Svetambaras

Related to Svetambaras: Digambaras

Svetambaras

One of the two Jaina sects. Their name means white robed.”
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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.
Svetambaras are further divided into sub-sects, such as Sthanakavasi, Terapanthi and Deravasi.
Many readers will be familiar already with Jaini's work on the debates between Svetambaras and Digambaras about the spiritual capacity of women.
The former are known as Digambaras ( " sky-clad " ), the latter as Svetambaras ( " white - clad " ).