Digambara

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Digambara

A Jaina sect who go naked on the final stages of their spiritual journey.
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There are two sects among the Jains, the Svetambaras - those who wear white - and the Digambaras - those who do not wear any dress.
IT'S a religion that never could have taken off in Ireland - Digambaras insist on being nude at all times.
In addition, Dehejia only addresses the artistic and religious practices of Svetambara (Murtipujak) Jains, omitting examples from the Digambaras.
The former are known as Digambaras ( " sky-clad " ), the latter as Svetambaras ( " white - clad " ).
Many readers will be familiar already with Jaini's work on the debates between Svetambaras and Digambaras about the spiritual capacity of women.