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  • gaccha — ▪ Jainism       among the image worshipping Shvetambara (Śvetāmbara) sect of the Indian religion Jainism, a group of monks and their lay followers who claim descent from eminent monastic teachers. Although some 84 separate gacchas have appeared… …   Universalium

  • a-gaccha — अगच्छ …   Indonesian dictionary

  • citrá-bala-gaccha — चित्रबलगच्छ …   Indonesian dictionary

  • ṡaṡi-gaccha — शशिगच्छ …   Indonesian dictionary

  • tapā-gaccha — तपागच्छ …   Indonesian dictionary

  • tapo-gaccha — तपोगच्छ …   Indonesian dictionary

  • Jainism — /juy niz euhm/, n. a dualistic religion founded in the 6th century B.C. as a revolt against current Hinduism and emphasizing the perfectibility of human nature and liberation of the soul, esp. through asceticism and nonviolence toward all living… …   Universalium

  • Islam and Jainism — came in close contact with each other following the Islamic conquest from Central Asia and Persia in the seventh to the twelfth centuries, when much of north and central India came under the rule of the Delhi Sultanate, and later the Mughal… …   Wikipedia

  • Oswal — The Oswal are a social group (and caste) of people from the Indian States of Rajasthan and Punjab. Oswals are primarily adherents of Svetambara Jainism, but a few are Digambaras and some are Hindu adherents of Vaishnavism. According to a… …   Wikipedia

  • Visa Oshwal — A sub caste of the generic Oswal or Oshwal or Osval . Visa means twenty as opposed to the Dasa ten. This is simply to relate the hierarchies of the two sub castes between each other. Origin: apocryphal from the city of Ossia or Osia in the… …   Wikipedia

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