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Digambara

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Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent
Digambara Icon of the Nine Divinities (Navadevata), India, Karnataka, 15th century. Brass. Lent by Narendra and Rita Parson.
Learning about Jainism
Jainism is divided into two sects, the Digambara and Svetambara. The Digambara believe that a person should give up all their possessions, including the things they wear.
Walking the middle line
“Who knows the beauty of the digambara (unadorned) swara anymore?” “Many things have changed, but for a serious student of music, the pursuit of swaras remains unaltered,” reasoned khyal vocalist Ashwini Bhide Deshpande. If there is no change, music ...
Rite to Die: Sallekhanā and End of Life
This plate from the Parsvanatha Jain Digambara Temple illustrates the extreme variation amongst Jains--from the wealthy householders offering alms to Mahavira--the influential teacher thought to be a contemporary of the Buddha. Monks and nuns typically ...
Looking for Jina Kanchi
“Cross the Kanchipuram Collector's office, go straight, take right.

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