Is Jain part of Hinduism?
Hindus think Jainism is simply another branch of Hinduism. Jain historians like Champat Rai Jain, held that Hindus are Jaina allegorists who have allegorised the Jain teachings.
Which caste is Jain?
Jainism does not follow or believe in Caste System. Anyone who believes in principle of Jainism can Follow it. Jainism is considered as a minority group in India but they are not entitled with reservation. Therefore, their cutoff is same as a General category student for any entrance exam.
Is Jainism born out of Hinduism?
But Jains believe that the real dispute is whether Jainism predated Hinduism. All the stuff in the text books that treats Jainism and Buddhism as contemporaneous religions is rubbish. Jains regard Rishabh (or Adinath) as the first Tirthankar and the founder of the religion, many many centuries before Mahavir was born.
Who destroyed Jainism?
Muslims also destroyed many Jain holy sites during their rule in western India. They exerted serious pressure on the Jain community during 13th and 14th century.
Are Jains high caste?
Jain castes are excellent examples of the middle-range castes that have always created intractable problems for theories of caste.
Is Jain a Brahmin?
All Jain Tirthankaras were Kshatriyas….they rejected Brahmin wombs….they embraced ahimsa. Is this fact or fiction?
Which came first Jainism or Hinduism?
The religions had largely disappeared from India after Hinduism re-asserted itself and though Buddhism had flourished in East Asia, Jainism remained restricted to a small number of followers in north India. The religions were founded around the same time, we were taught, and the Buddha and Mahavir were contemporaries.
Krishna, who was the 9th and last Jain Vasudev, was his first cousin. He was born at Sauripura in the Yadu lineage, like Krishna. His birth date was the fifth day of Shravana Shukla of the Jain calendar.