Posted: 14.07.2011
 
History of Digambar Terapanth This is a small Digambara sect opposed to image-worship and following a path of inner exploration through meditation. They are also called Terahapanthis. Banarsidass, an important lay Digambara leader in the seventeenth century, came under the influence of Kundakunda's Essence of the Doctrine, written in the second or third century CE, and the monk Nemicandra's Essence of Gomata, a...
Posted: 12.07.2011
 
History and Doctrine of Kanji Swami Panth 1. History The Kanji Swami Panth is the most successful Jain movement in the present century, and Kanji Swami has been the reviver of Digambara Jainism in Gujarat and all India. Kanji Swami was born in 1889 in a village on the Kathiawar Peninsula of Gujarat. His family were Sthanakvasis, but he was orphaned when he was young. He searched for a teacher, taking initiation...
Posted: 07.07.2011
 
History and Doctrine of Bispanth 1. Doctrines Doctrinal differences between the Terapanthi and Bispanthi mong the Digambaras are essentially of a minor nature. Both sects are image-worshipping. Bispanthis worship the Jinas and other deities such as Bhairava, showing Shaiva ascetic influence. The main and important difference between them is the non-recognition by the Terapanthis of the bhattaraka system. This...
Posted: 07.07.2011
 
History and Doctrine of Taran Panth 1. Doctrines Taran Panth (or Taranpanthi) is one of the three major subsects of the Digambaras, the others being the Bispanth and the Terapanth (Digambara). The Taranpanthis follow the doctrine of their founder Tarana Svami or Tarana Tarana Svami, after whom the sect is named. The sect is also called Samaiyapantha because the adherents worship samaya, sacred books,...

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