Jain
Jainism one of the oldest religions in the world is traditionally traced through a succession of twenty-four propagators of their faith known as tirthankaras, Rishabha being the first of them, and Mahavira the last.

Jainism, traditionally known as Jain Dharma was founded in the 5th century BC. Followers of Jainism are called "Jains", a word derived from the Sanskrit word jina (victor) and connoting the path of victory in crossing over life's stream of rebirths through an ethical and spiritual life. Jains trace their history through a succession of twenty-four victorious saviors and teachers known as Tirthankaras, with the first being Rishabhanatha, who is believed to have lived millions of years ago, and twenty-fourth being the Mahavira around 500 BCE. Jains believe that Jainism is an eternal dharma with the Tirthankaras guiding every cycle of the Jain cosmology.

The main religious premises of Jainism are ahimsa ("non-violence"), anekantavada ("many-sidedness"), aparigraha ("non-attachment") and asceticism. Jain monastics renunciants and devout householders take five main vows known as vratas, outlined in their oldest surviving text, the Acaranga Sutra: ahimsa ("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. Parasparopagraho Jivanam ("the function of souls is to help one another") is the motto of Jainism. Namokar Mantra is the most common and basic prayer in Jainism.[5]

Jainism has two major ancient sub-traditions, Digambaras and Svetambaras; and several smaller sub-traditions that emerged in the 2nd millennium CE. The Digambaras and Svetambaras have different views on ascetic practices, gender and which Jain texts can be considered canonical. Jain mendicants are found in all Jain sub-traditions, with laypersons (śrāvakas) supporting the mendicants' spiritual pursuits with resources.

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Jain Temples and Jainism (Post cards & Pictures)
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East India Company 1 Anna Coin of Mahavir Bhagwan,
East India Company 1 Anna Coin of Mahavir Bhagwan,
£55.00
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Parshvanatha (Prvantha) guarded by Dharana the Lord of the Nagas. 19th century rare Indian Bronze  2.5" X 1.25 "
Parshvanatha (Prvantha) guarded by Dharana the Lord of the Nagas. 19th century rare Indian Bronze 2.5" X 1.25 "
£58.00
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Small bronze Statue of Bahubali, son of first Rishabha, first Tirithankara, H 2.5" ca 19th century
Small bronze Statue of Bahubali, son of first Rishabha, first Tirithankara, H 2.5" ca 19th century
£78.00
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PARSHVANATHA (PRVANTHA) GUARDED BY DHARANA THE LORD OF THE NAGAS. GILT BRONZE  20TH CENTURY
PARSHVANATHA (PRVANTHA) GUARDED BY DHARANA THE LORD OF THE NAGAS. GILT BRONZE 20TH CENTURY
£88.00
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Temple Copper Coin of Mahavira ca 1818  British colonial period of  India, half anna
Temple Copper Coin of Mahavira ca 1818 British colonial period of India, half anna
£124.00
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JAIN SHRINE WITH SEATED THIRTHANKARA, 19TH CENTURY, BRONZE, 3 CM,
JAIN SHRINE WITH SEATED THIRTHANKARA, 19TH CENTURY, BRONZE, 3 CM,
£165.00
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Jain Tirithankara, Copper i- bronze Shrine from Karnataka ca 18- 19th century with inscriptions at the rear
Jain Tirithankara, Copper i- bronze Shrine from Karnataka ca 18- 19th century with inscriptions at the rear
£298.00
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Jain Thirthankara shrine, Karnataka bronze, Sanskrit inscription, on reverse, H 5.", ca 19th century or earlier
Jain Thirthankara shrine, Karnataka bronze, Sanskrit inscription, on reverse, H 5.", ca 19th century or earlier
£300.00
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Jain Thirthankara shrine, Karnataka bronze,  Sanskrit inscription, on reverse, H 5.3, ca 19th century or earlier
Jain Thirthankara shrine, Karnataka bronze, Sanskrit inscription, on reverse, H 5.3, ca 19th century or earlier
£325.00
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Jain Tirthankara Karnataka copper- bronze shrine ca 18th - 19th century  6.35  4.25 x 2.45 inch .
Jain Tirthankara Karnataka copper- bronze shrine ca 18th - 19th century 6.35 4.25 x 2.45 inch .
£395.00
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A seated bronze of Parshvanatha (Prvantha) guarded by Dharana the Lord of the underground world of Nagas. 18th century  Indian Bronze
A seated bronze of Parshvanatha (Prvantha) guarded by Dharana the Lord of the underground world of Nagas. 18th century Indian Bronze
£450.00
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Bahubali, an imposing magnificent solid cast South Indian Jain bronze., 12" high, 19th century,
Bahubali, an imposing magnificent solid cast South Indian Jain bronze., 12" high, 19th century,
£595.00
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Very rare 18th century or earlier multiple Trithankaras in kayotsarga posture at a Jain bronze alter, 5.2”
Very rare 18th century or earlier multiple Trithankaras in kayotsarga posture at a Jain bronze alter, 5.2”
£645.00
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FINE BRONZE ALTER OF JAIN MAHAVIR WITH 38 DISCIPLES AND ANIMALS CA 19TH   Century or earlier
FINE BRONZE ALTER OF JAIN MAHAVIR WITH 38 DISCIPLES AND ANIMALS CA 19TH Century or earlier
£648.00
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Jain Thirthankara shrine, Karnataka gilt bronze,  6 tall, ca 16th  - 17th century SOLD
Jain Thirthankara shrine, Karnataka gilt bronze, 6 tall, ca 16th - 17th century SOLD
£695.00
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