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Assembly of Valabhī

Assembly of Valabhī  

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A Jain Assembly at which an attempt was made to formalize something approaching a canon of sacred texts. It was held in 453 ce (though by some reckonings in 466). ...
canon

canon  

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Originally (in the Roman Catholic Church), a member of certain orders of clergy that live communally according to an ecclesiastical rule in the same way as monks (also as canon regular or regular ...
Jainism

Jainism  

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A non-theistic religion founded in India in the 6th century bc by the Jina Vardhamana Mahavira as a reaction against the teachings of orthodox Brahmanism, and still practised there. The Jain religion ...
Loṅkā

Loṅkā  

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(15th cent.).Jain reformer and influence on the Sthānakvāsi Gaccha (sect). Being convinced that the Jain scriptures (see AṆGA) gave no warrant for image worship, he set out on a ...
Śvetāmbara

Śvetāmbara  

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The name given to one of the two major Jaina sects, so-called because their ascetics wear white robes. See also Digambara.

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