Friday, May 07, 2004

Jainism, Recent Jain history

By the middle of the 19th century, image-worshiping Shvetambara monks had virtually disappeared, and control of temples and ritual passed into the hands of quasi-monastic clerics known as yati. Monastic life, however, experienced a revival under the auspices of charismatic monks such as Atmaramji (1837 - 96), and the number of Shvetambara image-worshiping renunciants grew


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