This was founded in the C6th BC about the same time as Buddhism by Mahavira, who like the Buddha, belonged to the warrior caste. He achieved enlightenment by an extremely austere life, with the emphasis strongly on non- violence. Jainism had a narrow geographical spread in West and North West India and declined severely after AD 1000. The extant literature
is in Sanskrit so names are similar to those of the Hindu majority in India.
Asvats Jaina deities
Badhrakrit Sects Ekambara
India 'Others' index
This collection of names compiled by Kate Monk. Copyright January 1997, Kate Monk. Last updated December, 98. Copies may be made for personal use only.
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