What way Jainism is different from Hindusim? I am asking this question because a friend of mine from Gujarat says he is a Hindu and also Jain.
Asked by Francisco, 24 Nov '12 05:19 pm
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Origin of jainiis is from hinduism..and all the teerthankars were kshatriya hindu kings...Answered by drdinesh sharma, 02 Dec '12 02:55 am
There are few extra things jains observe e.g not eating after sun set and jain monk cover mouth with white cloths but almost they are same as we can marry easily and one of our incarnation rishabhdevji is first theerthanker of jain.Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 24 Nov '12 05:47 pm
It is a very long descrption cannot be given here read it in google or in any book on jainism. but Jains are Hindus basicallyAnswered by iqbal seth, 24 Nov '12 05:20 pm
The Jains are divided in a few castes, some of which intermarry with (and are thereby biologically part of) Hindu merchant castes: Jain Agarwals marry Hindu Agarwals but not Jain Oswals.6 They function as part of the merchant castes in the larger Hindu caste scheme. If the observance of caste endogamy is taken as a criterion of Hinduism, then Jains are Hindus by that criterion. In September 2001, the Rajasthan High Court ruled that the Jains are Hindus, not a separate non-Hindu minority; but in some other states they are counted as a separate minority. Clearly, there is no consensus about this in lay society.Answered by Maha Nayak, 24 Nov '12 05:21 pm
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