Timeline of Jainism


A Chronology of the Jain faith

Although many people associate theHindu religion with India, Jainism is another world religion that was established in that historic country. The focus of the Jain faith has communal and individual aspects. Corporately, Jainism's focus is on non-violent relationships with other people. Individually, Jainism emphasizes personal asceticism.

As the timeline below indicates, the Jain religion was founded in the 6th century B.C. Hinduism was already present in India when Jainism arose, however, Buddhism was just getting established at that time.

The timeline below highlights important events in the Jain religion. Links will take you to more articles that explore this ancient Indian faith.

A timeline of the Jain faith