Digambara


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Digambara

A Jaina sect who go naked on the final stages of their spiritual journey.
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50 2 Construction of CC Road infront of Digambara Temple in ward no.
40) He almost always appears as a highly intelligent man capable of solving problems or using stratagems in Svetambara and Digambara texts, whereas in Buddhist literature his problem-solving capability is little featured.
Even the ' digambara swamis' would have a dozen people around him to serve him.
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.
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.
1999 The Aharadana to a Digambara Ascetic: The Ritual and its Significance.
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.
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.