, in southeastern India, a poetry calling itself digambara or "naked" appeared.
The Salvis, the ancient weavers of silk who specialize in patola, were originally Digambara Jams, the sky-clad ones.
In this article the general tendency of the Jaina's epistemic pluralism is discussed and it is shown how the Digambara Jaina Vidyanandin tries to establish the Jainas' pluralism on rational grounds by identifying erroneous epistemic alternatives through methodological falsification.
According to the Digambara sect, this was a conscious decision.
tu maya raghundtha kl, khelana carhi ahedaim catura cikare cuni cuni mare, kol na chodya nedaim muniyara ptra digambara mare, jatana karamta jogl jamgala mahi kejamgama mare, turn re phirai balivamtlm veda parhamta bdmhana mard, seva karamta svami aratha karamta misara pacharyd, turn re phire maimamtlm sdkhita [sdkata] kai turn harata karata, had bhagatana kai cerl dasa kablra ramma kai saranai, jyom lagi tyom pherl (tori) (KG pada 161 (187) = B12) You Sorceress of Raghunath, you have gone off to play the game of hunt: Wily, you choose the deer and kill; you don't miss any nearby.
In contrast to Jina images worshiped in Svetambara contexts, Digambara sculptures present the Jina without any form of ornamentation.