In Jainism there are certain entities which
are acceptable for ritual devotions, they are:
The Tirthankaras (there are 24 human saviours recognised) : A tirthankara is one who
establishes Jain organization after conquering both love and hatred . He shows
a fine path to the world's living beings to be free from ignorance, misery and
moha (Worldly happiness)
The Arhant (worthy of worship): Arihant
in Jainism is a step before becoming siddha.
The Siddha (liberated soul): According to Jain beliefs, Siddhas are liberated
souls who have destroyed all the karma bondings. Siddha do not have any kind of
body, they are soul at its purest form.
The Sadhu (monk): When a person renounces the worldly life and all the
attachments, and is initiated into monkshood or nunhood, the man is called
The Dharm (religion): Jain texts assign a wide range of meaning to the word
Dharma . It is often translated as “religion” and as such, Jainism is called
Jain Dharma by its adherents.
The Mangals (four auspicious entities)
The Lokottams (four supreme entities)
Many Jains worship at temple everyday,
while others do so much less frequently. For Jainism worship is a means to
personal spiritual and karmic development.
Jains worship in temples which contain
images of the 24 Tirthankaras. There is usually one central being in the temple
with other smaller representations throughout the building. Jains worship
through meditation, offerings and prayer. Prayers they tend remember great
qualities of their religious saviours.
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With 10 to 12
million followers, Jainism is among the smallest of the major world religions,
but in India its influence is much greater than these numbers would suggest.
Jains live throughout India. With 10 to 12 million followers, Jainism is
among the smallest of the major world religions, but in India its influence is
much greater than these numbers would suggest. Jains live throughout India.
Is a state in
It is the seventh
largest country in the world on the surface, and the second most populous.
It’s capital is New Delhi
India speaking Hindi, with the largest number of speakers, is the official
language and English is used extensively in business, government and education