Fast Facts on Jainism
Jain statistics, history, beliefs and practices at a glance.
Jainism; Jaina; Jain; Jainist; jaïnisme; Jainismo
Founded by Mahavira, c. 550 BCE, eastern India
The universe is eternal; many gods exist. Gods, humans and all living things are classified in a complex hierarchy.
Monasticism under the Five Great Vows (Non-Violence, Truth, Celibacy, Non-Stealing, Non-Possessiveness); worship at temples and at home. Meditation and mantras.
The teachings of Mahavira in various collections.
|Title||Fast Facts on Jainism|
|Published||March 17, 2015|
|Updated||November 20, 2016|
|MLA Citation||“Fast Facts on Jainism.” ReligionFacts.com. 20 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 21 Jan. 2017. <www.religionfacts.com/|