Framed poster - Statue of Mahavira - Janism - India
Bring blessings and protection to you and your home with these sacred images!
Framed poster, printed on thick, durable, matte paper.
The matte black frame from wood from renewable forests.
• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Black .75” thick frame
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
Jainism, traditionally known as Jain Dharma,
is an ancient Indian religion.
Jainism has between four and five
million followers, with most Jains
residing in India. Outside India, some
of the largest Jain communities are
present in Canada, Europe, Kenya, the
United Kingdom, Hong Kong,
Suriname, Fiji, and the United States.
Major Jain festivals include Paryushana
and Daslakshana, Mahavir Janma
Kalyanak, and Dipawali.
Mahavira, also known as Vardhamāna,
was the twenty-fourth tirthankara
(ford-maker and propagator of dharma)
who revived Jainism. He expounded the
spiritual, philosophical and ethical
teachings of the previous tirthankaras
from the remote pre-Vedic era. In the
Jain tradition, it is believed that
Mahavira was born in the early part
of the 6th century BC into a royal
Kshatriya Jain family in
present-day Bihar, India.
He abandoned all worldly possessions
at the age of 30 and left home in
pursuit of spiritual awakening,
becoming an ascetic.
Mahavira practiced intense meditation
and severe austerities for 12 years,
after which he is believed to have
attained Kevala Jnana (omniscience).
He preached for 30 years and is
believed by Jains to have attained
moksha in the 6th century BC.
Followers of Jainism are called "Jains",
a word derived from the Sanskrit word
jina and connoting the path of victory
in crossing over life's stream of rebirths
through an ethical and spiritual life.
Devout Jains take five main vows:
ahiṃsā (non-violence), satya (truth),
asteya (not stealing), brahmacharya
(celibacy or chastity),
and aparigraha (non-attachment).
These principles have impacted Jain
culture in many ways, such as leading
to a predominantly vegetarian lifestyle
that avoids harm to animals
and their life cycles.
Jainism has two major ancient sub-traditions,
Digambaras and Śvētāmbaras;
and several smaller sub-traditions
that emerged in the 2nd
The Digambaras and Śvētāmbaras
have different views on ascetic practices,
gender and which Jain texts can be
considered canonical. Jain mendicants
are found in all Jain sub-traditions except
Kanji Panth sub-tradition, with
supportingthe mendicants' spiritual
pursuits with resources.
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